Alberts, Glenn G.
STOUGHTON - Glenn G. Alberts, age 88, was reunited with his beloved wife, Poopsie, on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at the Peter and Ellen Johnson HospiceCare Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. ANN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, with Monsignor Gerard Healy presiding. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL HOME, Highway 51 North at Jackson St., Stoughton, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006. A full obituary will appear in the Sunday paper.
Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Centers Hwy. 51 North at Jackson St. (608) 873-4590 www.gundersonfh.com
Anderson, Susan J.
BELOIT - Susan J. Anderson, 58, of Beloit, died Monday, November 20, 2006, in Hospice Care, Madison. She was born November 26, 1947, in Evergreen Park, Ill., the daughter of Vincent and Ruth VanDenHende Walsh. Susan was a 1965 graduate of Webb High School, Reedsburg. She received her bachelor of science in physical therapy at Marquette University and her master of science in education at George Williams College in Downers, Grove, Ill. Susan married Dr. William D. Anderson on December 23, 1972, in Reedsburg. He predeceased her on February 3, 1996. She later married Charles M. "Charlie" Wilson on February 14, 1999, in Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Beloit. He predeceased her on December 25, 2005. Susan joined Beloit Memorial Hospital in 1974 as a staff physical therapist. In 1983, she became the director of the Physical Medicine Department, and was appointed vice president of Beloit Memorial Hospital in 1990. Susan served on the boards of the Beloit-Janesville Symphony Guild, the Beloit Youth Hockey Association, the P.T.S.A. of Aldrich and Beloit Memorial High School, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, and has been a volunteer for Beloit Regional Hospice. She was the chairperson of the Beloit Board of Health, secretary and treasurer of the Beloit Economic Development Corporation and also served on the loan committee of E.D.C. Susan was the treasurer and past president of Womens Sports and Games at the Country Club of Beloit, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, a Key Club member of the United Way, and was a member and past president of the League of Women Voters. Survivors include her children, Kristen (Matt) Coutts of Madison, and Andy Anderson of Fond du Lac; grandchildren, Cosette Coutts and Jorja Coutts; her mother, Ruth Walsh of Reedsburg; sisters and brothers, Sandi Walsh of Stewartstown, Pa., Pat Walsh of Boise, Idaho, Diane Geffert of Reedsburg, Nancy (Steve) Boeder of McFarland, Tom Walsh of Phoenix, Md., and Michelle (Kevin) Smith of Baltimore, Md.; brother-in-law, Dan Geffert of Reedsburg; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father; and sister-in-law, Stephanie Walsh. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2006, in OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH with Father Gary Krahenbuhl officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the DALEY MURPHY WISCH & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit. Visitation will also be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name to the Beloit Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.daleymurphywisch.com.
Anglim, Margaret C.
PORTAGE - Margaret C. Anglim passed away peacefully on her 98th birthday, November 20, 2006, at Divine Savior Healthcare in Portage. Margaret was born on November 20, 1908, in Tomah, Wis., the daughter of John and Mary (Loscher) Popenfus. She graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Tomah in 1923, and from Tomah High School in 1927. Margaret became interested in primary education and made it her lifes career. She graduated from Tomah Normal School in 1928, and went on to attend UW-LaCrosse and Edgewood College to maintain her teaching certificate. Margaret was an elementary school teacher for many years in Tar Valley, Tunnel City, and Cashton, Wis. While teaching, she met her future husband and married Edward J. Anglim on April 19, 1941 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tomah. They settled in Portage, and raised five children. Edward preceded her in death on October 1, 1968. This remarkable lady began instructing the youngsters at St. Mary's Catholic School in Portage in 1955. For 21 years she became an inspiration to many, many students who worked their way in, through and out of that school. Some of her earlier students have had their own children enjoy the wonderful teaching of this great lady. Considering the class sizes (sometimes 60) in the beginning of her career, it is estimated that she possibly was the beneficial influence for more than 1,000 elementary students. That is quite a record in one school, for one teacher. She was always gentle, kind, patient, and generous. She saw the bright side of the gloomiest day, never any child as a problem. She was constantly incorporating the latest ideas and methods in her teaching. She was what the world would call a master teacher. She loved God, Mary, her faith and family. Margaret was a dedicated member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Portage, Catholic Women's Club, and Pro Life. Margaret Anglim, thank you! God bless you and keep you. You truly lit a candle and dispelled the darkness for us all. Survivors include her loving children,Thomas M. Anglim Sr., of Franklin, Geraldine M. (Richard) Bergmann of Eagle Edward J. Anglim Jr. of Portage, John P. Anglim of Portage, Robert J. (Ellen) Charlier Anglim of West Bend; grandchildren, Thomas M. (Jean) Anglim Jr. of Muskego, Theresa M. (Scott) Uttech of New Berlin Tiffany M. (Marc) Trudeau of Franklin, Jennifer A. (Evan) Guyette of Loganville, Georgia Claire C. Anglim of Milwaukee, Grace M. Anglim of West Bend; great-grandchild, Trinity Jean Uttech Brother John (Karen) Popenfus of Fredrick, Maryland; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Margaret was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary, in infancy; daughter-in-law, Jean Anglim; sisters, Florence Sowle and Catherine Popenfus; and a brother, Frank Popenfus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH in Portage, with Father Jim Murphy presiding. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Portage. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services with a Rosary Service at 8:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Marys Catholic School in Margarets name. Port-Axtell Community Funeral Home of Portage is assisting the family with arrangements.
SHOREWOOD HILLS - Dr. Paul Bach-y-Rita, 72, was born fighting for his life on April 4, 1934, and lived his life in a powerful, determined and loving manner from that moment on. He passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on Monday, November 20, 2006. His love of life, his intellectual fervor and his shining tender heart will live on through all those who were lucky to have been a part of his unique and wonderful time on this earth. Born to Anne Hyman and Pedro (Pere) Bach-y-Rita, Paul gained his iconoclastic spirit and amazing philosophy from his free-willed parents who provided him with the eclectic upbringing that cemented his open mind. While his many accomplishments far exceed what can be mentioned, his colleague, Arthur Janpolsky, M.D., a founder of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, eloquently expressed, "Paul was nothing short of amazing in his panorama of scientific interest, and his vision of science. He was far ahead of his time. He well knew what path he wanted to follow in his professional and research life, and Paul made very, very sure that he went down his own chosen path. Only once in a lifetime does such a man like Paul emerge in his dual role. Ideas sparkling in every direction from his brain, unique and innovative, far ahead of his time. Paul is perhaps best described as being indescribablejust incredible. We all are better for having known his largeness of spirit, the lessons he taught us all. And the seeds he planted in many scientific gardens will benefit scores of people now, and in the future, whom he, nor we, will never know." Paul was first introduced to science when he studied at the Bronx High School of Science, from which he graduated at age 15. He completed his college degree at Mexico City College (now the University of the Americas in Puebla) and began Medical School at the UNAM (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico) at age 17. Paul's adventurous spirit always played a large role in his life and led him to the next step. Not only did Paul hitchhike to and from Mexico City and New York while a student, he even decided to attend medical school on a dare. He eventually dropped out of medical school and embarked on a series of experiences that would shape his career in the future. During his year away from medical school, Paul worked as a salmon and shrimp fisherman, on a Boeing assembly line alongside many disabled colleagues, and was trained as a masseur for Floridas tourist industry. During training, he was then hired to teach anatomy and physiology to blind veterans in the massage program. The impact of these experiences convinced him to go back to medical school. He learned so much about blind people while working with them that he worked with them from that point on. After medical school, he was the first and only doctor in Tilzaptla, Morelos, Mexico, a village that had no roads or electricity, before taking a job at the Smith-Kettlewell Institute of Visual Sciences in San Francisco. A full professor at age 37, his career took another pivotal change in direction after his father suffered a major stroke. He was inspired by his fathers miraculous recovery after his brother George defied conventional wisdom that would have condemned his father to a nursing home, by creating a rehab program that led to his full recovery. His recovery was so immense that he was able to return to his professorship and died at 73 from a heart attack, while hiking at 9,000 feet in Columbia. This led Paul to trade his established and promising career in the field of eye movements, and complete a residency in rehabilitation medicine at the Stanford Santa Clara Medical School to study people like his dad. He was then recruited to UW-Madison as Chair of the Rehab program in 1983. Because of Paul's realization that his love for research surpassed his love for administration, he decided it was time to step down and focus mainly on his research. He was able to do this as a professor at UW Medical school, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine and the UW-Madison Engineering School, Department of Biomedical Engineering, while taking on many projects and collaborations around the world; including at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Universite Sorbonne VI in Paris, and UAEM in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He realized that the findings he had been working on since 1962 were being validated by other researchers: the existence of non-synaptic diffusion neurotransmission (NDN) as a complementary mechanism of information transmission, that may play multiple roles in the brain, including in normal and abnormal activity, brain plasticity and drug actions was becoming accepted. One of his latest accomplishments, Paul founded Wicab Corporation in 1998, named in honor of his beloved wife, Esther's family. The CEO of Wicab, Robert Beckman, wanted to share, "One of Paul's favorite expressions was we see with our brain, not with our eyes.' And he was able to harness that concept so that totally blind subjects have recently been seen navigating hallways and even shooting baskets-seeing with their brain, with an assist from the BrainPortAll Wicab employees salute Paul today for his visionary leadership. We recognize Paul as the father of sensory substitution and brain plasticity, now commonly accepted concepts, but novel ideas when Paul first conceived of them in the 1960's. Truly, Paul was one of those rare individuals that see things as they might be and ask, why not?" His strength and dignity to the last breath and his ability to take what came his way with an ever-present positive view remained throughout his tremendous battle with cancer. His fierce determination gave us the privilege of enjoying his presence for these three wonderful years that were not thought to be possible. Just as Paul took what the world offered him and treasured every person, event and experience in his life, we will continue to live under the creative, loving and amazing influences Paul has spread throughout his lifetime. He is survived by his daughters, Jacqueline and Carol; their mother, Eileen; his wife, Esther; their two children, Laura and Andrea; his brother, George and his wife, Marcia; their children, David, Anna, and Peter; his sister, Joan; and her sons, Peter, Paul and Andy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, who will be establishing a fund in Paul's name so that children may benefit from the application of his neuro-rehabilitation concepts. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2006, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, with an additional visitation held one hour prior to the service.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434 www.cressfuneralservice.com
Brooks, Esther Lydia
MADISON - Esther Lydia Brooks, age 87, died on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at the Anderson Johnson HospiceCare Center. She was born on Nov. 2, 1919, in Buffalo Lake, Minn., to Henry and Marie (Hermann) Schraan. Graveside services will be held at HIGHLAND MEMORY GARDENS, 3054 County Trunk Highway BB, Madison, at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, with the Rev. Luke Werre presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elder Care or HospiceCare, Inc.
Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com
Colden, Janice M.
MADISON - Janice M. Colden, age 56, of Madison, passed away on Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at her home. She was born on June 25, 1950, the daughter of Harold and Helen Colden. Jan graduated from Baraboo High School and UW-Madison. She worked for TDS for many years. Jan is survived by a brother, Don (Gloria) Colden of Deland, Fla.; a sister, JoAnn (the Rev. Billy) Bross of West Lafayette, Ind.; a niece, Dr. Kris Bross (Dr. Steve Wereley); and three nephews, the Rev. Jeff (Cathy) Bross, Nick (Sindy) Colden and Jon Colden. She especially loved her five grand-nieces and two grand-nephews, Timmy, James, Anna, Kate, Grace, Tessa and Kaleen; and her friends, Bob Houser, Jerry Ringlund and Lois Laska, were especially helpful to her. Funeral services will be held at BETHANY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3910 Mineral Point Rd., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, with the Rev. Billy Bross and the Rev. Jeffry Bross presiding. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in her name.
Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Dr. (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com
Decker, Mary Bernadette (Doran)
STOUGHTON - Mary Bernadette (Doran) Decker, age 90, of Stoughton, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at Nazareth House. She was born on Feb. 18, 1916, in Rockford, Ill., a daughter of Miles and Margaret Doran. Mary married Alfred J. Decker on June 1, 1940, in Beloit. She was an accomplished secretary, who raised three children. Mary was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. She was a member of Catholic Daughters for 60 years with two terms as regent. Mary loved playing bridge, bowling and golfing. She is survived by her children, Alfred (Sharon) Decker of Langhorne, Pa., John (Sharyn) Decker of Janesville, and Margaret Decker of Laguna Beach, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Roberta Magnuson of Janesville. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; her parents; and two sisters, Kathleen Doran and Helen Dooley. Funeral services will be held at NAZARETH HOUSE CHAPEL, 814 Jackson St., Stoughton, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, with Monsignor Gerard Healy presiding. Visitation will be at NAZARETH HOUSE from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Madison.
Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Centers Hwy. 51 North at Jackson St. (608) 873-4590 www.gundersonfh.com
Gaida, Kim William
STOUGHTON - Kim William Gaida, age 54, died Sunday, November 19, 2006, in Stoughton. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 24, 2006, at 1 p.m. at OLSON-HOLZHUTER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME, Stoughton. Private internment; friends of the family may call from 12 p.m. until time of services.
Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 206 W. Prospect Ave. Stoughton (608) 873-9244 www.cressfuneralservice.com
Hall, Lorna Lorraine BrockleyMADISON - Lorna Lorraine Brockley Hall, age 85, died on Sunday. Nov. 19, 2006, at Pineview Living in Madison. She was born on September 24, 1921, in LaCrosse, the daughter of James and Audrey (Haverley) Brockley. She grew up in Baraboo. Lorna served in World War II as a Navy WAVE. She was united in marriage to Russelll V. Hall on December 7, 1943, in Baraboo. Following World War II, they moved to Madison and raised their children here. Lorna is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Barry Riese; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Eva Hall; three grandchildren, Emily and Ted Riese and Evan Hall; brother, Tom Brockley; other relatives and friends. Lorna was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Russell; and a brother, Paul. Friends are invited to the home of Deborah and Barry Riese, 3622 CASCADE ROAD, MADISON, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to remember Lorna. There will be no formal services. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare Inc., or the Wisconsin Alzheimers Institute.
Harris, Otis Sr.
MADISON - Otis Harris, Sr., of Madison for over twenty years, departed from this life on Sunday, November 19, 2006. Otis was born February 6th, 1945, in Sawyer Ville, Ala., to Sam Pickens and Rosie Miller. Otis was baptized and united in Christ in 1959, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Sawyer Ville, Ala. Otis loved fishing, hunting, playing the lottery, and having fun with family and friends. Otis leaves to cherish his memories: Brenda Harris, his wife of twenty-three years; three sons, Jackey Briggs, Rainey (Julie) Briggs, Minister Otis Harris, Jr.; five daughters, Linda Conner, Vita Collins, Minister Charity Briggs-Harris, Shirley (Joshua) Jackson, Lavet Harris; four brothers, Ike Pickens, Clifton Pickens, Freddrick (Flendora) Harris, and William Pickens; three sisters, Bertha Chavers, Shirley Spencer, and Carolyn Lane; fifteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be Friday, November 24, 2006, at 10 a.m. at MADISON PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLY, 5109 E. Buckeye Road. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Locher, John "Larry"
MOUNT HOREB - John "Larry" Locher, age 76, of Mount Horeb, died on Monday, November 20, 2006, at Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg, after two years of battling lung cancer. Larry was born on May 20, 1930, in Darlington, to Clara Leu Throndson & Hans Locher. He worked at Madison Newspapers as a pressman for 45 years. He married Teresa M. Kittleson on July 15, 1951, in Daleyville. Larry loved fishing, hunting, and camping with family, trap shooting, golfing, and wintering in Tucson, Ariz. Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Teresa; his children, Bruce (Marie) Locher and Deborah (Shane) Karns, both of San Diego, Calif., Ted Locher of Verona, Kim (Steve) Larson of Madison; five grandchildren, Carston (Wendy) Locher and Cortney (Brian) Jones, both of Calif., Jocelyn (Jason) McCann of Mount Horeb, Casey (Micah) Rochon of Dodgeville, Asher Karns of Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Brody and Rowan; other relatives, and many friends. Private family services will be held. The Ellestad Funeral Home, 500 N. 8th Street, Mount Horeb, is serving the family.
Ellestad Funeral Home www.ellestadfuneralhome.com (608) 437-5077
McCallum, Archie Donald
OREGON - Archie Donald McCallum, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 651 N. Main St., Oregon, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, with Father Bill Connell presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m on Friday, Nov. 24, 2006. A complete obituary will appear in the Thursday paper.
Gunderson Oregon Funeral & Cremation Centers 431 Soden Dr. (608) 835-3515 www.gundersonfh.com
Miller, Lloyd WinstonVIROQUA - Lloyd Winston Miller died on Sunday, November 12, 2006, at Vernon Manor in Viroqua, following a long illness. He was born on July 14, 1917, in Evansville, Ind., the son of Anna Elizabeth (nee Meinschein) Miller and Samuel Oscar Miller. Lloyd is survived by his daughter, Marla Monique Miller and partner Bernhard Kuhn; his grandson, Tangwyn Kuhn, all of Viroqua; two brothers, Eugene (Abigail) Miller, and Robert (Charlene) Miller, both of Evansville, Ind.; and many dear nieces and nephews. Lloyd was preceded in death by wife, Alice Paulson Miller; three brothers, Malcolm, Lester, and Donald; and one sister, Thelma Miller. Lloyd was a three-war veteran, having enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, a member of the 352nd fighter group, serving in Europe from May 25, 1942, until September 24, 1945. Lloyd reenlisted March 31, 1948, serving in the Korean War from October 1952 until October 1953. Lloyd also served in Viet Nam from 1966 until 1967. There was consideration to send him back to Viet Nam, when he retired from the United States Air Force in January 1969. The family lived for a time on the Delbert Paulson farm in Five Points before settling in Richland Center around the year 1972. Lloyd was employed for a time at Badger Ordnance, and then worked for several years as a custodial engineer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was active locally in five military service organizations, including the 40et8, and served a term as V.F.W. commander. Memorials in Lloyds name may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery, with military rites provided by the local Veterans Military Memorial Honors unit. Friends may call at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m.
Propst, Margaret Emma (Messer)
BEAVER DAM - Margaret Emma (Messer) Propst, age 67, of Beaver Dam, died Monday, November 20, 2006, at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital from cancer and complications from pneumonia. She is survived by her husband, Wayne; sons, Robert (Brenda) and Andy (Tracy); her grandchildren, Steven, Mitchell, Zackary, and Lindsay, all from Beaver Dam; her sister, Jean Trapp-Hancock of Hales Corners; her step-mother, Irene Messer of Oshkosh. Margaret is also survived by cousins; nieces; nephews; and friends. Visitation for Margaret will be at the MURRAY FUNERAL HOME in Beaver Dam on Friday, November 24, 2006, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH on Saturday, November 25, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held at church on Saturday, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. David Jones will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in the Town of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Murray Funeral Home Beaver Dam (920) 885-6600 www.MurrayFH.com
Ruhland, John H.
PLAIN / SAUK CITY - John H. Ruhland, age 91, of Plain, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2006, at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Sauk City from a short battle with cancer. He was born on July 13, 1915, in Plain, the son of John C. and Elizabeth (Hartl) Ruhland. He married the former Florentine T. Heiser on November 24, 1938, at St. Lukes Catholic Church in Plain and they had ten children. John worked for the Town of Franklin on their road maintenance crew from 1941 until 1953. He was hired in the spring of 1953 by Ed Kraemer and Sons as a large equipment operator and worked for them until he retired in 1981. He served his community for over 50 years as a volunteer fireman for the Plain Fire Department. He loved woodworking and a good game of euchre or sheepshead. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid turkey and deer hunter. He could fix almost anything. John is survived by his wife, Florentine Ruhland, of 68 years, of Sauk City; nine children, Donna Hussin of Verona, Jim (Sue) of Madison, Marvin (Kathy) of Cross Plains, Shirley (Bill) Bremer of Madison, Karen (Jim) Krey of Spring Green, Jean (Ron) Giese of rural Spring Green, Julie (Michael) Carr of Bloomington, Minn., Sheila Ruhland of Astoria, Ore., and Mary Ruhland of Fitchburg; 24 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ray (Darlene), Francis, Charlie (Sally) and Ralph (Pat); two sisters, Bernadine Heimbecker and Lorraine (Dean) Runyan; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, David, in 1952; two sons-in-law, Gerald Kissinger and David Hussin; two brothers, Sylvester and Alfred; three sisters, Amelia Paulus, Elizabeth and Rose Ruhland; three brothers-in-law, Bob Heimbecker, Herb Paulus and Wilbur Heiser; and a sister-in-law, Irene Ruhland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 24, 2006, at ST. LUKES CATHOLIC CHURCH in Plain at 3 p.m. Father Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Lukes School Endowment Fund or the Plain Volunteer Fire Department. The family would like to thank the staff at Maplewood Village, Maplewood Nursing Home and Home Health United Hospice for the care given to John over the past months. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com
Welch, Robert David
BRADENTON, FLA. / MADISON - Robert "Bob" D. Welch, age 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 17, 2006, at Altera Clare Bridge ALF, in Bradenton, Fla. Bob was born July 21, 1929, in Madison to David E. & Helen M. Welch. He graduated from West High School in 1947. He served with the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Bob worked as a merchant seaman until his retirement in Riverview, Fla. Bob liked to golf and garden and was a Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer fan. He was active at Christmas time visiting hospitals as Santa Clause and was a member of the American Legion and a past Commander of V.F.W. Post No. 8108, Riverview, Fla. A brother, Michael Welch of Richland Center; and a sister, Rosemary (Peter) Aspinwall; and five nephews and a niece and their families; and many other relatives survive him. His parents preceded him in death. A memorial Mass will be held at ST. MARIA GORETTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5313 Flad Ave., Madison, on Friday, November 24, 2006. Family and friends visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial Mass. A private family burial will be held at a later date.