Barnes, Charles F.

AMELIA, OHIO - Charles F. Barnes, age 59, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2005. He was the father of Jodi Lynn Harris of Booneville, Ind.; son of Phyllis (Ericson) Barnes and the late John Allen Barnes; and brother of Elizabeth (Terry) Hampton and the late Carol Fraze. He is also survived by four grandsons and four nephews. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation. E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, Ohio is assisting the family.

/flag>Fiedler, JohnNEW YORK, N.Y. - John Fiedler, veteran actor of stage, screen and television, died in New York on Saturday, June 25, 2005. He was born in 1925, in Platteville. He family moved to Milwaukee, where he graduated from Shorewood High School in 1943. After two years in the U.S. Navy, John moved to New York and attended the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse. Upon completion of his studies, he secured supporting roles in early T.V. productions, beginning a nearly 60 year career on the stage, in films and on television. He made his Broadway debut with Montgomery Clift in "The Sea Gull," followed by supporting roles in "Raisin in the Sun" with Sidney Poitier, and "The Odd Couple" with Walter Matthau and Art Carney. These plays were followed by highly successful film versions in which Fielder revisited his roles. Additional credits included "Twelve Angry Men" with Henda Fonda, "True Grit" with John Wayne, "A Touch of Mink" with Cary Grant and "Sharkey's Machine" with Burt Reynolds. In all, he appeared in more than 40 feature films. Fielder also appeared in more than 100 television programs, including a recurring role as Mr. Peterson in the long running "The Bob Newhart Show." In the early 1960's, Walt Disney heard Fielder's unique voice and immediately selected him as the voice as "Piglet" in the "Winnie The Pooh" series of cartoons and movies. Fielder remained Piglet's voice until his death. On Sept. 14, 2004, along with eight other recognized alumni, he received the Shorewood High School's Tradition of Excellence Award. Chief Justice William Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court had been the first recipient in 2003. He is survived by his brother, James (Georgette) Fiedler of Madison; his sister, Mary (William) Dean of Milwaukee; seven nieces and nephews, the Honorable Patrick J. (Sandra) Fielder, Dane County Circuit Judge, Georgia L. (Dean McGlenn) Fielder, Attorney Margaret M. (Jeff) Kolher, Kathleen A. (John) Allen, Jeanne M. (Keith) Taylor, George M. (Marleen) Fielder and Patrick W. (Maria) Dean; and millions of children and adults who will always be in love with Piglet. Private services were held in New York.

Franklin, Richard

"Dickie" C. Jr.DEFOREST - Richard "Dickie" C. Franklin Jr., age 37, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 25, 2005, in DeForest. Dickie was born in Tomah on Sept. 10, 1967, to Sandra (Irish) and Richard Franklin. Dickie and LaNah were joined as one in marriage on Nov. 23, 1999, in Madison. Dickie was a precious son, beloved husband, adored daddy and treasured friend. His greatest joy in life was his family. He would take his girls skating, fishing, hiking and run, laugh and play. Dickie had a passion for music and played guitar. He was a fun-loving, good humored man. Dickie is survived by his wife, LaNah (Chapa), and their two beautiful daughters, Cloe, age 5, and Jessie, age 4; his ex-wife, Jody Franklin of Stoughton, and their lovely daughter, Kiley, age 14, and Jody's daughter, Mykayla, who lovingly called him "Daddy Dickie." He is also survived by his parents, Sandra and Richard Franklin of DeForest; two sisters, Tammy "Frankie" (Carmella) and Brandi Franklin, both of DeForest; two brothers, Alfred (Laura) Franklin of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Thomas (Michael) Franklin of Madison; and his good friend, John Springer of Portage. Dickie is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and uncle. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2005, at noon at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3325 E. Washington Ave, Madison. Chaplain Deborah Mejchar will preside. A visitation will be held on the same day of service from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

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/flag>Fritsch, James R.CADOTT - James R. Fritsch, age 79, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at the Mineral Point Care Center, Mineral Point. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2005, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Cornell, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Jeremiah Cashman officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Dorchester Cemetery, Dorchester, at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Friends and loved ones may call at the LEISTER FUNERAL HOME, Cadott, on Friday, July 1, 2005, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., with a 8 p.m. vigil prayer service.

Ganser, Clarence P.

LODI - Clarence P. Ganser, age 77, died on Saturday, June 25, 2005, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on Aug. 13, 1927, at Roxbury, son of the late Oscar and Eleanor (Maerz) Ganser. On May 17, 1949, he was united in marriage to the former Agnes Ripp. Together they farmed in the Lodi area. Clarence is survived by his wife, Aggie Ganser; six children, Linda (Doug) Burgenske, Larry (Debbie) Ganser, Sharon (Steve) Derra, Mary Lynn (Al Snorek) Zajicek, Kathy (Steve) Michels and Ron (Pam) Ganser; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a special nephew, John Ganser; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, LaVern Ganser. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Lodi, with Monsignor Daniel Ganshert officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at the HAMRE FUNERAL HOME, Lodi, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. until the Mass on Wednesday at the church. The family would like to thank Don and Ann Woodburn for their thoughtfulness during Clarence's illness.

Gersmann, Joel

MADISON - Joel Gersmann, age 62, died at home of a heart attack on Friday, June 24, 2005. Joel was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1942, to parents John and Irma Gersmann. After growing up in Passaic, N.J., he earned his bachelors degree at Rutgers University, did graduate work at Adelphi and completed course work for a Ph.D. in theater at UW-Madison. He left academia in 1969 to take over the operation of a recently created experimental production company in Madison, the Broom Street Theater. For more than 35 years, Joel produced or oversaw the production of more than 200 original plays at Broom Street, probably a national record. His plays went over the head of many local critics, but garnered respect from theater experts around the country and beyond. In an era when theater specialized in popular older plays, and lavish sets and costumes, Joel championed the cause of an inexpensive, "curtainless" theater that emphasized the human components of drama, acting, directing and playwriting. In addition to garnering numerous county and state grants and awards for his work, Joel secured National Endowment support for his theater for seventeen years, a remarkable accomplishment considering the often controversial nature of the work. Joel believed that part of the function of theater was to stir and disturb those who came to see it. Rather than struggling to "suspend disbelief" and create plausible illusions, Joel sought to draw people out of the comfortable circle of their lives and into the realities of a larger world. Although he was under enormous economic and critical pressure for decades to soften the character of his work, he never compromised creatively. Joel had a lifelong thirst for knowledge. In recent years, he was a student of ancient Greek and was in the process of translating the Illiad, line by line. He was also beginning a study of Arabic. He was passionate about classical music, old jazz and many other kinds of music. He was also a voracious reader and was famous locally for his annual Christmas season book review in Isthmus. A gentler side of him was revealed at home through his fondness for domesticity, his love of food and cooking, his penchant for long conversations on the phone with his friends and his affection for his pets. Joel is survived by his life partner, Gerri Ager; his mother, Irma Gersmann; his sister, Gayle Hookerman; his nephews, Marc and Jay Hookerman; and hundreds of admirers in the United States and abroad. Services will be held at the CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, on Friday, July 1, 2005, at 4 p.m. Anyone who wishes to is invited to attend.

Kleinfeldt, Stanley H.

MADISON - Stanley H. Kleinfeldt, age 89, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2005, at home. He was born on April 13, 1916, in Madison, to Henry and Helena "Ella" (Dahlk) Kleinfeldt. Stanley married Pearl E. Hanson on May 20, 1955, in Madison. He was employed at Madison Metro for 44 years, retiring in 1981. Stanley is survived by his wife, Pearl; five daughters, Jeanne (Bob) Gucwa of Buffalo, N.Y., Marilyn (John) Murphy of Cleveland, Tenn., Linda (Sonny) Bender of Mesa, Ariz., Kathy (Kenny) Sowder of Anderson, S.C., and Gail (Rod) Handel of Madison; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, LaVela Iverson. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2005, with the Rev. John McCarthy presiding. Burial will be at Verona Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Lakeview Moravian Church, 3565 Tulane Ave., Madison, WI 53714.

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Lodge, Arthur S.

MADISON - Arthur Scott Lodge, aged 82, passed away unexpectedly early Friday morning, June 24, 2005, at his home, in Fitchburg. He was born on Nov. 20, 1922, in Liverpool, England, the son of Wilfred and Jean (Scott) Lodge. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' Grammar School, and earned baccalaureate (1945) and doctoral degrees (1948) from Oxford University in mathematics and physics, respectively. His doctoral dissertation was completed under the guidance of Maurice Pryce, whose father-in-law, Max Born, became an inspiration for much of Arthur Lodge's subsequent work. On July 18, 1945, he married Helen Catherine Bannatyne at All Saints Church, Lindfield, Sussex. In 1949, he took a position at the British Rayon Research Association, before joining the faculty of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1961. From there he emigrated to Madison in 1968, where he taught at the University of Wisconsin for 23 years, as professor of rheology. He was a world-renowned expert in the field of rheology, the study of the flow and deformation of matter. He authored many scholarly papers and three landmark monographs in this field. He invented a device for measuring normal stresses in flowing polymer liquids, which gives unique insight into the remarkable elastic properties of these important materials. His work was recognized by the British Society of Rheology with its Gold Medal in 1983, and by the Society of Rheology (US) through its Bingham Medal in 1971. In 1992, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Outside of the laboratory he had an abiding passion for classical music, and especially chamber music. He was an accomplished pianist, practicing diligently and studying regularly with Lydia Seifter. He participated enthusiastically in the performances and activities of Euterpe, a local chamber music group. He was a great devotee of the works of P.G. Wodehouse, and never relinquished his quest to own a copy of every one of this author's books. His sense of humor delighted friends and colleagues, with witty limericks a particular specialty. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Helen; a sister, Mary Goodwin of Aughton, UK; sons, Keith (Stephanie) of Duluth, Minn., and Timothy (Susanna) of Minneapolis, Minn.; daughter, Alison (Peter) Shambrook, of Durham, UK; and grandchildren, Fiona, Jean, Hannah and Samuel Lodge, Patrick, Teresa and Anthony Shambrook. A commemorative service will be held at ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1833 Regent St., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2005. All friends are welcome. The family will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Ottenstein, David

MADISON - David Ottenstein, age 80, known throughout Madison as the "Instant Tax Man," peacefully passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2005. David was born on Sept 10, 1924, in Milwaukee and graduated from Marquette University. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theatre. In 1949, he met and married Sandra Weinshel. They moved to Madison where they raised four children. Dave retired after a long career at Prudential Insurance Company, and had established Instant Tax Service, a fixture in Madison for several years. He was an active member of Beth Israel Center for 55 years, and his involvement was extensive, having been a past president and treasurer. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sandra; son Jay (Kathy); daughters, Elana, Shari and Debbie (Eric); and grandchildren, Adam, Alexa, Jonathan and Roni; beloved sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Dr. Gerald Buckman. He was preceded in death by parents, Sam and Bessie; and beloved sister, Lila Hodes. He will be greatly missed by numerous friends and relatives. Funeral services will be held at BETH ISRAEL CENTER, 1406 Mound St., Madison on Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beth Israel Center, Madison Jewish Community Council or the American Lung Association. The family would like to sincerely Dr. David Hei and his entire staff who showed so much care and compassion throughout the past several months.

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Pertzborn, Robert Adolph

WAUNAKEE/ SPRINGFIELD CORNERS - Robert Adolph Pertzborn, age 84, died on Sunday, June 26, 2005, at a Madison hospital. He was born on July 9, 1920 to John Jr. and Elizabeth (Koch) Pertzborn. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a part of the 3rd Army Division 480th Anti-aircraft AAA Battalion. He was sent to Europe three weeks after the invasion and his unit defended air bases, army depots and supply depots. He later became an infantry man and was also assigned as a night driver, and did black-out driving. He served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, and was awarded three battle stars. Upon his return home, he married the former Florentina Ballweg on Feb. 21, 1946, and they farmed most of their married life. Robert enjoyed farming so much that he continued, into his eighties, helping his nephew, John, and son-in-law, LaVern, on their farms. He also loved to fish. Along with farming, he was employed at Carl F. Statz and Sons for 24 years. He was a past member of St. Martin's Catholic Church and was currently a member at St., Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Madison. He was also a member of the Waunakee American Legion Post No. 360. Survivors include his wife, Florentina; five daughters, JoAnn (LaVern) Theis of Verona, Jean Kaminski of Mesa, Ariz., Mary (David) Jenkins of Middleton, Betty (Gary) Frey of Prairie du Sac, and Judy (Dean) Kasten of Verona; nine grandchildren, Becky (Noel) Lambert, Scott (Marcy) Theis, Troy Theis, Ryan (fiance, Jenny Manz) Theis, Tara (Rick) Skurulsky, Laila (Court) Drescher, Jennifer Kaminski, Shannon Kasten and Kyle Kasten; 4 great-grandchildren, Sarah Marie Lambert, Tyler Anthony Theis, Ella Rose Drescher and Samuel Robert Drescher; seven brothers and sisters, Marion (Hale) Grover of Techapai, Calif., Harold (Amy) of Mount Horeb, Thomas of Dane, David (Ruth) of Cottage Grove, Della Laufenberg of Madison, Margaret (Dave) Holmes of Dane, and Marcus (Jeri) of Merrysville, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Rita and Joanne; and four brothers Victor, Joseph, Frederick and an infant brother. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2005, at 11 a.m. at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 602 Everglade Drive, Madison. Monsignor Terrence Connors will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery, Martinsville. Friends may call on Wednesday, June 29, 2005, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the WINN FUNERAL HOME, Waunakee. Friends may also call at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

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Saunders, Katherine M

MADISON - Katherine M Saunders, age 91, died on Sunday, June 26, 2005, after suffering a stroke. Katherine (Krall) was born on June 18, 1914, in New York City. She moved with her family to New Jersey, and eventually lived in Teaneck, N.J., for many years. Katherine, or Kay, as she was called, enjoyed almost 17 years of residency in Madison, first at the Meriter Towers and most recently, at Meriter Terraces, Assisted Living. Throughout her life, Kay was an avid reader, and continued studying Spanish with a friend at Meriter Towers, where she helped teach the language to some interested residents. She was an excellent seamstress and did a great deal of complex tailoring. She enjoyed visiting the Nordeen Farm and observing the peaceful scene of the Yahara River from the farmhouse porch. She also appreciated the kindness of the Nordeen family, especially enjoying holidays with the Nordeen children and grandchildren. The wonderful care by the many dedicated individuals at Meriter Retirement Center is very much appreciated by Kay's family. Kay is survived by her son, Donald (Diana) of Jefferson, N.H.; and daughter, Katherine (Kit) Nordeen and Dale A. (Buzz) Nordeen of Madison. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred R. Saunders; her sister, Eleanor (Wodey); and her brother Henry (Jean) Krall. At Kay's request, there will be no services. Memorials may be sent to the Meriter Benevolent Care Fund of the Meriter Foundation.

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Scanlon, Thomas D.

MOUNT HOREB - Thomas D. Scanlon, age 13, of Mount Horeb, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2005, from accidental drowning in Lac du Flambeau. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ellestad Funeral Home, 500 N. 8th St., Mount Horeb.

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Slaney, Diane "Di" Lyn

PRAIRIE DU SAC - Diane "Di" Lyn Slaney, age 36, died on Sunday, June 26, 2005, at University Hospital, Madison. She was born in Prairie du Sac on June 11, 1969, daughter of John and Shirley (Powell) Slaney. Diane graduated from Sauk Prairie High School in 1987, and then graduated from the police science program at MATC, Madison. She was an avid basketball player in both high school and at MATC. She began her career with the Sauk County Sheriff Department on Jan. 13, 1991, and was honored with the Officer of the Year Award in 2004. She was a member of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association and the Card Club. She is survived by her parents, John (Sandra) Slaney of Merrimac, and Shirley Slaney of Sauk City; grandmother, Agnes Slaney of Hillsboro; sisters and brothers, Chris (Dan) Schoepp of Lodi, Stan (friend, Deb) Slaney of New Glarus, Patricia (friend, Frank) Burch of Sauk City, Brenda (Al) Weiss of Sauk City, and Joyce (Tom) Schoepp of Lodi; 10 nieces and nephews, Nichelle, Tyler and Brooke Schoepp, Sarah (friend, Ben) Slaney, Mathew (fiance, Keri) Burch and Ashley (Noah) Donaldson, Ryan and Melissa Weiss, and Jarett and Natia Schoepp; a great-nephew, Eric Galvan; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a nephew, Jeffrey Schoepp. A memorial service will be held at the SAUK PRAIRIE RIVER ARTS CENTER, Sauk Prairie High School, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2005. Interment will be in the Sauk City Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the River Arts Center on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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Tesar, Clifford Dale

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN - Clifford Dale Tesar, age 67, of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Sunday, June 26 2005, at the Prairie Maison Nursing Home, Prairie du Chien, after a long illness. He was born on July 3, 1937, in Prairie du Chien, son of Charles and Margaret (Karnopp) Tesar. He married Loretta Lestina at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Postville, Iowa. He was a veteran. He is survived by his wife, Loretta of Prairie du Chien; two sons, Terry (Peggy) Tesar of Prairie du Chien, and Kevin (Kim) Tesar of Prairie du Chien; a daughter, Lori (Paul) Schwarz of Wauzeka; four grandchildren, Kirk, Nick, Kristian and Kamryn; a brother, Harvey (Marge) Tesar of Dane; and a sister, Evelyn Hinderleider of Albany, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents; along with two brothers. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at 11 a.m. at ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH, Prairie du Chien, with Pastor Paul Graham officiating. Burial in the Calvary Cemetery, Prairie du Chien. Friends may call on Tuesday, June 28, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the GARRITY FUNERAL HOME, Prairie du Chien, and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Graveside services will be accorded by the Prairie du Chien Honor Guard.

Vial, Ivenelle V.

BOSCOBEL - Ivenelle V. Vial, age 83, of Boscobel, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2005, at Boscobel Area Health Care, Boscobel. She was born on May 30, 1922, in Cobb, to Emil and Luella (Munson) Gilbertson. She was first married to Jesse Blanchard. He preceded her in death. She then married Wendel Vial at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1966. She had been employed as a cook at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Fennimore, until her retirement. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She is survived by two daughters, Marlene (David) Flitsch of Boscobel, and Marilee (Doug) Jones of Wauzeka; three sons, Dennis Blanchard of Black River Falls, and Jerry Vial and Dean (Tammy) Vial of Boscobel; sister, Darlien Ferrel of Boscobel; daughter-in-law, Donna Blanchard of Boscobel; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ann Gilbertson of Dubuque, Iowa; a special nephew, Geoffrey Gilbertson; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands; a son, Merle Blanchard; and brothers, Lester and Merlin Gilbertson. Services will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2005, at 11 a.m. at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, Boscobel, with Pastor Jack Mielke officiating. Burial will be at the Linden Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call Wednesday, June 29, 2005, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the BEEMAN-PATCHAK FUNERAL HOME, Boscobel.

Wolfe, John C.

WYOCENA - John C. Wolfe, age 78, of Wyocena, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2005. John C. Wolfe proudly served in World War II and was a member of the Pardeeville American Legion Post No. 215. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he was a 4th Degree and former Grand Knight. He is survived by his loving children, Terry (Doug) Roberson of Dunlap, Tenn., Michael (Lauri) of McFarland, William (Susan) of Knoxville, Tenn., and Betty (Richard) Nasett of Wyocena; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other near relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosaline. Funeral services for John C. Wolfe will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Pardeeville. Father John Hedrick will preside. Full military rites will be given by the Pardeeville American Legion and V.F.W. Posts. Friends and relatives may call on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

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Yost, Mary Garstang

MADISON - Mary Garstang Yost died after a short illness on Friday, June 24, 2005. Mary was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on March 2, 1933, to Mary Fulton Garstang and William Walk Garstang. She was raised in Indianapolis, spending her summers at her parents cottage, on 7 Mile Point, Harbor Springs, Mich. Nearby, she became a camp counselor at Camp Huntington, where she was given a new nickname by her fellow campers and consequently she was known ever after by her friends and acquaintances as, "Guffie." She graduated from Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, where through the years, she has kept in contact with the many wonderful friends she grew up with and met in school. Following her parents place of matriculation, she went on to college at UW-Madison, graduating in 1956. When in college, she joined Phi Beta, a professional speech and music fraternity, continuing her association with Phi Beta as an alumnus, becoming a director and officer. After graduation, she worked for years at WHA-TV as a producer and hostess of a Monday night program called "Views of Youth." She met a native Madisonian, Robert Yost, and they were married on April 19, 1958. Mary and Bob had two children, Anne and Stephen. Consequently, she retired from her job and devoted her time to raising her children. She was always a very active and busy woman spending free time juggling a multitude of volunteer and association jobs. She became a very active member of Attic Angels, Meriter Coffee Shop, First Call for Help, Mobile Meals, junior golf chairperson at Maple Bluff Country Club, membership chair of the Mendota Yacht Club, board of directors of Madison Art Center, many chairs Phi Beta; girl scout leader, Troop No. 38, treasurer, Christ Presbyterian Service League and assumed the general chairmanship of the "Madison Art Fair on the Square" for two years. She enjoyed traveling and engaging herself in the many activities of her husband and children. Through their school years, she never missed being a spectator at her children's athletic events including many far away regattas and distant competitive meets. She endeavored many sports including, bowling, sailing, skiing, skating, swimming, tennis and golf, enjoying the special camaraderie and fun times of her bowling team, "The Crabapples." She looked forward to her periodic bridge games, and playing cribbage with her husband and granddaughter. Guffie was a prolific needle pointer, as can be attested to by the many beautiful pillows that adorn her sofas and chairs. She loved her families annual Summer camping trips and Fall RV excursions to state parks with her husband. However, Guffie's most favorite pastime was slowly cruising down the shore of Lake Mendota to watch the setting sun and approaching evening sky. Guffie is survived by her husband, Bob; her children, Anne and Steve (Lezlee); granddaughter, Stephanie; brothers-in-law, John (Audrey) and Frank (Connie); and sister-in-law, Alice. She is further survived by many caring cousins including a very special cousin, Stephen (Carole) Garstang, who she grew up with in Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bill and Mary Garstang; her mother-in-law and father-in- law, Adelaide and John Yost; and brother in law, Harry Yost. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2005, at CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Madison, with the Rev. Glen Reichelderfer officiating. Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; or to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Donor Relations Center, 706 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002; or to Children's Service Society of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 1997, Milwaukee WI 53201.

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