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DEFOREST - Vicki Lynn Abata, age 69, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, surrounded by her loving family. Vicki is survived by her husband of 42 years, Daniel Abata; children, Michael and Tony; sisters, Connie and Kathy; along with her extended…

NEW GLARUS / MONROE - Henrietta A. Paulson, age 100, a former New Glarus resident, passed away on May 19, 2018, at Aster Assisted Living in Monroe. She was born on Aug. 28, 1917, the daughter of Anton and Amanda (Schachte) Uselmann.

MCFARLAND - Bob Schoville, age 70, of McFarland, died on May 19, 2018, after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his wife and his children at Agrace HospiceCare facility in Fitchburg. Bob was born on Sept. 7, 1947, in Richland Center to Harrison and Portia (Wells)…

VERONA - Richard M. Tollefson, age 86, of Verona, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018, with his family by his side at Meriter Hospital in Madison.

MADISON—Patricia S. Allen, 84, of Madison, passed away on May 15, 2018, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison University Hospital. She was born on Sept. 7, 1933 in Middletown, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Olga Shumake. She married Vernon Allen on Dec. 31, 1956, in Boston, Mass. Patricia…

ARENA—Roger L. Amble, age 81, passed away May 17, 2018, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 22, 1937, the son of Carl and Adeline (Peterson) Amble. He was raised in Vermont Township. Roger served in the Army Reserves and was honorably discharged on Nov. 30, 1962. He was united in marriage …

MADISON / FITCHBURG—Olga Ascher, age 92, passed away on May 17, 2018. She will be greatly missed. Services will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH, 427 S. Main St., Verona.

STOUGHTON—Eugene R. “Gene” “Beanie” Bjoin, age 89, and lifelong resident of Stoughton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born on March 27, 1928, the son of Clarence and Gertrude Bjoin. His nickname, “Beanie” came from, bean shooter, a popular toy that was enjo…

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MADISON—Connie J. (Lewis) Blaser, age 83, died peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018. She was born on July 5, 1934, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the daughter of Ferrell and Norma (Obrey) Rushton.

POYNETTE—Janet A. Brouwer, age 69, of Poynette, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018, of an unexpected illness. She was born on Aug. 25, 1948. Jan graduated from Central High School in 1966. She moved to Poynette in 1975, because her dream was to live in the country and have horses, a garden …

FITCHBURG—Norma Jane (Richards) Davidson, age 94, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare. Norma was born on July 6, 1923, in Spring Green, Wis., to Mae (Michels) Richards and George Richards. She was brought up on a farm in the Big Hollow, Spring Green area and went to …

MIDDLETON—Margaret A. “Maggie” Dohm, age 91, passed away at home on Saturday May 19, 2018. Services are pending. A full obituary will appear at a later date.

MADISON—Kendall A. Finger, age 92, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare. Funeral arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday, May 27, 2018, paper.

CAMBRIDGE—Gordon E. Gottschalk, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at his home. Funeral Services with military rites will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 11 a.m., at the DEERFIELD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 206 S. Main St. Deerfield, Wis. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:3…

MADISON—William Andrews Hachten, age 93, passed away on May 15, 2018, at Hebron Oaks Nursing Home in Madison. Bill was born Nov. 30, 1924 in Wichita, Kan., to George C. and Emma Andrews Hachten and grew up Huntington Park, Calif.

BELLEVILLE—Carmen Hughes (nee Legler), age 88, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Arrangements are pending with the Becker-Beal Funeral Home of Belleville.

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Passed of the Past

Drawn from the archives of the Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal, this feature focuses on individuals who made an impact on Madison and Dane County.

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MADISON—Peggy A. Kent (Stralkowski), entered her eternal home on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018, after receiving well wishes and a visit from her family earlier in the day. She fought a valiant 2-½ year battle with cancer, but refused to be defined by it. Her life centered on her family, faith a…

VICTORIA, Minn.—Carl James LaBella, age 62, passed away surrounded by family and friends, after a long illness, on May 4, 2018. He was a kind, gentle man who thought of others before himself. Carl was born in Madison, Wis., to Rosalia (Greco) LaBella and Carl Joseph LaBella. He graduated fro…

SUN PRAIRIE—Jerry L. Lamb, age 76, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Veterans Hospital in Madison.

MADISON—Jeremy Andrew Richard Likwarz, 26, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from an accidental heroin overdose. He was born on April 8, 1992, in Madison, the son of Andy Likwarz and Patti Likwarz. He graduated from Marshall High School.

MOUNT HOREB / VERMONT TOWNSHIP—Richard A. Losenegger, age 75 of Vermont Township, Wis., peacefully passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018, surrounded by his family at Ingleside Nursing Home. He was born at the home farm in the Vermont Township, Wis. on Oct. 8, 1942, to Alvin and Bertha (Stuck…

OREGON—Annette Nichols, age 80, of Oregon, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018. She was born on Feb. 20, 1938, in Madison, the daughter of John and Virginia (Tortorici) Scalissi. She was united in marriage to Peter Nichols on July 22, 1966. Annette graduated from Central High School in 1956.…

MADISON—Ella C. O’Connor, age 96, passed away peacefully with her family at her side, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at UW Hospital.

STOUGHTON—Daphne I. Paschkewitz, age 93, died on May 17, 2018. She was born in Milwaukee on April 18, 1925, the daughter of Elmer G. and Erna Margaret (nee Kreutzer) Krause.

MADISON—Terry L. Prince, age 69, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on May 15, 2018. He was born on Nov. 20, 1948, the son of William and Joyce (LaRose) Prince.

MADISON—John Michael Rakocy, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, after a brief illness. He was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 7, 1941, to Frank Rakocy and Joan (Dehos) Manske. John received his Bachelors of Science degree in Architecture, from the University of Illinois Champaign in 196…

MADISON—Louise Marie Rickert, age 101, of Madison, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018. She was born at the family farm house on Jan. 8, 1917, in Ashford, the daughter of William and Rosalia (Engel) Jaeger. Louise graduated from the 8th grade and lived in Ashford until she was 21 years old. …

MONONA—Rhonda Jean Ripp, age 51, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2018, in her Monona, Wis. home. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Jean (Blackman) Ripp, and is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Tammy Ripp of Glendale, Wis.

STOUGHTON—Paul Ronald Thomas Kirk Rodgers passed away peacefully at home on May 16, 2018, surrounded by family. He was born on Aug. 23, 1936, to Paul G. and Elizabeth Rodgers in Pittsburgh, Pa. He graduated from Langley High School in 1954, and joined the U.S. Air Force in December of that y…

MADISON—Marta Elisabet Sanyer died on May 17, 2018, after several years of declining health. She was born on June 1, 1922, to Robert and Tekla Vallmark in Härnösand, Sweden, the youngest of six siblings. Marta grew up in Härnösand and then lived in Stockholm as a young adult. Her early years…

LODI / SEBASTIAN, Fla.—Michael Schmitz, age 66, passed away suddenly in his sleep of natural causes on Friday, May 4, 2018, in Sebastian, Fla.

MCFARLAND—Robert T. “Bob” Schoville, age 70, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare. Funeral arrangements are pending.

COLUMBUS / MADISON—Margaret A. “Mag” Severson Miller, age 80, died on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at her home. She was born on March 31, 1938, in Madison, to J. Gordon and Valborg (Webster) Caldwell. Mag graduated from UW-Whitewater with a teaching degree, completing her master’s degree in 1980.…

MADISON—A gathering will be held to celebrate the life of Enid Simon, on Saturday, May 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The gathering will be held in the Club Room, at COVENTRY VILLAGE, 7707 N. Brookline Drive, Madison. All friends and family are welcome.

MADISON—Lynn Nickles Spindler passed away on Feb. 2, 2018, at her home in Austin, Texas. A memorial service will be held at GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 116 W. Washington Ave, Madison, on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 2 p.m.

MINOCQUA / BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.—Lloyd H. Stein, age 84, a winter resident of Bonita Springs, Fla., passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018, in Naples, Fla. after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 18, 1933, in Templeton, Iowa, a son of the late Theodore R. and Celia C. (nee Sieve) Stein.

MADISON—James P. Sullivan, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Oak Park Place.

MADISON—Bryan Douglas Thompson, age 67, passed away at home surrounded by loving family on May 13, 2018. Bryan was born on May 9, 1951, in Manchester, Iowa, to Wayne and Violet (Thierman) Thompson, and moved to Madison as a child. He was a 1969 graduate of West High School before attending U…

MADISON—José Luis “Frenchie” Torres, age 80, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on May 27, 1937 in Caguas, Puerto Rico, to parents, José Santana and Maria Esperanza (Maymi) Torres, he was raised until age 9 in Puerto Rico and until…

MUSCODA—James C. Victora, age 83, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Our House Memory Care in Richland Center. He was born May 2, 1935, in Muscoda to Carl J. and Florence C. (Foley) Victora. He graduated from St. John’s High School in Muscoda in 1953. He was drafted into the United State…

OREGON—Joyce I. Walford, age 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. She was born on June 5, 1937, in rural Mount Horeb, to Julian and Selma Martinson of Black Earth. Joyce married Donald L. Walford in Oct. of 1966.

MADISON—Sarah Ann Washburn, age 92, passed away at her Madison home on Monday, May 14, 2018. A full obituary will follow. Please share your memories at www.cressfuneralservice.com.

BELLEVILLE—Genevieve Wild, age 89, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Girlies Manor in Mount Horeb with family at her side. She was born on Nov. 22, 1928, in Waunakee to her parents John and Anna (Haeusler) Miller, as one of nine children. On June 5, 1948, she was united in marriage …

MIDDLETON—Elnora Shirley Wilson, age 94, died on Feb. 13, 2018, at Heritage Middleton. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on May 26, 2018, at ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6101 University Ave., Madison. A visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the service at church.

STOUGHTON—Richard Wojtas, age 74, of Blue Island, Ill., was born Dec. 10, 1943, and peacefully went to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, May 15, 2018, with family, friends, and his dog, Sunny surrounding him at Milestone Senior Living, in Stoughton.