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MAZOMANIE—Virginia L. Bedord, age 94, passed away March 16, 2018, at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie. She was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Blue Island, Ill., to the late George and Clara (Schaffer) Fleischman. Virginia was united in marriage to George F. Bedord on Jan. 19, 1946; he preceded her in death …

SUN PRAIRIE—Raymond J. Gard of Sun Prairie, Wis. passed away peacefully at home on March 14, 2018. He was born to Alphonse and Lorraine (Schuster) Gard on April 17, 1940, in Milwaukee, Wis. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School, St. Francis Seminary, Don Bosco High School, and Marquette Univ…

MADISON—Violet Kathryn Genin, age 92, passed away early Saturday morning, March 17, 2018. Violet was the daughter of George and Kathryn (O’Connor) Genin. She was born on April 5, 1925, and raised in Montrose Township on the family farm near Verona, Wis. In 1946, the family moved to Madison, Wis.

DEFOREST—Dorothy I. Hahn, age 94, passed away at Waunakee Manor on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Arrangements are pending. A full obituary will be published later.

COLUMBUS—Allen J. “Al” Link, age 81, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018, at his home. He was born on Jan. 4, 1937, in Columbus, to Raymond and Angela (Schmeid) Link. Allen served in the Wisconsin National Guard in the 32nd Infantry. Allen was married to Deloris Trapp on May 11, 1963, in E…

SUN PRAIRIE—Josephine Mosier, 89, of Sun Prairie, passed away March 14, 2018, with family by her side. Josephine was born Dec. 21, 1928, in Bonfield, Ill. Her parents were Serafino “Sam” and Mary Tofari. She married Joseph Mosier on Feb. 22, 1947, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Kankakee, Ill. …

MONONA / MCFARLAND—Margaret Mary Sam, age 91, of Monona, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare, with her family by her side. She was born on April 30, 1926, in Buffalo County, Wis., the daughter of Joseph and Emma (Fedie) Falkner. Margaret married Carl Sam on Oct. 11…

RIO—A pillar of the Rio Community, Dale E. Strmiska, passed away unexpectedly March 16, 2018.

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BLUE MOUNDS—Daryn Michael Allen, age 33, ‘Won the Day’ in more ways than we can ever imagine as he honorably entered the gates of heaven surrounded by his family and loved ones on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wis.

NORTH FREEDOM—Martin Albert Alwin, age 85, of North Freedom died Friday, March 16, 2018, at St. Clare Meadows. Martin, son of Martin Frank and Hazel Agnes (Meske) Alwin, was born Aug. 12, 1932, in Baraboo. He attended Reedsburg High School and graduated with the class of 1951. While in high …

OREGON—Dean M. Blatterman, age 49, of Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. He was born on March 28, 1968, in Madison, the son of Don and Rhoda (Foley) Blatterman. He married Anna Johnson on April 4, 1998, in Madison.

MADISON—Margaret Ruth Bogue, 93, Emeritus History Professor at the University of Wisconsin, died March 8, 2018, at her home in Madison, Wis.

MADISON - Paul A. Brodbeck passed away peacefully on March 15, 2018, at the age of 83.

MADISON—Clarence James Brown, age 78, passed away unexpectedly on March 13, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. He was born on May 22, 1939, in Walworth, Wis., the son of Edward and Dorphia Brown. Clarence had a career in librarianship and public employee unions all at UW-Madison.

WHITEWATER—The Honorable Judge James “Jim” Lynn Carlson, O.F.S., 74, of Whitewater, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2018, surrounded by loving friends and family at Glenwood at Mulberry Campus, Whitewater, Wis.

MADISON—Toni Alisa (Louther) Cole, age 55, passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Our Toni was taken from us way too soon.

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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.

ALLEN, Texas—Gerald Jerome Ellingson (79) and Gail Elizabeth Ellingson (78) have re-joined hands in the house of God to be together forever. Gail passed away on Aug. 3, 2017, and Gerald “Jerry,” her husband, joined her on Feb. 19, 2018. They met as teenagers in Wisconsin, married Feb. 4, 196…

MADISON—Harland Stanley Emerson passed away Jan. 23, 2018, at Brookdale Middleton Stonefield in Middleton. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, with a visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Memo…

MADISON—Patricia M. Garlock, age 80, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Belmont Nursing and Rehab Center in Madison. She was born Dec. 18, 1937, the daughter of Edwin F. “Mike” and Viola (Kohl) Garlock.

MADISON—Phyllis Joan “PJ” Hesterly, age 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

MADISON—James F. Higgins, age 78, passed away at the Agrace HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. A complete obituary with service announcement will be published in next Sunday’s edition.

MADISON—Ronald J. Johnson, age 74, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018, at Tender Reflections in DeForest. He was born on April 11, 1943, in Madison, the son of Alvin and Alvilda (Valstad) Johnson. Prior to his retirement, Ron served as a court reporter for the Wisconsin Department of Work…

MADISON—Hugh Jones, age 68, of Madison, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at UW Hospital. Hugh had been retired some years from a career in newspapers, where he worked in both reporting and advertising, concluding his career as the editor of a weekly newspaper in western Min…

COTTAGE GROVE—Ruby Ann Karpelenia, age 74, of Cottage Grove, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018, at home.

LAKE MILLS / SUN PRAIRIE—Patricia “Pat” Kennedy, age 71, entered God’s loving arms on Friday, March 16, 2018, due to complications of cancer. She was born on Dec. 21, 1946, to Alessio and Mary (Mizia) Salerno in Chicago, Ill. Pat married her beloved husband and best friend, Jack, on Dec. 24,…

WAUNAKEE—Margaret M. Kimpel, age 94, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. She was a much-loved and treasured mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and friend. She was born on April 8, 1923, in Milwaukee, Wis.

SOUTH WAYNE—Jan Johannah Marie (Anderson) Krahenbuhl, age 60, of South Wayne, Wis., entered her heavenly home on March 15, 2018. She was surrounded by her family and her home was filled with love, care, and faith through her last days on earth.

SUN PRAIRIE / MCFARLAND—Clark Luessman left us on Thursday, March 15, 2018. He was born in Berlin, Wis., on March 12, 1963, the son of Donna and James Luessman.

WAUNAKEE—Louis John “Lou” Marshall died on Sunday, March 4, 2018, following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He passed peacefully, in the company of family members, at his home in Waunakee, Wis..

MADISON—Victor Peter Martinelli, born on April 21, 1923, died peacefully on March 13, 2018, in Madison.

GEORGETOWN, Texas—Jan Alfred Martinson passed on March 4, 2018, in Georgetown, Texas, after a 15-year struggle with cancer. Our thanks to the staff at Estrella Oaks Rehab and Care Center and Altus Hospice in Georgetown, Texas, for the care and support they provided Jan.

MADISON—Ruth Mather, age 94, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2018. She was born to George Henry and Kathrine Ries on April 17, 1923, in Daggett, Mich., the seventh of 16 children. She married her one and only love, Daryl “Doc” Mather, in 1946 and moved to Madison to start a family.

MADISON—William E. “Bill” McGuigan, age 70, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Belmont Nursing Home in Madison. He was born in Blanchardville, Wis., on Dec. 1, 1947, to Raphael and Thelma (Thompson) McGuigan.

MADISON—Frances Emily (née Moorman) McLaughlin, age 92, passed away on March 14, 2018. She was born on Nov. 5, 1925, in Hutchinson, Kan. Frances grew up in Reno County, Kan., in the town of Nickerson. After graduating high school, she matriculated at Kansas State University. While at KSU she…

BOSCOBEL—John W. McNamee was born to Dr. James and Helene (Zachau) McNamee on Jan. 30, 1951, in Boscobel, Wis. He died at his home in Boscobel on March 14, 2018.

STOUGHTON—Rosina Benz Mullen passed away at Agrace HospiceCare on Sunday, March 4, 2018, after over 100 years with family and friends.