2005-11-13T00:00:00Z OBITUARIES
November 13, 2005 12:00 am

Barth, John W.

LODI / SUN PRAIRIE - John W. Barth, age 62, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at his home in Lodi. He was born on April 24, 1943, in Green Bay and was the son of Joseph and Carole (Starrine) Barth. John was presently working as an accountant for Lodi Glass Company. He graduated from Sun Prairie High School and graduated Sigma Cum Laude from St. Ambrose College in Iowa. His hobbies included playing cards with "Da Boys" and cooking the delicious soups he shared with his friends and family. He also enjoyed traveling and music. He is survived by his children, Angela (Todd) Ward of DeForest, Joseph Barth of Windsor; seven grandchildren, Kimberly, Jacob, Jessica, John, Melissa, Kayla and Kyle; a brother Gary of Camarillo, Calif.; three sisters, Ellen Barth of Madison, Constance (Daniel) Aldworth of DeForest; and Carol Barth of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at the TUSCHEN-NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 302 Columbus Street in Sun Prairie. A private funeral service will be held. The family suggests in lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home Sun Prairie, WI (608) 837-5400

Born, John W.

MADISON - John W. Born, age 63, of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005. Private family services will be held.

All Faiths Funeral & Cremation Services Madison (608) 442-0477

Baumgartner, Ellen G.

(McMahan)VERONA - Ellen G. (McMahan) Baumgartner, age 81, died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, after losing her battle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). She was born Oct. 4, 1924, in Barneveld, the daughter of John and Annie (McDermott) McMahan. Ellen married Melvin Baumgartner on May 29, 1945, at St. Raphels Cathedral, Madison. They farmed for 25 years in the Verona area. Ellen worked for the Verona School District in Food Services for 23 years. She enjoyed dancing, gardening and playing cards, but most of all she enjoyed her family. Ellen is survived by her husband of 60 years, Melvin; three children, Linda Brown of Cross Plains, Stephen (Donna Wagner) Baumgartner of Hartland, and Karen (Jeffrey) Erickson of Verona; six grandchildren, Dawn (Todd) Shea of Holmen, Melanie (Chester) Tourdot of Mount Horeb, Brian (Donya) Baumgartner both of Hartland and Daniel Baumgartner of Hartland, Bradley Erickson of Madison, and Krista Erickson of Englewood, Colo.; seven great-grandchildren, Briana and Brooke Shea, Eagan Tourdot, Zachery, Andrew and Leslie Tadin and Cole Baumgartner; two brothers, William (Ester) McMahan and Francis (Rosie) McMahan; two sisters, Laura McMahan and Anna (Gordon) Mosley; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark Baumgartner; five brothers, Gerald, Glenn, Vincent, John and Jerome; sister, Mary Penny; and son-in-law, Kenneth Brown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. ANDREW'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 N. Main St., Verona, on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at 11 a.m., with Monsignor Delbert Schmelzer officiating. A visitation will be held at church on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and then again at church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will be at St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked the memorial donations be made to the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway and to ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104.

Joyce-Ryan Verona Funeral Home & Cremation Services 118 N. Franklin St. (608) 845-6625

Burton, Gertie

GAYS MILLS/MADISON - Gertie Burton, age 91, of Madison, and formerly of Gays Mills, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at the Sunny Hill Heath Care Center in Madison. She was born on Jan. 15, 1914, in Richland Center, the daughter of Foster and Anna (Cook) Fairbrother. She married Sam Logan on April 16, 1947, in Richland Center. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1959. She then married Loren Burton on March 1, 1962, in Boscobel. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1981. She is survived by three stepsons, Lee (Millie) Logan of Neenah-Menasha, Ben Logan of Gays Mills and Ken (Mary) Burton of Burlington; three stepdaughters, Darlene Radel of Madison, Ann (Fred) Loken of Mineral Point and Betty (Witold) Launer of Mount Prospect, Ill. She was preceded in death by two stepsons and a stepson-in-law. Gertie's family and friends would like to thank the staff of Sunny Hill Health Care Center for their compassion and care for Gertie during the last 15 years of her life. She had dozens of roommates during her stay, and their families became her family. Gertie made many new friends in Madison, including her daily "go-fer," Chuck, a special friend and confidant, Cherie, her ORUCC Pastoral Partner, Judy and the members of First Congregational who visited. The strength of Gertie's character and her positive outlook in the face of adversity inspired all those who visited her. "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. Psalms 23." Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the KENDALL FUNERAL HOME in Boscobel. Pastor Jennifer Johnson is officiating. Burial will be in the Boscobel Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial may be given to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Carman, David G.

KIRKLAND, WASH. - David G. Carman, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2005, in Kirkland, Wash. Dave was born on July 17, 1922, to Charles W. Carman and Vera (Breitenbach) Carman in Detroit, Mich. The family moved back to Madison when Dave was 3 years old. He attended St. Patrick's Grade School, Lincoln Elementary, and graduated from Madison East High School in 1940. After enrolling at the University of Wisconsin Engineering School in 1940, he transferred to the Chicago Art Institute in 1941. His studies were interrupted in 1942 when he enlisted in the army during World War II. He spent time training with the ski troops at Camp Hale in Colorado with the 10th Mountain Division and also attended classes in engineering at Colorado State in Fort Collins. Before the war was over, he served in France, the invasion of Germany and in the occupation of Japan. He returned to the Art Institute in 1946. He moved into the field of advertising and public relations while in Chicago and in 1948, Dave moved back to Madison. He worked as a staff artist with Arthur Towel Advertising, and later as art director with Ralph Timmons Advertising. In 1961, he formed a partnership with Bill Shumway, which led to his opening his own agency in 1968. Dave Carman and Associates became one of the largest advertising agencies in the Madison area until Dave retired in 1984. In April 1950, Dave met Patricia McIllece on a blind date. Pat was a resident in Pediatric Medicine at University Hospital. After a whirlwind courtship, Dave and Pat were married on Nov. 25, 1950, in Lawrence, Neb. This love affair produced four children and came three weeks short of celebrating 55 years of marriage. Dave's final words to Pat were, "I am so glad it was you, Pat." Dave loved art and mastered skills in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, water color and oil. After their children were raised, Dave and Pat traveled extensively with the Friendship Force. He devoted much of his new leisure time to gardening, entertaining, spending time with good friends and family and in helping many Madison organizations such as the Diocese of Madison, and the Madison Symphony Orchestra by designing promotional materials. Dave was an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sierra Club, Friendship Force and the Downtown Rotary Club. In later years, Dave and Pat wintered in Venice, Fla. and summered in their home on Lake Waubesa. In 2003, Dave and Pat moved to Kenmore, Wash. Dave was a wonderful husband and a great dad. He had the best sense of humor, loved to tell stories and made friends wherever he went. Dave is survived by his wife, Pat; daughters, Kathleen (Mike) Mitrovich of Seattle, Wash. and Meg (Robert Griffith) of Portland, Ore.; sons, Michael of Albuquerque, N.M. and Jim (Terri) of Madison; grandchildren, Jessica, Ryan and Connor Mitrovich and Patrick Carman; and a brother, Richard (Berndetta) of Fitchburg. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles. A visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at 9:30 a.m., and a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 404 E. Main St., in Madison with Dave's good friend, Father Ken Klink presiding. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Evergreen Hospice Center, 12822 124th Lane, NE, Kirkland, WA 98034.

Chandler, Richard O. "Dick"

NAPERVILLE, ILL. - Richard O. "Dick" Chandler, age 70, of Naperville, Ill., formerly of Madison, Wis. and Hillside, Ill., died on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Edward Hospital, Naperville. He was born on June 3, 1935, in Richland Center. Dick was a graduate of Edgewood High School and the University of Wisconsin, both in Madison. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean War and began his work career as a Wisconsin State Trooper. He later moved on to work for the Interstate Commerce Commission, Chicago, as a District Supervisor and the National Transportation Safety Association, Madison, as President/General Manager. Dick was also employed in the transportation industry for many years with Bekins Van Lines, Hillside, 3-Way Van Lines, Sunnyvale, Calif. and Allied Van Lines, Naperville, retiring October 1999. Most recently, he owned and operated ROC Consultants, Naperville. He is survived by his wife, Diana L. (nee Tice) Chandler of Naperville, whom he married April 24, 1993; four children, Susan Chandler of Madison, Denise (Jim) Chandler-Brenneman of Winona Lake, Ind., Cheryl (the late Alden) Gilder of Gotha, Fla. and Richard D. (Shelly) Chandler of Green Bay; four step-children, John III (Dawn) Hichew of Algonquin, Ill., Scott Hichew of Arlington Heights, Ill., Elissa (Kevin) Brissa of Channahon, Ill. and Evan Hichew of Overland Park, Kan.; nine grandchildren, Karissa, Alex, Natasha, Adam, Alyssa, Kelly, Jack, Mia and Justin; a sister, Dorothy (Mike) Ratajczak of Wautoma; a brother, Ron Chandler of Jean, Nev.; a niece, Robyn (Don) Krueger of Red Granite; and three nieces and nephews, Logan, Jarin and Chandler. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Darwin and Dorothy Chandler. Memorial Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at FRIEDRICH-JONES FUNERAL HOME, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Future Inurnment at St. Joseph Calvary Cemetery, Wautoma. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the American Heart Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Ill. 60674. Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, Naperville, IL. (630) 355-0213.

Clark, Glen C. "Pop"

NEW IBERIA, LA. - Glen C. "Pop" Clark, age 76 of New Iberia, La., passed away on September 22, 2005, at Lafayette General Hospital, Lafayette, La. He was born on Aug. 24, 1929, to Clarence and Frances (Hartman) Clark in Morris, Ill. He was an underage World War II veteran having served in the Merchant Marine from May 1944 until April 1945. He graduated from Oswego, (Illinois) High School in 1947. He married Alice Kahoun on Sept. 3, 1949, in Aurora, Ill. She preceded him in death May, 1960. He farmed in Sandwich, Ill., Loganville and Clyde, Wis. He was a SAE certified master mechanic. He played bass fiddle in Wisconsin and Louisiana, loved blue grass music and was a great story teller. In 1990, he retired to New Iberia, La. where he was known to everyone as "Pop". He is survived by his daughters, Faith (Kenneth Schuck) of Stoughton, Hope (Gerald) Ennis of Belleville, and Charity (Stephen) Rudmann of Missoula, Mont.; sons, Daniel of Jacksonville, Miss., and Joshua of Green Bay; grandchildren, David Weitzel, Aimee (Michael) Becker, Renee Weitzel, Eric Schuck, Emilie (Scott) Shoop; great-grandson, Mason Schuck; great-granddaughter, Madelaine Becker; half-brother, John Clark of Oswego, Ill; a niece; and nephew. He donated his body to the University of Louisiana at Shreveport for scientific study. An Irish memorial service will be held at the PLEASANT SPRINGS PUB, 2630 County Road N. Stoughton from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005. Contact Faith Schuck (608) 873-9854 for directions and information. Burial at a future date in Sandwich, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Blue Bird Cancer Camp, P.O. Box 4027, Lafayette, LA 70502.

"He made his own music, he sang his own song and invited everyone to sing along."

Cutler, Richard C.

MINERAL POINT - Richard C. Cutler, age 59, of Mineral Point, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are pending.

Gorgen-McGinley & Ayers Funeral Home Dodgeville (608) 935-5222

Derby, Catherine Helen

MADISON - Catherine Helen Derby passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at St. Marys Care Center in Madison. She had resided in Wisconsin for the last four years, both at St. Mary's and Willow Point Assisted Care in Verona. Catherine was born Jan. 26, 1917, in Big Rapids, Mich., to Alta and Louis Saleski. She graduated from Big Rapids High School and attended Ferris Institute (now Ferris State University. She worked in Admissions Offices at Ferris Institute and Michigan State University before serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She married Richard W. Derby on Sept. 6, 1945, and they resided in Portland, Mich. until his death on Sept. 14, 2001. Catherine is survived by daughters, Mary Jane (Ron) Campo of Madison and Linda (David) Boyd of Rhinelander; and five grandchildren. At her request, no funeral or memorial services will be held.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Diehl, Lily R.

SAUK CITY - Lily R. Diehl, age 86, of Sauk City, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie. She was born Jan. 28, 1919, in Westfield Township, the daughter of Daniel and Bertha (Semrau) Bloedau. Lily was united in marriage to Wallace L. Diehl May 10, 1943, in Sauk City. Lily and Wally lived in Sauk City where they raised five children. Lily enjoyed caring for her family, gardening and playing bingo. She especially loved fishing in the local river, lakes and on the family trips to northern Wisconsin. Mom welcomed everyone to her home with lots of smiles. Her kitchen was always open with good German meals. She is survived by her children, Howard (Karen) Diehl of Spring Green, son-in-law, Ken Soergel (Kay) of Milton, Mary (John) Holway of Madison, Margaret (Randy) Frosch of Sauk City and Janet Diehl (Steve Stoikes) of Magnolia, N.C.; grandchildren, Mike (Jennifer) Soergel, Dirk (Liz) Soergel, Kari (Jim) McChesney and Megan Diehl; great-grandchildren, Johnathan, Lauren, Joseph, Lilliana and Benjamin Soergel Katie and Alayna McChesney; sister-in-law, Marie Kirchner of Bainbridge, Wash.; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Olga and August Hamburg, Loretta and Lawrence Thieding, Wanda and Pete Blankenheim, Emma Bloedau and Helen Bloedau; brothers and sister-in-law, Clarence and Ramona Bloedau, Carl Bloedau and Oscar Bloedau; daughter, Kay Soergel; and grandson, Aaron Frosch. A memorial service will be held at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, with Pastor Bill Kapp officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

"Mom, we'll miss your caring, your love, your gentle heart. We love you."

Evans, Susan Katherine

MADISON - Susan Katherine Evans, of Madison and Watertown, Mass., died on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. Born in Boston on Feb. 24, 1963, she was the daughter of Ruth (Turnbull) Evans of Madison and Dennis H. (Mary) Evans of Tucson, Ariz. Susan grew up in Madison and attended Randall, Cherokee and West High Schools, graduating from the latter in 1981. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1985, and later received her Masters Degree in theology at Union Seminary/ Columbia University in New York. She was a fundraiser for homeless and battered women's shelters in the greater Boston area. Susan was very active in the First Baptist Church of Newton Centre, Mass. She headed the Board of Outreach, was a Deacon, and served on many vestry committees. Being with family and friends was one of the biggest joys in Susan's life. She was an "organizer," a creative person, a questioning thinker, a good friend, and a very patient and good mother. She loved "small world" stories and always marveled at the connections between friends and family and how the strings of life crossed to tie us to each other. Family members include brothers, Andrew T. (Kristi) Evans, Heather and Jared of Marquette, Mich., and John H. (Ronnee) Evans, Danielle and Karina of San Diego, Calif. She was the former wife of Ajith Dissanayake and loving mother of Alexandra Elizabeth Dissanayake and Zoe Katherine Dissanayake. Other family members include David and Lisa Dissanayake, and Brenda and Jayanti Forsythe of Newton, Mass.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends are kindly invited to a Memorial Service for Susan on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 518 Franklin Avenue, Madison. The family will greet friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. and at the reception following. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Susan's name to the First Baptist Church of Madison, where a special fund will be set up to support youth activities and programs.

Georgeson, Darwin

MADISON - Darwin Georgeson, age 63, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, in a Madison Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on Feb. 1, 1942, in Sauk City, the son of the late John and Theresa Georgeson. He worked with Bekin Van Lines in Verona and currently was employed with Oscar Mayer. Darwin was united in marriage to Beverly Wilke on Aug. 17, 1967. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, but treasured most the time spent with his family. Darwin is survived by his wife, Beverly; two sons, Mike and David, both of Madison; two daughters, Kathy (Terry) Brumley of De Forest and Vickie (Ken) Davenport of Oconomowoc; and seven grandchildren, Heather (Fiance, Jon Turner), Matt, Mike, Nicole, Brittnay, Ashley and Colby. In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald; three brothers; and five sisters. A memorial gathering for friends and family will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005. In honor of his wishes, there will be no formal services.

If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all my prejudice against my fellow man. Give my soul to God. If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I shall live forever.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Gochenaur, Alice M.

VIOLA - Alice M. Gochenaur, age 94, formerly of Viola died on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at Pine Valley Healthcare. She was born March 2, 1911, near Twin Bluffs, the daughter of Halley and Mary (Ekleberry) Smith. Following her graduation from high school, she was united in marriage with Veron D. Gochenaur on Sept. 26, 1931, at the parsonage in the township of Bloom. They were lifetime farmers in the township of Forest. Alice also enjoyed flower gardening, quilting, her membership with the Rebecca Lodge of Viola and association with the Pleasant View Homemakers for a number of years. She was also a member of the Viola United Methodist Church. She looked forward to the camaraderie of working at the election polls. Her family fondly remembers her excellent cooking. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Lea Hamilton of Janesville; her son, Charles (Judy) Gochenaur of Richland Center; her grandchildren, Ryan (Kelli) Gochenaur of Burnsville, Minn., Greg (Deanna) Gochenaur of Richland Center, Heidi Hamilton of Janesville and Scott Hamilton of Janesville; three great-grandchildren, Chad Anacker, Austin Hamilton and Olivia Gochenaur; her sister, Ruby Nevel of Viola; her sister-in-law, Alma Smith of Viroqua; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, on April 1, 2000; and her siblings, Avis Bee, Glen Smith, Grant Smith, Ruth Kotthaus and Verlyn Smith. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL in Richland Center. Pastor Roger Frederick will officiate and burial will be in the Viola Cemetery. Friends may call at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. The family suggests memorials be designated for the Viola Rescue Squad in Alice's name.

Grenie, Patrick L.

HALES CORNERS - Patrick L. Grenie, age 66, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005. He was the beloved husband of 41 years to Karen (nee Kuether); loving father of Kim (Ray) Nelson, Tim and Chris; proud grandpa of Jacob, Zachary and Danielle Nelson; loving son of Neva (Tom) Virnig; dear brother of Merlyn "Mike" (Mary) and Linda (LeRoy) Ganser; and further survived by father-in-law, Elmer Kuether, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Pat was predeceased by his father, Albert; and sisters, Donna Meyer and Wanda Fuller. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, from 4 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. Interment in Arlington Memorial Park.

Hartson Funeral Home 11111 W. Janesville Road Hales Corners

Gordon, Kathleen (Vande Zande)

BIRCHWOOD/ VERONA - Kathleen (Vande Zande) Gordon, age 69, of Birchwood, formerly of Verona, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, after a brave nine-year battle with ovarian cancer. Kathleen was born January 21, 1936, in Beaver Dam to Edward and Jesse Belle (Parke) Keller. After high school, Kathleen graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a teaching degree. She married Harold Vande Zande on June 20, 1959, who preceded her in death February, 1983. On June 21, 1987, Kathleen was united in marriage to Orrin Gordon. Kathleen loved being a teacher and retired from Verona Area Schools. She participated in the church choir by singing, directing and as an organist. She loved traveling, snowmobiling, reading, Badger sports and singing in the Harmonettes. Her kids adored her humor and her quick wit. Kathleen loved to spend hours playing games with her grandkids. Kathleen is survived by her husband of 18 years, Orrin; her children, Steven Vande Zande of Madison, Eric and Ann Vande Zande of Owatana, Minn., Jeff and Margo Vande Zande of Oregon, Julie Johnson and Dave of Stoughton; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; her brother, Harold Keller of Florida; her sister, Donna Mae Schoenwetter of Milwaukee; her sister-in-law, Barbara Heywood of Madison; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her beloved step-children, Bobbi, Bill, Bev, Ron, Marsha and Jerry; numerous step-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Kenneth Keller. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at 4 p.m. at SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 502 Mark Drive, Verona. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Kathleen requested memorials be sent to the Arizona Cancer Center, P.O. Box 245024, Tucson, Ariz. 85724-5024.

Gundlach, Samuel L.

MADISON - Samuel L. Gundlach, age 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, surrounded by his family. He was born on Jan. 6, 1923, in Madison, the son of Louis and Mina (Geistenbrei) Gundlach. Sam served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 until 1946. He married Elaine Johnson on April 27, 1946, at Western Koshkonong Lutheran Church, Stoughton. Sam farmed until 1965, then went to work for the Department of Transportation for 25 years. He was a member of the Cottage Grove Lions Club, V.F.W. Post 7591 and Hope Lutheran Church. Sam is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elaine; five children, Diane Swalhiem of Cottage Grove, Jean (Mitchell) Tress of Miami, Fla., Ron of Madison, Alan (Joanne) of Stuart, Fla. and Lori (Henry) Hanson of Merrill; nine grandchildren, Heather (Donnie) Martinson, Ryan Swalheim, Hilary Tress, Andy, Jeni, Jeremy and Nicole Gundlach, Jameson and Shayna Hanson; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret (Edward) Bearden; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard; and a granddaughter, Kristen Tress. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at 11 a.m. at HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3702 County Trunk Highway AB, with the Rev. Chris Lee-Thompson presiding. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park where military rites will conducted by the Madison Veteran's Firing Squad. Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to HospiceCare Inc.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Hanson, Robert Glen "Skinny"

STOUGHTON - Robert Glen "Skinny" Hanson, age 83, passed away on Friday, Nov. 10, 2005, at his home in Stoughton. Funeral services are being planned, and a full obituary will follow.

Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 206 W. Prospect Ave. Stoughton (608) 873-9244

Hara, Mae Mayko Kanazawa

MADISON - In loving memory of our mother, Mae Mayko Kanazawa Hara, who gracefully departed this life at the age of 92 years, at dusk on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005. Born in Seattle Washington on May 31, 1913, Mae Hara was second oldest of eight children. Her parents had immigrated to Seattle in 1907. She married Iwao Hara in October 1939, and they resided in Seattle where Mae became active in the Japanese Methodist Church Music Program. In August 1942, Mae and Iwao left Seattle during a forced evacuation of Japanese Americans from the Seattle area and were relocated to an internment camp, Camp Minidoka, in Jerome Idaho. There she was appointed Director of the Music Program within the camp. She organized a 100 voice mass choir, among several other groups, that performed within the camp as well as in various communities surrounding Jerome Idaho. She and Iwao remained in Minidoka until Spring 1943 when they left Minidoka and resettled in Chicago, Ill. From there, Mae and Iwao eventually moved to Madison in September 1943 and subsequently became members of the First United Methodist Church shortly after that. Mae was actively involved in the Music Program at the First United Methodist Church and initially served as a temporary director of the Senior Choir as well as director of the Children's Choir. She continued her involvement in the Music Program throughout her years as a member of that church until her death. She has also been involved with the Madison Friends of International Students, the United Methodist Women and the YWCA here in Madison. She has also spoken on numerous occasions throughout the Madison community regarding her experiences in the Relocation Camp during World War II. Throughout her life, Mae lived a rich and full life, taking pleasure and satisfaction in sharing her love of God and music with others and touching all those she met with a special quality of vibrancy, strength and graciousness. She reached out to those in need unselfishly and overlooked one's mistakes and failures without making judgment. She continually strove to live her life as an example of God's love for her and continually found pleasure and enjoyment in life itself. She leaves behind two children, Joe of Coronado, Calif. and Ruth of Reno, Nev.; four grandchildren, Chiyoko Scruggs of Nashville, Tenn., LaShaun Douglas of Reno, Nev., Pat and Neil Hara of Coronado, Calif.; four great grandchildren; one brother, Kiyo Kanazawa of Madison; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that gifts be made in her memory to her church, the First United Methodist Church of Madison, Wisconsin. Memorial service arrangements are currently pending.

All Faiths Funeral & Cremation Services Madison (608) 442-0477

Helman, Dorothy N.

MADISON - Dorothy N. Helman, age 71, died on Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at her home in the arms of her husband and children. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, in the WISCONSIN STUDIO of the OVERTURE CENTER (3rd floor), 201 State St., Madison. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Hettenhaus, Marsha A.

CHARLOTTE, N.C./ DODGEVILLE - Marsha A. Hettenhaus, age 63, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Dodgeville, died unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are pending.

Gorgen-McGinley & Ayers Funeral Home Dodgeville, Wis. (608) 935-5222

Holtsapple, Gene

MONROE - Gene Holtsapple, age 54, of Monroe died on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, in Monroe. He was born on Feb. 15, 1951, in Monroe the son of Austin and Wilma (Baertschi) Holtsapple. Gene lived most of his life in rural Albany. He attended Peebles Grade School and graduated from Albany High School. He worked for many years at Varco Pruden in Evansville. He loved to fish and enjoys his friends. He is survived by his mother, Wilma of Albany; two sisters, Diann Malueg of De Pere and Carol Holtsapple of Madison; a brother, Jerry of Albany; aunts and uncle, Fred and Dorothy Baertschi and Mae Holtsapple; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Austin; brother-in-law, Robert Malueg; grandparents, Frank and Emily Holtsapple and Fred and Anna Baertchi; and aunts and uncles, Louis and Hilda Baertschi, Walter and Rose Thoman, Frank Holtsapple and Sheldon Holtsapple. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at the ALBANY LIONS CLUB. Pastor Sandra Nuernberg to officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany. Friends may call on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the ALBANY LIONS CLUB. The Rosman, Uehling, Kinzer Funeral Home of Beloit and formally known as Sharer-Bifulk Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Hoverson, Russell M.

POYNETTE - Russell M. Hoverson, age 60, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at the Lodi Good Samaritan Center. He was born on June 7, 1945, in Madison, to Russell and Helen Hoverson. He spent his youth in Keyeser, where he was baptized and confirmed at Spring Prairie Lutheran Church. He married Linda Slayton on July 6, 1968. His hobbies were woodworking and collecting cigarette lighters. Russ loved cars and was most proud of his 1936 Ford Coupe. He was a member of the Lake Wisconsin Cruisers and enjoyed participating in car shows. He will be missed and mourned by his wife, Linda; his loving son, Jason (Lyndsay Reese) Hoverson; his mother, Helen Hoverson; his brother, Peter (Sue) Hoverson; his mother-in-law, Evelyn Slayton; his sister-in-law, Sara (Paul Heckman) Slayton; and numerous relatives and friends. Russell was preceded in death by his father; and his father-in-law, Woody. There will be a gathering celebrating his life and loving ways from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2005, with a Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m. in the DEKORRA LUTHERAN CHURCH FELLOWSHIP HALL, N 3099 Smith Rd., Poynette. The family asks that no flowers be sent.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 1310 Emerald Terrace Sun Prairie (608) 837-9054

Hoxie, Roy Jr. and Virginia

MIDDLETON - Roy and Virginia Hoxie passed away on October 9, 2005 and October 11, 2005, as a result of an automobile accident. Roy and Virginia were laid to rest in Oakwood Mausoleum, Saginaw, Mich., where they joined their beloved daughter, Susan, who died in 1981, at the age of 21. Roy was born on Oct. 7, 1926, to the late Roy C. Hoxie, Sr. and Margaret Hoxie. Virginia was born on June 7, 1918, to the late Bertha and Albert J. Feddick. Roy and Virginia were married on Nov. 3, 1951. Together for the next 54 years they shared good times and bad. They were constant companions, dedicated to each other, their family and friends. Roy led a full life. He served his country during World War II, and was decorated with the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with Bronze Star and The Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star (Luzon). Roy's career in food sales and marketing expanded over 35 years, including 15 years with Campbell Soup and more than 20 years with Oscar Mayer & Co. But to Roy, his most important job was being a dedicated and loving husband to Virginia. For Virginia, her life revolved around Roy, their family and friends. Roy and Virginia were members of Bethel Lutheran Church for more than 35 years, where he served as an usher. In addition, Roy had an active part of the Leadership of the Madison Chapter of the Christian Business Men's Committee, and served on the Media Board, and on the Skaalen Sunset Board. Roy and Virginia will be deeply missed by all. Always cheerful, positive and good natured, their smiles and kindness will be remembered by all. A Memorial Service in their honor will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at 11 a.m. at BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 312 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison. The Rev. John O. Swanson will officiate. Please remember Roy and Virginia in your prayers, as they will be watching over you.

Cress Funeral Service (608) 238-3434

Jordan, Michael J.

SPRING GREEN - Michael J. Jordan, age 68, of Spring Green, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at University Hospital in Madison. He was born on Aug. 30, 1937, in Sauk County, the son of James Harold and Mary (Scallon) Jordan. He graduated from the Spring Green High School, in 1955 and received his master's degree in counseling from UW-Platteville. He was married on July 4, 1960, to the former Sylvia Haag. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Jordan of Spring Green; three children, Bill (Tina) Jordan of Lone Rock, John (Marie) Jordan of Black River Falls and Tim (Christine) Jordan of Portage; eight grandchildren, Jim, Jenna, Jake and Jeff Jordan, Emily and Sean Jordan and Alex and Ben Jordan; a sister, Kathleen (Ted) Lins of Spring Green; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Harold and Mary Jordan; and a brother, Patrick Jordan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at 10 a.m. at ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Spring Green. Father Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at the RICHARDSON STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME, Spring Green from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home, Spring Green (608) 588-2181

Kelm, Mabel M.

WATERTOWN - Mabel M. Kelm, age 102, passed away at home, in the loving care of her family on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005. She was born on Aug. 14, 1903, in Watertown, to John and Martha (Schoechert) Flath. Her parents farmed south of Watertown. Mabel married Lawrence Kelm on June 14, 1924, in Wauwatosa. Lawrence died on Aug. 3, 1960. Her son, Eugene, died on Sept. 10, 1994. She made her home for the last 10 years with her daughter, Virginia, and her husband, Orval Vogt. She was a member of the River Valley Alliance Church, and she always had a heart for missions. Those who mourn her passing are her daughters, Virginia (Orval) Vogt of Watertown, and Lois (Edwin) Bratz of Madison; 11 grandchildren, Margie Kelm and husband, Steve Hersh of Maui, Hawaii, Jill Tessman and friend, Steve of California, Peter (Dionne) Kelm, Dale (Linda) Vogt, Bruce (Teresa) Vogt, and Brad Vogt of Watertown, Brian Vogt and friend, Laurie of Stoughton, David Bratz, Chris (Debra) Bratz of Madison, Andrew (Ruth) Bratz of Sun Prairie, and Lawrence Bratz and friend, Staci of Monona; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence; a son, Eugene and his wife, Grace (Piper) Kelm; two sisters, Lydia Vergenz and Frieda Wesemann; and five brothers, Arno, John, Ben, Herbert and Oscar Flath. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Services will be on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at 2 p.m. at RIVER VALLEY ALLIANCE CHURCH, Watertown, with the Rev. Gerald Palmquist and the Rev. Don Gephart officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Moravian Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from noon until the time of services at the church. A special thank you to Rainbow Hospice for their loving support and care. Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice or River Valley Alliance Church. The Pederson Funeral Home in Watertown is serving the family.

Kratochwill, Michael D.

RICHLAND CENTER/ NEWPORT, R.I. - Michael D. Kratochwill, age 53, of Newport, R.I., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 7, 2005. He was born on May 21, 1952, the son of James and Ardys (Daughhetee) Kratochwill. He graduated from Richland Center High School in 1970. Mike entered the Navy Seals Training Program in 1970 and spent many years as a Naval Diver until his retirement on Jan. 17, 1994. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling throughout the world. Survivors include a son, Talon C. Kratochwill of Newport, R.I.; a daughter, Jeannah E. Kratochwill of Newport, R.I.; mother, Ardie Kratochwill of Richland Center; four siblings, Gary (Kathleen) Kratochwill of Napa, Idaho, David J. (Linda) Kratochwill of Duluth, Minn., Douglas (Kristine) Kratochwill ofD8 Richland Center and Deanna (Ken) Nitka of Richland Center; a special friend, Suzanna Easterbrook of Newport, R.I.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, James Kratochwill; an infant brother, Ronald Scott Kratochwill; paternal grandparents, Bernard and Marian Kratochwill from Muscoda; and Dillard and Mildred Daughhetee from Richland Center. Military services will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at 3:30 p.m. at the STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME by the Local Veterans Military Memorial Honors Unit. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday at the STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Mike will always be remembered for his contagious smile, humor and wit.

The ocean was like a second mother to him. She called to him when he was in his youth, protected him while he sailed on her surface or while diving in her depths and now comforts him while he sleeps. Dougy

Kulp, Carol

SUN CITY, ARIZ. - Carol Kulp of Sun City, Ariz., passed away on Nov. 11, 2005, at the age of 90. Carol was born on March 19, 1915, in Rush City, Minn., the only child of Mimi and Charles Muenzer. She graduated from St. Theresa College in Winona, Minn. After graduation, she taught chemistry and science in Sturgis, S.D., and later in Black Duck, Minn., where she met her future husband, John Kulp of Davenport, Iowa. They were married in 1942, and raised their daughter, Susan and son, Charles in Madison. Carol and John retired in 1972, to Sun City, Ariz. She is survived by her two children, Susan Putz, of Surprise, Ariz. and Charles Kulp of Madison; by her four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1995. Services will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in Sun City, Ariz., where Carol will lay in rest with her husband, John. One of Carol's favorite charities was Interfaith Community Care, an adult day care program in Sun City and the surrounding communities. Contributions can be sent to Carol's daughter, Susan, at 18001 N. San Salvador Court, Surprise, Ariz. 85374-8501. Carol lived a long, full, wonderful life and will be missed by her family and her many friends.

Marty, Hazel M.

MADISON - Hazel Marie Marty, age 76, died on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, after a brief illness at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center. She was born March 17, 1929, in New Glarus, to Theodore and Florence (Meuer) Otter. Hazel married Walter Marty on Aug. 22, 1946. They farmed in the Hollandale area for many years. She worked at Central Wisconsin Center for several years, and retired in 1992 from the state of Wisconsin, Physical Plant. Hazel was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. She loved playing cards with her card club, and traveling. Hazel volunteered her time to the homebound and those in nursing facilities. She is survived by her children, Diane (Pete) Petersen of Evansville, Dennis (Alice) Marty of Madison, Kathy (Bob) Jenkins of Mineral Point, Bob (Karen) Marty of Kendall, Brenda (Steve) Jones of McFarland, RoxAnne (Hank) Zimmerman of Stoughton, and Doreen Mott of Evansville; 21 grandchildren; David, Dennis, Doreen, Robin, Brian, Martie, Betty Jo, Bobbie Gale, Kassie, Shannyn, Stacy, B. J., Chip, Craig, Christina, Jessica, Jason, Marci, Danielle, Makayla, and Dylan; and 19 great-grandchildren. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1999; daughter, Florence "Teence" ; five grandchildren, Danielle, Jeremy, Angel, Dove, and Derek; and two sisters, Geneva Reynolds and Dorothy Torgeson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2450 Atwood Avenue, Madison, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, with Monsignor Michael Hippee presiding. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

McEvilly, Shirley

MADISON - Shirley Ann (Kingsley) McEvilly, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Oregon Manor Nursing Home. She was born on Nov. 28, 1924, to Clarence and Kathleen Kingsley in Boscobel. Shirley graduated from Madison East High School in 1942. After vocational school, she began working at Security State Bank on Schenk's Corners. While there she established lifelong friendships with Lorraine Bruns, Janice Foss, Ephame Dehn and Sarah Burdge. On May 25, 1947, Shirley married Roy McEvilly. After the birth of their four children and working various jobs, Shirley began her career in 1960 at Sunnyside Elementary School, running it, as school secretary. When Sunnyside closed, Carl Sandburg Elementary opened and she remained there until her retirement in January 1987. She was loved by all the children, parents and teachers who passed through those doors. In turn, she loved the kids and often said she wouldn't trade her job for any other - no matter what it paid! After her retirement, Shirley and Roy spent many winters in Florida as well as traveling across the country visiting Shirley's siblings and their families, as well as Roy's army buddies. Besides her love of Jesus, family and work, Shirley enjoyed sewing, a good game of euchre, dancing - especially tap and the jitterbug - and cocktails at 5:01 p.m. She was a passionate member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, the Esther Circle, and the Ladies Aid. Shirley is survived by her four children, Kathy (Bob) Rounds, Dan (Nancy Poole), Ellen (Bill) Roche, all of Madison, and Mike (Barb) of Pewaukee; and grandchildren, Michael (Melissa) Krueger, Becky (Chris) Snorek, Luke, Molly and Matt McEvilly, Sara (Kevin) Weier and Erin (Casey) Kowalewski. She is further survived by brothers, Jack (Beverly) Kingsley of Colorado, and Gordon (Rose) Kingsley of California; brothers-in-law, Jim and Tom (Loretta) McEvilly; sisters-in-law, Ann (Don) Tofte and Irene McEvilly, all of Madison; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, in 2004; her parents; and her sister, Corinne Smader. Funeral services will be held at HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2670 Milwaukee St., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005. Visitation will be at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, and at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A private inurnment will follow the service at Sunset Memory Gardens. Memorials in Shirley's name may be made to the Endowment Fund of Holy Cross Lutheran Church or to Oregon Manor Nursing Home, 354 N. Main St., Oregon, WI 53575. The family extends sincere thanks to the wonderful staff of Oregon Manor for their kind and loving care of Shirley these past three years. Our thanks also, to Dr. Albert Musa for his many years of guidance.

Mom, we will forever miss your constant love, kindness, and your famous homemade noodles. We know you are finally at peace. No creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Miller, Paul

STOUGHTON - Paul Miller, age 40, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at his home in Stoughton. He was born in El Paso, Texas on March 1, 1965, the son of Jim and Marguerite (Jennings) Miller and moved to Stoughton, the hometown of his father and his paternal grandparents. Paul attended Stoughton High School with the Class of 1983. He married the former Mary Knoble at Calvary Evangelical Church in Stoughton on Dec. 14, 1985. Paul served in the Army Reserve from 1982 until 1986, and in the Air Force from 1986 until 1989. He worked for Dean Retail Services from 1995 until the present, most recently as a pharmacy purchasing agent. Paul loved football and had coached youth football since 1993 and currently was coaching a group of fourth graders in the Stoughton Youth Football league. He served on the board of the Stoughton league since he became involved in coaching and was on the Dane County Youth Football League board of directors for the past five years. He had also coached youth baseball in the past. Paul was also active in other community affairs and served as director of the Syttende Mai run for three years and before that served as an assistant director for many years. He loved to attend all of his children's sports events and dance competitions. Paul is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Jordan (special friend Lauren) and Cole; daughter, Rachelle, all of Stoughton; his father, James E. Miller of Stoughton; his mother, Marguerite Henderson of Galt, Calif.; his sister, Pamela (Bart) Goerl, of Freedom; brothers, David Miller of Bremerton, Wash., Raymond Schwartz, and Henry Miller; and a sister, Susan Johnson, all of Greybull, Wyo. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 310 E. Washington in Stoughton with the Rev. Richard Halom presiding. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at OLSON-HOLZHUTER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME in Stoughton.

Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 206 W Prospect Ave Stoughton (608) 873-9244

Morgan, W. Gary

MADISON/ HOUSTON, TEXAS - Gary Morgan passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, after suffering two heart attacks, at Park Plaza Hospital, Houston, Texas. He was born on Dec. 5, 1942, in Madison, to Homer and Kathryn (Schumann) Morgan. Gary graduated from Madison East High School in 1960. After graduation, he attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and later transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated in 1966 with a degree in landscape architecture from the Department of Agriculture. Gary began working for the state of Wisconsin, Department of Administration as a landscape architect. He was most proud of his landscape work on the capitol building grounds in Madison where original plantings can still be found. After 15 years working with the state, Gary moved to Houston, Texas, to work with the Houston Parks Department for the next 10 years. His concern for promoting good health and nutrients led to his long association with Mannatech Incorporated. Throughout his life, Gary was active in theater and became a member of the Madison Theater Guild. Beginning in high school, his avocation as an actor then carried over into various programs in Houston. His resonant voice made him a popular choice for a variety of TV commercials and bit parts in movies. Gary was an avid traveler, having recently returned to his ancestral home of Norway, where in a proud moment, he was asked to carry the banner for the Syttande Mai parade in June 2005. Always curious about places and people, Gary became an accomplished genealogist using his well honed research skills to help friends and family members discover connections to the past all across the world. Gary also had a passion for animals and fondly cared for a Welsh Corgi, a Bichon named Lena, and a Husky named Sawyer. He is survived by his beloved special friends, Dr. Arthur Allee and Edith Pross; godmother, June (Lyle) Coates of Baraboo; cousins, Joan Kvalheim of Madison, Kjell Herheim of Norway, Judy Morgan of Sioux Falls, S.D., Jean (Wayne) Learn of Red Wing, Minn., Joan Morgan of Austin, Minn., Jim Morgan of Spring Valley, Minn., Shirley (Jack) Thomas of Streator, Ill., and Kathy Bowman of Euliss, Texas. Gary also leaves behind many second cousins and close friends in the Madison area. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2005. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Quast, Pauline

MIDDLETON - Pauline Quast, age 89, passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2005. She was born on Dec. 2, 1915, in Romanowka, Romania, the daughter of Johannes and Pauline (Mund) Hoeger. In 1939, Pauline was united in marriage to Emil Quast, in Timischora, Romania. They fled Romania with their children in their arms and the clothes on their backs for freedom in America, settling in Mazomanie, in 1952. The Quasts moved to the Madison area in 1957, where Pauline and Emil farmed and raised their family. Pauline was employed with St. Marys Hospital as a nurse's aide for 25 years, until retiring in 1980. She had a variety of interests including, quilting, knitting, and especially enjoyed creating floral arrangements, but treasured most the time spent caring for her family. Pauline is survived by four children, Emil Jr. (JoAnne) Quast of Evansville, the Rev. Adolf (Eunice) Quast of Onalaska, Erna (John) Heinrichs of Madison, and Hildegard (R. Booth Mitchem) Quast of Williamsburg, Va.; eight grandchildren, Heidi (Scott) Vlasak, Peter Quast, Joshua Quast, Lee Mitchem, Paula Mitchem, Sarah Mitchem, William Quast and Kara (Rich) Nelson; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Hans Hoeger of Lansing, Mich. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Emil, in 2002; a son, Willy; her parents; a sister; and a brother. In celebration of Pauline's life a memorial gathering for family and friends will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the WEST SIDE CLUB, 437 County Trunk M, Madison, phone number, (608) 833-6355. Memorials in Pauline's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America or charity of one's choice.

Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Center 7435 University Avenue (608) 831-6761

Quinlan, Josephine A.

GLENDALE, ARIZ. - Josephine Anna "Jo" Quinlan passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2005, at The Place in Glendale in Glendale, Arizona, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. She was surrounded by family and the staff of the center where she had resided for the past four years. Jo was born and grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where she married and her children were born. She moved with Art many times, following him to San Diego, Los Angeles and San Jose, California, and finally to St. Petersburg, Florida, until his death in 1980. She moved to New Port Richey, Florida, where she lived until 1999. Jo spent the remainder of her life in Glendale, Arizona, near Terry and his family. She also spent summers for many years in Madison, with Kathleen and Lena. She had amazing energy and a boundless ability to give of herself to others. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She proudly kept a beautiful home and loved to cook and garden. She will be missed and forever loved by her family and all who knew her well. She is survived by her children, Terry (Mary) and Kathleen; her grandchildren, Sean (Sandra Reinecke), Erin (Derek Peacock) and Lena; her great-grandson, Julien; her sister, Catherine Zagaiski; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur James "Art" Quinlan; her parents, Joseph and Lena Kirchner; and her siblings, Martin, Max, George and Gertrude. A memorial service will be held at THE PLACE in Glendale, Arizona in late December to allow family members, friends and the staff of the center to attend. There will also be a memorial service in Madison, at OLBRICH GARDENS, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2005. Those who wish to do so may make donations to the National Parkinson Foundation in her name.

Robinson, John C.

MADISON - John C. Robinson, known to friends and family as Jock, who would have been 63 on Nov. 14, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at his home in Madison. He had been battling lung cancer for seven years and MS for a longer period, but mostly he had been living, reading, playing cards with friends, enjoying their families and his, and doing kind things for others. He was born in a suburb of D.C. while his father, Thomas C.M. Robinson, worked for the Surgeon General's Office during World War II. Next came five years in Australia, where his dad served as Agricultural Attache and Jock excelled at Knox. His high school years were spent in Karachi, Pakistan, and then he attended Swarthmore College. During the Vietnam War he enlisted in the army, was trained at the Defense Language Institute, and served with the Army Security Agency, monitoring Mainland China's radiobroadcasts from his locations in Taiwan and Bangkok. Following his four years, he completed his degree in history at the University of Wisconsin. Not unlike Thoreau, he chose to work only enough to give him his basic needs, leaving time to devote himself to reading, learning, and friends. He handled lighting for the University of Wisconsin arts center, coached baseball, cooked at the Green Lantern Coop, managed the bar at the Ivy Inn, and helped take care of his parents for the past twenty two years. His life overseas gave him an affinity for foreign students, whom he befriended and helped wherever he was. Because his tremendous brain allowed him to retain his Chinese (Mandarin), he had friends in the Chinese community in Madison. John is survived by his mother, Doris Robinson of Jackson, Mich.; sister, Jill (Tom) Grubb of Ohio; sister, Samantha (Bob) Whetsell of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Kathleen (Sam) Robinson of South Carolina; sister, Cassandra (Bryan) Mydosh of Munith, Mich.; and eleven nieces and nephews. Many people made these last few years easier for him; his gracious neighbors, John and Leslie Laird, his bridge and poker partners and the lady who took him to church with her, the groups that gathered in the Ivy Inn, Jade and her friends at theatre outings, medical personnel at both the VA and University Hospitals, and the children of his neighborhood. He liked to listen to the sounds of them playing outside his window on lovely days. We remember helping Jock and our Dalmatian with a paper route in Washington, riding the street cars to Washington Senator's games, buying books from the book wallahs in Karachi, hearing book talks every time we spoke with him, being rescued from a mean neighbor, exploring churches and piazzas in Rome, eating pizza he provided on Thanksgiving to Ivy Inn guests, listening to his jokes and loving his kindness, to us and others. He was truly a good man. Death caught him not quite ready. He had hundreds if not thousands of books, which he was sorting to give to schools, libraries, the Hospice chaplain, and his family. Those, he thought, were his legacy. Anyone who knew him will miss a gentleman of the finest kind. Although there might be a memorial in a month or two, friends who like, could make contributions in his name to Heifer International, which he supported, or to the MS or Cancer Societies. Even better, continue helping each other as you helped him.

All Faiths Funeral & Cremation Services Madison (608)442-0477

Schuster, Wenzel "Chuck"

SUN PRAIRIE - Wenzel "Chuck" Schuster, age 91, died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center. He was born on June 30, 1914, in Sun Prairie, and was the son of Louis and Mary (Skala) Schuster. He married Helen Deppe on Aug. 29, 1939, at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Chuck was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. He is survived by a son Robert (Betty) Schuster of Milwaukie, Ore.; two grandsons, Scott (Heidi) Schuster of Greybull, Wyo. and Ryan (Krista) Schuster of Estes Park, Colo.; two great-grandchildren, Sierra and Mikala; a brother, Father Wilfred of Middleton; sisters, Dorothy Callies of Sun Prairie and Geraldine (Robert) Morehead of McHenry, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, in 1996; brothers, Rudy, Francis, Louis and Father Valery; sisters, Antionette Klein, Lenora Schuster, Mary Fiscus and Sister Valerian Schuster. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 227 Columbus Street in Sun Prairie with Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt presiding. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Tuesday. The family suggests in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sacred Hearts School Endowment Fund.

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home Sun Prairie (608) 837-5400

Shands, George Harvey

MADISON/ VILLAGE OF SHOREWOOD HILLS - George Harvey Shands, age 68, died at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, from complications associated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was the second child born to Ruebush G. Shands and Elizabeth (Henry) Shands on Sept. 16, 1937, at Madison General Hospital in Madison. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joan (Bures) Shands. They met at the Memorial Union while students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and married on Aug. 13, 1966. He is also survived by his two daughters, Rebecca Shands of Denver, and Susan Shands of Madison; his brother, Henry (Katherine) Shands of Fort Collins, Colo.; his sister, Harriet Shands of Bradenton, Fla.; his brother-in-law, Kenneth (Madelon) Bures of Marblehead, Mass.; and his aunts, Jobelle Shands of Shorewood Hills, and Martha (Henry) Shirkey of Lawton, Mich. He is further survived by cousins, nieces, a nephew and many friends. George attended Shorewood Hills Elementary School and graduated from Madison West High School, Class of 1955. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in American history in 1963, followed by graduate work. He taught social studies, with a concentration in American history and psychology, for 30 years through the Madison Metropolitan School District. He was a teacher at Madison East High School for 27 years, and was proud of developing an innovative community issues program for seniors called "WalkAbout." George was a lifelong member of First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ of Madison, where he was baptized and confirmed. It was the most important institution in his life, where he served in many capacities: as moderator, on boards and committees, developing and interpreting the constitution and by-laws, researching and documenting the church's history, and singing bass in the church choir. George steadfastly believed what Reverend John Robinson said to the Pilgrims leaving for the new world, "More light and truth shall break forth from God's word." George had been a licensed amateur ("ham") radio operator for more than 50 consecutive years, operating under the call letters W9WUU. He resumed operating in earnest after his retirement in 1996, enjoying "DXing" and contesting. He was a member and served on the board of Four Lakes Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) and also belonged to the DX club. He enjoyed many close friendships through his involvement with ham radio. George was a longtime member of the Southern Historical Association and the Augusta Richmond County (Georgia) Historical Society. He took great pleasure in the pursuit of family history, and was entrusted with keeping many family photographs, portraits, heirlooms and stories. His genealogical work lead him to explore his Southern roots, writing and presenting papers on his findings. He spent much time visiting courthouses, genealogy centers, libraries and cemeteries to gather family information. One of George's great loves in life was music. He enjoyed listening to classical, opera, folk, jazz and bluegrass and attending live performances. He played the piano, trombone, dulcimer, banjo and sang, collecting many antique and unique instruments along the way. Fueled by his faith and a sense of moral duty, George was deeply engaged in the struggle for civil rights and social justice in the 60s and onward. He supported many worthy causes with his time, wisdom and generosity. George will be greatly missed by his devoted family and many wonderful friends. The family wishes to express its deepest gratitude for the care provided by the doctors, nurses, CNAs, ICMs, and support staff of Meriter Hospital and HospiceCare Inc. during his final days. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. at FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1609 University Ave., at Breese Terrace. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Congregational Church UCC or to HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711, or to the charitable organization of your choice.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Stark, Joseph B.

MADISON - Joseph Stark, age 95, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at St. Marys Care Center in Madison. He was born in Waterford on Oct. 3, 1910, the son of John and Sophia (nee Tschumper) Stark. He was married to Hanna Pantekoek in Waterford on Sept. 15, 1934. After he married, he left the family farm near Waterford in 1934, at age 24. Joe was connected with the farm equipment business until he retired. He worked for the Oliver Corporation (later White Farm Equipment Company) for many years. He was very knowledgeable about the equipment and the Oliver dealers and their customers appreciated the help he gave them. He often went out of his way to be sure that the customers were satisfied. Joe and Hanna lived in Tama, Iowa for almost 25 years and in 1970, they moved to the Madison area to be closer to their family. Joe is survived byD9 his wife, Hanna; his daughter, Mary Ann (Noel) Gaudette of Middleton; three grandchildren, Stephen, Diane and Kathleen; nieces, Eileen Hamilton and Bernadette Asiatidis; nephews, Verne and Francis Stark; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Alfred; and his sister, Marie. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Waterford, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at 11 a.m. Father Gene Doda Jr. will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Mealy Funeral Home 225 W. Main St., Waterford

Steele, Geraldine C.

GLENDALE, ARIZ. - Geraldine C. Steele, age 75, passed away, into the arms of our Lord, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Banner PCU Hospice in Glendale, Ariz. Memorial services are pending.

Thayler, Carl L.

MADISON - Carl L. Thayler, age 72, of Madison, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at his home. Private burial was held at Roselawn Memorial Park, Madison.

All Faiths Funeral & Cremation Services Madison (608) 442-0477

Theobald, H. Rupert

MADISON - Dr. H. Rupert Theobald passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, after a lengthy illness. He was born on March 12, 1930, in Berlin, Germany, the son of Hans Hermann and Marlene (Rockow) Theobald. Dr. Theobald was the former Chief of the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB), a nonpartisan legislative staff agency responsible for bill drafting, research and library services for the Wisconsin Legislature. At the time of his retirement in 1994, his tenure as director of a legislative service agency was the longest in the nation. His remarkable career spanned 37 years, with 30 years as chief of the agency. Dr. Theobald was a giant in the field of legislative service and his vision and dedication redefined the role of legislative staff during an era when the legislature was called upon to deal with increasingly complex issues. As a 20 year-old, Rupert Theobald came to Wisconsin in 1950 from his native Germany to study at the UW. The winner of a journalism scholarship, he had hoped to complete his degree and apply his skills as an interpreter and freelance reporter in pursuit of a career as a journalist. Fortunately for the Wisconsin Legislature, things did not work as planned. Marriage, a lack of jobs in his field, and the need to support a growing family resulted in a reordering of priorities and necessitated a variety of part time and temporary work. Dr. Theobald eventually found a civil service position as a research associate with the Legislative Reference Library in 1957. He proceeded to spend the next 37 years at the LRB, where he performed every job in the bureau from cataloging library materials, researching and writing reports, to drafting bills. In doing so, he placed an indelible imprint on the agency and redefined its role of service to the legislature and the public. Following a national search and civil service competition, Dr. Theobald was appointed Bureau Chief in 1964. He somehow found the time to earn both a master's degree and Ph.D. in political science while working long hours supporting the work of the legislature. As the bureau's fifth chief, he led the agency through the greatest changes in its history. These involved not only technological advances and the use of computers, but a redefinition of the LRB's mission in order to provide additional support to the legislature as its workload increased and the issues confronting it became more complex. Dr. Theobald was an invaluable resource to the legislature as its institutional memory and source of nonpartisan, reliable information on a wide range of topics. The expertise he amassed in redistricting, state government reorganization, constitutional law, parliamentary procedure, legislative rules, and computer applications - all highly technical subjects which required much dedication and discipline to master, reflected both his intellect and his willingness to do whatever it took to get the job done. As editor of the Wisconsin Blue Book for much of his career, he applied the same attention to detail that defined all of his efforts. He contributed articles on Wisconsin State government, redistricting, and parliamentary procedures to inform Wisconsin citizens about the lesser known, but nonetheless important, aspects of how government functions. He was generous with his time and knowledge and over his career he helped many both inside and outside the legislature. He assisted the Wisconsin Supreme Court with redistricting, the executive branch with state government reorganization, served with great distinction on numerous national committees and assisted other states as a consultant. Constant throughout his government service were the unwavering dedication, professionalism, and nonpartisan objectivity that he brought to every task. Although he was recognized for his leadership and contributions to good government many times during his career, including being honored by the Council of State Governments in 1986 as the first recipient of the Charles McCarthy Award for Leadership in Information Services, it was not until he announced his intent to retire that the full extent of the admiration and respect that he had earned from those both in and outside of the Legislature became apparent. Numerous awards and tributes were bestowed by a wide variety of groups. In an unprecedented action, the Wisconsin Supreme Court met to pay tribute to Rupert Theobald's contributions to the operation of the court and state government in general. Legislative leaders hosted a reception attended by former and current legislators and public officials in tribute to his service to Wisconsin. In recognition of his lifetime of service, the Legislature dedicated the 1995-1996 Wisconsin Blue Book to Dr. H. Rupert Theobald and directed that the Legislative Reference Bureau Library be named the Dr. H. Rupert Theobald Legislative Library. The Legislature also ordered that a bas relief portrait of Dr. Theobald be cast and installed in the Assembly Chambers. The plaque is fittingly inscribed with the following words, which embodies his legacy, "His dedication, vision, and standards of excellence light the way for those who follow." Dr. Theobald is survived by his wife, Jean Esch-Theobald; a daughter, Marlies (David) Ganellen of Lincolnwood, Ill.; sons, Michael of Madison and Peter (Colleen) of Mount Horeb; grandchildren, Rachel and Jacob Ganellen and Kristena, Matthew, Nicholos and Olivia Theobald; two sisters, Marlies Spraetz-Theobald and Heidemarie (Peter) Fitzi-Theobald, both of Berlin, Germany; three brothers-in-law, Joe (Mary) Esch of Dodgeville, Jim (Karen) Esch of Shawano and Pat (Margaret) Esch of Dodgeville; and sister-in-law, Rita Esch of Dodgeville. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Elizabeth; and brother-in-law, Thomas Esch. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 401 South Owen Drive, Madison, with Monsignor Kenneth J. Fiedler officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. until the time of mass on Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Queen of Peace School Endowment Fund or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Cress Funeral Service (608) 238-3434

Van Epps, Earl A.

MONONA - Earl A. Van Epps, age 92, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Willow Pointe Memory Care, Verona. He was born Jan. 5, 1913, in Whitehall, and attended schools in Dodgeville. Earl worked in his father's grocery and meat market in Prairie du Sac before holding jobs with the Wisconsin Conservation Deptartment and the Department of Interior Indian Agency. He then had a 28 year career with the Internal Revenue Service. After retiring he worked for and was part-owner of Kaupanger Stone for 12 years. Earl married Frances E. Ragatz of Prairie du Sac in 1939. They were accomplished ballroom dancers and instructors, an avocation they enjoyed together for many years. Earl also enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by daughters, Nancy (Dennis) McMillen of Madison and Rosemary Stoffel of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Andrew (Lori) McMillen of Minneapolis, Minn., Kelly (Jade) Darby of Stoughton, Jennifer Stoffel of Muenster, Germany and Chloe Stoffel of Denver, Colo.; and great-granddaughter, Lindsey McMillen of Minneapolis, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Anna; brothers, Arthur and August; sister, Irene; and wife, Frances. A memorial service will be held at MONONA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 606 Nichols Road, Monona, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005. Memorials may be made to Madison HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711 or to Monona United Methodist Church, 606 Nichols Road, Monona, WI, 53716.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Weber-Dominguez, Sabrina R.

MADISON - Sabrina R. Weber-Dominguez, age 18, passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, as a result of an automobile accident. She was born in Madison on Oct. 13, 1987, the daughter of Diane Weber. Sabrina was a senior at Memorial High School. She is survived by her mother; two sisters, Felisha and Dayna; goddaughter, Deja; maternal grandparents, Donna and George Weber; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends. Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, with Monsignor Kenneth J. Fiedler officiating. Friends may greet the family from 1 p.m. until the time of service Monday.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Welke, Richard A.

MADISON - Richard A. Welke, age 57, found peace and comfort in God's arms on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005. He was born on Dec. 12, 1947, and was a lifelong resident of Wisconsin. Richard loved and respected wildlife and the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He also loved spending time with friends and his daughter and son-in-law. Richard was preceded in death by his father, John Welke. A caring father, he will be missed by the ones who loved him and enjoyed his charm and great sense of humor. A memorial service for Richard will be held at the SANFILLIPPO-CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Ave., at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home on Monday.

"God loves and forgives everyone as we all should. You are finally completely free, you are your daughter's angel now." Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 6021 University Ave. (608) 238-8406

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