2005-02-06T00:00:00Z OBITUARIES
February 06, 2005 12:00 am

Antes, Margaret

EVANSVILLE - Margaret Antes, born April 27, 1932, in Evansville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Mercy Hospital, Janesville, after a brief illness. Margaret's death brings to an end the relationship of the Antes-Pearsall families in the Evansville-Janesville area after a period of 150 years. Margaret was a niece of the famed American Impressionist artist, Theodore Robinson, who was widely acclaimed at the turn of the century and was given the honor of painting the Monet home of Givney in France. Her grandfather R.M. Antes operated the Evansville Review and Printing Plant in the late 1800s. Margaret's grandfather, Robinson, was famous for his breeding of purebred Hereford cattle and selling them throughout the world. Her grandfather, Antes, employed his sons, William Antes, who later became a premier public relations agent for the Ringling Brothers Circus, and her father, Robert J. Antes, who later became postmaster in Evansville. Margaret's uncles, Phil D. Pearsall Sr., Robert J. Antes and Phil Pearsall, operated the printing plant after her grandfather's death. Robert J. Antes was named Evansville's Man of the Century. Margaret graduated from Evansville High School and spent two years at Brenau Girls College in Gainsville, Ga. She then transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she graduated. Margaret went to work for the Wausau Mutual Insurance Company in Milwaukee, and after leaving their employment she traveled throughout Europe with some of her college friends. Margaret worked for the Rock County Human Services Department, retiring in 1991. In her later years she maintained the family residence and enjoyed her life in Evansville. Margaret was active with her father in the Tri-County Fox and Coon Hound trials that were held near Evansville. Margaret was often seen at the treasurer's desk checking in dogs and getting the trial heats started. An avid sports fan Margaret was usually found following the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers football teams on weekends. Once in awhile she cheered for the dad's team, "Da Bears." When not involved with sports she was the family historian and artifact collector. When a question was raised Margaret had the answer for the entire family. Margaret was always there to help and support the people and events in and around the Evansville area. She was also an avid supporter of the University of Wisconsin and their arts and cultural centers. She is survived by several cousins among them, Robert J. Waite of Waukesha, George Waite of Phoenix, Ariz., Phil D. "Tony" Pearsall now of Summerfield, Fla., Barb Anderson of Evansville, and Kathy Robinson of Minnesota; along with nieces, Amy and Polly Antes; and a nephew, Jonathan Antes. Her father, Robert J. Antes; her mother, Olive Robinson Antes; and three brothers, Bobby Jo, Richard M. and John M. Antes predeceased her. Visitation will be held at the ALLEN-MEREDITH FUNERAL HOME in Evansville from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests remembering Margaret through the Lake Leota Fund she established in memory of her father. A special thanks to Dr. Frank Brodkey and Kathy Paulson, R.N. for your care of Margaret. You were very special to Margaret and she cared for you deeply.

Allen-Meredith Funeral Home 103 W. Main St., Evansville (608) 882-5050

Bleecker, Anthony B.

MADISON - Anthony B. Bleecker, age 54, died at home, with love at his side, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005. Tony was born on July 22, 1950, in suburban Detroit, Mich., the son of William and Joan (Vea) Bleecker. Tony was a professor of botany and genetics at UW-Madison. He was a world-class scientist with expertise in the molecules and genes that control plant development, especially those responsible for the action of a gaseous hormone called ethylene. Tony's considerable contributions to plant science will serve long into the future as paragons of originality, elegance, and impact. Tony began his postsecondary education and then his specialization in plant biology at the University of South Florida. After earning bachelor's and master's degrees in botany, he was accepted to Michigan State University to pursue a Ph.D. at the Plant Research Laboratory. It was there, between 1983 and 1987, that Tony applied his characteristic clear thinking along with the techniques of biochemistry and genetics to make seminal discoveries about how plants make and sense ethylene. The results of this creative experimentation pinpointed molecules that mediate processes such as seedling development, petal drop, and fruit ripening. The biotechnology sector has converted these advances in basic science into agricultural and horticultural products and practices. After postdoctoral work at MSU and Caltech, Tony began an assistant professorship at the University of Wisconsin in 1989. He established an internationally renowned and well-funded research program that focused on the details of how hormone receptor proteins function and other aspects of plant growth and development. He was appointed full professor in both botany and genetics in 1999. During his rise through the academic ranks in Wisconsin, Tony gained the respect and admiration of colleagues on campus and around the world. His uncanny ability to see through complicated matters, be they scientific, administrative, or otherwise and succinctly express the crux of the issue is what many who worked with him will remember and attempt to emulate. This vision and clarity of thought coupled with accomplishment on the research front earned him awards such as the Romnes Fellowship from the UW Graduate School and the Silver Medal from the International Plant Growth Substances Association, the highest award the association offers. The Botany Department has Tony to thank for thoughtful guidance as its chairman from 2001 until illness forced him to step down in late 2004, for 16 years of teaching and service, for mentoring younger faculty, for training graduate students, and for the good natured way in which he fostered cohesive collegiality. The University is lessened by this loss of one of its unique talents. Tony reached his position of respect and esteem not by sticking to the rails of the academic track but in spite of being knocked off of them occasionally by more than his share of various life-turning events. He dealt with each profound change like his beloved sloop managed the waves, with a steady helm and a playful joie de vivre that will remain in the memories of all that knew him. A life that brought many along for the fun while it did good work has been lost early, but solace may be found in the example it set. Tony was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Vea Bleecker; his brother, John Bleecker; and his stepmother, Mary Sullivan Bleecker. He is survived by his wife, Sara Patterson of Madison; son, Andrew Bleecker of Madison; his three daughters, Jennifer Gulbis of Howell, Mich., Elizabeth Tatchell of Seattle, Wash., and Sarah Bleecker of Madison; two grandchildren, Jason and Caitlin Gulbis of Howell, Mich.; his father, William H. Bleecker of Gig Harbor, Wash.; his four brothers, Steven (Betsy) Bleecker of Salem, Ore., John (Stacy) Sullivan of Ann Arbor, Mich., William (Debbi) Bleecker of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Jay Sullivan of W. Hollywood, Calif.; his three sisters, Joan (Mike) Soronen of Gig Harbor, Wash., Susie (Jim) Grzesick of Berkley, Mich., and Jill (Tom) Stewart of Albuquerque, N.M.; and his dog, Murphy Lawless Whiskers of Rimrick. There will be a memorial service on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at 3 p.m. at the FIRST UNITARIAN MEETING HOUSE, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the new Plant Imaging Center at UW-Madison (Bleecker Memorial Fund UW Foundation, 1848 University Ave., PO Box 8860, Madison, WI 53708-8860) or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.

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

Brager, Joyce Moore

VERONA/ LODI - Joyce Moore Brager, age 89, died suddenly on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005. A complete obituary will be in Monday's papers.

Hamre Funeral Home Lodi (608) 592-3201

Briggs, Dorothea Trettin

TULSA, OKLA./ MADISON - Dorothea Trettin Briggs, age 88, died peacefully at her new home in Tulsa, Okla., on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, with family at her side. Dorothea was born in York, Pa., on Feb. 16, 1916, to Carl H. and Emma (Toenies) Trettin, both parochial Lutheran school teachers. She met her husband, William H. "Bill" Briggs in Madison, Wis., where she completed her Registered Nurses training at Madison General Hospital. They married in April 1942, and after World War II, adopted and raised their two daughters there. Dorothea and Bill enjoyed more than 53 years together, including more than 25 years in retirement on Mirror Lake in the Wisconsin Dells area. Bill, a former Dane County official and District Attorney, preceded her in death in 1995. In January 2002, Dorothea moved to be near her daughter in Oklahoma. She joined Ascension Lutheran Church of Tulsa and made many new and happy friendships in Broken Arrow, at Silver Arrow Estates, and in Tulsa, at Harvest Homes. Her friends and family will always remember her delightful wit, her generous smile, her enduring elegance, and the blessing of her love. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gerald Shelby of Broken Arrow, Okla.; her daughter, Bette Briggs and son-in-law, Lee Higbie of San Francisco; her sister, Esther Daugherty of Richmond, Va.; her brother and sister-in-law, Carl E. and Jean Trettin of Reading, Pa.; and six nieces and nephews. A memorial service and celebration of her life was held at SILVER ARROW ESTATES, in Broken Arrow, Okla., with Pastor Greg Riether, of Ascension Lutheran Church, and Pastor Allan Patterson presiding.

Duhr, Raymond P.

JANESVILLE - Raymond P. Duhr, age 81, a longtime Janesville resident, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1923, in Richland County, the son of the late William and Alma (Wenzel) Duhr. As a young boy they moved to Muscoda, where he grew up and attended school. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, he married the former Donna M. Loendorf in Stoughton. She preceded him in death on March 19, 2003. Ray was employed by the W.R. Arthur Co., (JATCO), and then worked for Lions Oil Co. He later worked at the Nunn-Bush Shoe Co., Edgerton. After retirement in 1985, he worked part time for the Hoffman House in Janesville. He was an active volunteer for the SHARE program, and he and Donna had been active with the Equitable Reserve Association (ERA). Ray very much loved camping and fishing, and enjoyed being outdoors. He also was a very skilled woodworker, having a wonderful wood shop in his home! He is survived by his six children, Pandora (Jason) Feller of Kaufman, Texas, Susan (Michael) Heaton of Bluffton, Ind., Paul (Kris) Duhr of Clinton, Peggi (Patrick) Luce, of Chili, Wis., Shawn (Terrie) Duhr of Milton, and Kimberly (Ronald) Tyler of Roanoke, Ind.; a brother, Arnold (Anna) Duhr of Lone Rock; a sister, Norma Waldsmith of Richland Center; a sister-in-law, Vera Duhr of Muscoda; 13 grandchildren, Kellie, Hannah, Rachel, Matthew, Nicholas, Brandon, Adam, Stephanie, Benjamin, Katie, Zachary, Cameron and Austin; two great-grandchildren, Elisha Heaton and Oliver Buckner; and by many nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Duhr; a brother, Robert Duhr; and two sisters, Dorothy Thiede and Doris Hentschel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH-ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME, 15 N. Jackson St., Janesville, with the Rev. Douglas Workman officiating. Burial will take place in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. or on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH-ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME, Janesville. Ray's family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and thanks to Mercy Assisted Care Hospice, and especially to Terry Behrend, his nurse, for their love and care through Ray's illness.

Fix, Frederick J.

MONONA - Frederick J. Fix, age 88, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Oak Park Nursing facility, Madison. Fred was born in Monona and rarely lived more than a mile from his birthplace. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Army, where he fought through France in 1944. In his younger years, Fred worked with his brothers and uncles at Fix Brother's Plastering. Later, he started Harker Heating and Air Conditioning with his brother-in-law, Howie Harker. Primarily, Fred will be remembered for his love of nature. An avid hunter and fisherman, Fred passed along his knowledge and passion for wildlife to his children and grandchildren. He is survived by four children, Jay (Deborah) of Durango, Colo., Guy (Mary) of Newport News, Va., Dale (Cindy) of Madison, and Karla of San Francisco, Calif.; three grandchildren, Alex, Guanshan and Kavi; a brother, Glenn of Cottage Grove; and a sister, Marjorie (Vivian) Rowley of Monona. Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Erna. Fred lived simply and without ceremony. Honoring that tradition, the family asks that you remember him when your are admiring the wonders of God's creation. Memorial gifts may be made to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, where some of Fred's taxidermy is on display.

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

Flagstad, Grace E.

TOMAH - Grace E. Flagstad, age 81, of Tomah, died on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, surrounded by her family at Franciscan-Skemp Medical Center, LaCrosse. She was born on Jan. 20, 1924, to Fred and Eleanor (Hoffman) Walterscheit in Madison. She was a graduate of Madison East High School. She was united in marriage to Bernard H. Flagstad on April 4, 1942, in Madison. Her husband of 52 years preceded her in death on March 6, 1995. Grace was proud of her Winnebago heritage, and recently received her Winnebago name of Benasekwe, which means "Bird Woman." Grace and Barney operated Flagstad's Greenhouse in Madison. She also was a crossing guard for the Madison School District for 19 years, where the children affectionately called her "Copper." Grace was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed birdwatching, especially humming birds and bluejays. She also enjoyed gardening, fishing, the Northwoods and her cottage on Round Lake, near Park Falls. She also was an avid bingo player. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her three children, Gary (Janna) Flagstad and Christine (Charles) Schaeve, both of Tomah, and Stephan (Susan) Flagstad of Blue Mounds; five grandchildren, Nathan Flagstad of Rhinelander, Kristy (Casey) Knoble of LaCrosse, Andrew (his fiancee, Kristi Kurzawa) Schaeve of Madison, and Katy (Paul) Gerke of Tomah; three great-grandchildren, Myles, Rylan and Kallie Knoble; and other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband; she was preceded in death by a daughter, Bernadine; her parents; and a sister, JoAnn Arneson. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at 7 p.m. at the SONNENBURG FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 801 E. Monowau St., Tomah. Pastor Martha Hampton will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the SONNENBURG FAMILY FUNERAL HOME in Tomah on Monday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.

Harloff, Crystal Marie

SchroederSUN CITY, ARIZ. - Crystal Marie Schroeder Harloff, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Madison, passed away on Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at age 91. She was born in Cashton on June 16, 1913, to Henry E. Schroeder and Katherine Hundt Schroeder. Crystal and her husband, Harold Paul Harloff, were married on May 30, 1941, and lived in Madison, until 1977, when they retired and moved to Sun City, Ariz. Harold passed away in October 1994. Crystal's sister, Katherine Harriet White, lives in Phoenix, Ariz., and Crystal's sister-in-law, Mrs. Agnes Schroeder, lives in Viroqua. Surviving Crystal is her son, James Harloff of Peoria, Ariz.; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Phil Karrmann of Platteville; granddaughter and her husband, Kris and Art Pronschinske, and their daughter, Elizabeth; and grandson, Jason, and his wife, Sue, and their two daughters, MacKenzie and Kendall. Crystal was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Katherine; three brothers, Harold, Wilbert and Cleo Schroeder; two sisters, Marie Hughey and Melinda Veglahn; and a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Karrmann. Funeral services were held in Sun City, Ariz., at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church.

Helley, Keith

STOUGHTON - Keith Helley, age 43, died on Friday, Feb. 4, 2005. Arrangements are pending. A full obituary will follow.

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

Kerl, Karen R.

COTTAGE GROVE - Karen R. Kerl, age 57, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Facility, Fitchburg. She was born in Janesville, April 30, 1947, the daughter of Arthur and Ruth (Grimm) Zastoupil. She was a 1965 graduate of Janesville High School and had attended UW- Platteville. Karen married Richard "Rick" Kerl at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Janesville. They moved to Sheboygan in 1974, to Rio in 1976, to Beaver Dam in 1978, and to Cottage Grove in 1990. Karen was a secretary for various churches that she and Rick belonged to, but most recently had been employed by Alliant Energy at their general offices in Madison. She was a member of Monona United Methodist Church, enjoyed crocheting, needlework, traveling, gardening and spending time with friends in the summer at Lake Wisconsin. Karen also enjoyed working UW football and basketball games with Per-Mar. She is survived by her husband, Rick; two sons, Thomas Kerl of Edgerton, and David Kerl of Portage; her parents, Art and Ruth Zastoupil of Mount Dora, Fla.; a brother, Mark Zastoupil of Eustis, Fla,; an uncle, Bob Zastoupil of Janesville; three aunts, Cora (Bud) Sark of Janesville, Marion Foltz of Champaign, Ill., and Dorothy Shuipis of San Diego, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, David, in childhood; and her aunt, Beulah Zastoupil. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at CARGILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH with the Rev. Sue Burwell of Monona United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. For on-line obituary and registry:

Ketchum, R. William

MADISON - R. William "Bill" Ketchum, age 66, passed away on Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, with his family by his side. Bill was born in Baraboo, on Sept. 21, 1938, to Ralph and Lucille (Squires) Ketchum. His family later moved to Madison, where Bill graduated from West High School in 1956. Bill was very involved in organizing the class reunions and has continued friendship with many of his former classmates. After graduation, Bill completed a four year enlistment in the U.S. Air Force. In 1961, he embarked upon his many years in the advertising, sales, and publication business. Bill took great pride in his company, William Ketchum and Associates, and truly did what was best for his clients. Bill and his wife, Jackie (Dille) Ketchum, celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on Oct. 12, 2004. Until cancer slowed him down, golf was Bill's passion and he was so looking forward to many rounds of golf, once he retired. Bill couldn't do enough for his family or friends. He loved to entertain and always prepared the most fantastic foods. Bill is survived and will be deeply missed by his wife, Jackie; a brother, Larry (Dorothy), and their children and grandchildren; and brothers-in-law, Michael (Sherran) Dille and Bill (Susan Stang) Dille, and their children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lucille; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mable and Harold Dille. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center. They were so kind and caring for Bill the last week of his life. "Bill, you are in our thoughts and our hearts and will truly be missed by so many. Remember, you don't have to keep score any longer, just have fun."

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

Lipke, Walter C.

MADISON - Walter C. "Chuck" Lipke, age 74, of Madison, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at St. Marys Hospital. He was born on Nov. 18, 1930, in Madison, the son of Walter and Florence (Kelley) Lipke. Chuck attended Randall Elementary School, West High School and UW-Madison before entering the service. He served in the U.S Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in Korea. Upon returning from Korea, Chuck attended Madison Business College. On Oct. 1, 1960, he was united in marriage to the former Shirley Peserik in Two Rivers. Chuck was a loyal, dedicated employee at Hy-Cite Corporation for more than 36 years, retiring in 1999. Following retirement he enjoyed delivering telephone directories in the Madison area. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus No. 531 and AARP. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, including, hunting, fishing, golf, as well as spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Peter (Michelle) Lipke of Toronto, Canada, Amy (Wayne) Ehlert of Boulder, Colo., Todd Lipke of Madison, Michael (Lori) Lipke of Hartland, and Tim (Stephanie) Lipke of Oregon; his grandchildren, Jack Lipke, Andrew and Sierra Ehlert, Carly and Megan and Mitchell Lipke; grand-dogs, Hattrick, Drake and Butch; a sister, Opal Siewert of Portage; brother-in-law, Lewis Cerqua of Oregon; and many nieces, nephews and great friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia Cerqua, her daughter, Ann Lamont; and a brother, Glen Lipke. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 405 S. Owen Drive, with Monsignor Kenneth Fiedler officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at the JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Road, and also from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made to REM WI, 1317 Applegate Road, Madison, WI 53713; Madison Autistic Society, 566 Harvest, Verona, WI 53593, or the Our Lady Queen of Peace Endowment Fund. The family wishes to thank all the wonderful doctors and nurses at St. Marys Hospital.

Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road (608) 274-1000

Nofzinger, Lonnie D.

MADISON - Lonnie D. Nofzinger, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at Sebring Assisted Care Residence following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in LaGrange, Ind., on May 25, 1933, the only son of Ralph and Iva (Eash) Nofzinger. Lonnie attended grade and high schools in Shipshewana, Ind. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during the Korean War from 1952 until 1956. Lonnie enrolled at Indiana University in fall 1956 and graduated in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in music education. On Sept. 1, 1958, he married Patricia McGraw. They moved to Danville, Ill., in 1960 where Lonnie taught instrumental music in the Danville public school system. In 1966 the family moved to Madison where he taught at Van Hise School until his retirement in 1991. In 1977 Lonnie began the development of The Studio Orchestra and Dimensions in Sound which were his passions until the day he died. Lonnie pursued his love of aviation and obtained his pilot's license, and toured Wisconsin by air. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; son, Michael (Stephanie); daughter, Meg (Pete) Sanville; four grandchildren, Quinn and Crysta Nofzinger, and Jordan and Bryce Sanville; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth McGraw. Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents. According to Lonnie's wishes, there will be no services. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711; or to DISSO (Dimensions in Sound and Studio Orchestra-non-profit organizations), care of Meg Sanville, 2054 Nancy Lane, Stoughton, WI 53589. The family would like to thank the staff of HospiceCare Inc., especially Cheryl, Catie and Deb; and the staff of Sebring Assisted Care Residence, especially Mark, Bethany, Pat and Kathy.

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

Priske, Broderick Charles

MADISON - Broderick Charles Priske, unborn son of Brian and Holly Priske, died on Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Meriter Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Brian and Holly Priske; sister, Reyne; grandparents, Tom and Judy Priske and Patricia Matecki; and aunt and uncle, Jennifer and Joe Tomlinson, all of Madison. He is further survived by Homer and Betty Butteris. Private family services will be held. "You will be remembered always." Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257<</p>

Raether, Frederick C. "Chauncey"

FALL RIVER - Frederick C. "Chauncey" Raether, age 81, died on Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at the Beaver Dam Care Center in Beaver Dam. He was born on Oct. 10, 1923, in Columbus, to Frank and Lillian (Toense) Raether. He was married to Isabel McFarlane on March 4, 1950, in Columbus. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received a purple heart. Chauncey was the caretaker of the Columbus Fireman's Park in the 1950s, and was a fireman for more than 10 years. He was head custodian for the Columbus High School for 28 years before retirement. He was a member of the Olivet Congregational United Church of Christ where he served on various committees. Survivors include his wife, Isabel of Fall River; three sons, Michael (Lynn) of Waterloo, Chauncey (friend, Linda Buchanan) of Eagan, Minn., and William (Vickie) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren, Michael (Stacey) Raether, Angela (Eric) Cumblad and Louise Raether; three great-grandchildren, other relatives; and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harold; and a daughter, Libby, in 2003. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the OLIVET CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST. The Rev. Lee Zortman will officiate. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Columbus, with full military rites. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Tuesday. Memorials may be directed to the Olivet Church or the charity of one's choice.

Jones-Jensen Funeral Home Columbus (920) 623-5850

Sanderson, Charles J.

SAFETY HARBOR, FLA. - Charles J. Sanderson, age 86, formerly of Madison, passed away in a local hospital on Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, after a brief illness. He was an active member of the Episcopal church, an avid golfer and a clown with the Shriners. He is survived by his brother, Richard J. Sanderson of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters, Susan Paddock of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Nancy Barnes of Kingsport, Tenn.; and son, William D. Sanderson II of Safety Harbor, Fla. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beth Harris Sanderson; his brothers, John L. Sanderson and William D. Sanderson; and his parents, Charles and Lucile Sanderson, all natives of Madison.

Schlinsog, Terry W.

MADISON - Terry W. Schlinsog, age 54, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005. Terry was born on June 13, 1950, in Marshfield. After a childhood in Richland Center, Terry moved to Middleton with his family in 1964 and graduated from Middleton High School in 1968. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving both here and in Germany and Korea. Terry held many different jobs throughout his life, and was most recently employed at Boardwalk Investments. Terry loved being in the outdoors, especially hunting and spending time at his family's cabin. He had a life-long love of music, both listening and playing the piano, organ and trombone. He was also a big sports fan and rarely missed a Packers or Badgers football game. Terry is survived by his parents, William and Jeanette Schlinsog of Middleton; his sister, Patricia (Mark) Herrling of Madison; nieces, Trisha (Robert) Roth of Overland Park, Kan., and Lisa (Matthew) McMonagle of Cleveland, Ohio; four grand-nieces, Kelly, Lauren and Grace Roth, and Emma McMonagle; as well as various cousins; aunts; and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arno and Verna Guk of Marshfield, and Harry and Nelda Schlinsog of Loyal; his uncle, Theodore Schlinsog; as well as his special pal, his dog, Toby. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at ST. LUKE'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, with the Rev. Stephen Ganzkow-Wold presiding. Burial will be in St. Luke's Lutheran Cemetery, Middleton. Family and friends may call on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

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

Seippel, Henry L.

LANCASTER - Henry L. "Red" Seippel, age 69, of Lancaster, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Southwest Health Center in Platteville. He was born March 4, 1935, in Burton township, the son of Theodore and Flora (Follman) Seippel. On June 8, 1956, he married Vernetta V. Jamison at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was also employed at Becker and Tuckwood Construction Company. In 1964, Henry started farming, and in 1972, with his brother, John, they opened Seippel Bros. Lumber Company. Henry was and avid outdoorsman, enjoying deer hunting and a good game of cards. He dearly loved spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife, Vernetta of Lancaster; his children, Ron of Bloomington, Jeanne (Brian) Meyer of West Salem, and Tammie (Brian) Houtakker of Asbury, Iowa; his grandchildren, Hunter, Haylee and Colton Meyer and Jacob, Nicole and Tyler Houtakker; a brother, John (Irene) Seippel of Lancaster; two sisters, Fannie (Francis) Simon of Bloomington, and Lillian (Merlin) Bertjens of Kieler; his mother-in-law, Merle Jamison of Lancaster; a brother-in-law, Les Groom of Mineral Point; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Viola Groom. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at the SCHWARTZ FUNERAL HOME in Lancaster. Burial with military honors will be held in the Burns Cemetery, Beetown township. Friends may call on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the SCHWARTZ FUNERAL HOME in Lancaster. A Henry L. Seippel memorial fund has been established.

Smith, Marilyn J.

MADISON - Marilyn Janeice Smith, age 75, passed away at St. Marys Hospital on Friday, Feb. 4, 2005. She was born on Oct. 31, 1929, in Platteville, the daughter of Kenneth and Grace Smith. Marilyn was a member of the Wisconsin Association of the Deaf, the Madison Deaf Happy 55 Club, and the Deaf Ladies Luncheon. She is survived by her children, Kim Bruno, Patricia (Dale) Dietsch, and Julie (Dennis) Denson; her grandchildren, Angela Behling, Anthony Dietsch, and Lyndsey Denson; her brother, Burton (Audrey) Smith; and sister, Ellen Richardson. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, David Smith; and her grandson, Nick Dietsch. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wisconsin School for the Deaf or to the Wisconsin Association for the Deaf.

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

Stanley, Brett Allen

MADISON - Brett Allen Stanley, age 51, passed away suddenly at his home after a long battle with heart disease on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005. He was born on Dec. 24, 1953, in Madison, the son of James and Jean (Larson) Stanley. He graduated from Madison Memorial High School in 1972. He went on to drive semi for several years before going to work for his close friend, Greg Onken at DRG Express. Brett had a variety of interests which included his love of cars, collecting antiques, and fixing things. He was both electronically and mechanically inclined, and was intrigued with computers. He will always be remembered for his willingness to help anyone at any time. A loving son and devoted, proud father, Brett is survived by his loving daughter, Samantha (mother, Chris Zabel) Stanley; his parents, James and Jean Stanley of Madison; two brothers, Jeff (Lynn) Stanley and Tim (Linda) Stanley; two sisters, Sandy (friend, Dale) Stanley and Kari Lewis; his grandfather, Orvel (Rita) Larson of Florida; nieces and nephews, Lucas, Kristina, Adam, Aaron, Alex, Austin, Renee, Nicholas, Chase and Kelly; great nieces and nephews, Karly, Haley, Hayden, Holden, Kateri and Kyra; and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Henrietta Larson, Henry and Frances Saevke, and Brett Stanley; and his great-grandparents, Nellie and Wesley Stanley, and Charles and Gertrude Cook. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, with the Rev. Robert Boehler presiding. Family and friends may call on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a trust fund to be set up for Samantha. In planning her fathers funeral, Samantha expressed to us; "I know life goes on, but it will not be the same without my Dad. I will miss you Dad."

Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Centers 7435 University Ave. (608) 831-6761

Tipple, Richard E. "Dick"

STOUGHTON/ MADISON - Richard E. "Dick" Tipple, age 79, passed away with his family present on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005. He was born on Sept. 2, 1925, in Madison, the son of the late John E. and Lillian (Olson) Tipple. Dick was a 1944 graduate of West High School. He played in the band and orchestra. He earned all-city/all-state honors as a football tackle. He served in the U.S. Army, 95th Infantry Division in the European Theater during World War II. He returned to attend UW-Madison where he earned a degree in landscape architecture in 1950. As a freshman he was a member of the Wisconsin national championship 8-oared boat. Dick was captain of the rowing team and lettered all four years. He went on to coach rowing at UW-Madison from 1950 until 1959. Dick had a distinguished career as a landscape architect for the Department of Planning and Construction at UW-Madison beginning in 1950, until his retirement in May 1988. He was a founding member of the Arboretum committee. Dick was a lifetime member of the National "W" Club and loved Wisconsin athletics. He had season tickets for football and basketball since 1945. He enjoyed music and spending his free time gardening and designing art metal and jewelry. He had a life-long passion for cars. He married Joan Baer on July 11, 1952. His family includes beloved wife, Joan; children, Lynn M. Tipple, Rick (Angie) Tipple, Dr. Donald W. (Sue) Tipple and Julie T. (Pat) Green; loving grandchildren, Cacia, Luke, Joe, Emily, Shawn, Jenna, Andrea, Danielle, Jacob and Jared "Bear;" and a sister, Lucille (Vernon) Kirkpatrick. The family will greet friends at the funeral home beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, until 4 p.m., with a memorial service celebrating Dick's life to follow. The service will be held at OLSON-HOLZHUTER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME, Stoughton. The Rev. Dick Halom will officiate. Military rites by the Stoughton American Legion Post No. 59 will follow. Donations in Dick's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, UW Foundation-men's crew or UW Arboretum. "Ready, ready all, row!" "Way enough!"

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

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