Collins, Stephen Arthur

MADISON - Stephen Arthur Collins, age 72, died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Meriter Hospital, surrounded by his family. Steve was born in Sunbury, Pa., on Feb. 8, 1933, to John Collins and Flossie Moyer. He grew up in Binghamton, N.Y. After high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served proudly in Korea from 1952 to 1953. Upon his return to the United States, he met Mary Hawley and they married in 1954. Steve worked hard all his life to provide for his family, but work was not his main interest. He was a proud of his Irish heritage, perhaps because of his Irish great-grandparents. A man of many passions, he embraced photography, the Civil War (in which several of his great-grandfathers fought), opera, his reminiscence writing class, travel, genealogy, aviation, charming the wait staff at local coffee shops and especially his family. He is survived by his wife Mary; his children and their families, John, Diane and Emma, Amy, Kevin, Jesse and Madeleine, Patrick, Barry, Eileen, Kyle and Grace, and Sean, Melissa, Kayley and Shelby; his brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Juanita Collins; and his nephew Michael Collins and his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandson, Joshua. Steve will be greatly missed by his family and the many people whose lives he touched every day. The family gives heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Meriter Hospital. Friends are invited to join the family on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005 from noon until 3 p.m. at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, for tears, laughter, memories and music.

"May your neighbors respect you

Troubles neglect you

The angels protect you

and Heaven accept you."

"We love you and will miss your curious mind and wonderful sense of humor."

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Service 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257 www.ryanfuneralservice.com

Disch, Arthur John "Art"

MADISON - Arthur John "Art" Disch, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at Belmont Nursing Home. He was born on Feb. 11, 1927, in New Glarus, son of Henry and Ingeborg (Fladen) Disch. He attended Central High School, Madison, and during World War II, he served in the U.S. Marines, in the Pacific, from 1944 to 1946. Art operated a service station in Middleton for several years, worked at Cantwell Printing Company and retired from Cuna Mutual Insurance. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Art is survived by his wife, Florence Disch; his three children, Nancy (Darwin) Thompson of Madison, John (Mary) Disch of Monona, and Joseph (Beth) Disch of DeForest; his five grandchildren, Kris (Edward) Porter of Sun Prairie, Scott Thompson of Madison, Henry and Annie Disch of Monona, and Bryn Disch of DeForest; a great-granddaughter, Kayleigh Thompson and her mother, Kirsten Bobholz; a brother, Raymond (Jackie) Disch; and an aunt Helen Shold. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Art was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Henry and Ralph; and a sister Gladys Hall. A memorial visitation will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. A private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711.

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Service 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257 www.ryanfuneralhome.com

Foster, Wilson "Bill"

ROBERTS - Wilson "Bill" Foster, fondly remembered by his wife Mary Kay; son, Reed (Deana) and their children, Lily and Taylor, Cottage Grove; daughter, Melinda Foster, River Falls; sister, Lucy (Dick) Smith; Hudson; brother, James (Jean) Foster; Roberts; sister-in-law, Julie (Ron) Boumeester, Hammond. Services were held on Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, Roberts. Burial was at Warren Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, Baldwin

(715) 684-3434 oconnellfuneralhomes.com

Gappa, Francis, J.

BROOKFIELD - Francis J. Gappa, age 86, was born into eternal life on Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Franciscan Woods, Brookfield. He passed away peacefully in the presence of his immediate family. Francis was born in Fountain City. Hunting and fishing were always a great parts of Fran's life, a heritage that he passed on and enjoyed with his dear son, Michael. Francis and Caroline made their home in Middleton for more than 30 years, where he worked as an accountant before starting his own accountant practice. He and Caroline also owned and operated several restaurants in the areas during the years they were married. Francis was a proud member of the U.S. Army, serving in the military police during World War II. He served at the Middleton V.F.W. Post as the Quartermaster for a number of years. Francis also volunteered for SCORE as well at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Middleton. His children and grandchildren will deeply miss his love, guidance and his wisdom. A private catholic funeral Mass and interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery, Madison.

In his honor, "Live, your life wisely."

Gill, Talus Wonder

BELLINGHAM, WASH. - Talus Wonder Gill of Bellingham, Wash., passed away at Seattle Children's Hospital on Dec. 6, 2005. He was born on Nov. 28, 2005. Talus was the fraternal twin of Noah Gill. He is survived by his mother, Kari (Schroder) Gill and father, Peter Gill; his brothers, Milo and Noah Gill; Deibert grandparents of South Dakota; and Gill grandparents of Wisconsin. A memorial garden will be constructed in Talus' name. Garden pieces are on record at the Garden Spot, (360) 676-5480. Arrangements are by Jerns Funeral Chapel and On-Site Crematorium, Sunset and James Dr.

Hageman, Grace Mary

BELLEVILLE - Grace Mary Hageman, age 75, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at Willow Pointe Memory Center, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on May 27, 1930, the daughter of Fred and Rose (Giese) Klapper. Grace graduated from Appleton West High School. Grace met her husband at a motorcycle rally in June 1951, and married Calvin shortly after in December 1951. They were able to share 54 years together. She enjoyed many activities such as, roller skating, knitting, crocheting, photography, bird watching, and anything nature related. Grace especially loved to bake and cook for her family, especially during the holidays. She was an avid book reader and had a special place in her heart for angels, which would account for her large collection. Grace and Calvin had the opportunity to travel to many different places including Alaska. She was a member of the Montrose Budget Busters Homemaker's Club for many years and was on a women's bowling league at Wildcat Lanes, formerly known as the Kamm Bowl in Verona. Grace was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Verona. She is survived by her husband, Calvin Hageman of Belleville; five children, Linda (Joe) LeRoy of Random Lake, Judy Hageman (Bill Warner) of Belleville, Tom Hageman (Karen Fonte) of Joliet, Ill., Jeff (Leah) Hageman of Janesville, and Kathy (Brett) Buechel of Wilmot; six grandchildren, Melanie and Danielle Wood, and Hannah, Travis, Anthony, and Autumn Hageman; two great-grandchildren, Eddye and Elliot Toral-Wood; sister Lois (Marvin) Derga of Appleton; sister-in-law Janie Klapper of Appleton; special friend Dorothy Greening of Neenah; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Alma Kirkenwitz; sister, Betty Tate; brother, Donald Klapper; and brother-in-law, Lowell Tate. Funeral services will be held at the JOYCE-RYAN VERONA FUNERAL HOME, 118 N. Franklin St., on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at noon, with Pastor Al Braunschweig. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A private burial will be held at the Paoli Cemetery. Following the service family and friends are invited for fellowship and lunch at the Montrose Town Hall, Paoli. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Maria Laatz, Isabelle Foslin, HospiceCare, and Willow Pointe Memory Care for their extraordinary care and concern.

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

Hermanson, Karen

MADISON - Karen M. Hermanson, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at Meriter Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will appear on Saturday.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com

Jewell, Warren "Jake"

MADISON - Warren "Jake" Jewell, age 82, popular bar owner, labor leader and area bowler died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, after a short illness. Known for quietly puffing his pipe as he listened attentively to patrons' stories, Jake made whomever he listened to believe they were the most important person in the world. A friend once asked Jake, "What were you thinking about when that guy blathered at you for the last hour?" "Fishing," he smiled. He successfully worked on labor negotiations for nearly 40 years with the AFL-CIO, Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workman of America. While a staunch advocate for labor rights, he believed both sides must win. When Jake Jewell negotiated, labor talks never ended in a strike. He worked for Oscar Mayer for nearly 40 years, at the same time he negotiated labor contracts, was a political activist for labor and owned his own pub. He was also a leading bowler in the Madison area for 30 years. He and his 1953 Madison team took first place in the American Bowling Congress' National Tournament that year. Jake retreated several times each year to the Canadian wilderness and the quiet of fishing to restore his energy from the noise of labor, politics and the pub. He graduated from Madison East High School in 1942, enlisted in the Army and went right to Guadalcanal. He was in the 37th Division, led by General McArthur. He came home from the South Pacific in 1945. He attended Detroit Technical College where he studied airplane construction and the University of Wisconsin where he studied labor negotiations. Jake is survived by his wife, Janet (nee Kurth) Jewell; his daughter, Vicki (James) Schulenburg of Reedsburg; his son, David (Cindy) Jewell of Missouri; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Iona (Robert) Stockman of Connecticut, and LaVonne (Gayle) Ford of Rhode Island. He lost a son Larry to Agent Orange cancer 26 years ago following three tours of duty the Vietnam Theater of war, 1966-1969. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at the CRESS FUNERAL HOME where friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service. Monsignor Michael Hippee will officiate and burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park where military honors will be accorded.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3325 E. Washington Ave. (608) 249-6666 www.cressfuneralservice.com

Klongland, H. Owen

STOUGHTON - H. Owen Klongland, age 83, of Stoughton, died unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005. He was born in Stoughton on March 4, 1922, a son of Norris and Emelia (Jerdee) Klongland. He graduated from the Stoughton High School in 1940 and was Dane County Junior Champ in tennis while in high school. He furthered his education at UW-Madison. Owen was a veteran of World War II, serving as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was discharged in 1946 as a first lieutenant. He was a lifelong farmer in the town of Dunkirk, and owned and operated the Klongland Hatchery in Stoughton for many years, retiring in 1983. He was nominated the State Poultry Man of the Year in 1955, this honor being given to him by the Wisconsin Poultry Improvement Association. Owen married the former Jean Anderson Stoughton in February 1945. She preceded him in death in 1991. He was a member of The Good Shepherd by the Lake Lutheran Church, a member of the board of directors of the First National Bank in Stoughton, presently the Evergreen State Bank, for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 59 in Stoughton, and for many years, a member of the Stoughton Country Club where he enjoyed a good golf game and playing bridge with his many friends. He is survived by his sons, Tim (Karen) Klongland, Kent Klongland, and Scott (Molly) Klongland, all of Stoughton; six grandchildren, Ahren (Shaunda), Thea, Ingrid, Bjorn, Henry and Rebecca Klongland, all of Stoughton; and an AFS son; Ernst Steiner of Austria. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Sylvia Anderson, and Harriet and Alice Klongland. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005 at 11 am at GOOD SHEPHERD BY THE LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1860 Highway 51, Stoughton. The Rev. Thomas Petersen will officiate. Burial will be at the Eastside Cemetery in Stoughton. The family will greet friends at the OLSON-HOLZHUTER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME in Stoughton from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Good Shepherd by the Lake Lutheran Church or the Stoughton Hospital Foundation in lieu of flowers.

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

Larson, Arnold P.

MADISON - Arnold P. Larson, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at the Waunakee Health Care Center. He was born on Oct. 14, 1915, in Sun Prairie, the son of Gustave and Isabella (Skarkrud) Larson. Arnold was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army during the European Theatre. He worked as an auto mechanic with several area garages until his retirement in 1977. Arnold was a longtime member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Madison, and of the Greening Buelow American Legion Post No. 437 of Mazomanie. He is survived by a son, Terry of Mount Horeb; a daughter, Shelly (Tim) Turner of Bartlet, Ill.; his wife, Mary of Madison; two sisters, Thelma Walker of Gotham, and Doris Chute of Mazomanie; and many step-children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Arnold was preceded in death by his first wife, Alvera, in 1973; two brothers, Clarence and Ted; and a sister, Pearl Thompson. Services will be held at GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5701 Raymond Road, Madison, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, with the Rev. Sheryl L. Erickson presiding. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Arnold was loved by all who knew him and will be deeply missed.

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

McKenna, Donald J. "Don"

MADISON - Donald J. "Don" McKenna, age 65, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at home. He was born on May 16, 1940, in Darlington, to Emmet Peter and Dorothy Mae (Gille) McKenna. Don was a union electrician. He enjoyed trap shooting and fishing. Don is survived by two sons, Robert (Elizabeth) McKenna of DeForest, and James (Debbie) McKenna of Oregon; a daughter, Cynthia (Robert) Kolb of Madison; grandchildren, Peter, Patrick, Taylor and Morgan McKenna; and two brothers, Dale McKenna of Madison, and Emmet (Bonnie) McKenna of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at noon on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com

Mickelson, Ruby P.

COLUMBUS - Ruby P. Mickelson, age 97, of Columbus, died on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at the Columbus Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Columbus. Ruby was born on April 18, 1908, in the town of Leeds, the daughter of Bernard and Anna (Hoverson) Bredeson. During her early years she lived in the town of Hampden and on Nov. 26, 1926, she married Martin Mickelson. They farmed in the area for 48 years. He preceded her in death on March 10, 1974, and then Ruby moved to Columbus. She was a faithful member of the Spring Prairie Lutheran Church, Keyeser and a member of its Ladies Aid. She was a member of the former Sharpee Homemakers Club and the Columbus Senior Citizens Club. She was a wonderful homemaker, loved to cook, bake, work outdoors gardening and she also did quilting for the church. Fishing was a family event for many years, enjoyed by all. She will be remembered for the great love, care and concern she had for her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Deeply missing her are her three children, Evelyn (Charles) Owen of Tucson, Ariz., Diane (Raymond) Schmitt of Sun Prairie and Glen (Karen) Mickelson of Sun Prairie; 12 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin; a son, Harold, on Jan. 16, 1996; three grandsons, Steven and David Owen, and Raymond Schmitt Jr.; five sisters, Inez, Bernice, Hazel, Lulu and Mae; one half-sister, Amelia; a brother, James; and six half-brothers, Edward, Carl, Maurice, Adolph, Oscar and Sylvester. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the SPRING PRAIRIE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Keyeser, with the Rev. Douglas Smyth officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the service time.

Zeidler Funeral Home Columbus (920) 623-3150

Mueller, Cecil H.

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MADISON - Cecil H. Mueller, age 87, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005. He was born on May 27, 1918, in Sauk City, son of Herman and Pauline (Ganser) Mueller. Mr. Mueller was united in marriage to Wilna Peck on July 29, 1939. She preceded him in death on July 7, 2000. Cecil was a lifelong resident of Madison. He was a member of Calvary Gospel Church, Madison, where he was an avid student of the Bible, a committed Christian, who was a mentor for many. Mr. Mueller was a skilled sheet metal craftsman who was employed with H & H Industries. He was known for his attention to detail and demand for perfection. Cecil was a former leader in the Boy Scouts of America, a member of the Order of The Arrow. He spent his spare time golfing, camping, traveling, but got his greatest enjoyment of spending time with his family. Mr. Mueller is survived by his daughter, Junean (Bill) Eaton of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; his son, Karl (Sabine) Mueller of Port Orange, Fla.; his grandchildren, Paul (Deborah) Eaton, Sherryl (Fred) Hensley and Timothy (Stephanie) Mueller; his great- granddaughter, Courtney; his brother, Wilferd Mueller; other relatives and friends. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marian Russell; and sister-in-law, Florence Mueller. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at 11 a.m. at CALVARY GOSPEL CHURCH, 5301 Commercial Ave., Madison. Burial to be held in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona. Friends may call at the time of service.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3325 E. Washington Ave (608) 249-6666 www.cressfuneralservice.com

Nelson, Robert S. "Bob"

MEQUON - Robert S. "Bob" Nelson, of Mequon, died on Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at age 71, after a brave fight with cancer. Bob's greatest love was his family. He is survived by Helen (nee Kinnear), his wife of 50 years. Bob was the loving dad of Terry (Melanie) Nelson, Peter (Linda) Nelson, Margie (Tim) Edwards and Bobbi Nelson. His pride and joy were his eight grandchildren, Alyssa, Andrew and Matthew Nelson, Erik and Brandon Nelson, Kirsten and Anna Edwards, and Helen White. Further survived by dear brother, Floyd (Pat) Nelson; sisters, Velma (Clarence) Labansky and Charlotte Mattson; brother-in-law, Bob (Geri) Kinnear; and sister-in-law, Barb Kinnear. Also survived by 15 cherished nieces and nephews, as well as other family and friends. The family will receive friends at the SCHMIDT & BARTELT FUNERAL HOME, 10280 North Port Washington Road in Mequon from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 226 Erickson St., Elroy, with burial to follow at Fowler Prairie Cemetery in Elroy. Memorials to "Ridin' For Research" c/o the Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226 suggested in lieu of flowers.

Olson, Madeline G.

MILWAUKEE - Friends and family will gather at 3 p.m. today (Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005) at the chapel at Roselawn Memorial Park, 401 Femrite Drive, and proceed to graveside at 3:30 for the interment of our beloved "Madge" Madeline G. Olson, of Milwaukee. Madge died peacefully with family at her side on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center here after a brief illness. She was 91 and had lived a high-spirited life that had a love of sports, politics and her extended family at its center. Madge was born in Madison on Feb. 21, 1914, to Swedish immigrant parents who supplied her with five brothers and two sisters. After she moved to Milwaukee, her family would line up in the back yard on Sommers Avenue and wave to her train as it passed after her weekend visit to Madison. Her youngest sister, Evelyn O. Johnson of Monona survives her, as do nieces, nephews, great-nephews and great-great nieces. Madge graduated from East High School and worked for the Veterans Administration in medical records in Milwaukee for more than 50 years. One of the young women she trained there, Vicki Purol, became a close friend who helped look after her in retirement and after Madge lost her vision in her 90s. The family is extremely grateful to Vicki for all she did. The family also wishes to offer its deep appreciation to Dr. William Rock and the staff of HospiceCare for their tender, effective, immaculate care and for maintaining a serene environment for Madge's family and friends. Memorial gifts may be made to HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com

Schaeve, Marvin F.

TOMAH - Marvin F. Schaeve, age 88, of Tomah, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 19, 1917, to Eva Stauff Schaeve and Harry H. Schaeve in Milwaukee. Marvin graduated from Wauwatosa High School in 1935. He was united in marriage to Helen Elizabeth Roddel on May 31, 1941, in Milwaukee. Marvin graduated in 1940 with a bachelor of arts degree in science and received his master's degree in education in 1949 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In fall 1942 school districts would not hire Marv for fear of him being drafted. He started teaching radio classes to future Army Aviators at the Army Air Force Technical Training Command at Truax Field, Madison. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1944 and served in the Pacific as a radio technician 1st class, working on repair ships. He returned home in 1946 to a new baby daughter, Elizabeth Helen. Marvin was an educator in the natural sciences in Edger, Milwaukee Vocational School and Madison East High School from 1949 to 1982. He was also a summer driver's education instructor for more than 20 years as well as a "55 Alive" instructor in retirement. Marv was always interested in electronics as evidenced by his building of radios and stereo equipment. His love for cars and auto mechanics was fostered by his father being a lifelong mechanic who even built his own car. His interest in golf started early in life with the encouragement of his dad. Marv was also a proficient carpenter, plumber and electrician, having worked on construction/ remodeling projects on all of his homes as well as his children's and friend's homes. Marvin and Helen spent their summer vacations and retirement years traveling the world. They made numerous trips to Europe, Mexico, Alaska and their favorite, the U.S. and Canadian Rockies, as well as trips to their children's and grandchildren's homes. After the death of his wife, Helen, Marvin moved to Tomah, where he has resided for the last eight years. He is survived by three children, a daughter, Elizabeth (Stan) Jackson of Woodbridge, Va., and their children, David (Marita) Jackson of Lorton, Va., and Angela (Chris) Michaels and great-grandchildren, Joseph, Peter and John Michaels all of Woodbury, Minn.; a son, Charles (Christine) Schaeve of Tomah, and their children, Andrew (Kristi) Schaeve of Madison, and Kathryn (Paul) Gerke of Tomah; a daughter, Carolyn (Glen) Mahlum-Jenkins of La Crosse, and grandson, Logan Jared Mahlum of West Salem; two sisters, Eva Holfman and Carol Schaeve, both of Wauwatosa; sister-in-law, Marion Hencke of Milwaukee; a brother-in-law, Harold Rogers of Brown Deer; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, on April 18, 1995; a sister, Margaret Rogers; and his parents. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at 3 p.m. at the TORKELSON FUNERAL HOME in Tomah. Pastor Martha Hampton will officiate. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the TORKELSON FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Eva Stauff Schaeve and Harry H. Schaeve Scholarship Fund, the University of Wisconsin Foundation, P.O. Box 8860, Madison, WI 53708-8860 or to the Monroe County Meal Site, 1002 Superior Ave., Tomah, WI 54660. The Torkelson Funeral Home is assisting the family with details. Online condolences are available at:

Schliewe, Aleda L.

PARDEEVILLE - Aleda L. Schliewe, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, after a three year illness of ALS. Aleda was born on Sept. 18, 1923, in Columbus, at the family homestead, daughter of Edmund and Erma (Hoene) Fierke. She graduated from Columbus High School. On April 20, 1948, she was united in marriage to Melvin Schliewe at the Columbus Zion Lutheran Church. Aleda owned and operated "Aledas Kitchen" for eight years in downtown Pardeeville. She then worked at AMPI retiring in 1984. Aleda was well known all over the state, as "Granny and the Wild Flowers," singing and playing for more than 40 years. For more than 60 years, she sang in the church choir first at Zion Lutheran, Columbus, then transferring her membership to St. John's Lutheran Church, Pardeeville. Besides playing her guitar and yodeling, Aleda's hobbies included playing cards, both euchre and sheepshead. She is survived by a special son, Jerry Miller of Fall River; special granddaughters, Lisa and Michelle; sisters and brothers, Doris Gabbard of Chicago, Ill., Marvin Fierke (Geraldine) of Juneau, and Norma Witthuhn of Columbus; nieces; nephews; other near relatives; and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Melvin, in 1982. Funeral services for Aleda will be held at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Pardeeville, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005. Pastor Edward Lindemann will officiate. Immediately following the service, lunch will be served by the St. John's Ladies Aid, in the fellowship hall. Burial will be at the Hillside Columbus Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Pardeeville, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from noon until time of service.

Shotliff, Harold I.

OREGON - Harold I. Shotliff, age 83, of Oregon, died on Tuesday Dec. 13, 2005, at Skaalen Home. Funeral Services will be held at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 625 E. Netherwood, Oregon, at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, with the Rev. Steve Ristau Hanson presiding. Burial will follow at Storytown Cemetery. Friends may call at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL HOME, 431 Soden Drive from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005. A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday paper.

Gunderson Oregon Funeral & Cremation Centers 431 Soden Drive (608) 835-3515 www.gundersonfh.com

Story, Carole Ann

SAN DIMAS, CALIF. - Carole Ann Story, age 54, of San Dimas, Calif., died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, unexpectedly at home. She was the daughter of Robert and Herta Laatsch of Jefferson. Carole graduated from Jefferson High School in 1969 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was married to Donald Story of San Dimas, Calif. Recently retired, Carole was a store manager for Target Stores for 15 years. Carole was the president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 755, Covina, Calif., was active in the San Dimas Festival of Arts and enjoyed the Elks and Eagles. She was involved in several local charities and community groups and was recognized by the McKinley Children's Center as a "Hero of the Heart." Carole is survived by her loving husband, Donald and his son, Jason; her mother, Herta Laatsch of Jefferson; four brothers, John Laatsch (Cheryl) of Jefferson, Tom Laatsch (Jana) of Pekin, Ill.; David Laatsch (Kathy) of Beaver Dam, and Dan Laatsch (Pam) of Windsor; two sisters, Mary Richter (Lynn) of New Ulm, Minn., and Sue Anderson (Mark) of Merrimac; nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert. Services were held at the Faith Lutheran Church, San Dimas, Calif. A Memorial Service will be held at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Jefferson, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005. Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. and services at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Carole's name.

Ziemer, Margaret Janet Triggs

MADISON - Margaret Janet Triggs Ziemer, age 84, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism and the mother of six children, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at St. Marys Care Center in Madison. Born in Rochester, Minn., Margaret moved to Madison in 1924. She was a graduate of St. James Catholic School in Madison and St. Mary's Academy, Prairie du Chien. Margaret's adventuresome spirit drew her to swim across Madison's lakes as a teenager; to follow her soldier husband Paul to Army Air Corps camps in Tullahoma, Tenn., and Laredo, Texas, as a young bride; to create a news service providing LaCrosse area reports to major papers, including the Milwaukee Journal, in the late 1940s; and to chase tornadoes and rush to the scenes of fatal accidents as a reporter and photographer at the Pampa (Texas) Spokesman in the early 1950s and as editor of the Gonzales (Texas) Inquirer in 1955 and 1956. Mrs. Ziemer, who in her last years often said, "Children and dogs always loved me," also was a well-loved teacher in Warrick County, Ind., and at Reitz Memorial High School, and Sacred Heart School in Evansville, Ind., between 1956 and 1966. A gifted writer, Margaret also was education reporter for Chicago's American in the late 1960s and an editor of Compton's Encyclopedia from 1966 to 1973. In the late 1970s, she worked as a dispatcher at General Heating in Madison. After retiring from Chicago Newsclip in 1983, she most recently worked as a substitute teacher at St. Gregory's School on Chicago's North Side. Survivors include her sisters, Marion Smith and Rosemary Hayes; sons, Eric of Bloomington, Ind., and Paul Steven (Shelley Fetter) of Parker, Colo.; daughters, Penny Ford of Denver, Margaret "Marni" Ziemer Roiniotis of Chicago, and Antonia Ziemer of Madison; niece, Michelle Liggett; and many other nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ziemer was the proud grandmother of Chris, Lisa and Chelsea Ziemer, Liam, Gregory, Michael, Meg, Mary Catherine, Jane, Dolores and Joseph Ford, Diana Roiniotis, Julia Ziemer and Claire Kellesvig. She was extremely proud of great-grandchildren, Vivian and Rosalei Ziemer-Smith, Sonam and Violet Ford, Sofiane Ford Larbi and Chiara Ziemer. Margaret was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Joy Janet; her ex-husband, Paul; her parents, Vivian and Claude Triggs, founders of Triggs Plumbing in Madison; two brothers; and a sister. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1134 St. James Court, Madison, at 1 p.m., with Monsignor Thomas Baxter officiating. Inurnment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Madison. Visitation will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., where a rosary service will take place at 5 p.m. Visitation will also take place at the church on Saturday from noon until the time of Mass. Memorial donations are encouraged to St. James Catholic School, 1130 St. James Court, Madison, WI 53715; or to the School Sisters of Notre Dame Retirement Center, 13105 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove, WI 53122.

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