ST. CHARLES, ILL. - Alphilda 'Al'Voigt, age 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, atBrighton Gardens Assisted Living Community in St. Charles, Ill. Shewas born on April 28, 1919, in Bergen, Norway, the oldest daughter ofChris and Ragna Brostrom. Al moved with her family to Madison, at theage of five, and graduated in 1938, from the newly built Madison West High School. She furthered her education with a bachelor of sciencein speech education from the UW-Madison. On the same graduation day,May 29, 1943, Al married then U.S. Navy Ensign Lester P. Voigt. Al andLester lived in Madison until their move to St. Charles in 2000. Theycelebrated 63 years of marriage before Lester preceded her in deathin 2005. Her family and friends will dearly miss her ongoing wit andhumor. She is survived by a sister, Sylvia Snow; sister-in-law, DorisBrostrom; brother-in-law, Bill Voigt; children, Susan (Daniel) Barr,Richard (Diana) Voigt, and Stuart (Linda) Voigt. She was grandmotherto five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and aunt to many niecesand nephews. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at MIDVALE COMMUNITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 4329 Tokay Blvd., on Thursday, Oct.2, 2008, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at MIDVALE CHURCH at 10a.m., before the service. Memorials may be made to Midvale CommunityLutheran Church Capital Campaign Fund or Alzheimer' s Association.
}\ \Wheeler, Forrest W. 'Bill'\REEDSBURG - Forrest W. 'Bill'Wheeler, age 86, of Reedsburg, died peacefully on Monday, Sept. 29,2008, in his home. He was born on March 13, 1922, in Boscobel, the sonof Raymond and Amelia (Bredeson) Wheeler. As a child, Bill and his familymoved to California where he grew to adulthood. Bill attended juniorcollege until he was drafted into military service. He was a veteranof World War II serving with the Army Air Corps. Bill was a survivorof the H.M.T. Rohna and he was awarded the Purple Heart. Following hisdischarge from the service, Bill began a 30-year career with the U.S. Postal Service. In March 1946 he was married to the former Joy Souther.He later married Maxine Hams-Kirkeng on Nov. 29, 1980. Bill was a memberof St. John Lutheran Church, the Hillpoint Veterans of Foreign WarsPost No. 3434 and the Reedsburg Toastmasters. He enjoyed playing inthe UW-Baraboo band, volunteering at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center,caning chairs, playing cards, traveling and square dancing. Survivorsinclude his wife, Maxine; five children, Dawnine Wheeler of Portage,Jeannine (Douglas) Price of Ypsilanti, Mich., Russell (Wendy) Wheelerof Pardeeville, Karen (Michael) Webster of Dane, and Arthur (Mary Kay)Kirkeng of Reedsburg; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; niecesand nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death byhis parents; and his sister, Virginia Block. Memorial services willbe conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at ST. JOHN EV. LUTHERANCHURCH in Reedsburg with Pastor David Glesne officiating. Military riteswill be accorded by the Hillpoint VFW following the service. Intermentwill be in the Elroy City Cemetery at a later date. There will be a visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday atthe church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Home Health United Hospicewould be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
}\ \Gochberg, David R\MADISON - David Robert Gochberg, belovedfather, husband, brother, and son-in-law, age 53, passed away quietlyon Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, after a short illness. He is survived byhis wife, Laura; daughter, Ariel; son, Aaron; brothers, Jonathan andJoel; and uncle and aunt, Howard and Karen Gochberg. A graduate of JamesMadison Memorial High School in 1972, Dave studied music at UW-Madisonand was an active and accomplished drummer in numerous musical groupsincluding the UW Marching Band, Pep Band, and Percussion Ensembles,the State Street Review, Out of the West with Beverly Jean, Task Force,and the Cheeters. In recent years, Dave served on the Dane County RegionalPlanning Commission, Dane County BUILD Advisory Committee, Capitol CommunityCitizens Committee, and the Village of Oregon Historic PreservationCommission. Dave was also an accomplished martial artist, having justearned a fourth degree black belt ('master') in Karate. Professionally , Dave was a Senior Microsoft Consultant at CDW, and recently co-authoredthe principle reference guide to Microsoft Project Server. Lost to usbefore his time, Dave will be missed by his family, friends, coworkers,and clients who knew him. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations canbe made to the United Way, Dave' s favorite charity. A gravesideservice will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at FORESTHILL CEMETERY, 1 Speedway Road, Madison.
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}\ \Nelson, Milton W. 'Mick'
\MINERAL POINT - Milton W. 'Mick ' Nelson, age 85, of Mineral Point, died on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008,at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. He was born on Feb. 18, 1923,in Racine, the son of Milton F. and Doris (Hagendorf) Nelson. Afterhis mother' s death when he was a few months old, he was reared by his grandparents, Sophie and Sophus Nelson, in Racine and Milwaukee.Mick served as a radio officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine in WorldWar II and the Korean conflict. After graduating from Marquette University,he worked as a program director at the Astoria or YMCA, and from 1954until his retirement in 1985, he was a commercial representative forWisconsin Power & Light in Southwestern Wisconsin. In retirement, Mickenjoyed volunteering with Meals On Wheels and the Mineral Point DepotMuseum. Mick is survived by Serena, his wife of 62 years; a daughter,Deirdre of Alameda, Calif.; a son, Eric and his wife Joel of Berwick,La.; a granddaughter, Beth Colbert and her husband Walter; and great-grandch ildren, Brevon and Bronwyn, all of Berwick, La. He was preceded in deathby a daughter, Ingrid. Memorial donations may be made in Mick' s name to the Mineral Point Library and Archives Improvement and ExpansionProject. Mick' s wishes were to have no services.
Gorgen Funeral Home 310 Ridge St.
Mineral Point (608) 987-3421
}\ \O' Connor, Elizabeth I.\BELLEVILLE - Elizabeth I. O' Connor, age 79, of Belleville, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008,at St. Mary' s Hospital in Madison. She was born on Aug. 25, 1929,at St. Mary' s Hospital in Madison to her parents Vincent and Irene (Norton) Eagan. Elizabeth graduated from Belleville High Schoolin 1947 and attended UW-Madison for one year. On March 31, 1951, shewas united in marriage to William J. O' Connor Jr. at St. Maryof Lourdes Catholic Church in Belleville. Elizabeth worked for the RasmussenAgency in Belleville for 49 years and assisted her husband Bill on thefarm. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Dayton and St.Mary of Lourdes in Belleville. Liz loved her cocker spaniels and cats.Elizabeth is survived by her husband, William J. O' Connor Jr.of Belleville; her children, Jayne (Larry) Kosmeder of Belleville, Marcy(Stan) Keehn of Monroe, Ruth (Dan) Wyttenbach of Belleville, Bill (Joan)O' Connor of Albany, and Paul (Diane) O' Connor of Belleville;grandchildren, Robbie and Billy Kosmeder, Kyle (Teresa) Keehn, Ryanand Jared Keehn, Christopher, Kathryn and Rachel Wyttenbach, Jason Reimer,Nicole (William) Cockroft, and Sean and Lauren O' Connor; andthree great-grandchildren, Connor Cockroft, and William and Bradyn Keehn.She was preceded in death by her parents; and many aunts and uncles.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008,at ST. MARY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 221 Frederick St., Belleville,with the Rev. Kenneth Klink officiating with burial in St. James Cemetery.Relatives and friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday,Oct. 1, 2008, at the BECKER-BEAL FUNERAL HOME, 109 Greenway Cross, Bellevill e. A memorial fund has been established.}\ \Portzen, Jon C.\LIVINGSTON, MONT./ PORTAGE - JonC. Portzen, age 40, of Livingston, Mont., passed into his new journeyin his beloved Montana on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, after a very longcourageous battle with cystic fibrosis and polycystic kidney disease.He was called 'Hero' by a very special uncle. Jon was born April17, 1968, in Portage, the son of Wayne and Doloris (Buzzell) Portzen. He went on many adventures with his brother. He and his Dad spent manyhours fishing on the Big Slough and on the lakes of Northern Wisconsin.His passion was fishing and he had hoped to fish the Yellowstone again.He loved music, all types of music. He is survived by his mother, DolorisWeishoff of Livingston, Mont.; his brother, Philip (Dawn) Portzen ofLivingston, Mont.; by his constant companions, Blackie and Kara; uncles;aunts; cousins; and some very special friends. He was preceded in deathby his father, Wayne Portzen; grandparents; aunts; uncles; and cousins.Special thanks from the family to Dr. McGuire, Billings Clinic, EvergreenBozeman Rehab Center, Rocky Mountain Hospice, doctors and staff at Univerist y Hospital of Wisconsin, special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Buzzell, theJamie Jessup family, Scotty Mathews, and Heather Huston. A memorialvisitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4,2008, at the PFLANZ MANTEY MENDRALA FUNERAL HOME in Portage. Inurnmentwill be private. Jon was an inspiration to all who met him.Hewill be missed by all those who had the privilege of meeting him.
}\ \Tonies, Paul E\WAUKESHA - Paul Edward Tonies, lovinghusband, father, grandfather, godfather, brother, brother-in-law anduncle, age 80, of Waukesha, with his wife and children by his side,was welcomed into eternal life on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, in Waukesha.Paul was born on July 16, 1928, in East Saint Louis, Ill., to Gerardand Evelyn (nee Vermeersch). Paul was united in holy matrimony to MercedesAnne Mudd on Dec. 29, 1956. Paul is survived by his wife of 52 years,Mercedes; his daughter, Rose Marie (Javier) Fernandez and their childrenRoberto, Dominic, Maria, Isabel and Elena; his daughter, Julie (Wil)Kalinowski and their children Katharine, Samuel and Genevieve; his daughter,Nancy (Paul) Heidel and their children Jacob, Anne, Sean, Claire andMay; his son, Paul; his son, Peter (Mary) and their children Jacqueline and Nicholas; his son, Patrick; his daughter, Evelyn (Peter) Buss andtheir children John, Ethan, Gemma and Sadie; his son, Andrew; his brother,Gerard (Maxine); his sister, Mary Anne (Joe) Burroughs; his godsons,Ronald (Denise) Tonies and Michael (Terri) Burroughs; his nieces andnephews; and many other relatives and friends. Paul joyfully joins bothof his parents in heaven. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law , Mary Edna (nee Donohoo) and his father-in-law, James Victor Mudd. Paulworked at Inryco, Inc. as a project manager, in both St. Louis and Milwaukee . His hobbies and favorite activities revolved around his wife, childrenand grandchildren. Paul' s family will meet with relatives andfriends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at the PETEGAERDNER FUNERAL HOME in Belleville, Ill. Paul' s Funeral Masswill take place at ST. PATRICK' S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Ruma, Ill.,on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Myler and the Rev.Dick Bresnahan will concelebrate the Funeral Mass. Burial at the parish will follow the Mass. A luncheon in Paul' s honor will be heldat 3 p.m. at Fischer' s Restaurant in Belleville, Ill. In lieuof flowers, we would appreciate memorials to the Roman Catholic charityof your choice.'93I have fought the good fight.
I have finished the race.
I have kept the faith.'}\ \Hadley, Cornelia B.\MADISON - Cornelia B. Hadley, age 86,died on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at her home in Madison. She was bornon Jan. 17, 1922, to Frederick and Jane (Potts) Hadley in Madison. Thereare no services planned.
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}\ \Cantu, Patrick R.\MADISON - Patrick R. Cantu, age 57,went to rest on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. He was born on Nov. 3, 1950,in Gary, Ind., to John and Nellie Cantu. Patrick graduated from IndianaState University in Terre Haute. Patrick was a social worker and musicteacher. Music was Patrick' s passion. Survivors include his father,John; brother, David; and sister, Rachael, all of San Francisco, Calif.He is also survived by his sisters, Angie and Kathleen; nephew, JasonGonzalez, all of Madison; niece, Sasha Caron; and great-nephew, JacobCaron of Missouri. Patrick was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie Cantu. There will be a visitation for Patrick on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008,from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Ave.,Madison. Funeral services will be at a later date. The family wishesto express a special thanks to Dr. Kostelyna, Dr. Wilson, the staffat ICU St. Marys and HospiceCare staff. Memorials may be made to HospiceCareInc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711.
Patrick we will miss your intelligence, witand humor, and your talented vocals. You were the jokester till theend.
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6021 University Ave.
}\ \Sinkule, Mary L\MELBOURNE, FLA. - Mary Lou Sinkulewas born Aug. 15, 1942, in Plain, the daughter of Louis and JosephineHetzel. Through the dedication of her family, Mary Lou' s wishto live and die in her home was fulfilled. Her home was her personallycreated sanctuary and it is fitting that her home and her loving familyfacilitated both her greatest joys and deepest pains. Mary Lou passed to her eternal heavenly rewards on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, after a longand courageous battle with cancer. Mary Lou moved to Brevard County,Fla., in 1986. She was a contractor for Kennedy Space Center, with hercurrent employer being ASRC. Mary Lou received countless awards whilebeing employed at KSC. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents;grandparents; brother, Anthony Hetzel; niece, Michelle Hetzel; manyaunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. Mary Lou' s beliefthat her family of guardian angels will welcome her into the Kingdomof God' s glory is shared by her survivors and gives us comfort.Mary Lou' s survivors include her daughters, Linda Sinkule ofMelbourne, Fla., Sue (Tom) Mulligan of Arizona, Lisa (John) Gits of Wisconsin, and Diane Sinkule (Carl Kandiko) of Malabar, Fla.; son, Frank (Peg) of Colorado; brothers, Fred (Helga) Hetzel of Georgia, Jerry (Pat) Hetzel of South Carolina, and Joe (Diane) Hetzel of Wisconsin; sisters,Alice (Tom) Asleson of Wisconsin, and Marge (Tom) Brantmeyer of Nevada; grandchildren, Tyler and Taylor Mulligan, Maddison Gits, Alyssa andDalton Kandiko; many nieces, nephews and cousins; an aunt, Anne Reisingerof Plain; and numerous special friends. Mary Lou believed in the philosophyexpressed by singer Martina McBride, 'God is Great, but sometimeslife ain' t good. When I pray, it doesn' t always turn outlike I think it should, but I do it anyway.' Mary Lou did it all.She sang. She dreamed. She believed. She loved. She prayed. In spiteof all the challenges, obstacles and pain, she just did it anyway. MaryLou' s survivors wish to extend their deepest gratitude to allof her caretakers at HRMC, Cancer Care Center, and Wuesthoff Hospiceand to all who visited, helped in her home, and prayed. The family sendsa special thank you to Dr. Silas Charles, Dr. Mark Hanley, Dr. Lee Theopheli s and Dr. Lauren Romeo for their extensive services. Also thank you toMary Lou' s special 'circle of friends,' Sister Immaculataand Father Tobin for their prayers and spiritual guidance throughouther battle. Memorial services will be held at ASCENSION CATHOLIC CHURCHon Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at 5 p.m. with celebration of life to followat her home. Local arrangements are being handled by South Brevard FuneralHome, Melbourne, Fla. An additional celebration of Mary Lou' slife will be held at St. Luke' s cemetery in Plain at a laterdate. We invite you to send a condolence message via the guest bookat www.affuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St.Luke' s School Endowment Fund in Plain, WI 53577; or the AmericanCancer Society.
'93In the Name of God the Father Almightywho created Mary Lou Sinkule; In the Name of Jesus Christ who redeemedMary Lou Sinkule; In the Name of the Holy Spirit who sanctified MaryLou Sinkule, May her rest be this day in eternal peace and her dwellingplace in the Paradise of God.' 'Keep your fork, the best is yetto come.' 'Live your life to the fullest, and when you need me,just whisper my name in your heart and I will be there.'
}\ \Hoyt, F. C\WISCONSIN DELLS - F.\Collins Hoyt, age 90, of Wisconsin Dells, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008,at the Golden Living Center in Wisconsin Dells. Collins was born Nov.13, 1917, in Portal, N.D., the son of Fayette and Agnes (Hansen) Hoyt.He was married to Florence Radenz and she preceded him in death. Helater married Betty Commers in October 1969 and she preceded him indeath in May 1995. Collins worked at the Register Guard Newspaper inEugene, Ore., from 1949 to 1962, later moved to Palo Alto, Calif., andin 1967 relocated to Chicago where he worked as a typesetter for theChicago Tribune until his retirement in 1981. At that time he and Bettymoved to Fawn Lake just north of Wisconsin Dells. Collins loved to golfand was a member of the Christmas Mountain golf course. A tale of many,from Collins. My friend' s day of passage comes, and we will sharesweet sorrow. But a voice will call and Collins will say, 'Guesswhere I' m playing tomorrow!' Collins is survived by a dearfriend, Delores Morris of Wisconsin Dells; a daughter, Michelle (TerryMoe) Hoyt of Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildre n. He was preceded in death by his parents; wives; sons, John and Jim;a brother, John; and sisters, Lois, Carol and Ruth. Memorial funeralservices will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at noon at BETHANY LUTHERANCHURCH in Wisconsin Dells with the the Rev. Craig Wolfgram officiating.Visitation will be held at BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH on Saturday from11 a.m. until the time of service at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorialsmay be given to Bethany Lutheran Church. The Picha Funeral Home andCrematory of Lake Delton assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences and information, go to www.pichafuneralhome.com.
(608) 253-7884}\ \Emerson, S\STOUGHTON - Sandra Edge Johnson Emerson,age 66, passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at her home surroundedby her family, due to lung cancer. She was born on May 28, 1942, thesixth of eight children to Carlos and Marion (Lincoln) Edge. Sandy graduatedfrom Central High School. She enjoyed working in her yard, traveling,and gambling. Sandy will be greatly missed by her two shih tzus, TTand Freeway. She worked for many years in shipping and receiving forCummins of Stoughton. Sandy is survived by her two sons, Scott (Lisa)Johnson and their daughter, Tonika, all of Seattle, Wash., and Jeff Johnson of Milwaukee; siblings, Patricia (Don) Easland, Carlos (Shirley) Edge, Peter (Jean) Edge, Gary (Caty) Edge, and Ginny Hoff; her stepfather, Ruben Hoff; and many relatives, friends, and cheerful neighbors. Shewas preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Linda Gullicksonand Theresa Winkler. Private family services will be held at a laterdate. A wonderful thank you to HospiceCare Inc., thank you to the UniversityHospital Cancer Clinic, and a very special thank you to Dr. Toby Campbell.
Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
206 W. Prospect Ave.
Stoughton (608) 873-9244
}\ \Offerdahl, Erling L.\VERONA/ MOUNT HOREB - Erling L. Offerdahl , age 84, of Mount Horeb and formerly of Verona, died on Monday, Sept.29, 2008, at Ingleside Nursing Home in Mount Horeb. He was born March4, 1924, in Springdale Township to Edwin and Leola (Kahl) Offerdahl.He married Ivanelle 'Ike' Kress on Sept. 3, 1950, at the MountHoreb Evangelical Lutheran Church. They owned and operated Dug Out Tavernin Verona for 34 years. 'Ike' died on Feb. 11, 2000. Erling wasa member of St. James Lutheran Church in Verona and of the Verona Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his grandson, Eric Offerdahl of Racine; a daughter- in-law, Rita (Jim) Schunk of Mount Horeb; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and twosons, Thomas Offerdahl in infancy (957) and John Offerdahl (Nov. 4,1999). Funeral services will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008,at the ELLESTAD FUNERAL HOME, 500 N. 8th St., Mount Horeb, with theRev. Jack Way officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.on Thursday at the ELLESTAD FUNERAL HOME. Burial will be at RoselawnMemorial Park in Madison at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.
www.ellestadfuneralhome.com (608) 437-5077
}\ \Flood, C\MADISON - Cleone Marian Flood (neeHovland), age 87, of Madison, and formerly of Waukesha, died peacefullyon Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, suffering just a short illness after along and grace-filled life. She was born on Dec. 23, 1920, in Bloomerto William and Rose (Bemel) Hovland. She was married to Joseph BernardFlood on Sept. 4, 1944, in Bloomer and they enjoyed 45 years together.They raised their six children in Cornell, Milwaukee and Waukesha. Cleoneattended the University of Wisconsin in Madison as a young woman and received an associate degree in older adult recreation from the Universityof Wisconsin - Waukesha in 1981. She inspired a swimming program forolder adults in Waukesha and worked as a swim instructor and a teacher ' s aide. She was 'Irish by marriage' and she and Berniecelebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in 1984 with a trip to Irelandand an anniversary Mass at Our Lady of Knock Shrine. Cleone will beremembered for her devotion to her family, her generous spirit and herwonderful sense of humor. She loved to cook and we loved her cooking!Cleone was a lifelong Catholic and while living in Madison she worshippedat Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish and with the resident community atSt. Mary' s Care Center. She is survived by her children, Rosann(Lawrence) Mathias of Milwaukee, Patrick (Bridget) Flood of Hillpoint,Joseph (Susan) Flood of Waukesha, Marianne (Kenneth) Paker of Madison,and William (Joanne) Flood of Marathon; daughter-in-law, Maggie Floodof Waukesha; brother, Lynn (Betty) Hovland of University City, Mo.; sister-in-law, Norma Hovland of Bloomer; brother-and-sister-in-law,Gerald and Rita Flood of Mesa, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Frank Rivas ofMenomonie; and sister-in-law, Donna Flood of Chippewa Falls. Cleonewas blessed with 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She waspreceded in death by her husband, Bernie in 1989; her son, Robert in2002; her brother, Ted; and her sister, Dorothy. A Mass of ChristianBurial will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at ST. MARY' S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. Her family will greetvisitors beginning at 5 p.m. Burial will take place at St. Paul' s Catholic Cemetery in Bloomer at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.Specialthanks to the devoted staff at Saint Mary' s Care Center who treatedMom with such grace and dignity, and to Dr. David Watts for his lovingcare of Cleone. Informed Choice of Madison and Harder Funeral Home of Brookfield are assisting the family with arrangements.
Informed Choice Funeral & Cremation Alternatives
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McFarland (608) 838-0536
}\ \Danielson, Norman M.\OREGON/ BROOKLYN - Norman M. Danielson,age 73, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at the HospiceCare Center,Fitchburg. Funeral arrangements are pending. A full obituary will appearin the Thursday paper.
Gunderson Oregon Funeral Home & Crematory
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}\ \Zambon, Steven James
\STOUGHTON - Steven James Zambon,age 53, of Stoughton, died on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. He was born onOct. 6, 1954, in Stambaugh, Mich., to Alex and Martha (Thrasher) ZambonJr. Steve served in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 until 1977. He graduatedfrom the Technical School of Electronics in Madison. He worked as anelectrical design engineer at G.E. Health/Datex for 16 years. Stevemarried Nancy Westman Tirado on Nov. 24, 2007, in Kenosha. He was a member of the American Legion, National Grouse Society, and Design Engineer Professionals. Steve enjoyed kayaking, grouse hunting, bowling and golfing. He was an avid guitar player, especially at campfires. Steve especially enjoyed spending time with family and his many friends all over Wisconsin.He is survived by his wife, Nancy Zambon; daughter, Michelle Lynn Zambonof Madison; stepson, Jayson (Hanna) Tirado; stepdaughters, Tina (Bill)Harvey and Kelly (Mike) Koslica, both of Kenosha; five grandsons ofKenosha; his mother, Martha (Zambon Maki) Adams of DePere; two brothers,David (Barb) Zambon of DePere, and Willy (Heather) Maki of Gaastra,Mich.; and stepbrother, Edward (Mary) Adams of Alvin. Steve was precededin death by his father; and two stepfathers, Iver Maki and Ralph Adams.A Celebration of Life will be held at VFW Post No. 328, 200 VeteransRoad, Stoughton, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., with a brief prayer serviceat 2 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. In lieu of flowers, memorialsmay be made to the American Lung Association, 13100 W. Lisbon Road,Suite 700, Brookfield, WI 53005.
Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Centers
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}\ \Hawk, Robert P\LODI - Robert Palmer Hawk, age 64,passed away on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at St. Mary' s Hospitalin Madison, after a long illness. He was born on Dec. 18, 1943, in Rockford,Ill. He was son to Luther Marvin and Barbara (Crumb) Hawk. In the 1960she graduated from East Rockford High School in Illinois and worked invarious factories. Shortly after, he joined union Ironworkers Local498, working for McKirgan Steel Erectors and Linden Industrial. After obtaining superintendent he moved to Wisconsin in 1983 to work withNelson Steel Erectors. After 30 years with the union, Robert donatedhis time to organizations including Habitat for Humanity, volunteerfire departments, Lions Clubs, and other local organizations in Merrimac,Pardeeville, Wisconsin and Texas. He is survived by two sons, MichaelRobert Hawk of Rockford, and Eric Alvin Hawk of Lodi; his wife, Eileen(Steig) Hawk of Lodi; brother, David G. Hawk; and sister, Susan Hawk,both of Rockford, Ill.; and numerous nieces, nephews and their children.He was an adventurer, living life with gusto, loving nature, and enjoyinglife to the fullest as son, brother, husband, father, co-worker, neighborand friend. On Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, there will be an informal serviceat Goers'Park on Main St. in Lodi from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Therewill be food and drink starting at 2 p.m.
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}\ \Stolen, Lynwood W.\MADISON - Lynwood W. Stolen, age 71,of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008. A full obituarywill appear at a later date.
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Sheridan W.\PRAIRIE DU SAC - Sheridan W. Chamberlain,age 84, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at his home on LakeWisconsin. He was born in Wauzeka on Aug. 16, 1924, the son of the lateSam and Ethel (Shaw) Chamberlain. He is survived by a son, Reginald(Madonna) Chamberlain; granddaughter, Martina (Bruce) Bierman; and great-gra ndson, Mackenzey Chamberlain. A Celebration of Sheridan' s lifewill be held at a later date.
Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Centers
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}\ \Uminski, Susan J.\MIDDLETON - Susan J. Uminski, age 59,passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. Funeral services will be heldat MIDDLETON COMMUNITY CHURCH, 645 Schewe Road (corner of Schewe andOld Sauk) Middleton at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. Visitationwill be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at the GUNDERSONWEST FUNERAL HOME, and also on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the timeof the service at the church. A complete obituary will appear in theThursday paper.
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}\ \Hinsman, Betty E.\MIDDLETON - Betty E. Hinsman, age 87,passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at HospiceCare Inc. Memorialservices will be held at ST. LUKE' S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7337 HubbardAve., Middleton at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. Family and friendsmay call on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at thechurch. A full obituary will appear in the Thursday paper.
Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Centers
7435 University Ave.
}\ \Heron, Robert G.\LONE ROCK - Robert G. Heron, age 68,of Lone Rock, passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at the UniversityHospital in Madison. Robert was born on Aug. 4, 1940, to his parentsGlen and Fern (Berry) Heron. Robert married Darlene Phillips on Nov.5, 1960. Survivors include his wife, Darlene Heron of Lone Rock; sixchildren, Wayne Heron of Cottage Grove, Connie Siekkinen of Rock Hills,S.C., Tracy (Rachel) Heron of Mayville, Nathan Heron of Clearwater,Fla., Kim (Louis) Medina of South Wayne, and Casey Heron of Lone Rock;13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jane Smith and Mary (Rodney) Wendt; and an aunt, Janette Jones of Michigan. Robertwas preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Fern Heron; three brothers,Tom Heron, Kenny Heron and Jack Heron; and three sisters, Doris Lund,Iris Hayden and Betty Hayden. A service will be held on Friday, Oct.3, 2008, at the MILTON LAWN CEMETERY CHAPEL at 11:30 a.m., with pastorBob Jacobson officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct.2, 2008, at the RICHARDSON-STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME in Spring Green from5 p.m. until 7 p.m., and again at the cemetery chapel from 11 a.m. untilthe time of the service. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assistingthe family with arrangements. Online condolences available at www.staffordfu neralhomes.com.