2005-05-12T00:00:00Z OBITUARIES
May 12, 2005 12:00 am

Bowen, Douglas J.

MADISON/ PUNTA GORDA, FLA. - Doug Bowen, age 59, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2005, of a heart attack, in Brush, Colo. A full obituary will appear in the Friday papers.

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

Carter, Jerry Dean

MADISON - Jerry Dean Carter, age 68, died of natural causes on Monday, May 9, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 4, 1937, the son of Erwin and Emma (Julson) Carter. Jerry was a lifetime Wisconsin resident and grew up in Madison. He graduated from Central High School in 1955, and earned a degree from Madison Business College. Jerry served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He married the former Susan Ferris on July 28, 1962. Jerry was employed as an accountant for General Motors, Janesville, and then in sales at Thorstad Chevrolet, Madison, for 27 years. "Jer the Bear" was involved in many different activities during his lifetime including playing softball, coaching baseball, hockey and softball teams, golfing, a huge Badgers hockey and football fan, expert carpentry and woodworking, "dumpster diving" and loved to put on his famous garage sales. Jerry was very patriotic and was proud to serve his country. As a Civil War history buff, he was recently involved in the Gettysburg Preservation Trust. "The Bear" was a wonderful husband, proud father and grandfather "Papa." He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Susan; two children, Kristin (Dan) Carter Eschrich and Rick (Kelli) Carter, both of Chicago, Ill.; and four grandchildren, Connor, Regan, Kaitlyn and Cameron. He is further survived by many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gwen (Jerry) Splinter, Sally (Glenn) Kisch, Mary (Ron) Ruble, Tom (LeAnne) Ferris, Aileen Ferris and Connie Ferris Bailey; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bill and Margaret Ferris; and brother-in-law, William H. Ferris Jr. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2005, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, with the Rev. Cindy Bacon officiating. Friends may greet the family from 4 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg, 451 Baltimore Street, P.O. Box 4622, Gettysburg, PA 17325 or to the Madison Parks Division, P.O. Box 2987, Madison, WI 53701.

He will be missed by his many family and friends and will miss his Thursday night "bonding" group. He loved to meet new people-everywhere he went he made new friends, there was no such thing as a "stranger."

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

Duckart, Richard H.

SUN PRAIRIE - Richard H. Duckart, age 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at UW Hospital. He was born on May 20, 1924, in Ladysmith, the son of Henry and Beulah (Searls) Duckart. Richard served as a pilot in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1949 he graduated from the University of Wisconsin. On June 25, 1949, Richard was united in marriage to Patricia Hanley in Wisconsin Rapids. He worked as a federal air traffic controller at Truax Field until his retirement on May 3, 1981. Richard was a member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church and a past member of the Elks Club. Richard is survived by his wife, of 56 years, Patricia Duckart; a daughter, Karen Herling; a son, James (Deborah) Duckart, all of Sun Prairie; four grandchildren, Eric Herling, Jeremy, Trevor and Jadrian Duckart; a brother, Frank (Jean) Duckart of Lodan, Tenn.; and two sisters, Patricia (Jim) Rude of Fond du Lac, and Charlotte Krueger of Whiting. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael; a granddaughter, Nicole; and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., on Friday, May 13, 2005, at 11 a.m. with Father Michael Richel officiating. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family requests that memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 517 N. Segoe Road, Suite 301, Madison, WI 53705.

I had a good life, I finished the race, I kept my faith.

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257

Felton, Eleanor A.

MCFARLAND - Eleanor A. Felton (formerly, Eleanor Adsit of Boaz, Wis.), age 74, of McFarland, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in Madison. She was born on Feb. 1, 1931, in Richland County, the daughter of Lucius and Letha (Bayne) Adsit. Eleanor graduated from Richland Center High School, and moved to Madison at age 17, enrolling at Groves Barnhardt College. She worked at Badger Ordinance, and then later in the Capital as a secretary for the State of Wisconsin Veterans Department. She married Arlie M. Felton in 1953, in Dubuque, Iowa. They were married for 50 years. Eleanor and Arlie moved from the Sauk City area to McFarland, where Eleanor worked for the McFarland School District as a playground attendant and later as an assistant to children with special needs. Eleanor had a love for dogs. She also enjoyed collecting glassware, antiquing, her flower gardens, crocheting and other crafts. All who knew her loved her sweet smile. Eleanor is survived by three daughters, Jeanine Gail (Larry) Berberich, Penny Lu Felton (Dan) Brown, and Dawn M. Felton; four grandchildren, Becky, Shyanne, Brock and Lisa; a great-grandchild, Kyle; a sister, Doris Armstrong; two special cousins, Jim Bayne and Tony Adsit; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the OLSON-HOLZHUTER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME in McFarland, with the Rev. John Bergson presiding. Burial will take place at Mill Creek Cemetery, west of Richland Center. Friends may greet the family at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.

We love you Mom

Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 5801 Highway 51, McFarland (608) 838-0655

Griffin, Beatrice L.

MADISON - Beatrice Lorayne Griffin, age 59, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born in Baraboo, on Aug. 30, 1945, the daughter of Leigh and Katherine (Griffith) Wilson. Bea grew up in Prairie du Sac. On Aug. 1, 1983, she married her long-time friend, Wallace Griffin. Bea is survived by her husband, Wallace; two children, Elonda (Travis) Montanye and Matthew Hankel, both of Madison; two step-children, Wallace Jr. (Lisa) Griffin of Madison, and Judith Ann Griffin of Stoughton; two granddaughters, Sabrina and Jennifer; special nephew, Lamont Topper; nine siblings, Leigh (Martha) Wilson, Sharon Kirch, Gloria Frayer, Janice (Sonny) Hubsch, Richard (Lynn) Wilson, Thomas (Sonya) Wilson, Daniel Wilson, Madonna Topper and Scott (Julie) Wilson; special aunt, Flora (Robert) Pings; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant siblings; and her first husband, Rudolph Hankel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2005, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, with the Rev. Sheryl Erickson officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may greet the family from 12 noon until the time of service on Friday. A special thank you to St. Mary's Dialysis Center and to the staff of St. Mary's MICU for their help, thoughtfulness and kindness.

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

Kohn, Gary H.

DUBUQUE, IOWA - Gary H. Kohn, age 54, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Hazel Green, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at his mother's home in Dubuque, Iowa. Gary was born on July 21, 1950, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Delbert and Virginia (Shireman) Kohn. He attended Wahlert High School. He worked for the former FDL Packing Co., and drove truck for several area transportation companies, including Hunt & Pape Transfer. Surviving are two sons, Ronnie (Lori) Kohn of Darlington, and Jerid Wagner of Davenport, Iowa; a daughter, Lynn (Dan Tangeri) Kohn of Dubuque, Iowa; his parents, Delbert and Virginia Kohn of Dubuque, Iowa; four grandchildren; and three brothers, Mark (Jean) Kohn, Randy Kohn and Brian (Tracy) Kohn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barb, in 2000; and three brothers, John, Ronnie and Jeffery. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2005, at SAINT MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Dubuque, Iowa, with Father Ardel Barta officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa. There will be no public visitation. The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, Dubuque, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.

Larson, Mary E.

MOUNT HOREB/ VERONA - Mary E. Larson, age 87, died on Sunday, January 1, 2005, at Ingleside Nursing Home in Mount Horeb. She was born on Dec. 28, 1917 to Anton and Mary Fuchs. She married Oscar "Bud" Larson in 1953. Mary is survived by her husband, Bud, and many family members and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Ellestad Funeral Home, 500 N. 8th Street, Mount Horeb, with Father David Timmerman officiating. Burial will follow at the West Wiota Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the ELLESTAD FUNERAL HOME.

Ellestad Funeral Home & Crematory (608) 437-5077

McMannes, Charles H.

OREGON - Charles H. McMannes, age 75, of Oregon, died on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at a Madison hospital. He was born on Aug. 30, 1929, at home, in Lamont township, to Homer and Sophia (Ulsrud) McMannes. Charles served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, from 1947 until 1952, stationed at McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla. He married Pauline Siegenthaler on Jan. 19, 1952, at the Swiss Church, Darlington. Charles greatest enjoyments were his grandchildren, flying and gardening at the farm. He is survived by his wife, Pauline of Oregon; four sons, Dennis (Jan) of Oregon, Bruce (Deb) of Evansville, Alan (Jeanine) of Brooklyn, and Brian (Darla) of Nenana, Alaska; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sue (Dan) Pratt of Dixon, Ill. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Buddy; and two sisters, Avis and Joanne. Funeral services will be held at PEOPLE'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 249 N. Main St., Oregon, at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2005, with the Rev. Howard Hintzman presiding. Burial will be at Prairie Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL HOME, 431 Soden Drive, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2005.

Gunderson Oregon Funeral & Cremation Center (608) 835-3515

Meyer, Aaron, J.

DEFOREST - Aaron J. Meyer, age 18, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. Aaron was born on May 6, 1987, in Madison. Aaron is the son of Tom and Cathy Meyer; and brother to Patrick, 14 years old. Aaron attended Deforest Public Schools as well as Mount Bachelor Academy, Oregon, and Horizon High School in Madison. He participated in many sports throughout his life, including high school football and track. Aaron had a special bond with his mother and was a mentor and leader to his brother. Aaron became an avid reader, and grew to respect nature while a student at Mount Bachelor. He learned to play the guitar and loved to study and play Beatles and Bob Marley tunes. Aaron and his father grew in their relationship through spiritual growth and understanding. Time spent with his family and friends was very important to him. In addition to his parents and brother, Aaron is survived by two grandmothers, Lucy Meyer and Barbara Smith, both of Antigo. Relatives include Carol (Pete) Hendricks of Stevens Point, Kathy (David) Greening of Green Lake, and Julie (Todd) Samolinski of Antigo. Also surviving are Shelly (Paul) Payant of Antigo, and David (Stacey) Smith of Surprise, Ariz. Aaron also has twelve cousins. He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, John Meyer and Jerry Smith; as well as a cousin, Kristopher Greening. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2005, at ST. ALBERT THE GREAT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2420 St. Albert Drive, Sun Prairie, with the Rev. Michael Richel presiding. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday at the church from 3 p.m. until the time of the service. A. memorial fund has been established for Horizon High School.

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

Notbohm, Wayne G.

LAKE MILLS/ STOUGHTON - Wayne G. Notbohm, age 73, died peacefully at his home in Lake Mills on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, following a battle with cancer. Wayne was born in Jefferson on Nov. 17, 1931, a son of the late Wallace and Linda (Lang) Notbohm. He was educated in the area schools, graduating from Jefferson High School in 1948. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict from 1951 until his discharge in 1955. He was a lifelong farmer in Jefferson County, presently farming in the Lake Mills area. He was united in marriage to the former Janice Phillips of Stoughton, on July 30, 1966. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lake Mills, and former president of the congregation and a member of the church council. Wayne greatly enjoyed his participation in the church dart ball team for 30 years and was actively involved as a Skaalen Home volunteer in Stoughton for the past 10 years. Wayne cherished his time spent with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Janice of rural Lake Mills; a son, Allen (Heather), and their children Tyler, Natalie and Allison of Fort Atkinson; a daughter, Candy (Dan) Allard, and their children, Taylor and Max of Fort Atkinson; and a brother, Charles Notbohm of Lake Mills. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2005, at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 346 W. Pine St., Lake Mills. The Rev. Steve Spilde and the Rev. James Koza will officiate. Burial will follow in the Rock Lake Cemetery with military rites performed by the Stoughton American Legion Post No. 59 Honor Guard. Friends may gather at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. until the services and at OLSON-HOLZHUTER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2005. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Rainbow Hospice; Skaalen Sunset Home; or Trinity Lutheran Church, Lake Mills. Wayne greatly enjoyed his time with his grandchildren. He is so appreciative to Rainbow Hospice for enabling him to remain in his home during his illness.

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

Reames, Anthony

MADISON - Reames, Anthony, age 51, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2005, in Madison. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 13, 2005 at noon at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3325 E. Washington Ave. Burial will take place at Middleton Junction Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Friday.

Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 3325 E. Washington St. (608) 249-6666

Schneckloth, Lorna M.

LODI - Lorna M. Schneckloth, age 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2005, at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 2, 1915, in Pisgah, Iowa, the daughter of Claude and Ethel (Moody) McKenney. After attending Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, for one year, she transferred to Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, where she majored in what was then termed home economics education. It was there she met Dr. Thomas A. Schneckloth, whom she married on April 8, 1939, following a year and one half of teaching (married female teachers were unacceptable at the time). They spent their first year of married life in Madison, where her husband worked in the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Science Department. From there they moved to Green Bay where their children were born. In 1949 they moved to Lodi and Tom joined his father's veterinary practice. When Tom became employed by the Dept. of Agriculture in 1960, Lorna found her services were no longer needed in the veterinary practice. She completed an extension course in library science and was librarian at the Woman's Club Free Library, Lodi, for 19 1/2 years. Lorna was a member of Queen Esther Chapter No. 4, Order of the Eastern Star, serving as chaplain for many years. She was co-chair of the Bloodmobile for 25 years. She was a member of the Lodi United Methodist Church and sang in the choir for 40 years. She was a charter member of the church's women's organization, having served as president at various times, as well as in other offices and committees. She is survived by her husband, Dr. T.A. Schneckloth of Lodi; her sister, Helen Niles of Coon Rapids, Iowa; son, Larry (Janet) Schneckloth of Waukesha; daughter, Lois (Mike) Hoffman of Sturtevant; grandchildren, Laurel (Tarique) Alizad of New York City, N.Y., Sue Schneckloth of Prague, Czech Republic, Michael (T'ann) Hoffman of Franksville, and Jennifer (Zack) Dachel of Dane; and great-grandchildren, Tristan, Hailey and Erik. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Claude M. McKenney. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2005, at the LODI UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. An Eastern Star Service, recited by the Lodi O.E.S. Chapter No. 4, will begin at 6:30 p.m., and will be immediately followed by a celebration of Lorna's life with the Rev. Scott Walters officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the Lodi United Methodist Church; the Lodi Library; Lodi O.E.S. Chapter No. 4; or to the Lodi Good Samaritan Center.

Hamre Funeral Home Lodi (608) 592-3201

Zwickey, Ewald Arthur

RUSHVILLE, IND. - Ewald Arthur Zwickey, age 80, of Indiana, formerly of New Glarus, died on Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, in Flat Rock River Nursing Home, Rushville, Ind. He was born on July 23, 1924, in Monticello, the son of Earl R. and Johanna (Schenk) Zwickey. He graduated from Albany High School in 1942 and from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 with a B.B.A. Wally serviced in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 until 1945 as a bombardier, receiving several combat decorations and being discharged as a captain. He married Kathryn Hurst on Aug. 27, 1949, in Blue Island, Ill. He owned and operated Earl's Bar in Albany for 25 years. Wally was a member of the Masons and former member of the Green County Board of Supervisors. Wally is survived by his daughter, Sheila Zwickey of Rushville, Ind.; and a sister, Joan (John) Hicks of Madison. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Dr. Robert Zwickey; and a sister, Gloria Malay. Interment of ashes will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the ALBANY CEMETERY, with Pastor Randy Krauss officiating. Rosman, Uehling, Kinzer / Sharer Bifulk Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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