TODAY'S OBITUARIES\ AMUNDSON, James E., 53Stoughton ANDERSON, Rueben E., 82Sun Prairie BAIN, John, 71Stoughton BIDDICK, Burdette O., 97 Madison BLUEL, Marion M., 97Stoughton BREUNIG, Louis J., 72 Roxbury BUSKE, Genevieve J., 93 Colchester, Conn.DIAMOND, Roger T., 62Franklin, Ind./Marshall DOYLE, Thomas E., 69 Madison FAGAN, Janet Alice, 84Madison GIBSON, Virginia, 84 Madison HALE, Gladys, 75Mauston HALVERSON, Stanley I., 86Verona HAUSNER, Ralph R., 74Sauk City INMAN, Ross B., 77Madison KELLESVIG, Malinda B., 93New Glarus/Oregon KING, Joen P. (Lutz), 67Belleville KLUKOWSKI, Lawerence C., 80Madison LEE, William E., 70Madison MAGEE, Mary Margaret "Maggie," 54Madison MARKS, Rose M., 64Cottage Grove McGOWAN, Mary Louise, 67Madison OSBORNE, James P., 70Madison PAULUS, Eugenia Anna, 84Spring Green PIERSTORFF, Ruth M., 97Madison REEVE, Harry J. "Bud," 81Madison RICE, Joan M., 83Watertown SALOFF, Florence L. (Zebell), 92Fort Atkinson SMITH, Verna Eleanor, 85 Madison STORY, Alice West Erwin, 96Sarasota, Fla./Monona SUNDAHL, Thomas Roy, 66 Madison WADE, June Irene, 85Madison WEIKERT, Violet M., 92 Monona OTHER DEATHS LUMSDEN ,Arlene, 85, at St. Matthew Center for Health in Park Ridge, Ill., FridayMorton Grove, Ill.TODAY'S FUNERALS GUETHLEIN, Marion, 5.p.m., St. Dennis Catholic Church, 505 Dempsey Road, Madison.Halverson, Stanley I.
VERONA - Stanley I. Halverson,age 86, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Hospice Care in Madison.
He was born Jan. 14, 1923, in the Township of Vermont, one of six children of the late Isaac and Betsey (Carlson) Halverson. Stanley and DorothyEllen Sawle were married Dec. 1, 1956, at Middleton Community Church,in Middleton, where Dorothy was the Organist. During his long career,Stanley farmed the family farm in the Township of Vermont, was lateremployed at The Farm Utility Co. of Mount Horeb, and then managed WindridgeFarm of Black Earth for Stanley and Ethel Sorensen. Stanley was theSales Manage for Gene Kalscheur of Kalscheur Implement of Cross Plains,where he later became a partner until his retirement in 1988. Stan wasalso a member of the Board of Directors of the Middleton High SchoolFFA and had been very active with various interests until the time ofhis death. He loved bowling, golfing, attending sporting events andtraveling to many of the world' s most awesome sites.
Stan is survived by Dorothy, his wife of52 years; son, Hoyt Stanley Halverson of Madison; daughter, Heidi Ellen(George) Christodoulou and their children, Alexia Brynn and AristonBeckett of Monterey and San Francisco, Calif.; a sister, Violet Youngof Hermosa beach, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Charles Peters of San Diego,Calif.; sisters-in-law, Beatrice (Clarence) Pennington of De Forestand Wynn (Roger) Heid of Madison. Stan was preceded in death by hisparents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and May Sawle; hisbrother, Orville (Mildred) Halverson; his three sisters, Myrella (Otto)Wilkins, Florence (Arthur) Dybdahl and Betty Peters; brothers-in-law, Herbert Sawle and Edward Young; and sister-in-law, Susan (Robert) Gillies.He also leaves behind many much loved nieces, nephews, relatives andfriends. Special thanks to Dr. David Hei and the nurses at the OncologyUnit of Meriter Hospital and especially to Dr. William Rock and histalented staff at Hospice Care. Stan' s life was dedicated tohis everlasting love of his family and friends. 'Now abideth threethings, Faith, Hope and Love, and the Greatest of these is Love.'
Funeral Services will be held at the VERMONT LUTHERAN CHURCH in the Townshipof Vermont on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Curtis P. Everson officiating. The family will greet friends and relativesfrom 10 a.m. until the beginning of service.
They are not long, the days of wine and roses, out of a misty dream,our path emerges for a while, then closes within a dream.By ErnestDowson
}\ \Osborne, James P.MADISON - James P. Osborne'Jim' passed away on Friday Aug. 7, 2009, at St. Mary' sHospital after a 15-month-battle with lung cancer, surrounded by hiswife and children.
He was born March 22, 1939 to Harold andAlice Osborne in the same hospital in which he passed. A true Madisonian,he went to school at Lakewood and Blessed Sacrament Elementary Schools,and Edgewood High School. He also attended the University of Wisconsinwhere he earned a degree in history. He married Karen Leveque Osbornein 1961 and together they had three children, Daniel, Jeffrey (Janet)Osborne and Ellyn (Dan) Mohs.
In 1983 he married Karen Teske. Soon afterthey were married, they rebuilt a dilapidated house in the town of Wesportinto a lovely home in a beautiful setting, and lived there at the 'dogspa' for 25 years with a multitude of adopted and rescued dogs ofvarious breeds.
Jim loved life, had many interests, and touched many lives. As a boyhe participated in sports such as baseball, basketball and swimming,had a paper route, served as an alter boy at Blessed Sacrament, andworked part time at Klitzner' s clothing store. As a child andyoung man he loved the outdoors , enjoyed the challenge of whitewatercanoeing, and later owned several vacation retreats in Vilas County.He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed cutting and splittingfirewood. He was an adept carpenter and handyman and used those skillsboth on his own homes and those of his children. He was a competitiveswim official for 35 years, mentoring other officials as well as servingas former president and charter member of the Southern Wisconsin SwimOfficials Association. He was a passionate golfer later in life andspent much of his leisure time at Bishop' s Bay Country Club andin Tucson Arizona enjoying the sport and the company of his good friends.
In 1961, he helped to found Osborne BrickCompany with his father and his brother David. This company has providedmasonry products on countless state landmarks. He was a former presidentof the Brick Distributors of Wisconsin, and a founding member and currentpresident of the Masonry Technology Foundation of Wisconsin; an organizationthat provides scholarships for masonry training at Wisconsin IndianheadTechnical College and Southwestern Wisconsin Technical College. Jimfounded FOB Distributors in 1984 providing direct brick sales to dealersin the state of Wisconsin.
He is survived by his wife; his three children; his brother, David (Mary Jane) Osborne; and his four grandchildren, Andrea and Zachary Osborneof Austin, Texas and Tommy and Camille Mohs of Madison.
A celebration of his life will be held at ST. BERNARD CHURCH, 2015 ParmenterSt., Middleton, on Wednesday Aug. 12, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. A visitationwill be held before the service at 9 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials could be made to the following: Masonry Technology Foundation of WI. email@example.com , or to your favorite Humane Society or Dog Rescue Organization.
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}\ \King, Joen P. (Lutz)
BELLEVILLE - Joen Pearl EstherLuecke (Lutz) King died of cancer on Aug. 7, 2009, at her home in ruralBelleville.
She was born July 6, 1942, in West Bend,the daughter of William and Mabel (Bauer) Luecke. She graduated fromWest Bend High School, married William Lutz and had two children, Rickand Lori. She worked at Amity Leather Factory in West Bend and, later,at Koehn and Koehn Jewelers, and later Hron Jewelers. She also attendedSt. John' s Lutheran in West Bend. After Joen' s divorce,she met Andy King in 1988 and moved to Belleville to be closer to himin November of 1989. Joen and Andy married on July 11, 1998. They became a great team. Joen was self-employed as a house cleaner and also wasthe bookkeeper and designer for their business, King Construction. Shehad a tremendous gift of listening to customers'wishes and helpingcreate a design that gave them exactly what they wanted. She also designedand sold the first condominiums that were built in Belleville in theearly 1990s. Her artistic talents surfaced in many places. Her yardis a canvas for a potpourri of plants, flowers and other landscape touchesthat she used to create a visual masterpiece. It is a haven for manybirds, which Joen loved to watch. Joen loved birthdays and holidays.Christmas was her particular favorite. She enjoyed decorating her homefor Christmas and spending it with her family that included four grandchildr en, all of whom she adored. The Breakfast Bunch also was very dear toJoen' s heart. Each Thursday morning, she met with Patti Wilson-Aslaks on, Diane Charles, Judy Hanna, Sharon Maas and Marsha Ralston-Edlinger.The stories told among close friends over breakfast often brought laughterand sometime tears and were always cherished. Joen will be rememberedas a giver by those who loved and knew her. She was an elegant ladywho warmed every room she entered with her radiant smile. That was veryevident at Primrose Lutheran Church. She made a special church evenmore special with her love and giving heart. She was a member and officeholder with Women of ELCA and Grace Circle at Primrose. She also wasinvolved in church council, the choir, the quilters, the church supperand bible studies. She was a mentor, a Sunday School teacher, a VacationBible School teacher as well as an usher, greeter, lesson reader and altar server. She also helped make prayer shawls for sick members. Joen cherished the one she received during her courageous battle with cancer.She was also very proud to be a Girl Scout leader for several years.
She is survived by her husband, Andy; a son, Richard Lutz of Cambellsport, and his wife, Gayleen, and their children, Emily and Alex; a daughter,Lori Wendt of Fond du Lac, and her husband, Jeffrey and their children,Brayden and Kaillyn; a step-daughter, Leslie King of New Glarus; siblings,Adelia Dins of West Bend, Mildred Harper of Virginia Beach, Va., LloydLuecke of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Loris Daley of Dover, N.H., RogerLuecke of Tomahawk and Betty Hamaan of Cedarburg; a mother-in-law, RoseKing of Belleville; and sisters-in-law, Marleen Hynek of Cambridge andFlorence Connors of Mount Vernon. She was preceded in death by her parents;an older sister, Edna, who died in infancy; her father-in-law, GilbertKing; sisters-in-law, Valerie Luecke and Joyce Luecke; a nephew, MikeLuecke; and her former in-laws, Milton and Lola Lutz.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009,at PRIMROSE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 8770 Ridge Drive, Belleville, with PastorNicole Espe officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11,2009, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the BECKER-BEAL FUNERAL HOME, 109Greenway Cross, Belleville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be madeto the family.
Joen was a wonderful wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother and friend,who will be deeply missed but happily remembered. The family wishesto extend a special thanks to everyone at Primrose Lutheran for theirprayers, loving hearts and wonderful care for Joen and her family, andalso Pastor Nicole Espe for her many home visits, and the team fromHospiceCare, Inc.
}\ \Weikert, Violet M.
\MONONA - Violet M. Weikert, age92, of Monona passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at Belmont NursingHome, surrounded by family and friends.
She was born in Kensel, N.D., July 6, 1917, the daughter of Roscoe and Millie Brown. Violet was united in marriage to Edward J. Weikert onNov. 30, 1936, in Minnesota.
After moving to Madison, she worked at thePark Motor Inn, Lorraine Hotel, and the Wisconsin Center as a banquetwaitress. Her favorite hobbies were crocheting, knitting, gardeningand reading.
Violet is survived by a daughter, Phyllis (Alvin) Bischoff of Monona;two sons, Donald (Dee) Weikert of McFarland and Gerold Weikert of Marshall;13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two daughters, Sharon L. Kovars and Shirley J. Hanson; a brother, Kenneth Brown; grandson,Shawn Kovars; and two daughters-in-law, Marlene (Grossman) Weikert andDiane (Jenkins) Weikert.
Funeral services will be held at ROSELAWN MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL, 402 Femrite Drive, Madison, at 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009. Visitationwill be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday.The family would like to thank the staff for theexcellent care shereceived at Belmont Nursing Home, especially Carri, Tanya, Becky andDawa.
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}\ \Kellesvig, Malinda B.
NEW GLARUS/OREGON - MalindaB. Kellesvig, age 93, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at HospiceCare,Inc. in Fitchburg.
She was born to Sever and Andrina Engen on Nov. 7, 1915. Malinda grewup in the Town of Primrose and was a lifetime member of the PrimroseLutheran Church. She married Edwin C. Funseth in 1935. Following Edwin ' s death Malinda married Vernon Kellesvig in 1951. She had manyinterests, in addition to her family Malinda enjoyed gardening, reading,church ladies aid, and taking care of her many animal friends. She alsoloved traveling to visit her daughter in Maui, Hawaii.
Malinda is survived by four daughters, LindaBlum of Hartland, Janice (Art Luthi) Sarbacker of Middleton, Nancy (Rick)Seiler of Silver Springs, Nev., and Debra (Michael Meier) Stolts-Meierof Oregon; eight grandchildren, Brenda Blum of West Bend, Bethann Blumof Waukesha, Brian (Lori) Blum of Russellville, Ark., Carol (Bruce)Petz of Carlsbad, Calif., David (Sherri) Sarbacker of Cross Plains,Krisann Seiler of Reno, Nev., Kariana Seiler of Maui, Hawaii, and AndreaStolts of Madison; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaug hter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Edwin Funsethand Vernon Kellesvig; a granddaughter, Cindy Waggoner; and a brother,Selmer.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m.on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at the ZENTNER-BEAL FUNERAL HOME, 29 6th Ave.,New Glarus, with the Rev. Mark Gruner officiating. A private familyburial service will be held in the West Primrose Cemetery. Relativesand friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of service on Monday, Aug.10, 2009, at the ZENTNER-BEAL FUNERAL HOME in New Glarus.
The family would like to thank the staffs at Skaalen Home, Stoughtonand HospiceCare, Inc. for all their loving care and support. The familysuggests memorials to HospiceCare, Inc., the Malinda B. Kellesvig MemorialFund, or the charity of your choice.
}\ \Hale, Gladys
\MAUSTON - Gladys Hale passed awayon Aug. 7, 2009 after a stroke. The daughter of Gladys and Arthur Baldwin,Gladys Evelyn was born in Mauston on Oct. 27, 1933. She and RichardHarold Hale were married on May 19, 1951. Gladys opened her heart generously , and was lovingly called 'Ma' by far, far more than family, includingby the many children she cared for in her home through the years.
Mom worked at Web' s Bar in Maustonin the 1970s and 80s, and townsfolk will long-remember her Halloweenspectacular, which won first prize for decorations, awarded by the cityof Mauston.
Gladys is survived by husband, Dick and their three children, Mark (Dawn E. Danz-Hale) of Sauk City, Kim (Dawn M.) of Mauston, and Deborah (Dale Stoughtenger) also of Mauston; foster daughters, Florence (Don Wetley)of Mauston and Judy (John Atkins) of Kentucky, also grieve for Mom,as do five grandchildren; Samantha Stoughtenger (Rob Kimble) of LasVegas, Nev., Kimberly Hale (Brian Osborne) and Richard R. (Dawn R.)Hale of Mauston, Brandon Stoughtenger (Teri) of Bangor, and Misty Hale,of Mauston; four great grandchildren, Haley Osborne, Shelby Perez, AerialHale, and Richard Ryan Hale Jr., all of Mauston; two brothers and asister, Arthur (Jean) Baldwin, Keith (Helena) Baldwin, and Norma Loeffler.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Hoffman and Arlene Rodenberg.
There will be a celebration of her life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.
Always ready with a caring heart, Mom will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She penned these words on the loss of Dick' s Mother,Eliza (in 1996):
In our time of grief and sorrow, our hearts are filled with love and peace, for friends and loved ones who stood beside us, who share inknowing she' s found release.}\ \Bluel, Marion M.
STOUGHTON - Marion Marcia Bluel,age 97, a longtime Stoughton resident, passed away on Tuesday, Aug.4, 2009, at the HospiceCare Inpatient Unit in Fitchburg surrounded byher loving family.
Marion was born on May 31, 1912, in Leland,the daughter of the late August and Clara (nee Wilhelm) Diske. Marionmarried her late husband, Glendale Bluel in 1937, coming to Stoughtonin 1947, and together raised two sons and two daughters. Marion' s interests included: travel, crocheting, crossword puzzles, upholstering,dancing, furniture restoration, sewing, cake decorating and baking,cooking, cards and country music. She will be missed and not forgotten.
Survivors include her two sons, Dale Blueland his special friend, Jane Lukitsch of Hartland and Ronald (Kathy)Bluel of Indianapolis, Ind.; two daughters, Marcia Bluel of Stoughtonand Eileen Lathrop of Phoenix Ariz.; three grandchildren, Kimberly (Bob)Hulett, Michael (Merilee) Bluel and Dave (Erin McGrath) Bluel; sevengreat-grandchildren, Brooke, Robert, Donovan, Jessica, Katelyn, Willand Faith; one great-great-grandchild, Chloe; three sisters, Anna (Merton)Zick of Prairie Du Sac, Florence Montague of New Berlin and Evelyn (George)Mark of East Berlin, Pa.; and her other family, Jennie and Les Marinerand their children of Kenmare, N.D.; and a god-daughter, Julaine Zeier.Marion was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her threebrothers, Wilbert, Marvin and August; and two sisters, Myrtle Hensenand Valitha Sprecher; as well as a special friend, Kenneth Bluel.
Funeral services were held privately in Stoughton for the family with burial in the Zion Memorial Cemetery, Prairie Du Sac.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to HospiceCare and the Skaalen Home for the loving care given to Marion where donationsin her name would be welcome.
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}\ \Anderson, Rueben E.
SUN PRAIRIE - Our dear husband,dad, grandpa and great-grandpa Rueben E. Anderson passed away peacefullyon Aug, 7, 2009 at the age of 82 after a long courageous battle withcancer surrounded by his loving family.
Rueben Anderson was born Sept. 4, 1926 inDecorah, Iowa, the son of Andrew and Clara (Skaim) Anderson. He wasunited in marriage with Donna Engelhardt on June 6, 1951 in Decorah,Iowa. Rueben retired from the Madison Kipp Corporation after workingthere for 30 years.
Rueben loved his wife, family, and friends.He will be remembered for his story telling, great sense of humor andbig heart. He was always there with a helping hand. He had a gift totalk and he enjoyed traveling, dancing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Donna of Sun Prairie; nine children,Gary (Patty) Anderson ofMurrysville, Pa., Beverly (Larry) Erbs of Reedsburg, Rosemary (Scott) Fehrman of Sun Prairie, Marlene (Tom) Benzmiller of Chicago, Barbara (Bob) Herro of Cottage Grove, Elaine (Mike) Gerkeof De Forest, Randy Anderson of Madison, Denise Anderson of Sun Prairie,and Brian (Amy) Anderson of De Forest. Rueben had 16 grandchildren,John Anderson, Emily, Travis, Nathan and Jacob Erbs, Derek and DylanFehrman, Kathrynn (James) Fee and Heather Benzmiller, Ashley and ZacharyHerro, Clayton Arnold and Erica Gerke, Dustin, Oliver, and BenjaminAnderson; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Elizabeth Anderson.
He is also survived by seven sisters, PearlDavidson of Columbus, Louise Vander Sanden and Lorraine (Roger) Noldenof Sun Prairie, Arlene Hogenson and Verna (Willard) Hanson of Decorah,Iowa, Ellen (Arland) Brown of Mabel, Minn. and Gladys (Lawrence) Hagemanof Cresco, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Gloria Anderson of Waunakee; and manynieces, nephews and friends.
Rueben was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Clara; four brothers,Arnold, Clarence, Leonard and Orval; a sister, Florence Wilmot; foursisters-in-law, Lucille Anderson, Emma Anderson, Mabel Anderson and Geralda Anderson; five brothers-in-law, Irving Davidson, George Wilmot, Arnold Hogenson, George Bidne, and Dave Vander Sanden.
Funeral services will be held on Friday Aug. 14, 2009 at11 a.m. at BRISTOL LUTHERAN CHURCH 6835 Hwy N, Sun Prairie with the Rev. Sylvia Lee-Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug.13, 2009, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, Sun Prairieand at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
The family wishes to extend their appreciation to wife Donna and daughter Denise for their exceptional care throughout his illness, and to Hospicefor their compassion. A special thanks to the staff at UW and St. Mary ' s Hospitals, and Dr. Paul Schmidt and Becky Krueger of Dean Clinic.Also, a special thank you to Paul Hintze who has helped Rueben for thelast few years.
In lieu of flowers, contributions will be used to help his daughter Beverly continue her fight with brain cancer.
Dad, Grandpa you were very special to all of us and you will be truly missed!
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}\ \Bain, John
\STOUGHTON - John Bain, age 71,of Stoughton passed away on Friday, August 7, 2009, in Madison.
A full obituary notice will appear at a later date.
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}\ \Rice, Joan M.
\WATERTOWN - Joan M. Rice, age83, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday evening, Aug. 6, 2009, atthe Watertown Regional Medical Center.
The former Joan Marguerite Haines was bornon April 14, 1926, in Mount Sterling, the daughter of Charles E. andMargurite (Paulson) Haines. On April 12, 1944, she married Paul W. Riceat the Boscobel Methodist Church in Boscobel. He preceded her in deathon March 24, 1999. She and her husband had farmed in the Town of Emmet.Joan enjoyed quilting and gardening. She was a collector of bears, eggsand angels.
Joan is survived by three children, Paul (Alicia) Rice of McHenry, Ill., Patricia (John) Klettke of Watertown and Donald (Beverly) Rice of Clyman; three sisters, Bernice Wiser of Ashippun, Colleen Sorcic of Watertownand Rose VerVooren of Reeseville; two brothers, Roderick (Shirley) Hainesand James (Linda) Haines, all of Reeseville; seven grandchildren, TerryRice of Yorkville, Ill., Jeff Rice of Yorkville, Ill., Aaron Rice ofCedar Falls, Mich., Amy Rice of Minneapolis, Minn., Jennifer (Mason)Shields of Sun Prairie, Jamie Klettke of Little Creek Naval Base, Norfolk,Va., and Jesse Klettke of Juneau. Seven great-grandchildren also survive;as do nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Joan was furtherpreceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Harry Haines andGreg Haines.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at 11 a.m. at CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, in Watertown with the Rev. Lee Meissner officiating. Burial will be held at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia. Memorials, if desired, may be directed towards the charity of one' s choice. The Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of arrangeme nts.
Hafemeister Funeral Home 611 E. Main St.
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}\ \Breunig, Louis J.
ROXBURY - Louis J. Breunig,age 72, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009at UW Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on April 24, 1937 in Roxbury.Louis was the third of eight children born to Germain and Gertrude (Weynand)Breunig. He attended St. Norbert' s Catholic School and graduatedfrom Sauk City High School in 1957. Louis was united in marriage tohis best friend and greatest love Jeannette Weber on July 25, 1961 atSt. Aloysius Catholic Church in Sauk City.
He and Jeannette raised two sons and were blessed with four grandchildren that were his pride and joy. He enjoyed every opportunity to watch themin their activities.
Louis was a man of strong faith and will be forever remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He and Jeannette began their farming life together at the farm on Hwy V in 1961 initially renting and after a few years purchased the farm. Over the years they produced a successful line of Jenny Lou genetics in their RegisteredHolstein cows. He was respected by fellow farmers across the state.
In 1998, Louis and Jeannette expanded their farming operation with their son Mitch to form Mystic Valley Dairy. The last three years Louis wasblessed to be working with both of his sons at home on the farm. Hereceived many awards over the years for his cows including the DaneCounty Distinguished Holstein Breeders Award in 2006. Louis would spendcountless hours walking his fields to insure a bountiful harvest.
Louis had many hobbies including bowling, shooting pool, double deck euchre, sheepshead and he enjoyed being outdoors deer hunting and ridinghis horses. He made many wonderful friends from the numerous pool leaguesand card parties over the years. He was an avid sports fan and lovedto watch the Badgers (basketball and football), Brewers and Packerson television.
Louis was a devoted member of St. Norbert' s Catholic Church, theKnights of Columbus, Wisconsin Walking Horse Association, and Dane CountyHolstein Association. He served on the Consumers Co-op Board and DHIABoard of Directors.
Louis is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Jeannette Breunig;his sons, Marty (Joleen) Breunig and their children Kayla and Kyle andMitch (Jacquie) Breunig and their children Allison and Lauren; Louiswas also looking forward to his newest grandchild due in October; twosisters, Ethel (Ralph) Kippley and Donna Ferguson; four brothers, Bernard(Pat) Breunig, Ted (special friend Pam Schultz) Breunig, David (LaLonnie)Breunig and Dennis (Jeanne) Breunig; sister-in-law, Linda Breunig; manynieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, George; sister-in-law,Mary Lou Breunig; brother-in-law, Ron Ferguson; and two nephews, DouglasBreunig and David Kippley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. NORBERT' S CATHOLICCHURCH, 8944 County Road Y, Sauk City, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11,2009, with Father Miguel Galvez officiating. Burial will follow in St.Norbert' s Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, 251 Water St.,Sauk City, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, wherethe Knights of Columbus will recite the rosary at 3:45 p.m. Family andfriends may also call from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesdayin the basement of ST. NORBERT' S CATHOLIC CHURCH.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Norbert' s Catholic Church, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, or Martin House to support mealsfor the homeless with the Multicultural Center in Madison.
Louis' s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at UWHospital, especially Dr. Baskaya and the nurses in the Neurology ICUfor their dedicated and loving care of our husband and father.
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}\ \Amundson, James E.
STOUGHTON - James 'Jim'Amundson, age 53, of Stoughton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday,Aug. 6, 2009, at the Stoughton Hospital.
Jim was born in Stoughton on Dec. 19, 1955,to Roger and the late Barbara (nee Pfundheller) Amundson. Jim graduatedfrom Stoughton High School and was a past member of the Norwegian Dancersof Stoughton. Jim was a Brewers fan and loved all types of sports whilebeing active in sporting equipment sales. His love of skiing, at anearly age, blossomed into a business career, managing Ski Line Ski Shopin Stoughton before moving to manage at Erehwon Outfitters in Madison.
Jim was a harmonica player of considerablenote and was well known, playing with many of the area bands. Jim hada great interest in cooking and also worked as a chef. More recently,Jim became an accomplished welder, creating unique metal sculptures.Jim was a kind, loving person who loved animals, especially his SpringerSpaniel, 'Harvey'.
Survivors include his father, Roger Amundson of Stoughton; a brother,Bill (Anita) Amundson of Denver, Colo.; loving girlfriend, Lori Ellis;and many relatives on the Pfundheller side.
Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara in 2000.
A visitation will begin at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at the OLSON-HOLZ HUTER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME in Stoughton with funeral services to followat 6 p.m. with the Rev. Marcia Carrier officiating.
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}\ \Gibson, Virginia
\MADISON - Virginia Gibson, age84, passed away as a result of a stroke on Saturday, July 18, 2009,at the Oakwood Nursing Home, where she had resided for the last twoyears.
Her friends are grateful for the care she received there. Virginia willbe long rememberedfor her distinguished career as an educatorand for her twin passions of art and music. Virginia earned a Ph.D.in English Literature from the University ofChicago in 1947and taught at a variety of high schools and colleges in Illinois andWisconsin, bothas'a0member of the Dominican Order andas a lay person. She will be especially remembered for her tenure at Edgewood and at MATC, from which she retired in 1990 after overtwen ty years. Virginia was first and foremost an intellectual. She had deeplyfelt opinions about all things cultural. Shetraveled extensively to experienceandanalyze the art, architecture, andmusic of every corner of theglobe. Shewas especially devoted to searching out the most innovative performancesof opera, theater and classical music. Her friends will miss theene rgyand intellectual rigor of her discourses on her favoritesubjects.Virginia was very clear that there be no formal funeral serviceat her passing.
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}\ \Buske, Genevieve J.
\COLCHESTER, CONN. - GenevieveJ. Buske, 93, died peacefully Wednesday, July 29, 2009 in Colchester,Conn.
She was born June 26, 1916 in Dodgeville, a daughter of the late AlbertJ. and Henrietta (Arthur) Strutt, late of Ridgeway.
She was predeceased by her husband, GilbertE. Buske; her son, Carl E. Buske; her brother, Harold Strutt; and twosisters, Isabel Hinkins and Marian Strutt.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in dietetics, and was a dietetic intern at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and then worked at Grandview Hospital in La Crosse before her marriage in 1940.
She later was a dietitian at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. for a short time and then became a full-time homemaker. From Rochester,she moved with her family to Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Mason, Mich., Lansing,Mich., Richmond, Ind. and then to Stamford, Conn. where they lived for38 years.
In 1973, she and her husband began their own business, Buske Engineering, for which she developed and enlarged black and white photographs. In2002, they moved to Colchester.
She is survived by her sons, Kenneth E. Buske of Benicia, Calif., Norman L. Buske of Belfair, Wash. and Warren H. Buske of Beaverton, Ore.; daughter, Jean M. Stawicki of Colchester; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Burial will be private in the Countryside Union Cemetery, Chippewa County.
Mrs. Buske was a member of the American Association of University Women, the Bartlett Arboretum and the Stamford Museum and Nature Center inStamford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Educational FoundationProgram of Stamford, AAUW, c/o Ms. Irene Steinman, 15 Easthill Road,Stamford, CT 06903 or to the Gilbert E. and Genevieve J. Buske EngineeringScholarship Fund at The University of Wisconsin Foundation, 1848 UniversityAvenue, Madison, WI 53708-8860, which they started in 1984 and has providedapproximately 200 scholarships to Engineering students there.
Care of private arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester. For online condolences, please visit www.auroram ccarthyfuneralhome.com.}\ \Reeve, Harry J. 'Bud'
MADISON - Harry J. 'Bud'Reeve, age 81, of Madison, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at KarmentaCenter.
He was born on May 14, 1928, in Madison, the son of Harry O. and Ora (Wadleigh) Reeve. Bud married Marlene Yocum on Jan. 1, 1973, in Madison.He worked for L & S Insulation, Sprinkman & Sons, All Temp, and Johnson Insulation, retiring in 1992.
Bud enjoyed gardening, remodeling, and workingon projects. He was a kind and generous man.
Bud is survived by his wife, Marlene; a son, David (Kim) Reeve; grandchildren , Shane, Dustin and Nicole Reeve, Guy (Fran) Reeve, and Jody (Peter)Medenwaldt; great-grandson, Peter Medenwaldt; great-granddaughter, OliviaMarie Dennis; sisters, Pat Schon and Phyllis Ziegler; a brother, Harvey(Shirley) Reeve; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Marsha Kopplin; son, Dennis Reeve; a sister, Charlotte Montana; and brothers-in-law, Harold Ziegler and Wesley Schon.
Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. Entombment willbe at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral homefrom 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009. Memorials may be madeto HospiceCare. A special thank you to the staff at HospiceCare, Karmenta,and Dr. Paul Wertsch for the care they gave Bud.
Funeral & Cremation Centers
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}\ \Saloff, Florence L. (Zebell)
\FORT ATKINSON - Florence L. (Zebell)Saloff, age 92, of, Fort Atkinson, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 6,2009, at the Heartland Country Village, in Black Earth.
Florence was born in Delavan on Nov. 16, 1916 and graduated from Clinton High School in 1935. On June 29, 1946, Florence married Harmon Saloff,and he preceded her in death on May 19, 1989.
She is survived by two children Gene (Kay)Saloff of Cambridge and Karen (Stan) Beuthin of Mazomanie; five grandchildre n, Michelle (Jeremy) Young, Cherish and Hunter Saloff, Gregg (Pamela)Beuthin and Todd (Kristi) Beuthin. Four great-grandchildren, Gavin Young,Rachel and Allison Beuthin and Laine Gaffneyl; one more expected inJanuary 2010; and her brother: GeraldZebell.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at 11 a.m. at ST. PAUL' S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, Fort Atkinson. Friends may call after10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009 at the church until the services.
The Nitardy Funeral Home, Fort Atkinson is assisting the family.
www.nitardyfuneralhome.com}\ \Fagan, Janet Alice
MADISON - Janet Alice Fagan,age 84, of Madison, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009 at U.W. Hospital, Madisonfollowing a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born July 20, 1925 in Stoughton,the daughter of the late Elmer and Marie (Clements) Sproul. She grewup in Stoughton and graduated from Stoughton High School.She was marriedto Hugo Fagan on July 28, 1945.
She worked for Wisconsin Bell as an operator for 20 years, both beforeand after raising their seven children.
She was passionate about her volunteer work with Madison Literacy Council, teaching adults to read. Janet enjoyed traveling, quilting, sewing,and reading mystery stories.She was 'Queen Mother' of her RedHat Society group, loved tea parties, her cat Agatha, and shopping withher Ohio sister, Elsie.
Janet will be missed by her seven children,Marie (Mike) Bellin of Milwaukee , Barbara Morris of Madison, Gilbert (Nancy) Fagan of Marshall, Timothy(Bonnie) Fagan of Madison, Jill Brasga (Wim Selders) of Temecula, Calif.,Angela Webster (Dan Gartner ) of Madison, and Michael Fagan of Madison;12 grandchildren,Elise and Christopher Bellin, Gilbert (Chris) FaganJr., Lisa (Dan) Nagel, Amanda (Kevin) Goplen, Casmir, Levi, Remington and Poem Brasga, Trever Webster, Tara (Mack) Weaver, and Wesley Gartner;nine great-grandchildren, Christopher, Nick, Jacob, Brooke, Nathan,Hunter, Mykenzie, Hailey, and Alexander;three sisters, Elsie Lahm,Ruth Byrne and Marylou (Bob) Strehlow; and numerous nieces, nephewsand extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugo; two brothers, Jim and Ralph Sproul; a grandson, William O' Mara III; and a son-in-law.John Morris.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave. Visitation will be on Tuesdayat the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of service. The familyextends their appreciation to the nurses and Drs at U.W. Hospital, andthe staff at Capital Lakes Rehabilitation for their tender care.
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}\ \Lee, William E.
Madison - William E. Lee, age70, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2009 at his home in Madison.
He was born in LaCrosse on Aug. 30, 1938, a son of Ronald and Elsa (Molstad)Lee. Bill enjoyed taking trips to Las Vegas, and betting. He was a licensedpilot and had a great interest in airplanes and trains.
He was a very intelligent and engaging manwho enjoyed discussing and debating on a wide variety of topics.
He is survived by his daughter, Rene (Anne Jones) Lee; a brother, David (Darlene) Lee; a granddaughter, Amanda Rene (Rigo Keller) Lee; and close friend, Dana Schulter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Charles Allen Lee.
A memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 from 4 p.m.to 8 p.m. at the OLSON-HOLZHUTER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME in Stoughton. Causalattire is welcome; please come as you are comfortable.
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}\ \Wade, June Irene
\MADISON - June Irene Wade, age85, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at the Don and Marilyn AndersonHospiceCare Center in Fitchburg. June was born on April 7, 1924, inGrand Rapids, Mich.
Survivors include her three sons, Paul Wade, Pat (Dea) Wade and Keith Wade; a daughter-in-law, LeeAnn Wade; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandc hildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents;her husband, Daniel Wade in March 1982; two sisters, Alberta and Mona;a brother, Richard; and a grandson, Derry Wade.
A visitation will be held at the JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 OdanaRoad, Madison, on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. A gravesideservice will be held at the Chapel of Roselawn Cemetery on Tuesday,Aug. 11, 2009, at 11:30 a.m.
Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
5701 Odana Road
}\ \Smith, Verna Eleanor
MADISON - Verna Eleanor Smith,age 85, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009 at Skaalen Home after alengthy illness.
She was born on Aug. 12, 1923 in Hillsboro, the daughter of Lester and Lena (Brockman) Smith. Verna married Richard Smith on Nov. 21, 1944in Wonewoc.
She worked as a housekeeper for the UW-Madisondormitories for 17 years. Verna was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Verna is survived by her husband of 64 years, Richard 'Dick' Smith; daughter, Rita K. Smith of Arlington; son, Steven R. (Kathy) Smith andtheir children, Kelly, Cody, Kayla, Kayce and Connor of Madison; son,James L. (Mary) Smith and their children, Scott and Karl of Kansas City;three brothers, Milton Smith of Wonewoc, Lyle Smith of Mauston and NormanSmith of Elroy; two sisters, Ramona Slama of Hillsboro and Violet Carpenterof Milwaukee; sister-in-law, Evelyn (Carson) Mettel of Madison; andmany nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSONEAST FUNERAL HOME,5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 11 a.m., on Tuesday,Aug.11, 2009, with Chaplain David Brynelson presiding. Visitation willbe held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Verna was a very special woman who willbe greatly missed by her husband, children and grandchildren. The familywould like to give a special thank you to the staff at Skaalen Homeand HospiceCare.
Funeral & Cremation Centers
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}\ \Inman, Ross B.
MADISON - Ross B. Inman, age77, died on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at HospiceCare, Madison.
Ross was born on Nov. 4, 1931, in Adelaide,South Australia. He attended Scotch College and graduated from the Universit y of Adelaide earning bachelor of science (honors) and Ph.D. degrees.Ross'post-doctoral research was completed at the laboratoryof Arthur Kornberg, Stanford, Calif.
Ross was professor of biochemistry and molecular virology at UW-Madison from 1967 until his retirement in 2008. Ross conducted his researchat Bock Labs and made major contributions in the field of DNA research.Ross' favorite pastimes included listening to Bach, playing theharpsichord and spending time with his granddaughter.
Ross is survived by his wife, Beverly; children,Andrew, David (Elizabeth) and Colleen; granddaughter, Jane; and sister,Norma (Evan) Holt.
In accordance with his wishes there will be a private family gathering.In remembrance of Ross donations can be made to HospiceCare in Madison.
\Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3610 Speedway Road
}\ \Sundahl, Thomas Roy
MADISON - Thomas Roy Sundahl,age 66, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Meriter Hospitalin Madison.
He was born on Jan. 17, 1943, in New Richmond, the son of Roy and Margaret (Field) Sundahl. Tom was a longtime resident of State Street livingabove the Pub. He worked for Gardners Bakery for 28 years.
Tom is survived by his sister, Joyce (Gary)Schroeder; special friend, Cindy Moore and her sons, Derrick and MarcusCoverdale; niece, Deanna Zingsheim; stepniece, Tracy Hoffman; friends,Bertha Cochrane, Jeff Cochrane and his children, Cindy and Jasmine,Joyce Thompson and Judi Jorgenson; other relatives and friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3325 E. Washington Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Amstutz officiating. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturdayfrom 2 p.m. until time of services.
\Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3325 E. Washington Ave.
}\ \Marks, Rose M.
\COTTAGE GROVE - Rose M. Marks,age 64, of Cottage Grove, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, atHospiceCare. Funeral services will be held at HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH,3702 County Highway AB, McFarland, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009,with the Rev. Chris Lee-Thompson presiding.Burial will be at HighlandMemory Gardens. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME,5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, and at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the serviceon Monday. A full obituary appeared in the Friday paper.
Gunderson EastFuneral & Cremation Centers
5203 Monona Drive
}\ \Pierstorff, Ruth M.
MADISON - Ruth M. Pierstorff,age 97, left peacefully to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009,at her home,surrounded by her family.
She was born on May 21, 1912, the daughterof William and Anne (Molaney) McClouskey, on the family farm in Blanchardvil le. Ruth was married to Roy C. Pierstorff on Aug. 2, 1930 in Galena,Ill. and together they farmed for 52 years on the same homestead thatwas part of her current residence.
Ruth always had a garden with strawberries, raspberries, apple trees, rhubarb and many beautiful flowers. She treasured her family and neverforgot anyone' s birthday or any other special day and alwaysinvited her family to her home for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Ruth taught all of her family so much and she will be greatly missedby each of them. She shared her time and herself unselfishly and setmany good examples for her family to follow.
Ruth enjoyed being a part of the Middleton Senior Center, the Homemaker ' s Club and the M.O.M.' s program. She had been a memberof St. Luke' s Lutheran Church in Middleton. Ruth was privilegedto have her children and grandchildren home to visit her before herpassing. They include her children, Rachel Demetral, Robert (Billie)Pierstor ff, Rose Matz and Terre Sims; nine grandchildren, Robert Jr. (Debra)Pierstorff, Ben (Cathy) Pierstorff, Barry (Laurie) Pierstorff, Bruce(Mary) Pierstorff, Brenda (Will) Petersen, Amie (Gary) Willingham, MonteLaufenberg, Tawna Laufenberg and Marvena Matz; 10 great-grandchildren;and three great-great-grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Roy, on Nov. 3, 1982; and her parents.
Private burial was held in Middleton Junction Cemetery.
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}\ \Hausner, Ralph R.
\SAUK CITY - Ralph R. Hausner,age 74, died on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie.
He was born in Madison on March 2, 1935, the son of the late Joseph and Caroline (Breunig) Hausner. Ralph was employed by Wisconsin Dairiesas a milk hauler for many years.
He was survived by two sisters, Edith Lyonof Sauk City and Kathleen (Ken) Raymond of Cambridge; nieces and nephew,Sue (Kurt) Pickar of Sauk City, Mark Lyon of Merrimac, and Kris Fitchof Oregon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Sauk City, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, with Father JohnBlewett officiating. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Friendsmay call at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City, from 9:30 a.m. until10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Aloysius School Endowment Fund or the donor' s choice.
Hooverson Funeral HomeSauk City (608) 643-6430
}\ \Diamond, Roger T.
\FRANKLIN, IND./ MARSHALL, WIS.- Roger Diamond, age 62, formerly of Marshall,passed away with dignityon Friday, July 31, 2009, in Indianapolis,Ind., in the presence ofhis family.
Roger was born in Chicago, Ill., on Oct.15, 1946, to Clyde and Alice (Dzierzgowski) Diamond.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry; daughter, Samantha; sons, Tymm andRon (Deb) Williams; sisters, Marianne (Dave) Stephens of Madison, andOlivia (Rod Rogers) of Whitefish, Mont.; and five grandchildren. Rogerwas preceded in death by his parents; and younger brother, Michael.
At hisrequest, no memorial service willbe held. Those who wish to honor his memory may send messages of condolenceto firstname.lastname@example.org. Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory,Vandiver Tudor Chapel,Franklin, Ind., was entrusted with arrangements.
}\ \Story, Alice West Erwin
SARASOTA, FLA./ MONONA - AliceWest Erwin Story, age 96, died peacefully in her sleep on July 28, 2009,after a brief illness.
Alice was born on April 20, 1913, to MaudeElisabeth Flory Erwin and O.R. Erwin in Milwaukee. She attended elementaryschool in Forest Hills, N.Y., after which the family moved to Wauwatosa,where she graduated from 'Tosa' High. After graduation, Alicewas a journalism student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, whereshe met her future husband, William 'Bill' Williams. They marriedin 1932 and had one daughter, Suzanne Elsbeth Liddle.
Alice and her second husband, Claude Story, lived on Lake Monona formany years before moving to Florida. From the time she was a child,she loved water and activities such as swimming, boating and spendingtime at the beach. Her family spent many happy hours with her enjoyingLake Monona. Alice also loved golf, especially at Glenway Golf Coursein Madison.
For many years, Alice was employed at the Jackson Clinic and subsequently at the Children' s Service Society, both of Madison.
Survivors include her daughter, Suzanne Williams Liddle and son-in-law ('Son') Brad Liddle; three grandsons, Dan Goff (Julie Mathews),Steven Goff and Brian Goff (Gabriela Cerghedean); their father, DavidGoff; great-granddaughter, Carson Ann Goff and great-grandson, AlexGoff; and many nieces and nephews.
Alice was preceded in death by her second husband; her parents; her brothers,Art and Jack Erwin; her sister, Elsbeth Erwin; and her beloved aunt,Alice Flory Coursen.
A private service will be held for immediate family members. A gathering to remember, celebrate and toast Alice and her life will take placeat THE EAST SIDE CLUB, 3735 Monona Drive, Madison, on Sunday, Sept.13, 2009, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
We are grateful to Virginia Long ('St. Virginia') for her lovingcare, assistance and companionship during the last years in which Alicelived in her own home in Sarasota and to the caring staff at LakehouseWest Assisted Living Facility in Sarasota, where Alice spent two enjoyableyears prior to her death.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Salvation Army, 630 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703; the American Foundation for the Blind, 11 Penn Plaza, Ste. 300, New York, NY 10001; or a charity of one' s choice.
'Mom/Grandma, we miss you and will treasure the happy memories wehave of your unfailing sense of humor, your keen wit and intellect,your love of a good time and the kindness and goodness of your soul.'}\ \Klukowski, Lawerence C.
MADISON - Lawrence C. Klukowski,age 80, died August 3, 2009, with his loving wife, Karen, and familyby his side.
He was born October 19, 1928, to Alphonsusand Anastasia Klukowski in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He served in theU.S. Marines from 1946 to 1948. He received a law degree from the Universityof Detroit in 1954. On August 22, 1964, Larry married Karen A. Erickson.Together they raised four sons in Grand Rapids, where he practicedlaw until retiring to Eagle Harbor, Mich. and Madison.
Survivors include their four sons, Peter Klukowski of Madison, Bernard Klukowski of Miami, Fla., Matthew (Lori) Klukowski of Murfreesboro,Tenn. and Steven (Nancy) Klukowski of Lansing, Mich.; two darling granddaugh ters, Anastasia and Rebecca of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; sisters, Joyce Poterackof Grand Rapids, Mich., and Barbara Ludden of Jenison, Mich.; brothers,Norman Kay of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Paul (Marce) of Grand Rapids,Mich.Larry also leaves behind his brother-in-law, Gerald Erickson;and his wife, Clareen of Madison.
Larry was a generous and kind gentleman who enjoyed reading, travel, planting trees and morning walks with his playful Westie, Sophie.
In keeping with Larry' s no-nonsense personality, no services wereheld. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor' s choice.
The family wishes to extend special gratitude to Dr. Michael Thom of University of Wisconsin Hospital and the excellent staff of Oak ParkPlace.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 6021 University Ave.
}\ \Paulus, Eugenia Anna
SPRING GREEN - Eugenia AnnaPaulus, age 84, of Spring Green, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009,at the Greenway Manor in Spring Green.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at11 a.m. at ST. JOHN' S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Spring Green. FatherMike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitationwill be held on Tuesday at the church from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. whensharing of memories will begin.
Online condolences available at www.staffordfune ralhomes.com.
\Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home Highway 23 South
Spring Green (608) 588-2181
}\ \McGowan, Mary Louise
MADISON - Mary Louise McGowan,age 67, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at the University Hospital.
She was born on July 26, 1942, the daughter of Roy and Louise McGowan. Mary was a graduate of Madison East High School, class of 1962. Shereceived her bachelor' s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madi son and Edgewood College. Mary taught in the Madison public schools for33 years. She began her career as an elementary school teacher at FranklinElementary School and later retired from Leopold Elementary School asa reading teacher. Mary loved teaching and enjoyed sharing heartfelt,if not hilarious, memories of her students and her experiences in theMadison Schools. She had a passion for dogs and spent many years breedingand raising golden retrievers. Mary also enjoyed traveling to the LasVegas and Lake Tahoe areas. Her quick wit and sense of humor will begreatly missed.
Mary is survived by her sister, PatriciaHalvorsen of Racine; nieces, Michelle Halvorsen and Kristin (Jeffrey)Latus; nephew, Michael (Denise) Halvorsen; great-nieces and great-nephew,Megan, Emma, Jackson and Cora; and dear friends, Pam and Harlow Christiansen , and Larry and Gloria Freng.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Michael McGowan.
A memorial service will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at 6 p.m. Visitation will be held from4 p.m. until the time of service.
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& Cremation Services
2418 N. Sherman Ave.
}\ \Doyle, Thomas E.
MADISON - Thomas E. Doyle,age 69, of Madison, passed away at home on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009.
He was born Sept. 11, 1939, in Grand Marsh, and graduated from Adams-Friendsh ip High School in 1957. Tom attended MATC and worked for many years atWarzyn Engineering and Speedway Sand and Gravel. He married Nancy Hamilton-H ill in 1986. Together they lived in Verona and later in Madison. Tomloved working with his model railroads and was a big Green Bay Packers fan. With the care and love of his devoted wife, Nancy, Tom was ableto enjoy the last 10 years of his life, even through his disabilities.
In addition to his wife, Nancy, Tom is survivedby his stepsons, Brian Hill and Paul Hill; mother-in-law, Loretta Hamilton;brother-in-law, Robert Hamilton; and many good friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Private family services willbe held.
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Madison (608) 442-0477
}\ \Magee, Mary Margaret
MADISON - Mary Margaret 'Maggie'Magee, age 54, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, from complicationsof myeloma.
She was born Aug. 4, 1955, and from thereshe moved through the world with tremendous will and energy. Maggiewas a beautiful force in the lives of her friends, family and all thoseshe met. The people she loved were made better through her example ofadventure and strength.
Maggie had many occupations in the courseof her life: Chicago bus driver, volunteer, doctor of optometry, butshe would say her most important calling was being a mother. She orderedher life around being a mother foremost, and in so doing taught herfamily that service to others was the secret to a life well lived.
Maggie is survived by her husband, Robert Heyden; her children, Noel, Miles, Cecilia and Isabella; her mother and stepfather, Mary and O.Pierre Lee; her brothers, James E. (Mike) Magee, Kevin Magee and ThomasMagee; and her sisters-in-law, Maylene, Barbara and Gillian.
Before she passed, Maggie expressed deepest gratitude to friends and neighbors who were selfless in offering support and comfort. Her familyalso wishes to thank the nurses and doctors at HospiceCare, Madison;St. Mary' s Hospital 5th floor Southwest; and her doctors andoncologists, Amit Sanyal, MD, Amy Daley, MD, Seema Singhal, MD, andJayesh Mehta, MD who provided her with extraordinarily humane and compassion ate care.
An open house for friends and neighborswill be held at the family residence, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, from11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Maggie' s family requests that in lieu of flowers, please considergiving blood. Memorials may also be sent to the Multiple Myeloma ResearchFoundation or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in her name.
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3610 Speedway Road
}\ \Biddick, Burdette O.
MADISON - Burdette O. Biddick,formerly of Madison, age 97, passed away on May 11, 2009, in Florence,Ky.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1911, in Livingston,the son of Adolphus and Amelia (Kamm) Biddick. Mr. Biddick was a teacherand assistant principal in Cottage Grove. He worked in the ResearchDepartment of Oscar Mayer for 30 years. He will be lovingly rememberedfor his principles, kindness, devotion to family, and sense of fun.
He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Lucile Biddick (nee Fleming);his children, David (Carole) Biddick of Kewaunee, Larry Biddick of Madison,Linda (Roger) Nace of Phoenix, Ariz., and Barbara (Gerald) Johnson ofFlorence, Ky.; grandchildren, Deborah (Thomas) Hohner, Kimberly (Tony) Frakes, Brandon (Patricia) Biddick, Jacqueline (John) Coluccy, Brett(Gwen) Johnson and Kirstin (Tony) Coleson; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to attend a memorialservice held on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at BASHFORD UNITED METHODISTCHURCH, 329 North St., Madison, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Fran Deanerand Pastor Richard Ferris officiating. A private inurnment will takeplace at Highland Memory Gardens in Madison.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Burdette' s name may be made toBashford United Methodist Church.
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& Cremation Services
2418 N. Sherman Ave.