MADISON - Myrtle L. Weichmann, age 90, of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.

She was born on Aug. 15, 1922, in Lodi, the daughter of Carl and Sena (Anderson) Haakenson. She married Russell Weichman on Dec. 23, 1939, in Dubuque, Iowa, and he preceded her in death in 1995. Myrtle spent the first few years in Lodi, the family moved to Deerfield and then to Madison in 1939. She was a homemaker while raising her two daughters. Myrtle loved to help people, offering her time and home to foster children. She was an active member and officer for Trinity Lutheran Church, Eastside Business Club, and a Girl Scouts leader. Myrtle had a passion for cooking and feeding people. Most of all, she enjoyed helping with the grandchildren, and keeping herself busy. Her greatest joy was being with her family and cooking.

Myrtle is survived by her daughters, Judith (Frank) Fleres of Madison, and Cheryl (John “Kim”) Kronemeyer of Phoenix and Grand Rapids; five grandchildren, Thomas (Arsenia), Michael (Lisa), Anthony (Tamara) Fleres, Maria (Bob) Spenle and Richard “Rick” Kasuboske; 10 great-grandchildren, Landin, Logan, Carson, Eric, Rebecca, Christina, Brandon, Brody, Tenley and Andrew; five step-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; sisters, Bernice Holzhueter, Doris Miller and Shirley Groth; brother, Raymond Haakenson; along with half-brothers and half-sisters.

Funeral services will be held at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1904 Winnebago St., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, with the Rev. Susan Schneider presiding. A private family burial will be at Norway Grove Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Monday.

Memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare or Trinity Lutheran Church. A special thank you to, Dr. Albert Musa, and Doctors Williams and Micke of Agrace HospiceCare, staff and volunteers at Agrace HospiceCare, and Jeff and staff at Chamomile II for their wonderful care. Online condolences may be made at

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