Athnos, Danielle Raye "Dani"
STOUGHTON - Danielle Raye Athnos, adopted child of Robert and Dennise Athnos, died on Friday, Feb. 11, 2005. Dani was born on March 27, 1990. Dani was a child in need who came to us and filled our need. She was a very special little girl who was able to accept all love anyone could give. She is survived by her parents, Bob and Dennise; siblings, Cami, Elanya, Louis, Heidi and Allyse; special friends, Edie Bek-Ran and Chris Benson; and all friends who advocate for special needs children. Private services were held on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at CHRIST THE KING COMMUNITY CHURCH, Stoughton.
Beloved daughter, may God greet you and begin eternity with you.
Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 206 W. Prospect Ave. Stoughton (608) 873-9244 www.cressfuneralservice.com
Bay, Clyde E.
VERONA - Clyde E. Bay Jr., age 62, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005. He was born in Madison on Dec. 7, 1942, the son of Clyde and Siverdean Bay. Clyde attended Madison Central High School and lived at Orchard Hill. He moved into an apartment until he became ill and then moved to Badger Prairie Health Care Center. Clyde, known to his friends as C.E. was an avid Badgers fan. He had season tickets to Badger football games for many years. C.E. loved to get his hair cut to look like Elroy Hirsch. He was also a lifelong Cubs fan. C.E. was devoted to watching Soul Train on Saturdays and to dancing the Watusi. He is survived by two brothers, John Bay of Auburn, N.Y., and Ted Bay of Jamesville, N.Y. According to the family's wishes there will be no services. Memorials may be made to Rise Up Inc., 122 E. Olin Avenue, Madison, WI 53713. The family would like to express a sincere appreciation to the staff of Rise Up Inc. and to Badger Prairie for their professional and loving care of C.E.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434 www.cressfuneralservice.com
BLACK EARTH/ WAUNAKEE/ RIPON - Lois Bentley, age 86, died on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Heartland Country Village, Black Earth. Lois Thacker was born on Jan. 29, 1919, in New Glarus, to Cecil and Estella (Ellis) Thacker. She was a graduate of New Glarus High School in 1937. She married Roy Bentley; he preceded her in death in 1986. They lived in New Glarus before moving to Ripon. Lois was a woman of many talents. She was an excellent seamstress, did ceramics and loved to knit mittens and scarves for her grandchildren. Survivors include her son, Roy (Anna) Bentley of Waunakee; her grandsons, Jason (Kristen), Ryan and Justin; a great-grandson, Dominic Bentley; her sister, Arlene Gilbertson; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; a daughter, Marcia Bukrow; and two brothers, Eldon and Frederick Thacker. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at 11 a.m. at WINN FUNERAL HOME, Waunakee. The Rev. Bruce Engebretson will preside. Friends may call on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home. Burial will take place on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at noon at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ripon.
Winn Funeral Home 5785 Highway Q, Waunakee (608) 849-4513
Bingham, John Joseph
MADISON - John Joseph Bingham, age 49, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born on Feb. 4, 1956, in Madison, the son of Robert Bingham and Dorothy Ascher. He is survived by his father, Robert (Eunice); a son, Josh; and sisters, Sharon Hotchkiss, Roberta Stenson, Carol Lawver and Dolly Ascher. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Ascher. Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens.
Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Center 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com
Fredenberg, Glenn A.
SUN PRAIRIE - Glenn A. Fredenberg, age 75, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital, Madison, following a short illness. He was born in Cottage Grove, the son of John and Leona (Doleshaw) Fredenberg. He married Florence M. Keiner Jan. 19, 1950, in Cottage Grove. She died July 8, 1998. He was a member of Sun Prairie United Methodist Church. He was employed by James Ray Trucking, and later by Payne and Dolan Trucking, retiring in 1991. He was a former member of Teamsters Local No. 695. He is survived by his children, Michael (Deborah), Sun Prairie, Randy (Patricia Bourdeau) Poynette, and Vickie (Tim) Wisnowski, Sun Prairie; grandchildren, Brian, Christine (Brian) Patterson, Stephanie (Tony) Busch, Scott Fredenberg, Heather (Derek) Kilian and Megan; and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Margie Drogsvold, Tomahawk, Ruth Rahn, Dorothy (Bernard) Wagner, and Lois (Herbert) Benish, all of Sun Prairie; and brothers, Henry (Pat); William and John, all of Sun Prairie. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Florence; and a sister, Eleanor. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at SUN PRAIRIE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 702 North St., at 11 a.m. with Pastor Scott Carlson officiating. Entombment will be at Sun Prairie Memory Garden. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home and Cremation Service Sun Prairie (608) 837-5400
Hahn, Berena S.
SUN PRAIRIE - Berena S. Hahn, age 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at the home of her son, Jerry, and daughter-in-law, Maria. Berena was born at home on the family farm in Utica, on April 18, 1915, the daughter of Martin and Betsy (Olia) Halverson. She married Frederick A. Hahn on June 17, 1939, at the parsonage of West Koshkonong Lutheran Church. Fritz preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1985. Berena loved spending time with her children, her grandkids, playing bingo, feeding Spike, the cocker spaniel, and just plain enjoying people. Mom always said, "I'm a tough Norwegian." I can still hear her say, "C'mon Fritz, we've got to get this tobacco harvest done." She not only helped on the farm, but also retired from the UW as a domestic engineer. Berena is survived by her two children, Debra (David) Christoph, Waunakee, and Jerry Hahn (Maria) Sun Prairie; five grandchildren, Ryan and Megan Christoph, and Brian Hahn, Brenda Chew, and Chris Gibson; and two great-grandchildren, Austin and Nathan. Berena was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fritz; sister, Gertie Bradison; and brothers, Ginter, Sophus and Norman. The family would like to thank the special caregivers that were so kind to Mom - Meriter Hospital, Willows Nursing Home, and Hospice Care Inc. She was a member of PEACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Sun Prairie, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, with the Rev. Ardin D. Laper officiating. Burial will be in Sun Prairie Memory Gardens. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at TUSCHEN-NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 302 Columbus St., Sun Prairie. Mom will be truly missed, but her kindness and love will never be forgotten.
Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home and Cremation Service Sun Prairie (608) 837-5400
Haring, Ronald E.
MONTELLO/ MADISON - Ronald E. Haring, age 89, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005. Ronald is survived by his wife of 65 years, Katherine of Madison; three children, Lois (Tom) Rogers of Madison, Barbara Raemisch of Poynette, and Lloyd (Becky) Haring of California; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Grover Haring of California. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Ernie; a brother; and four sisters. Private funeral services were held. Entombment was held at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena for all their care and compassion.
We'll miss you and love you always.
Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257 www.ryanfuneralservice.com
Irelan, Helen J. (Johnson)
MADISON - Helen J. (Johnson) Irelan, age 70, died on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Sunny Hill Health Care Center. She was born on Aug. 26, 1934, in Ottumwa, Iowa, where she grew up. Helen was a gifted musician in her school years and participated in several recitals. Her passion for music continued throughout her life. Helen graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1952. She married John C. Irelan on June 15, 1957, and they made their residence in Dubuque, Iowa. Helen earned a bachelor's degree in music in 1957 at the University of Iowa, where she was the principal flutist with the University of Iowa Symphony. She had a major in piano and a minor in flute. Helen continued her education, and earned a master's degree in arts and music in 1961. She also earned a certificate for clerical training in Madison. After Helen and John divorced in the late 1980s, she moved to Madison. She worked as a studio piano teacher from 1958 until 1992, teaching piano to elementary and secondary children. Helen also taught adults. She was also a college piano instructor at the University of Dubuque from 1970 until 1972. In addition to Helen's music career, she also worked as an office manager, secretary, medical transcriptionist and typist. She loved literature and classical music. Helen enjoyed planting and her flowers. She was skilled in interior decorating, restoration of older homes and woodworking. Helen had no children, but is survived by many friends and people who have helped in her care through the years. A memorial service will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, with the Rev. Jeff Vanden Heuvel presiding. Many thanks to Meadowmere Assisted Living Apartments for making Helen's life more worthwhile in her last few months, and to the staff at Sunny Hill Health Care Center in her last days.
She has left her fingerprint in the hearts and lives of many. A special farewell to Helen from her good pal, Chris.
"Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so."
Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Center (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com
Jensen, Marion W.
EVANSVILLE - Marion W. Jensen, age 82, a lifelong Evansville and Brooklyn area resident, died at home on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at 10 a.m. at WARD FUNERAL HOME, Evansville, with the Rev. Robert Mach of St. John's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A time of fellowship at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Evansville, will follow the service.
RICHLAND CENTER - Philip Johnston, age 78, of Richland Center, died on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Riverdale Health Care and Rehab Center. Stafford Funeral Home, Richland Center, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Kelley, Irene H.
MAUSTON - Irene H. Kelley, age 87, died on Sunday Feb. 13, 2005, at her home after a brief illness. She was born on Sept. 21, 1917, in Mauston, the daughter of Matthias and Anna (Warme) Riddlestine. She attended school in Mauston, and went on to the County Normal School. On June 1, 1939, she was united in marriage to John W. Kelley at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Irene and her husband farmed for many years. She also taught school and worked at Vacuum Platers in Mauston for 30 years until she retired in 1986. She was a leader for the Blackhawk 4-H Club for many years and was a member of Lemonweier Homemakers Club. She is survived by her four sons, James (Betty) of Illinois, William of Florida, Daniel of Mauston, and Michael of Florida; her three grandchildren, Patrick Kelley of Illinois, Megan Kelley of Colorado, and Kathryn Kelley of Kentucky; a great-grandchild; a brother, Raymond Riddlestine; and four sisters, Ruth Clark of Mauston, Bernice Dombeck of Lyndon Station, Elaine Kotek of Adams-Friendship, and Delores Fitzgerald of Beloit. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; her brothers, Matthew and Mark Riddlestine; and her sisters, Loretta Griffith, Marie Donovan and Margaret Quinn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at SAINT PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Mauston, with Father Daniel Kiedinger officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at CRANDALL FUNERAL HOME, Mauston, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Klubertanz, Kay F.
TOWN OF ELBA - Kay F. Klubertanz, age 64, died on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, as the result of an auto accident in Dane County. She was born on Dec. 23, 1940, in Lodi to Harold and Clarice (Kurt) Keichinger. Kay was a 1959 graduate of Lodi High School and was married to Richard Klubertanz on Nov. 16, 1963, in Dane. She worked for the Department of Public Instruction as a stenographer for the state of Wisconsin for several years. After raising their children on the family farm, Kay returned to employment with the state of Wisconsin, Division of Hearings and Appeals, where she worked since 1999. She was a former 4-H leader for several years and was a member of St. Columbkille Church and its Altar Society. Her hobbies included family genealogy, quilting, sewing and playing cards. Survivors include her husband, Richard of the town of Elba; two sons, Kevin (Barbara) of Fort Atkinson, and Brian (Heather) of Columbus; three daughters, Denise Klubertanz of Madison, Marjorie (Dan) Groh of Columbus, and Ann Klubertanz of Chicago, Ill.; six grandchildren, Matthew, Kara and Megan Klubertanz, and Margot, Emily and Mitchell Groh; two sisters, Shirley (Donald) Wilken of Fall River, and Jane (Vincent) Gehin of Belleville; two brothers, Ronald (Rose) Keichinger and Robert (Nancy) Keichinger, both of Dane; a brother-in-law, Jerome Maly of Middleton; other relatives; and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Jean Maly. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH, town of Elba, with the Rev. Donald Zerkel officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a rosary service at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at the JONES-JENSEN FUNERAL HOME, Columbus, and from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church on Friday.
Knickmeier, Wanda V.
MCFARLAND - Wanda V. Knickmeier, age 74, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005. Wanda was born on Sept. 1, 1930, in Milwaukee, to parents, Arthur and Ida (Bue) Berthelmann. Wanda married Robert A. Knickmeier on July 26, 1952, and is survived by him. Wanda graduated from Madison East High School as an honor student and Arbor Day speaker in 1948. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1952. Wanda, Robert and their children lived for many years on their farm in the town of Berry near Marxville, where they farmed and built houses. Wanda was employed by the state of Wisconsin for many years, and concluded her working years with a very enjoyable period at the Stoughton Wal-Mart service desk. Wanda especially enjoyed reading and music, and loved Opera and playing piano. Wanda is survived by her husband, Robert, living at their home on the Yahara River in the town of Dunn; her five children, Jeff Knickmeier of McFarland, Mike (Sandra) Knickmeier of Cross Plains, Tom (Tammy) Knickmeier of Cottage Grove, Lisa (Clyde) Kaikuaana of Mazomanie, and Amy (Darrick) Melton of Joliet, Ill. Wanda is also survived by six grandchildren, Kelly Knickmeier of Lawrence, Kan., Rebecca Knickmeier of Key West, Fla., Caroline Knickmeier of Missoula, Mont., Nikki and Jace Kaikuaana of Mazomanie, and Kole Knickmeier of Cottage Grove; step-grandchildren, Tania (Aaron) Luettinger of Loves Park, Ill., Jacquie (Gary) Duerkopf of Cross Plains; step-great-grandchildren, Kiah, Ashley and Aeowyn; and several nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at 1 p.m. at HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3702 County Highway AB, Madison. Burial will be at Hope Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Street, at Highway 51. Friends may also call at the church on Friday from noon until the time of the service.
"The Lord is my shepherd ..."
Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Centers (608) 873-4590 www.gundersonfh.com
Knight, David L. Sr.
AVOCA - David L. Knight Sr., age 46, of Avoca, died on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital, following a brief illness. A 1977 graduate of the Dodgeville High School, he married the former Linda Murphy on Sept. 18, 1981. His greatest pastime became stockcar racing with his brothers. David is survived by his wife, Linda Knight of Avoca; a son, David "Lee" (Dona) Knight Jr. of Cobb, and their children, Colton, Cody and Tiffany; a daughter, Ashley Knight and her fiance, Derek Turner, of Cobb; his mother, Carol Stocks of Avoca; his grandmother, Loretta Zifka of Dodgeville; his father, Laddie (Holly) Butteris of Belmont; his stepmother, Rosie Knight of Avoca; four brothers, Roger (Beverly) Knight Jr. of Highland, and their daughters, Danielle and Stephanie, Bob (Amy) Knight and their daughter, Kylee, of Dodgeville, Carl Stocks of Avoca, and Robin Knight of Avoca; a sister, Kim Knight of Avoca; three stepbrothers, Dennis Stocks of Madison, Lenny Stocks of Ithaca, and John Stocks of Ithaca; as well as other relatives; and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at the LULLOFF-PETERSON-HOUCK FUNERAL HOME, Dodgeville, followed by a luncheon at the Dodgeville American Legion Hall. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday after 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be greatly appreciated.
David led a life surrounded by people he loved and who loved him. He always had a happy, friendly approach to all. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Lucht, Edward A.
MAUSTON - Edward A. Lucht, age 78, of rural Mauston, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Fair View Nursing Home, Mauston. Ed was born in the town of Summit on Aug. 15, 1926, the son of Conrad and Esther (Leppert) Lucht. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1951 until 1953. Ed is survived by his brother, Ralph (Darlene) Lucht of Ogema; sisters, Agnes Hartje of Mauston, and Rose Eden of Mauston; four nephews, Allen (Kathy) Hartje, Lee (Carolyn) Eden, Jeff Eden and James (Jan) Eden; and other relatives and friends. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Conrad and Esther Lucht. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at CRANDALL FUNERAL HOME, Mauston, where friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services on Friday. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery, LaValle, with military honors.
Ramirez, Janet M.
SAUK CITY - Janet M. Ramirez, age 53, died on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at UW Hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was born on Nov. 7, 1951, in Columbus, the daughter of Donald and Doris (Frentzel) Albedyll. Janet was a graduate of Marshall High School. She was united in marriage to Mateo Ramirez on July 8, 1975. Survivors include her husband, Mateo of Sauk City; four children, Rebecca (Francisco) Ramirez of Prairie du Sac, Christopher, John of Madison, and Josh of Sauk City; three grandchildren, Sergio, Erica and Stefane; her father, Donald Albedyll of Marshall; her sisters, Sandra Weber, Judy Corbett, Cathy Schoenherr and Rachel Albedyll; a brother, David "Tuffy" Albedyll; two brothers in-law; and seven sisters in-law. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris; a sister, Jane; a nephew, Timothy Schleicher; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Pedro and Tomasa Ramirez. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH in Marshall at noon. Friends may call at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME in Sauk City on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., and on Friday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
Hooverson Funeral Home Sauk City (608) 643-6430
Rostad, Lucille J.
COLUMBUS - Lucille J. Rostad, age 91, died on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at the Columbus Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Jan. 29, 1914, in the town of Hampden, to Otto and Anna (Schlieve) Schultz Sr. She was married to Erling J. Rostad on Aug. 4, 1936, in Keyeser. Lucille was a member of Spring Prairie Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid. She loved reading, word puzzles, embroidery and quilting. Survivors include two daughters, Darlene (William) Greisen and Donna Wodill, both of Columbus; a son, Darrell (Bonnie) Rostad of Columbus; three grandchildren, Jeffrey (Chris) Wodill, Justine (Randy) Westover and Ryan Rostad; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Quamme and Evelyn Wendt, both of Columbus; other relatives; and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Erling, in 1983; three brothers, Alfred, Herbert and Otto Schultz Jr.; and two sisters, Hazel Wendt and Alice Endres. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at SPRING PRAIRIE LUTHERAN CHURCH in Keyeser. The Rev. John J. Shep will officiate. Interment will be in Hampden Cemetery, town of Hampden. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at the funeral home, and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Jones-Jensen Funeral Home Columbus (920) 623-5850
Schuldt, Paul B.
CAMP DOUGLAS - Paul B. Schuldt, age 83, of rural Camp Douglas, died on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse. He was the son of Lester J. and Eva (Stebnitz) Schuldt and was born on July 18, 1921, in Iowa County. Paul was raised in the Spring Green area and graduated from Spring Green High School in 1938, where he played football, basketball and baseball. After school he went to work for the Milwaukee Railroad. In 1942 he was inducted into the U.S. Navy during World War II until 1945. Paul was united in marriage to Elizabeth A. "Betty" Lucey on Sept. 15, 1943, in Freeport, Ill. After his tour of duty, Paul returned to the Milwaukee Railroad as a telegraph operator, retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the New Lisbon American Legion, the Camp Douglas V.F.W., the New Lisbon Lions Club and a past member of the Masonic Lodge. Paul had a love for hunting, fishing and golfing. He loved raising and training hunting dogs and horses. He became a farrier and shod horses. He also enjoyed playing cards and shooting pool with his friends. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a son, Randy (Carol) of Los Osos, Calif., and their two children, Lisa and Paul; two brothers, Burdette (Betty) of Sheboygan, and Donald (Lou Ann) of Sterling, Ill.; and a sister, Eileen Mahlkuch of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roland; and a brother-in-law, Robert Mahlkuch. A memorial service is being planned and will be announced at a later date. The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting with arrangements.
Vander Wegen, Cheryl L. (Knight)
MADISON - Cheryl L. (Knight) Vander Wegen, age 49, died on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005. She was born on Feb. 5, 1956. Cheryl was a loving mother, sister, friend, aunt and great-aunt. She always went out of her way to help other people. Cheryl leaves behind her wonderful husband of 23 years, Jeffrey; two children, Michael and Adam, at home; and beloved dogs, Sierra and Bear. She is further survived by two sisters, Dolly of Madison, and Rose of Portage; a brother, Phil of Madison; brothers-in-law, Steve, Gregg (Mary), and Rick (Linda); many nieces and nephews, who she loved dearly; many friends, who have given their support during her illness, particularly, Chuck and Dawn Romano and their children, Christy, Brian and little Haley, who always made Cheryl feel better; also her best friend, Jen Geary, and her family of Texas. She could always make Cheryl laugh and have fun. Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Evelyn Knight; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Marian Vander Wegen. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, with the Rev. John Swanson presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to HospiceCare Inc. Cheryl's family would like to express a special thank you to all those at Hospice for their loving care.
Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Center (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com
Wilkison, Mary Ellen (Byrne)
CUBA CITY - Mary Ellen (Byrne) Wilkison, age 80, of Cuba City, died on Sunday, Feb.13, 2005, at Southwestern Health Care Nursing Home, Cuba City. She was born on Nov. 9, 1924, to Cyril and Agusta (Hoppenjan) Byrne in Cuba City. Mary graduated from Cuba City High School in 1942. She married Teddy Pierce Wilkison on July 16, 1946, in Arlington, Va. She was in the civil service for 10 years, a Navy wife for 58 years and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, a member of the Wives of U.S. Submarine Vets, past state president, V.F.W. Day Post past president, American Legion Auxiliary, 40/8 Auxiliary past president, and Disabled American Vets Auxiliary. She liked to read, garden, go fishing, loved to cook and was an avid bowler. Mary was a very loving and caring person who will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband, Teddy; three daughters, Mary Jean Whitford of Concord, Calif., Paula Maria Keenan of Gainesville, Ga., and Virginia Ann Mechnig of Des Plaines, Ill.; three brothers, Dick Byrne of Cuba City, Cyril Byrne Jr. of Oswego, Ill., and Pat Bryne of Trumann, Mich.; four sisters, Eloise (Sam) Lightcap of Hazel Green, Jean Marsh of Gunnison, Colo., Sally McCabe of Platteville, and Beth James of Dubuque, Iowa; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Joseph Byrne; brother, James Byrne; sisters, Ann McCabe and Sue Byrne; sister-in-law, Celene Byrne; and brothers-in-law, Harold McCabe and Don McCabe. Services will be on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at 12:30 p.m. at HAUDENSHIELD FUNERAL HOME, Cuba City, with Father Dave Flanagan officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. In lieu of flowers a Mary Ellen Wilkison memorial fund has been established.
Wolf, Glenn Harlan
SUN PRAIRIE - Glenn Harlan Wolf, age 87, passed away on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, after a long illness. He was born on Aug. 23, 1917, in Sun Prairie, the son of Harlan and Fern (Kuether) Wolf. Glenn was united in marriage to Mae M. Dickinson on Aug. 1, 1984, and they enjoyed more than 20 years of marriage. Glenn owned and operated a farm on Bailey Road, Sun Prairie, that was in his family for many years. He later worked for the Dane County Highway Department. Mr. Wolf served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1941 until 1945. He is survived by his wife, Mae M. Dickinson-Wolf; his daughters, Gail (Ken) Foster and Alison (Joe) Sullivan; his grandsons, Derek Foster and Bret Sullivan; his step-daughter, Diane Watson; his sister, Shirley Smith; other relatives; and friends. Mr. Wolf was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Lyle Wolf. As he wished, there will be no funeral or visitation and his cremated remains will be inurned at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens. The family would like to thank Harmony Assisted Living of Sun Prairie for all their special care that they provided Glenn.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 1310 Emerald Terrace Sun Prairie (608) 837-9054 www.cressfuneralservice.com
MIDDLETON - Henry Zauner, age 81, passed away on Monday Feb. 14, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 16, 1923, in Schmeidorf, Germany, the son of Joseph and Maria Zauner. Henry married Mary Ann Benson, on June 21, 1952, in Milwaukee. He was a printer for more than 50 years, working for Arandell Printing Co. of Milwaukee and retiring from Litho Productions of Madison. Henry was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy. He was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church. Henry had a variety of interests and was a skilled craftsman. He truly loved all people, especially his family and was known to say "my sons are my riches." He was extremely proud of his grandchildren and was not afraid to show his emotions and was known as an honest man. In addition to his loving wife of 52 years whom he loved, treasured and was deeply indebted to, survivors include his seven sons, Joe (Beth) of St. Paul, Minn., Paul of Indianapolis, Ind., Andrew (Linda) of Plain, John of Barneveld, Steve of Stoughton, Mike (Suzanne) of Waunakee, and Charles (Pat) of Galesville; 10 grandchildren, Daniel, Dustin, Dennis, Nicole, Sarah, Annie, Elizabeth, Allison, Theresa and Amanda; a sister, Grace Durik of Milwaukee and a brother-in-law, Lawrence Benson of San Diego, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; and stepfather, Ewald Klinkenberg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7450 University Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Friday Feb. 18, 2005, with Monsignor Douglas Dushack presiding. Visitation will be at GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Ave. (near Parmenter Street), Middleton, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at the church on Friday. A Scripture service will be held at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Middleton Public Library, for movies.
Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Center (608) 831-6761 www.gundersonfh.com