OBITUARIES

2007-05-16T00:00:00Z OBITUARIES madison.com
May 16, 2007 12:00 am

Albers, Ruben E.

LOGANVILLE - Ruben E. Albers, age 78, died on Monday, May 14, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 21, 2007, at ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN CHURCH in Loganville with Pastor Christopher Miller officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. There will be a visitation from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2007, at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME in Reedsburg.

Eisele, Todd Patrick

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. - Todd Patrick Eisele, age 50, died Thursday, May 10, 2007, in Eden Prairie, Minn. Todd was born Oct. 22, 1956, and grew up in Madison. He was the beloved son of Janet and Karl Eisele Jr. Todd was a 1974 graduate of West High School where he played hockey on the West varsity team. He graduated in 1978 from the UW-Stevens Point in natural resources. He was active with and president of the student chapter of The Wildlife Society. In 1978, Todd married Sherrie Tingom. They moved to Minnesota, where he lived the rest of his life. Todd is the father of three children: Emily (23), Ashley (21) and Seth (15) all residing in California. Todd loved the outdoors and was an avid golfer and sportsman. Through the years he hunted and fished with his father, children and brothers, providing many wonderful and fond family memories. Todd was a uniquely talented person, successful in many arenas. As a boy, he founded the Piper Park Pigs hockey team, and later in life he proudly coached his daughter's youth hockey team. In 1995 he received a commendation from the Washington County Sheriff for saving a family from their burning home. On holidays he donated his time to deliver meals to people in need. In addition to his children, Todd is survived by his mother, Janet (Howard) Eisele-Heiliger of Cambridge; brothers, Timothy (Linda) Eisele of Madison, Thomas (Sandy) Eisele of Cincinnati, Ohio, Theodore (Shelley) Eisele of Boise, Idaho, and T. Michael (Karen) Eisele of Westmont, Ill.; and nieces and nephews, Shawn, David, Adam, Carolyn, Katie and Spencer. Todd was preceded in death by his father, Karl Eisele Jr.; and fraternal grandparents, Eleanor and Karl Eisele Sr. of Madison; and maternal grandparents, Myron and Janette Monsen of Chicago. Visitation will be held Thursday evening, May 17, 2007, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. On Friday, May 18, 2007, there will be visitation at QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 401 S. Owen Drive, Madison at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at the church at 10 a.m., and burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to a conservation organization of the donor's choice.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434 www.cressfuneralservice.com

Gahlman, Suzanne T.

MONONA/ STOUGHTON - Suzanne T. Gahlman, age 65, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2007. Funeral arrangements are pending. A full obituary will appear later this week.

Gunderson Stoughton Funeral Home 1358 Highway 51 Stoughton (608) 873-4590 www.gundersonfh.com

Gandolph, Evelyn M.

MADISON - Evelyn M. Gandolph, age 85, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at Meriter Hospital. Arrangements are pending. Full obituary to follow.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434 www.cressfuneralservice.com Hackbarth, Lois A.

REEDSBURG - Lois A. Hackbarth, age 63, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 14, 2007, in the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2007, at ST. PETER'S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH in Reedsburg with the Rev. Paul Crolius officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2007, at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Peter's Lutheran Church or Sacred Heart School would be appreciated.

Hanson, Robert J. "Ib"

BEAVER DAM - Robert J. "Ib" Hanson, age 71, died peacefully on Saturday, May 12, 2007, as a result of brain cancer. Bob was born in the fall of 1935 in Eau Claire. He graduated from Waupaca High School in 1953 and served three years in the United States Army, spending 18 months in Germany. Upon leaving the service, Bob attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, graduating with a major in English and a minor in geology. It was in Oshkosh that Bob met and married Carmen. He received his bachelor of science degree in 1960 and moved to Beaver Dam in June of that year to teach English at the junior high school. He taught ninth grade English for seven years, was recognized by the Jaycees as an Outstanding Young Educator, and acted as coordinator of federal grants and curriculum director before completing his master's degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974. Bob was appointed interim principal of the junior high school for the 1975 school year and rediscovered how much he enjoyed daily interaction with students and staff. He accepted the principalship permanently, leading the staff through the transition to middle school and finally retiring in 1993 after 33 years with the Beaver Dam Unified School District. Bob was very active in our community. He was a high school track coach for a number of years; a charter member of the Beaver Dam Community Theater; taught religious education and was a Eucharistic minister for Saint Catherine Drexel Parish; and volunteered for a Lions Club vision mission to Mexico. He acted as chairman of the state committee of the North Central Evaluation for School Accreditation and served on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations, including the Community Theater, Saint Katherine Drexel Parish, the Lions Club and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. In his retirement, Bob enjoyed spending time at his cabin up north, traveling with his family and the "Fish Lips", writing poetry, doing crossword puzzles and sneaking an occasional cigar. Bob is survived by Carmen, his wife of 47 years; four children and seven grandchildren, Kerry, his wife Jodi, and children Michael and Kip; Kristin, fiance Clint Brown, and her son Pearce; Robin and her children Quinn and Madeline; and John, his wife Wyllo, and children Jack and Wyllo. Bob is further survived by brothers, Larry (Lillian) Hanson and John D. (Joyce) Hanson; brother-in-law, Walter Radley; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Kerry; sister-in-law, Sharon (Jim) Kempinger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, John W. and Donna V. (Devereaux) Hanson; sister, Donna Radley; and father-in-law, Anthony Kerry. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2007, at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 135 Keller Blvd., and Saturday, May 19, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at SAINT KATHERINE DREXEL PARISH, 131 West Maple Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Memorials in Bob's name may be made to Hillside Hospice or Beaver Dam Relay for Life. You are welcome to sign the family's guest book or send online condolences at www.cstonefs.com. Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services is honored to be serving the family.

Heyroth, Charlotte L.

MADISON - Charlotte L. Heyroth, age 74, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2007, at Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, Madison. Charlotte is survived by her husband; many other relatives and friends. Private funeral.

Koehler, Jerome "Bear"

LAKE MILLS - Jerome "Bear" Koehler, age 60, of Lake Mills, died on Monday, May 14, 2007, at home. He was born on Sept. 9, 1946, in Superior, the son of the late Jerome and Elizabeth (Mireski) Koehler. Jerry was a graduate of the DeForest High School. He had been a resident of Lake Mills and employed by Lake Mills Blacktop for more than 30 years. He enjoyed bowling and spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include five brothers, Dennis, Robert, Timothy, Thomas and Roger; three sisters, Rose (Phil) Deede, Beverly Koehler and Liz Morehouse; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including special friends, Bob and Kathy Spiegelhoff. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy. A Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2007, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the CLAUSSEN FUNERAL HOME.

"He will be deeply missed by his family and friends."

Kubly, Harold E.

NEW GLARUS - Mr. Harold E. Kubly, age 84, of New Glarus, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at the New Glarus Home. Harold was born Aug. 8, 1922, in New Glarus, the son of Emil and Ida (Zahler) Kubly. He graduated from New Glarus High School in 1940. Harold was a outstanding left hand baseball pitcher in his youth, and pitched a double header, winning both games for his home talent team. On Nov. 18, 1947, he was united in marriage to Rachel Johnson at Argyle. Harold had worked at Pet Milk Co. for eight years, Green County Highway Dept. for 16 years and Carnes Corporation, Verona for 23 years, retiring in 1988. Survivors include his children, Alan (Linda) Kubly of Madison, and Connie Kubly of Madison; a sister, Marilyn Reda of Wisconsin Dells; two nephews, Dean Fish of Washington, D.C., and PatReda of Sun Prairie; and a good friend and companion, Florinda Wittwer of Monticello. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Rachel in 1989. Funeral services will be held at SWISS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, New Glarus on Friday, May 18, 2007, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Tom Neilsen and the Rev. Marlea Waber officiating with burial in the Swiss Church Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2007, at the ZENTNER - BEAL FUNERAL HOME, 29 6th Ave., New Glarus. The family would like to thank the staff of the New Glarus Home for their excellent care and concern for Harold.

Lovell, Rebecca J. Heath

JANESVILLE - Rebecca J. Heath Lovell, age 36, of Janesville, died on Sunday, May 13, 2007, at UW Hospital, Madison. She was born in Madison on July 13, 1970, the daughter of Thomas and Joynelle (Skinner) Lovell. She graduated from Craig High School in 1988, and had been a Janesville resident most of her life. Rebecca married Thomas Heath on Oct. 9, 1998, in Janesville. She was co-owner of Rock Realty and Associates, and was a member of Rock Green MLS, Wisconsin Realtor Association and had been a member of St. Mary's School Board. Rebecca is survived by her three children, Saige Lin, Thyme Annie and Maeley Jane, all of Janesville; the children's father, Thomas Heath of Janesville; mother, Joynelle Skinner of Reedsburg; two sisters, Annie Varnes of Janesville, and Joy Lin Varnes of Reedsburg; two brothers, Jeffrey Varnes of Hillsboro, and John Varnes of Wisconsin Dells; nieces, nephews, including a special niece, Emily Varnes of Reedsburg; and special friend, Dave Lathrop of Janesville. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Lovell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2007, at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Janesville with the Rev. Stephen J. Umhoefer officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the church. A fund has been established to benefit the Heath Lovell Children at any M&I Bank. Schneider Apfel Schneider & Schneider Funeral Home is assisting the family. For online obituary and registry: schneiderfuneraldirectors.com

Marty, Mamie Nellie and Marty, Arnold Matt

MARION, IOWA - Mamie Nellie Marty died peacefully after a short illness on May 4, 2007, at the Crestview Acres Nursing Home, Marion, Iowa. She was surrounded by her two loving sons. Mamie was born to George and Lucy Carnes Tillema in Dodge County on December 23, 1915. Mamie graduated from the Beaver Dam High School.Attended and graduated from the Dodge County Teachers' College, University of Wisconsin-Bachelors Degree, University of Wisconsin and the University of Kansas for her Masters Degree. Mamie taught rural schools in Dodge County, High School in both New Glarus and Monroe, Wisconsin School Districts. She served as Cooperative Extension Agents in Ozaukee and Green County, Wisconsin and in Kauai County in Hawaii.State 4-H Program Leader and Home Economist for the University of and the State of New Hampshire.

Arnold Matt Marty died peacefully after a short illness on May 6, 2006, at the Crestview Acres Nursing Home, Marion, Iowa. He was surrounded by his loving wife and two loving sons. Arnold was born to Mathias and Anna Arnold Marty in Washington Township, Green County on October 4, 1921. He attended the Voegeli Rural School, New Glarus High School, and St. Paul's Mission house in Epworth, Iowa, from 1935-1939. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1947. On June 6, 1953, he married the former Mamie Tillema in Monroe, Wisconsin. Arnold and Mamie are survived by their two adopted sons, Jon Marty and Jerry Limkemann of Coggon, Iowa. Arnold's three sisters, Leona Huseth of Mount Horeb, Clara Nybroten and Gloria Jacobson, of New Glarus; and many nieces, nephews and cousins from the Tillema, Fahey, Carnes, Huseth and Rodger families. Mamie is preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Marty, parent, George and Lucy Carnes Tillema. Her beloved daughter, Lucy Ann Marty, sisters Margaret Cole, Sara Nelson, Ruth Fanshaw, brothers Jess, Earl and Donald Tillema. Arnold is preceded in death by his parents, Mathias and Anna Arnold Marty, sisters Violet Cliff, Palma Mueller, brother, Leon Marty. Condolences may be sent to Jon Marty, 1110 325th Street, Coggon Iowa52218. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on June 2, 2007 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434 www.cressfuneralservice.com,

Schave, Doris M.

SUN PRAIRIE/ ARLINGTON - Doris M. Schave, age 86, of Sun Prairie and formerly of Arlington, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2007, at the Anderson - Johnson HospiceCare Center in Madison. Doris was born on Oct. 30, 1920, to Russell and Josephine (Hancock) Moore. She attended King's Corner Elementary School, Fall River High School and graduated from Columbia County Normal School. Doris began her teaching career in one-room rural schools in Columbia County. On June 5, 1941, she married Floyd Schave and together they farmed in the Cambria area. In 1945 they moved to a farm at Arlington, which they later purchased and farmed for 31 years. During this time she and Floyd raised their three children and were active in community affairs. Doris was a Sunday school teacher and 4-H leader. In 1965 she returned to teaching for 11 years at the Poynette Schools. She was an AFS mother to Ruth Limmage Harrison from Australia. In 1976 Doris and Floyd retired from farming and moved to Sun Prairie. They toured with various groups seeing the United States and points of interest in Mexico and Canada. Doris was employed as a secretary for the Colonial Club until she retired and became an active volunteer in many capacities. She was known for her sunny smile and sense of humor. Doris loved her family and looked forward to family get-togethers. Doris enjoyed singing with the Colonial Club Chorus, playing the chimes, playing her keyboard in the Korny Band and playing cards. She loved her friends at Olympic Village. Doris is survived by her three children, Russell (Janet), Jerry and Jane Schave; five grandchildren, Jeff (Melanie) Schave, Amy (Bill) Good, Ryan (Val), Dustin and Michael Schave; two great-granddaughters, Cailyn and Chloe Schave; two sisters, Lucile (Howard) Uttech and Mureil (Don) Fornasiere; brother-in-law, Martin (Evelyn) Schave; sisters-in-law, Doris French, Eileen Schave and Irene Moore; and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Floyd, who passed away on Aug. 12, 2004; a brother, Wayne Moore; and her sister, Carol Kreyer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2007, at the ARLINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH with the Rev. Carl Doersch officiating. Interment will be at the Arlington Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Arlington United Methodist Church or to the Colonial Club in Sun Prairie. Doris lived her life by this quote, "I expect to pass through this world but once; Any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now, let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."

Hamre Funeral Home Lodi (608) 592-3201

Stecklein, Ben

POYNETTE - Ben Stecklein, age 31, of Poynette, died on Saturday, May 12, 2007. Ben was born on Oct. 28, 1975, in Darlington. He had worked for Poynette Iron Works for several years. Ben loved family, friends and animals. He enjoyed working on cars, as well as woodworking. He is survived by his mother, Peggy (Jeff) Bamberg of Poynette; his daughter, Sunny Stecklein of Poynette; three sisters, Meghan Bamberg of Poynette, Grace Bamberg of Poynette, and Cora Bamberg of Poynette; his grandparents, Marge (Jerry) Bamberg of Freeport, Ill., and Rosemary Pope of Alvarado, Texas; many other relatives and friends. Memorial visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2007, at the PFLANZ MANTEY MENDRALA FUNERAL HOME in Poynette. Inurnment will be private.

Troyer, Betty Ann

BARABOO - Betty Ann Troyer, age 78, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2007, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Jack of Baraboo; her daughter, Mary and husband, Gary Kauffman; her grandchildren, Aaron Michael Kauffman and Anna Christine Kauffman, all of Fort Worth, Texas; her sons, Michael of Baraboo, and Scott of Tampa, Fla.; her brother, Morgan (Dorothy) Meyers of West Lafayette, Ind., and his daughters, Liz, Suzette, Amy, and their families; a sister-in-law, Janet Meyers of Arlington, Va., and her children, John (Hanah) and Margaret (Todd) and her family; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at the EMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Baraboo, with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Interment will follow in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, May 18, 2007, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the REDLIN FUNERAL HOME, 401 Madison Ave., Baraboo; and at the church on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Emanuel United Methodist Church for the Organ Restoration Fund or to Home Health United Hospice.

Vaughan, Thomas M.

MADISON - Thomas M. Vaughan, age 89, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2007, at St. Mary's Care Center. He was born on Dec. 25, 1917, in Madison, the son of Thomas A and Agnes (O'Connor) Vaughan. Tom worked as an engineer with the Chicago Northwestern Railroad, retiring in 1978 after 30 years of service. He was a longtime member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. Tom is survived by his daughter, Nancy (Bart) Hunt of Edina, Minn.; six grandchildren, Lee-Anndra (Mark) Thielbar, James (Teri) Hunt, Thomas (Jody) Hunt, Kathleen (Craig) Spiers, Kelly Hunt and Jeffrey Hunt; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Susan; and two brothers. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, May 18, 2007, at 11 a.m. at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2450 Atwood Ave., with Monsignor Michael Hippee and Monsignor Delbert Schmelzer concelebrating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary's Care Center for all of their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, or to the Society for the Propagation of Faith.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com

Walton, Gerald Allen "Jerry"

RICHLAND CENTER - Gerald Allen "Jerry" Walton, age 75, of Richland Center, died on Monday, May 14, 2007, at Schmitt Woodland Hills, following a brief illness. Jerry was born Nov. 2, 1931, the son of Harley Walton and Bernice (Howard) Jones-Pulvermacher. Jerry was very proud of his military service record, having served in the Pacific Theater, and then from Nov. 9, 1949, through Oct. 22, 1953, in the Korean conflict. He was later called to active duty from July 15, 1966, through Nov. 30, 1981, in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star with a combat "V". Survivors include his children, Cindy (Rodney) Olson of Richland Center, Brenda Walton of Tennessee, Gary Walton of Montana, and Debra Walton of Richland Center; stepchildren, Dennis (Carole) Jewell of Virginia, and Mary Ann (Jerry) Atnip of North Carolina; six grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; nine great-step-grandchildren; his sisters, Joyce Hansen of New Mexico, and Jeanette Spillane of New York; his uncle, Herb (Eunice) Moore of Richland Center; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty; and his sister, Janice McDonough. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 21, 2007, at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL with Pastor Craig Peach officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Local Veterans Military Memorial Honors Unit at the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL on Sunday, May 20, 2007, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., or on Monday morning from 10 a.m. until service time. Online condolences are available at prattfuneralservice.com.

1 (888) 303-3910,

Warren-Hoover, Deborah

MADISON - Deborah Warren-Hoover died Monday, May 14, 2007, surrounded by her family. Deb was born May 11, 1956, in Moline, Ill. She graduated from Moline Public Hospital School of Nursing in 1977. Deb was an RN at Moline Public Hospital before working in Dr. Burgess' Pediatrician office. She moved to Madison in 1987 and has worked at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in various areas of oncology throughout her nursing career. Deb married Dave Hoover in Hazelhurst at their home on the lake on July 20, 1991. Deb enjoyed scrap booking, reading, skiing and spending time at the family cabin in Bagley. Deb loved to travel, especially enjoying a Warren family trip to Myrtle Beach celebrating her parents 50th anniversary, a New York trip which included several Broadway shows, and a 50th birthday cruise with her special friends. Deb is survived by her husband, Dave Hoover; and son, Seth, at home. She is also survived by her parents, Kenneth and Shirley Warren; siblings (and spouses), Patty Jo (Rick) Garrels, Sandy (Kurt) Freddy and Jim (Phyllis) Warren; brother and sister-in-law, Duey (Gail) Hoover; and nieces and nephews, Heather, Jenny, Katie, Jagger, Audra, Justin, Corey, Lucas, Sarah and Mary. Rites of Cremation will be accorded. The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to the family for an education fund in Seth's name. Services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, May, 18, 2007, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, with a visitation held one hour prior to the service. Services will also be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2007, at ELIM COVENANT CHURCH, 5201 18th Ave., Moline, Ill., with a visitation held one hour prior to the service.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434 www.cressfuneralservice.com

Womack, Anastasia B.

HIGHLAND - Anastasia B. Womack, age 92, of Highland, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2007, at Upland Hills Health following a brief illness. The former Anastasia Brey was born on Sept. 9, 1914, to Arthur and Anastasia (Brickl) Brey in Plain where she attended St. Luke's Parochial School. On May 12, 1941, she graduated from the Toebe Academy of Beauty Culture, and from 1947 until the time of her marriage she owned and operated the Harper Method Beauty Salon in Madison. Anastasia married Clarence Womack on June 4, 1952, at St. Raphael Parsonage and she joined Clarence in Highland in the operation of their farm. She was a member of Ss. Anthony and Philip Parish and the C.C.W. Anastasia is survived by her husband, Clarence of Highland; a son, Bruce (Linda) Womack of Highland; a daughter, Mary (Glen) Spurgeon of Highland; seven grandchildren, Dionne Womack and special friend Jody Marti, Denise (Kevin) Rochon, Dana and Darci Womack, James Spurgeon, Kai Tanner and Gavin Womack; two great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Zach Rochon; a brother, John Brey of Reedsburg; a sister, Marian Riek of Sauk City; two brothers-in-law, Lawrence (Marge) Womack of Linden, and David Womack of Rockford, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wilkinson of Linden, and Lois (Loren) Yearous of Madison; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Brett Womack; a brother, Herman Brey; two brothers-in-law, Julius Riek and Ray Wilkinson; and two sisters-in-law, Lucille Brey and Mildred Brey. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2007, at ST. PHILIP'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Highland with Father Kenneth J. Frisch officiating. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at the church, where a parish rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also call on Thursday after 10 a.m. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at the East Side Cemetery, Dodgeville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choosing. The McGuire-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home of Highland is serving the family.

McGuire-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home (608) 929-4815 www.houckfuneralhomes.com

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