LODI - Elizabeth Alder, age 85, of Lodi died on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at the Waunakee Manor Health Care Center. She was born in Mount Clemens, Mich., on March 23, 1921, to Walter and Ethel (Coulon) Duckwitz. She graduated in 1938 from Mount Clemens High School and married Robert T. Alder in Bowling Green, Ohio, on May 24, 1947. Elizabeth worked as a bookkeeper for the family business, Alders Inc., prior to moving to Lodi in 1977. Her hobbies included bird watching, gardening and fishing. Survivors include Elizabeth's husband Robert T. "Bob"; her children, Robert C. (Elisabeth), James (Dawn), Andrea Alder (Charles Kreul) Susan Riesberg, and Michael; her grandchildren, Robert N. and Danielle Alder, Jeanette and Brett Simone, Abigail Alder, Erin (Brian) Teegan, Ethan and Stephen Kreul, Jamie McDermott, Brianne (Zach) Terakedis, Greg McDermott and Sierra Riesberg; a great-grandson, Robert Roman Alder; her sisters, Winifred Frink and Rosemary (Oran) Eastman; and many nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Steven, who passed away in 1984; and a brother, Walter. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the WINN FUNERAL HOME, 5785 Highway Q, Waunakee. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home on Sunday. Memorials will be directed, by the family, to United Cerebral Palsy and Community Work Service. The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff at the Waunakee Manor Health Care Center and HospiceCare Inc. for the care and support given to Elizabeth and the family.
Winn Funeral Home Waunakee (608) 849-4513
Anderson, Clifford J.
STOUGHTON - Clifford J. Anderson, age 79, passed away at his home, in Stoughton, on Thursday, July 13, 2006. Funeral services are being planned and a full obituary will follow.
Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 206 W. Prospect Ave. Stoughton (608) 873-9244 www.cressfuneralservice.com
Brandt, Michael Kenneth
EDGERTON - Michael Kenneth Brandt, age 50, of Edgerton, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at Haven House, Janesville. He was born on Nov. 21, 1955, in Edgerton, son of Kenneth Frank and Marilyn Elaine (Holt) Brandt. Mike was a lifelong Edgerton resident, graduating from Edgerton High School in 1974. Mike was employed at Truck Country of Wisconsin, until his illness forced him to stop working. Prior to that he owned and operated Mike's Pump Service. He also worked at Janesville Transit System. Michael served on the Edgerton City Council, was a member of the Tobacco City Museum and worked many hours toward the restoration of the Depot. Mike enjoyed hunting and fishing, reading and playing trivia games. He was a proud Grandpa and his greatest pleasure was the time he spent with his two grandsons. He is survived by his son, Wesley Michael Brandt; grandsons, Damian Wesley Brandt and Dylan Douglas Brandt; his mother and stepfather, Marilyn and Wesley Moe; stepsisters, Virginia Vertz and Andrea Moe and their families; uncles, Arthur Krueger and Roger Krueger, Norris Moe and Gilbert Moe; aunts, Mildred Carter and Lillian Veld; and his father, Kenneth Brandt. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; uncle, Ronald Krueger; and aunt Virgene Davies. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 15, 2006, at 11 a.m. at CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH with Pastor James Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Fassett Cemetery. Visitation time will be Friday, July 14, 2006, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH-ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME, Edgerton, and from 10 a.m. to time of service Saturday at the church.
Bruns, Ernest Edwin
MADISON - Ernest Edwin Bruns, age 57, died peacefully at Skaalen Sunset Home, Stoughton, on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, the 60th anniversary of his parents' marriage. Ernie's death was caused by complications of a 1975 motor vehicle tragedy which took the life of his wife, Patricia, and left Ernie in a state characterized as "vigil coma." Ernie was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 8, 1946. He grew up in Madison, graduating from West High School (1966) and UW School of Engineering (1971). He worked for Deerland Distributors and Innovative Construction Systems, Madison. Ernie married his love, Patricia Meyer, on Aug. 25, 1973. Ernie enjoyed music, camping and sports, particularly fishing and hunting. He could fix anything and was a master of pinball. For the last half of his life, Ernie relied on the total care of others. For 20 years he was in the loving home of Jane and John Hockett. Since 1998, he had lived at the Skaalen Nursing Home, where he received great kindness from his caretakers. And throughout Ernie's profound incapacity, his father's commitment to him was an inspiration. A long and painful period has ended. Surely Ernie is in a better place and as observed by his niece, Clare Wilson, "in good company." He is survived by his brother, Donald (Kristine); sisters, Eda Wilson, Margaret (Richard) Thomas and Barbara (Tony) Schuster; father-in-law, William Meyer; nieces; nephews; brothers-in-law; and sister-in law. In addition to Patricia, Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, Betty and Ernie; and a brother, Peter. A celebration of the better years will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2006, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at 220 Vista Road, Madison. Contact Don or Kris Bruns (Madison) if you would like to be included.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Services 3010 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434 www.cressfuneralservice.com
Collins, Ralph Charles
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. - Ralph Charles Collins passed away on Monday, July 10, 2006, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Ralph was born in Witt, Ill., on Feb. 6, 1915. He served with the U.S. Army in Africa and Italy during World War II. His working life was devoted to the Wisconsin Division of Corrections, and he retired in 1978 as Vice Chair of the Wisconsin State Parole Board. He was active in the American Correctional Association, served as past president of the Association of Parolling Authorities, and was a consultant to parolling entities throughout the country. In retirement, Ralph and Lora moved from Madison, to Portage, and later to Santa Barbara, Calif. Ralph will be remembered by his family and friends as an endearing curmudgeon. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He lived an ethical life with great integrity. We will all miss his dry wit and sweet smile. He is survived by his wife, Lora; children, Chuck Catlett (Linda), Jill Tucker (Mike), and Kathy Ivey (Chuck); grandchildren, Toben Lafrancois (Brenda), Steven Catlett, Michael Catlett (Kelly), Alison Tucker, Max Tucker, Mike Ivey (Vicki), and Ann Ivey; and great-grandchildren Annika Catlett, Po Ivey and Alex Ivey. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Bradford. A celebration of Ralph's life is planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2006, in the main lounge at Vista Del Monte. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ralph's name to the Vista de Monte Resident's Assistance Fund, care of Laurie Yttri, Executive Director, 3375 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, CA.
Doll, Joseph S.
SUN PRAIRIE - Joseph S. Doll, age 38, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital, Madison. He was born on Feb. 11, 1968, in Madison, and son of David and Kathleen (Steiger) Doll. He married Marcia Acker on June 6, 1992, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Cross Plains. Joe graduated from UW-Madison and received his M.B.A. at Oakland University in Michigan. He worked at E.D.S as a computer programmer. Joe was an Eagle Scout and a leader for the Cub Scouts for the local parish and was also a coach for his son Nik's football, baseball and basketball teams. Joe is survived by his wife, Marcia; a son, Nicholas; his parents, David and Kathleen of Middleton; four brothers, John (Jody) of Minneapolis, Minn., Michael (Jill) of Prairie du Chein, Thomas (Carrie) of Middleton, and Andrew (Nola Miquel) of Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Susan (Tim) Giles of Middleton, Karen Doll of Madison, and Julie Doll of Milwaukee; six nieces and nephews, Bree, Ilee, Jackson, Conner, Mea and Lucy; his mother-in-law, Patricia Acker of Middleton; three sisters-in-law, Kim (Will) Hensen of Waunakee, Karen (Keith) Brunner of DeForest, and Nancy Kovars of Sun Prairie; and a brother-in-law, Darrell Acker of Middleton He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Amy Eileen; his grandparents; and a father-in-law, Daniel T. Acker. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 227 Columbus St., Sun Prairie, with Father Michael Radowicz presiding. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Sun Prairie. A visitation will be held on Friday, July 14, 2006, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the TUSCHEN-NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 302 Columbus St., Sun Prairie, where a rosary will be held at 7:45 p.m. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to an education fund for Nicholas.
Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home Sun Prairie (608) 837-5400
Farrell, Althea Marie
MADISON - Althea Marie Farrell, age 85, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2006. Marie was born in Detroit, Mich., and grew up in Port Huron, Mich., daughter of Charles P. and Cynthia D. Bannan. She graduated college from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with degrees in World History and Social Studies. She taught high school in Adrian, Mich. During the war she worked at Chrysler in Detroit and later as a flight attendant for TWA. It was on a flight that she met her husband, Dr. Robert X. Farrell. They were married on May 27, 1948. She is survived by her children, Kathleen (Timm) Gennrich, Dennis Farrell, Kevin (Carol) Farrell, Bridget (Mike) Malesytcki, Monty (Meegan) Schiro, Sheila (Roger) Karls, Molly (Tom) Picone, and Brian Farrell (Gary Milward); and grandchildren, Ryan, Joe and Brenna Farrell, Maggie and Abby Malesytcki, Hannah and Travis Schiro, Sarah and Jeff Karls and Sam and Rob Ziegler. She was preceded in death by her father and mother; her husband, Dr. Robert X. Farrell; a daughter, Meegan (Monty) Schiro; and her brothers, Charles and Dale Bannan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2006 at ST. BERNARDS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7450 University Ave., Middleton. A private visitation for family and friends of Althea will be held a half hour prior to services at the church. The family would like to genuinely thank the following groups for the compassionate care they provided in her last years. Thank you to the doctors and nurses at Dean Clinic and St. Marys Hospital. Thank you also to the staff at Middleton Glen, Alterra-Wynwood, Alterra-Clare Bridge and Middleton Village. We thank you for all the support that you gave mom and the family. Memorials may be made to the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance, PO Box 482, Oak Creek, WI 53154-0482, the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131 or the Alzheimer's Association, 517 N. Segoe Rd., Madison, WI 53705.
We will miss her sweet and loving smile and sparkling eyes. Everyone who met her was touched by her sweetness and smile. Mom dedicated her life to her family. We were truly blessed by her wit, wisdom, strength and self-less loving ways. She will be in our hearts and thoughts forever. "See you subsequently."
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434 www.cressfuneralservice.com
Gannon, Daniel Keith
MADISON - Dan K. Gannon, age 45, died on Monday, July 10, 2006. He was born on Aug. 29, 1960, in Madison, to Edward and Delores (Starry) Gannon. Dan worked for Hilton Hotel for the past four years. He loved the outdoors, fishing and the simple pleasures of life. Dan is survived by a daughter, Amanda Schulz; a son, Tony Schulz; three grandchildren, Alysa, Walker and Ashton; his father, Edward Gannon; seven brothers, Wayne (Monica) Gannon, Tom (Kathi) Gannon, Dennis Gannon, Patrick Gannon, Rick Lyons, Gene Gannon and Mike Gannon;two sisters, Ellen (LeRoy) Starr and Kathy McDonald: and mother-in-law, Christine Goniwicha. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Goniwicha) Gannon; his mother, Delores; and a brother, Gary. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2006. Entombment will be at St. Adalberts Cemetery, Milwaukee. Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service on Saturday.
Geasland, Edward L.
DODGEVILLE/ SPRING GREEN - Edward L. Geasland, age 84, of Dodgeville, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at the Bloomfield Manor in Dodgeville following a long illness. He was born on Aug. 10, 1921, in Mount Ida, the son of Wallace and Linnie (Culver) Geasland. He was married on June 1, 1946, to the former Josephine Blum. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon (Joe) Joyce of Cross Plains; two sons, Don (Lavon) Geasland of Madison, and Chuck (Ginny) Geasland of Red Oak, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, William Geasland of Platteville; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Linnie Geasland; his wife, Josephine Geasland; twin infant children, Burdette and Bernadine Geasland; a daughter, Mary Ann Pastori; a son, Gary Geasland; two grandchildren; a brother, Fawn Geasland; and a sister, Elizabeth Geasland. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. at the RICHARDSON-STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME in Spring Green. The Rev. Jonathon Baker will officiate with burial in the Spring Green Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made.
Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home, Spring Green
Getter, Judy M.
MADISON - Judy M. Getter, age 59, of Madison, died on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2006, at the MELBY-BENDORF FUNERAL HOME, Platteville, where services are pending.
Johnson, Daniel L.
WASHINGTON,ILL./ MADISON - Daniel L. Johnson, age 49, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Washington, Ill. He was born on March 8, 1957, in Madison, a son of Lowell and Carol Johnson. After graduating from Oregon High School in 1975, he began his career of many years in the restaurant business having started and owned Otto's Restaurant on Mineral Point Road, Madison. He was united in marriage to Kim Fredenberg on May 26, 1990, in Madison. Dan and Kim moved to Illinois in 1994, where they raised American Saddlebred Show horses. He enjoyed a variety of music, and was a poetry and prose composer. Dan loved gardening and was known for his "green thumb." In addition to his wife Kim, survivors include a brother, Ronald (Dana) Johnson, of Granbury, Texas; two sisters, Becky Fenne, of Madison and Debra Van Thournout, of Reedsburg; four nephews, Don (Grisalda) Fenne, Michael Fenne, Billy Denton and Michael Denton; a great-niece, Patricia Fenne; and many other relatives and friends. Dan was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Services will be held at the GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL HOME, 431 Soden Drive, Oregon at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2006 with Rev. Rebecca Nanke presiding. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Gunderson Oregon Funeral & Cremation Centers 431 Soden Drive (608) 835-3515 www.gundersonfh.com
WAUNAKEE - Olga Kuehn, age 80, of Waunakee died on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at her home. She was born in Cross Plains, on March 6, 1926, to Jacob and Eva (Dahmen) Bowar. She attended St. Francis Grade School and Park High in Cross Plains. Olga married Albert Kuehn on May 26, 1948, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Cross Plains. Olga volunteered at the Waunakee Manor Nursing Home for over 30 years. She was a member of the "500 Club" for 58 years and a member of the Catholic Knights for more than 50 years. She was also a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Waunakee, for 58 years. Olga is survived by her husband, Albert; her children, Karen (Jerry) Hahn of Dane, Keith (Barb) Kuehn of Ft. Myers, Fla., Korene (Greg) Olson of Monroe, Kendall Kuehn of Burnsville, Minn., and Karla (Randy) Homan of Waunakee; her grandchildren, Julie (Jon) Sadler, Jill (Duane) Grinde, Jeff (Kim) Hahn, Jayson and Jim Hahn, Tim (Monica) Kuehn, Michael (Liz) Kuehn, Jacob (Jennifer Reilly) Kuehn, Sarah Kuehn, Diane (Scott Gyorog) Olson, Todd Olson and Kyle and Ryan Homan; great-grandchildren, Kayla and Adam Grinde, Nathan and Madalyn Sadler, Mitchell Hahn and Tyler Kuehn; her sister, Lucille (Francis) O'Connor of Belleville; her sisters-in-law, Betty Ripp, Lavina Fedele, Lucille Grosse, Kathleen Statz, Rosemary Kuehn, Martha Kuehn, Mary Kuehn and Bernadine Bowar; and many nieces and nephews. Olga was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Arthur and Victor Bowar; and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Waunakee. Monsignor James Gunn will officiate. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, July 14, 2006, at the WINN FUNERAL HOME from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, the family will determine a memorial at a later time.
Winn Funeral Home 5785 Highway Q Waunakee (608) 849-4513
LaMere, Raymond J.
LANCASTER - Raymond J. LaMere, age 89, of Lancaster, died on Thursday, July 13, 2006, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster. He was born on Dec. 11, 1916, in Eastman, son of John and Anna (Gillitzer) LaMere. On Dec. 27, 1939, he married Ivanelle F. Pascoe at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Eastman. Together, they farmed at Du Charme Ridge in Eastman. In 1958, they moved to Lancaster, where Ray worked for the Grant County Highway Department, retiring in 1978. In retirement, he operated LaMere Small Motors in Lancaster. He was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church, Lancaster, and a past member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Prairie du Chien, and St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Eastman. He is survived by four children, Janet (Terry) McCann, Madison, Alice (Paul) Moore, Lancaster, James (Sandra) LaMere and Gaylord LaMere, both of Fennimore; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Loretta Martin, California, Rita Noble, Madison, Eleanor Willmore, Arizona, and Mary (Jim) Curley, Lancaster; two brothers, Father Cletus LaMere, Milwaukee, and Floyd (Bertilla) LaMere, Verona; two sisters-in-law, LuLu Mae (Carlyle) Blackbourn, Prairie du Chien, and Leona LaMere, Lodi; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his wife, Ivanelle; his parents; his son, Dennis LaMere; his grandson, Craig LaMere; three brothers: Clarence, Roy, and Leo LaMere; and three sisters, Florence Steiert, Genevieve Enkosky and Sister Rosewitha. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 17, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at ST. CLEMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH, Lancaster, with Father Cletus LaMere and Father William Seipp officiating. Burial will be in St. Clement Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 16, 2006, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the SCHWARTZ FUNERAL HOME, Lancaster.
SPRING GREEN - Myrtle Nalepinski, age 84, of Spring Green, died on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital, Prairie Du Sac. Myrtle was born on Sept. 21, 1921, to Grant and Della (Shannon) Goplin, in Richland Center. She married Frank Nalepinski on June 1, 1943. Myrtle enjoyed knitting, crochet, sewing, calligraphy, card playing, bingo, music and spending time with her friends. Myrtle is survived by sister, Margaret Worden; nephew, Ronald (Rene) Worden; nephew, Gary (Cheryl) Worden; niece, Linda Delph; niece, Sondra (Glenn) Rogers; niece, Wanda (Gene) Rigotti; 12 great-nieces and nephews; and special extended family, Ron and Darleen Bauer, Colleen (Stan) Whaley and Michelle (Howard) Orcutt. Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; parents, Grant and Della Goplin; sister, Odessa Worden; brother, Keith Goplin; and grandniece, Debbie Worden. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2006, at the RICHARDSON-STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME, Spring Green. Pastor Leslie Shultz will officiate. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Spring Green. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
DODGEVILLE/ MADISON - Kelly Reese, age 41, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 13, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gunderson East Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear at a later date.
Schuchardt, Margaret "Maggie"
MONONA - Margaret "Maggie" Schuchardt, age 75, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2006. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gunderson East Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday's papers.
Stair, Stephen J. "Steve"GALENA, ILL./ BRODHEAD - Stephen J. "Steve" Stair, age 74, of Galena, Ill., formerly of Brodhead, died at 3:40 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at home following a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Stair was born on June 4, 1932, at Brodhead, the son of Erwin and Gladys (Schneider) Stair. He married Maribeth Erickson on Jan. 29, 1966, in Brodhead. He worked at Southside Grocery in Brodhead for 10 years, moving to Galena, Ill. in 1978 and, together with his wife, operated Stair's Food Center until 1995 when he retired. They also operated Stair's Food Center in Elizabeth, Ill. After retirement, he worked part time for Mosaic Information Resource Service of Des Moines, Iowa until November, 2005. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Dubuque, Iowa and its Church Council, a member of B.P.O.E. Lodge #882 of Galena and a lifetime member of U.S. Grant V.F.W. Post #2665. He was an avid golfer, a member of the Galena Golf Club, a 12-year member of the Board of Directors of CERTCO in Madison and a former member of the Jo Davies Workshop Board of Directors. He was named Elk's Citizen of the Year in 1984-1985. Steve was a great sports fan. His favorite teams were the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers. He also enjoyed coin collecting and a good game of bridge. Survivors include his wife, Maribeth (Erickson) Stair; two sons, Chris (Cindy) Stair of Elburn, Ill. and Justin (Tina) Stair of Dubuque, Iowa; four grandchildren, Taylor, Alyssa, Austin and Bryce; and three sisters, Adelaide Neperud of Springfield, Va., Catherine "Toff" Williamson of Zellwood, Fla. and Nancy (Gene) Davidson of Lady Lake, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jerry; a sister, Ida Lou Ehlert; and a son, Matthew in 1967. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at ST. MATTHEW'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 18th and White Streets, Dubuque, Iowa, with Pastor Victor St. George officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2006, at Greenwood Cemetery in Brodhead. Military honors will be accorded by V.F.W. Post #5868 of Brodhead. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Dubuque, Iowa or Hospice of Dubuque. Miller & Steinke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Sugar, Martha R.
REEDSBURG/ RICHLAND CENTER - Martha R. Sugar, age 89, of Reedsburg, formerly of Richland Center, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center ER. She was born to Jim and Mary (Benish) Snorek on May 23, 1917, in Richland County. On Sept. 27, 1933, she married George D. Spencer. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1971. Martha worked as a nursing assistant in the Reedsburg and Richland Center area hospitals and nursing homes before her retirement. On Dec. 24, 1982, she married John G. Sugar. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1996. Martha enjoyed needlework and took special pride in her beautiful flower gardens. She also loved her doll and angel collections. Martha was a member of the Park Street Christian Church, Richland Center. Survivors include her daughter, Betty (Vaughn) McCauley of Reedsburg; daughter-in-law, Lucille (Doug) Hoy of Lime Ridge; stepdaughter, Katherine (Roger) Parr of La Farge; three stepsons, Bill (Madelyn) Sugar of Colorado, Jim (Liz) Sugar and Dave (Cynthia) Sugar of Madison; sister-in-law, Elsie Snorek of Madison; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews and friends. She was also preceded in death by her son, James Spencer, on Dec. 17, 1975; her parents; three brothers, Albert, Emil and Lester Snorek; and six sisters, Ella Schumacher, Helen Spencer, Rena Spencer, Wilma Marshal, Emma White and Lucille Snorek. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2006, at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Richland Center. Pastor Rick Walker will officiate, with burial in the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel on Sunday, May 16, 2006, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. or on Monday from 2 p.m. until the time of services. The Pratt Funeral Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.
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Wubben, LaVerne C.
HAZEL GREEN - LaVerne C. Wubben, age 69, of Hazel Green, died on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at Southwest Health Center Hospital, Platteville. LaVerne was born on Oct. 8, 1936, in Hazel Green, son of Walter and Elizabeth (Stockel) Wubben. He married Darlene Wills on Nov. 17, 1956, at St. Francis de Sales Church, Hazel Green. He worked at John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works for 27 years. After his retirement, he drove school bus for the Southwestern School District. He enjoyed the many children he watched grow up during this time. He also worked part-time for F&H Supply, Hazel Green. LaVerne served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He belonged to the Benton Izaac Walton Club, the Dubuque Izaac Walton League, the North American Hunting Club, Ducks Unlimited, the Maquoketa Valley Rifle and Revolver Club and the Dubuque Field Archers. LaVerne hunted and fished most of his life. A great joy for him was to take younger children hunting and see them become successful hunters. He was a lifelong New York Yankees fan. He looked forward to visits from his grandchildren. He always said they made him feel better. Survivors include his wife, Darlene; seven children, Marcia (Lee) Cochran of Chesapeake, Va., Wanda (Ron) Ware, of Platteville, Michael (Margaret) Wubben of Freeport, Ill., Sharon (Bruce) Greener of McGregor, Iowa, Connie (Harold "Harry") Rihn of Mineral Point, Gregory (Kris) Wubben of Benton, and Debra (Rich) Christensen of Wisconsin Dells; two brothers, Melvin Wubben of Ada, Mich., and Willie (Betsy) Wubben, of Hazel Green; four sisters, Marie (Jim) Geiger of Madison, Loraine Wubben and Nancy Sullivan, both of Hazel Green, and Alice (Joe) Fitzgerald of Mossville, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Wubben of Dubuque, Iowa; a brother-in-law, Charles Strub of Guttenberg, Iowa; and 20 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, LeRoy; a sister, Mary Arlene Strub; and a sister-in-law, Dottie Wubben. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006, at ST. FRANCIS DE SALES CHURCH, Hazel Green, with the Rev. Cy Weisensel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2006, at the CASEY FUNERAL HOME, Cuba City, where the parish wake service will be at 2 p.m. Friends may also call after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, a LaVerne C. Wubben Memorial Fund has been established.