Anderson, Karen Louise (Sargent)

RIVERVIEW, MICH./ MADISON - Karen Louise (Sargent) Anderson, age 59, died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006. She was born on Feb. 25, 1947, in Wisconsin Rapids, to Loyal and Catherine (Mancl) Sargent. Karen graduated from Monona Grove High School in 1965 and Madison Area Technical College in 1968, with an associate degree in information technology. She married James Lowell Anderson on April 28, 1972, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Monona. Karen worked at DTE Energy in Detroit, Mich., for 20 years, as a senior project manager in information technology, and software and development integration. She was a member of St. Cyprians Catholic Church, Riverview, Mich. Karen is survived by her husband, James Anderson; a son, Scott; a daughter, Marisa (fiance, Denny Faith) Anderson; her parents; a brother, Gerry Sargent (Laurie Girard) of Spring, Texas; and sisters, Beverly (Joel) Morrison of Reston, Va. and Venice, Fla., Marilyn (Dennis) Fuller of Cottage Grove, Pat (Steve) Olson of McFarland, Sandy (Jack) Finkel of Fitchburg, Mary (John) Harker of Madison, Sue (Don) Guess of Madison, Shelley (Mike) Schwartz of Sun Prairie, Julie (Rick) Johnson of Madison, and Deanne (Andy) Casey of Cambridge. She was preceded in death by two infant brothers, Robert and Kenneth Sargent. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, and also from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of Michigan, Pancreatic Cancer Research Clinic.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Bjork, Walter M.

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. - Walter M. Bjork passed peacefully at the Hospice Center of Arizona on Friday, Nov. 24, 2006. He had a devoted marriage to his loving wife, Sylvia for 29 years. Walter was a longtime Madisonian. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School at age 21 with high honors. He worked as an assistant district attorney of Madison prior to serving in World War II. He attained the rank of Captain in the Army and won the Bronze Star for Meritorious achievement for leading a counter attack that saved the lives of many men in his division. He also served as judge advocate in the Nuremberg Trials. After the war he joined the law firm of Roberts, Roe, Boardman, Bjork, Suhr, Curry, and Field and was admitted to the Federal Court in 1947. He was the chief trial attorney for the law firm for many years. He tried 24 appeals that went before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and all but one of the cases was ruled in his favor. He was sworn into the practice of the United States Supreme Court and was a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers. After private practice, Walter moved on to corporate counsel for Dairyland Insurance Company and Sentry Insurance Company. Walter was actively involved in many civic and charitable organizations including taking on the duties of police and fire commissioner of Madison. He was an avid University of Wisconsin football fan and established a grant in need program to provide scholarships for needy athletes. Golfing was Walter's main passion and he was the member of many golf clubs including Nakoma Country Club in Madison, Camelback Country Club in Scottsdale and Pinetop Country Club. Walter was an active member in the Scottsdale Bible Church, taking on several leadership positions to help the church grow to what it is today. Although Walter achieved many accomplishments in his life, he always retained a humble attitude. His character was beyond reproach and he was considered a fine gentlemen and just a genuinely nice guy. He is survived by Sylvia; two sons, Tom (Becky) and Dick (Donna); two step-children, David (Sandy) and Gloria (Bill); grandchildren, Kirstin, Emily, Erika, Sara, Nate, Kirsten, Cady and Cary; and a great-grandson, Erik. He is preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; his mother, Emma; his father, Herman; a sister, Francis; and a grandson, Erik. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at 11 a.m., in THE CHAPEL AT SCOTTSDALE BIBLE CHURCH, with the Rev. Darryl DelHousaye officiating. The family has asked that donations be sent to the Seminary Fund.

Burek, Stanley

MONONA - Stan Burek, age 78, of Monona, died on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006. He was born on Jan. 31, 1928, in Wausau, the son of Celia (Torzewski) and Stanley L. Burek. Stan is survived by two daughters, Sue (Dan) Long and Mary (Mark) Faber; and five grandchildren, Mike, Brian, Nick, Katie and Caitlin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Peneau) Burek, in 1987. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5101 Schofield St., Monona, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, with Father John Meinholz presiding. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wausau. Visitation will be at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, HospiceCare Inc. and Main Street Quarters. The family would like to thank Stan's caregivers at HospiceCare, Fitchburg and Main Street Quarters, Oregon.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Disterhoft, Richard G.

PUNTA GORDA, FLA./ MADISON - Richard G. Disterhoft, age 70, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at home with his wife, Nancy, by his side. He was born on Sept. 30, 1936, in Emmitsburg, Iowa, to L.C. and Evalyn (Thompson) Disterhoft. Richard married Nancy McCormick on July 25, 1959, in Madison. He served in the U.S. Army and after his marriage, went to Fort Sill, Okla., and then came back to Madison to start his own business. Richard owned and operated Poor Richard's Service Station for more than 40 years. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed spending time with his wife and dogs, Heather and Calli. Richard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy; two dogs, Heather and Calli; a sister, Shirley Culp; and many nieces, nephews and special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Endres; and two brothers-in-law, David Endres and Phil Culp. Funeral services will be held at ST. MARIA GORETTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 10 Maria Place, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. Burial will be at St. Andrew Mausoleum, Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, and at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to American Cancer Society, Humane Society or HospiceCare Inc. Nancy would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kostelyna and nurse, Irene, at Dean Fish Hatchery, and also thanks for the special care of both Dick and Nancy, to Dr. Luin, Dr. Kiri, Dr. Nutter and other doctors and nurses in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. To all of our wonderful loving friends for all their support and help through Dick's illness and thanks to HospiceCare, for their support and compassion.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Graham, Donald F.

EVANSVILLE - Don Graham, age 82, lifelong Evansville resident, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at the Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Inpatient Unit in Fitchburg. Mr. Graham was first of all a family man. A graduate of Evansville High School, he was a meat cutter and car salesman by vocation and an Evansville volunteer fire fighter for many years. He enjoyed sports his entire life and was an avid golfer, bowler and fisherman during his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Laura; sons, Randy Steindorf and Gary Graham; daughter, Janis (Phillip) Golz; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a sister, Priscilla (Bob) Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Thelma Graham; and a sister, Harriet (Jerry) Johnson. His family wishes to thank the many friends, doctors, nurses, pastors and HospiceCare staff for care, prayers, strength and support during his long illness. A private family memorial service will be held. Memorial gifts may be directed to HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. Ward Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Kazmierczak, John J.

WATERLOO - John J. Kazmierczak, age 60, of Waterloo, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at UW Hospital-Madison. He was born on May 11, 1946, in South Milwaukee to Robert and Emily (Grabowski) Kazmierczak. John was a mfg. engineer for Trek Bicycle, Waterloo for 15 years, retiring in 2005. He married Joyce Ziemann on April 27, 1968, in Bay View. John served in the U.S. Navy from 1963-1966 and was a member of the Waterloo American Legion Post 233. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Kazmierczak of Waterloo; son, Cory (Carol) Kazmierczak of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughter, Dawn (Randy) Mitchell of Sun Prairie; mother, Emily (Bev) Hughes of Rio Rancho, N.M.; sister, Kathy (Larry) Arroyo of Pewaukee; sister, Joan (Edward) Plachinski of Rio Rancho, N.M.; goddaughter, Flo Winzenried of Waukesha; and special aunt, Doris Grabowski of Lannon. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive him. John was preceded in death by his father, Robert; son, Bradley; and daughter, Lisa. Memorials may be made to Waterloo American Legion Post 233. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. The Pederson Funeral Home, 143 S. Washington St., Waterloo, WI 53594 is serving the family.

Lichtenberg, Catherine JuneClark

LEWISTON - Catherine June Clark Lichtenberg died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, near her family's farm, in the town of Lewiston near Portage, following a brief illness. Mrs. Lichtenberg was born in Yellowstone County Montana, on June 16, 1923, on her parents ranch. She rode horse back with her older brother, Harold to school. The family returned to the family farm in Wisconsin around 1931. There she attended the Clark school and graduated from Portage High School in 1941. She attended the Columbia County Normal School and graduated in 1943. She received her bachelor's of science and education degree in 1960 from Marion College in Fond du Lac. Mrs. Lichtenberg taught at one-room schools including the Lewiston School and Dog Hollow School before accepting a position in Wautoma. There she met and married her husband, Bob. They later moved to Lac le Belle and then to North Fond du Lac. She enjoyed a successful teaching career in the North Fond du Lac school system for 31 of the 38 years she taught. She was a founding member of the Alpha Delta Kappa service sorority. She was a 50-year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fond du Lac. She is survived by a son, John; and her brother, Harold Clark's children, Lori, Alice, Vicki, Martha, Robert, Patty and Will. Mrs. Lichtenberg is preceded in death by her father, Robert Clark; her mother, Inez; her sister, Irene; her younger brother, George; her older brother, Harold; and her husband, Robert Lichtenberg. Friends may call at UECKER-WITT FUNERAL HOME, for visitation from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. The funeral will be at the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH in Fond du Lac on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at 2 p.m. A brief visitation will precede the service. The Rev. Barbara Carmichael will be officiating with burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Columbia County. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted by the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority's Scholarship fund.

Lofton, Gabriel

MADISON - Gabriel Lofton, age 41, died on Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at ST. PAUL'S AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 4525 Diamond Drive, Madison. Burial will take place in Illinois.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

McConnell, Virginia L.

MINERAL POINT - Virginia L. McConnell, age 71, of Mineral Point, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 2, 1935, the daughter of Al and Mary (Ostrander) Hackett. She married George "Gus" McConnell on July 18, 1953. She worked for the Mineral Point School District as a cook for more than 25 years. Virginia enjoyed reading and cooking, and spending time with her family. Survivors include five children, Betty (Nick) Weier of Mineral Point, Connie (Steve) Anderson of Middleton, George (JuLee) McConnell, Patty (Wendell) Hamlin and Tim (Penny) McConnell, all of Mineral Point; 10 grandchildren, Allan Weier, Michael Weier (Emily), Tara and Ashlee Anderson, Ryan (Mindy Burbach) McConnell, Becky (Ryan Lindberg) Hamlin, Maggie (Jake Sanchez) Hamlin, David Hamlin, Jaylene and Teagan McConnell; four great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Hogan-Weier, Casin Weier, Dakota Sanchez and baby Lindberg due at anytime; and two brothers, Tom (June) Hackett of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Al (Mary) Hackett of Florida. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gus on Oct. 7, 1978; a sister, Donna Cutler; parents-in-law, George and Maggie McConnell; and sister and brother-in-law, Charlie and Ruby Nichols. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the GORGEN FUNERAL HOME in Mineral Point. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the GORGEN FUNERAL HOME. The family would like to thank the staff of the Mineral Point Care Center, Teri Steinhoff of Upland Hills Hospice and Dr. Aaron Dunn for the loving care they gave to mom. We would also like to thank Marie Deutsch, Evelyn Sommer, and Amy Shea for checking on mom while she was living at the West Commerce Street apartments.

Gorgen Funeral Home 310 Ridge St. Mineral Point (608) 987-3421

Moen, Jessie L.

MARSHALL - Jessie L. Moen, age 88, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at St. Marys Hospital, Madison. She was born on February 2, 1918, in Otto Creek, Wis., the daughter of James and Ida (Levine) Eaton. Jessie was united in marriage to Orvel Moen on September 8, 1937, in Otto Creek, and he preceded her in death on December 19, 1996. Mrs. Moen was a longtime resident of the Sun Prairie/Marshall area. She drove school bus for more than 30 years most of those years with Riteway Bus Company. Jessie was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Marshall, and a past member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, bingo and visiting with her friends at the Senior Center. Survivors include her children, Ester (Don) Kvale, Madison, Marilyn Hildbrandt, Marshall, James (Judy) Moen, Florida, Rose (Ron) Kiesow, Waterloo, Ken (Marilyn) Moen, DeForest, Jack (Alice) Moen, Madison, and Kathy (Red) Jaggers, Evening Shade, AK; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild; her sisters, Amy (Ernie) Moen, Barneveld, Lucille (Richard) Sanchez, Doylestown, and Luella Raley, Rio; other relatives and friends also survive. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, John at birth; brother, Lyle Eaton; grandchildren, Michael Mick, Brian Ciciva and Kimberly Ciciva. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at 2 p.m. at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie, with the Rev. Paul Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Cottage Grove. Friends may call on Tuesday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Paul Schmidt and his nurse, Marty for all their wonderful care.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 1310 Emerald Terrace Sun Prairie (608) 837-9054

Sisley, Stanley J.

MADISON/ LANCASTER - Stanley J. Sisley, age 73, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Myra; and his two children. In keeping with Stan's wishes, no services will be held.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Sly, Cleone A. "Cleo"

MADISON - Cleone A. "Cleo" Sly, age 88, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at the Anderson-Johnson HospiceCare Center. She was born on Jan. 4, 1918, in Tomah, the daughter of Robert and Enid (English) Graham. Cleo married Gerald Smith, he preceded her in death. She later married William Sly with whom she spent 20 happy years. Cleo is survived by her son, George (Bev) Smith of Texas; two daughters, Sally Malven of Madison, and Gail Smith of Racine; a step-daughter, Emma Sly of New York; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Gerald Smith; second husband, William Sly; a son, Karl; a granddaughter, Sandra Beyer; and two brothers, Jim and Bob Graham. Memorial services will be held in the spring. Thanks to the staff at Swanton House for their loving care and also the staff at HospiceCare.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Stenulson, Kenneth Eugene

STOUGHTON - Kenneth Eugene Stenulson, age 68, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at his home with his family around him after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. Ken was born on April 1, 1938, in Belmont to Virginia and the late George Stenulson. He attended Belmont High School. Ken was married to Sharon L. Shaw on June 25, 1960, in Belmont. He owned and operated N & I-90 Restaurant for many years and worked at Gilson Inc. for the last 14 years. Ken loved hunting, fishing, and his backyard pond and gardens. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; mother, Virginia Stenulson; a daughter, Karla J. (Mark) Cushman of Blue Mounds; two sons, Kevin E. (Jean) Stenulson of Waterloo, and Michael J. (Amy) Stenulson of Stoughton; two sisters, Georgia (Mike) Severson of Marshall, and Mary (Robert) Jacobson of Dodgeville; a step-granddaughter, Thalassa Cushman; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL HOME, Highway 51 N. at Jackson St., at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, with the Rev. Jerry Cellan officiating. Private burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens at a later date. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Centers Highway 51 N. at Jackson St. (608) 873-1206

Wilkinson, Daniel John

MAZOMANIE - Daniel John Wilkinson, age 57, died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice in Madison, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Madison on Aug. 9, 1949, the son of John C. and Wilma (Kading) Wilkinson. He graduated from Wisconsin Heights High School in 1967. Dan was a U.S. Army veteran, having served for two years after high school. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, who liked to spend time on his houseboat on the Mississippi River. He is survived by his mother, Wilma Wilkinson; his faithful companion, Max and his horse, Razzie; aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John Wilkinson; and several cousins. A celebration of Dan's life will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at R.J.'s Saloon/old American Legion, Mazomanie, immediately following a visitation from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Highway 14 West, Mazomanie.

For My Family Loving God, thank you for the gift of my family and friends and for all the ways they have shown their love and concern for me. My illness is difficult for them too--it is draining, it is worrisome. Be with them to strengthen them when they are weary or discouraged. Ease their burdens, calm their fears, heal their wounds. Lord, you have brought us together and made us a family, teach us how to grow closer at this time and give us your guidance in the days ahead.

Hooverson Funeral Home Mazomanie (608) 795-2344

Wolf, David E.

PORTAGE - David E. Wolf, age 88, of Saddle Ridge, died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at Divine Savior Healthcare Extended Care. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH in Portage, with Father Jim Murphy presiding. Military rites will follow at the church. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church. The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.


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