Benson, Maxine K.
DODGEVILLE - Maxine K. Benson, age 82, of Dodgeville, died on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at Bloomfield Manor, following a brief illness. The former Maxine Meyer was born on March 8, 1923, in Dodgeville to William and Rose (Schwingle) Meyer and was raised by her aunt and uncle, Mary and Howard Rule in Dirty Hollow. She married Leslie T. Benson on March 9, 1940, in Dubuque. The couple farmed near Fayette and Clyde before moving to Dodgeville in 1968. Maxine worked as a cook at Clyde School for 10 years, ran Napp's Restaurant in Fennimore for seven years and retired from the Dodgeville High School after cooking there for 20 years. Leslie preceded her in death on March 31, 2000. Maxine was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Her greatest joy in life was the time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Maxine is survived by four daughters, Marcia (Jerry) Wenger of Dodgeville, Diana Argall of Dodgeville, Denise (Bill) Koch of Lakewood, Colo., and Debra (Randy) Hildreth of Dodgeville; a son, Leslie (Jean) Benson of Muscoda; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie Helms of Milwaukee; a niece, Shirley (Bruce) Schimel of Muskego; as well as other relatives and many friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents; an aunt and uncle, Mary and Howard Rule; a sister, Violet Staub and her husband, Robert; and a brother-in-law, Donald Helms. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at the LULLOFF-PETERSON-HOUCK FUNERAL HOME, Dodgeville. Pastor Steven R. Kottke will officiate with burial in East Side Cemetery, Dodgeville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., and after 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Cerny, Catherine A.
MONONA/ WAUNAKEE - Catherine A. Cerny, age 88, passed away on Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at St. Marys Hospital after a short illness. She was born on July 15, 1917, in Marshfield, the daughter of Carl and Theresa (Beck) Steder. Catherine graduated from East High School. She married Joe Cerny on July 10, 1948. They spent 57 wonderful years together. She was an active member at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, where she was also a member of St. Anne's Society and enjoyed making rosaries for the missions. Joe and Catherine enjoyed 15 years of retirement in Zephyrhills, Fla., before moving to Waunakee to be closer to their family. Catherine is survived by her husband, Joe of Waunakee; sons, Arnold (Nancy) Cerny of Plainfield, and Joe (Deb) Cerny of North Carolina; grandchildren, Amy (Scott) Ramsay of Iowa, Sarah Cerny of Sun Prairie, Shelley Cerny of California, and Katie (James)Wilmot and Stacy Cerny, both of North Carolina; great- grandchildren, Cooper Wilmot and Chloe Cerny of North Carolina; and many special relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant son, James. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5101 Schofield St., Monona, on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at 11:30 a.m., with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. A rosary service will be held at the church on Thursday at 9:30 a.m., with a visitation following from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Waunakee Manor for their care and support over the years. Memorials may be made in Catherine's name to the Catholic Charities - Hurricane Relief Fund, P.O. Box 44892, 702 S. High Point Rd., Madison, WI 53744-6550.
Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Service 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257 www.ryanfuneralservice.com
Clark, Roger N.
MADISON - Roger N. Clark, age 80, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at Meriter Hospital. He was born on Aug. 5, 1925, in Cambridge, the son of Norman and Mildred (Christenson) Clark. Roger was united in marriage to Marilyn Foss on Aug. 15, 1946, in Dubuque, Iowa. He worked as an accountant for 40 years at Ohio Medical Products Company (OHMEDA), retiring in 1990. Roger was also an active member of AIRCO Credit Union. He worked with high school students in the Jr. Achievement program. Roger was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a member of the Madison Elks Club No. 410. He enjoyed camping at Little Bluff Campground. Roger is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marilyn; daughter, Linda (Jim) Santy of Darien; three grandchildren, Kari (Sam) Ruder of Cocoa, Fla., Kim (Justin) Lewis of McFarland, and Scott Santy of Darien; a brother, Richard (Diana) Clark of Janesville; and a sister, Beverly Roberts of Boulder City, Nev. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Kenneth, Lowell, Larry and Jim. Funeral services will be held at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1904 Winnebago St., at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, with the Rev. John Ruppenthal presiding. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, and at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. The family would like to thank Roger's doctors and caregivers, Meriter 8th Floor IMCU and the Wisconsin Dialysis Center for their care and compassion.
Papa, you will be in our hearts forever.
Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com
Gaffney, Pearl Lucille (Ryan)
MADISON/ WAUNAKEE - Pearl Lucille Gaffney, age 107, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at the Waunakee Manor Care Center. She was born Sept. 4, 1898, in West Point, Columbia County, the daughter of Edward and Catherine Ryan. Pearl was married to Anthony John "Tony" Gaffney on June 24, 1924, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Sauk City. They farmed on the Gaffney homestead in Paoli for 20 years before moving to Madison. Pearl was active in many organizations. She cooked on the UW Madison campus for 23 years. Pearl has been a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church for the past 48 years. Survivors include her son, James (Emogene) Gaffney of Windsor; five grandchildren, Rita (Harvey) Sims of Arkansas, Jim (Barbara) Gaffney of Sun Prairie, Pat (Nona) Gaffney of Windsor, and Eugene Gaffney of Windsor; great-grandchildren, Cindy and Frank Sims, Kristine and Ryan Anthony Gaffney, Sara and Kari Gaffney, Tony, Joe and Jenna Gaffney; great-great-grandchild, Dillon James Sims; a foster daughter, Mary/ Val Frank of Arizona; foster grandchildren, Mike (Lydia) Frank of Arizona, Julia Frank of Arizona, John (Susan) Frank of Washington state, and Tommy (Laura) Frank of Wauwatosa; four foster great-grandchildren, Kyle and Sara Frank, Cassandra and Madeline Frank; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and good friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Gaffney; an infant daughter, Rita Ann, on April 3, 1930; her parents, Edward and Catherine (Stanton) Ryan; three sisters, Nora Ryan, Lula (Joseph) McCartan and Vivian (Carl) Peik; four brothers, Ralph (Mayme) Ryan, Joseph (Mildred) Ryan, Arthur (Velma) Ryan and Clarence (Helen) Ryan; and a grandson, William Gaffney. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 405 S. Owen Drive, Madison, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Todd VanNatta will officiate with burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday after 10 a.m. until the service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Endowment Fund at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. The family would like to thank the staff at the Waunakee Manor for their kindness to Pearl during her stay there.
Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road (608) 274-1000 www.ryanfuneralservice.com
Gibbs, Betty J.
BOSCOBEL - Betty J. Gibbs, age 81, of Boscobel, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at her home in Boscobel. She was born on Oct. 21, 1923, in Livingston, the daughter of George and Frances (Wisdom) Wagner. She married Robert Gibbs on June 6, 1942, in Lancaster. She is survived by her husband, Robert of Boscobel; three daughters, Joanne St. Vincent of Kansas City, Mo., Judith Gibbs of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., and JoEllen Moran of Winter Haven, Fla.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dollie Roh of Dodgeville, and Ina Wood of Fennimore. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Carol; a brother, Lyle Wisdom; and a sister, Evelyn Burns. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at 11 a.m. at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH in Boscobel with Pastor Charles Koester officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie Cemetery, Fennimore. Friends may call on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the KENDALL FUNERAL HOME in Boscobel and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Haluska, Lo Rene F.
JEFFERSON - Lo Rene F. Haluska, age 82, of Jefferson, died on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital. Born on May 10, 1923, in Liberty, Ind., to Fred and Dorothy (Abernathy) Younts, she married Joseph Haluska on Nov. 15, 1947, in Racine. He preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 2004. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson. Lo Rene was a devoted wife, mother, grandma and recently, great-grandmother. She is survived by two sons, Joseph M. (Beverly) Haluska of Fort Atkinson, and Curt (Barb) Haluska of Middleton; a daughter, Dottie Scharlau of Witten, Germany; two granddaughters, Irina Scharlau and Alison (Robert) Head; five grandsons, Daniel Scharlau and Marcus, Michael, T.J. and Nicolas Haluska; a great-grandson, Tyler Head; a brother, Robert (Fern) Younts of Richmond, Ind.; a stepsister, Nita (Gerald) Poole of Lafayette, Ind.; and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James Younts; and a stepbrother, Johnny Hendrickson. Memorial services will be held at the OLSEN FUNERAL HOME in Jefferson at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, with the Rev. John Warmuth officiating. Burial will take place in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove at 2:30 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. until the time of services. The family requests memorials be made to Rainbow HospiceCare of Jefferson County.
Olsen Funeral Home 221 S. Center Ave. Jefferson (920) 674-4300
Lundeberg, Karen Theodora (Bothum)
STOUGHTON - Karen Theodora (Bothum) Lundeberg was called to her Heavenly home to sleep with the Angels on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005. Karen's husband Norris had always referred to her as his Angel sent from Heaven to care for their family. Karen, daughter of Christ and Tilla (Femrite) Bothum was born on Aug. 13, 1915, in Stoughton. She was raised and educated in the rural Stoughton area. Karen was the eldest of nine children; six brothers and two sisters, to whom she has been both a beloved sister and a mother figure. On Aug. 13, 1936, Karen married Norris E. Lundeberg at her parent's home in rural McFarland. In October 1937 they became the parents of their only child Audrey (Lundeberg) Hermanson. For the first 16 years of their marriage, Karen and Norris labored together, farming in the Cottage Grove area. When they left the farm and moved into Stoughton, Karen started a new era in her life working in the garment industry. Her career led her to Simpsons on the square in Madison, later accepting the position of store manager when Simpsons expanded by opening a store in the Hilldale Shopping Mall. After her retirement, Karen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She carried on traditions of her Norwegian legacy with her baking and lefse making. You could not visit her home without being offered one of her home baked delights. Karen will always be remembered for her sharp mind, kind nature, nimble fingers and as an expert seamstress. She leaves a legacy of beautiful handmade items that were lovingly made for others to enjoy. Karen is survived by her daughter, Audrey (David) Hermanson of Stoughton; her sisters, Lorraine (Bothum) Lund of Delevan, and Thelma (Bothum) Anderson of Ripon; brothers, Alfred Bothum of Stoughton, Robert Bothum of Ellenton, Fla., Donald Bothum of Madison, and Roger Bothum of Marquette, Iowa; three grandchildren, Karla (Michael) Maloney of Stoughton, Kevin (Kathie) Hermanson of Stoughton, and Kelly (Charles) Sutton of Sun Prairie; eight great- grandchildren, Collin and Liam Maloney, Ryan, Kyle, and Taylor Hermanson, Kody, Katriel and Karson Sutton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Karen was preceded in death by her loving husband, Norris Lundeberg, who passed away in 1996; and her brothers, Ray and Stanley Bothum. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at 11 a.m. at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 310 E. Washington St., Stoughton, with the Rev. Richard Halom presiding. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Stoughton. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the OLSON-HOLZHUTER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME in Stoughton.
Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 206 W. Prospect Ave. Stoughton (608) 873-9244 www.cressfuneralservice.com
DEFOREST - Vivian Noonan, age 73, of DeForest, died on Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at Meriter Hospital in Madison. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at ST. OLAF'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in DeForest. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at ST. OLAF'S CATHOLIC CHURCH and on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. A complete obituary will appear in the Wednesday paper.
Edwardson-Axtell Community Funeral Home DeForest (608) 846-3823
Sawle, Carol Ann
RIDGEWAY - Carol Ann Sawle, age 64, of Ridgeway, passed away on Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at Upland Hills Health Inc., following a long battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. She was born in Dodgeville on Nov. 25, 1940, to the late Gaige and Alice (Rakow) Dickinson. She married Reginald Sawle on Jan. 16, 1961. Carol is survived by her husband, Reginald of Ridgeway; two daughters, Christine (Michael) Schram of Mazomanie, and Angela (Kim) Forbes of Ridgeway; three grandsons, Steven and Thomas Schram, and Alex Holmes; a sister, Donna Mueller of Belleville; four brothers, Gaige Dickinson Jr. of Richland Center, and Roger (Sue), Darrell (Babe), and Dennis (Mary) Dickinson, all of Ridgeway; as wells nieces, nephews and friends. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Dickinson; and a sister, Betty Jean Dickinson. At Carol's request, private family services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at the LULLOFF-PETERSON-HOUCK FUNERAL HOME, Dodgeville. Burial will be in the Hyde Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Upland Hills Health Inc.
Shortreed, Thomas Gilbert Jr.
FOLEY, ALA. - Thomas Gilbert Shortreed Jr., age 68, of Foley, Ala., passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 11, 1937, in Madison. He graduated from Portage High School in 1955 and served in the United States Navy from 1955 until 1959. He married Muriel A. Harvey in 1959 and was a grocer until his retirement. Tom will always be remembered by his friends and family for his quick wit and enormously loving and generous heart. He is survived by his loving wife, Muriel A. Shortreed of Foley; a son, Steven W. (Paula) Shortreed of Pardeeville; and three daughters, Cheryl (Kevin) Malone of Portage, Tami S. Shortreed of Madison, and Kari (Tim) Lopez of Elberta, Ala. He will be missed greatly by his grandchildren, Heidi, Hayden, Kai, Koi and Kre; six brothers, Donald (Judy) Shortreed of Portage, Gary (Lorna) Shortreed of Portage, Duane (Judy) Shortreed of New Glaurus, Kenneth (Mary) Shortreed of Portage, Douglas (Bonnie) Shortreed of Beloit, and Robert (Joan) Shortreed of Poynette; five sisters, Kathleen Hoppe of Plover, Mary Ellen (Mike) Smith of Madison, Sandra (David) Gunderson of Portage, Carol (Fred) Krez of Windsor, and Leona (Jim) Poppino of Springfield, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, A. Katherine and father, Thomas H. Shortreed; and two brothers, James (Helen) Shortreed and Phillip (Bonnie) Shortreed. Mr. Shortreed Jr. will be having a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at 11 a.m., at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Portage. A private family interment will follow the service at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the church the same morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of Thomas G. Shortreed Jr.
A Father gives you life, a Dad gives you love, a Father feeds you, a Dad nourishes you. You can talk to your father, but you can pour out your heart to your dad. A Dad is gentle, but not weak. Strong, but not harsh. Sometimes he is your buddy and sometimes he is your boss. But there's one thing he always is, and that's your Dad. Thanks Dad, we will miss you forever.
Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Homes 430 W. Wisconsin St. Portage (608) 742-2126
Skael, Joseph W.
BARABOO - Joseph W. Skael, age 88, of Baraboo, passed away on Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. The Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo is assisting the family. A full obituary will appear in the Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, edition of the Wisconsin State Journal.
Turner, Joann E.
MIDDLETON - Joann E. Turner, age 72, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005. Arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will appear in the Wednesday paper.
Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Centers 7435 University Ave. (608) 831-6761 www.gundersonfh.com
Turner, Karen Y.
MADISON - Karen Y. Turner, age 58, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 14, 2005. She was born in Madison on Sept. 4, 1947. Karen will be missed by her brothers and sisters; sister-in-law; many nieces and nephews; and good friend, Gene. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; precious daughter, Patricia Turner; two brothers; and her parents, Richard and Jeanette Jensen. Funeral services will be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison, (608) 249-6666, at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005. Family visitation will be held from noon until the time of service.
White, Mary "Tootie" Kathryn
BARNEVELD - Mary "Tootie" Kathryn White, age 68, of Barneveld, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, in the comfort of her home after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Tootie was born July 11, 1937, in the township of Troy in the Plain area, daughter of the late William and Alda (Pletzer) Magli. Tootie married Charles "Charlie" White on Dec. 29, 1954, at St. John's Catholic Church in Spring Green. He survives. Tootie and Charlie owned and operated White's Bar of Arena for 25 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Besides her husband Charlie White of Barneveld, her survivors include a son, Douglas E. White of Arena; four daughters, Lynne (Tom) Meyer of Blue Mounds, Paulette (Donnie) Brooks of Arena, Suzette (Nick) Heiser of Plain, and Jackie (Jerry) Joles of Arena; 12 grandchildren, Douglas C. (Laura), Natasha and Shahara, Tom (Lynsey) and Katie, Donnie Jr., Truanne (Tony) and Ronnie, Danielle and Nichole, Jay (Rachel) and Jeanie; seven great-grandchildren, Sammy, Nathan, Lindsey, Ariel, Joseph and Jeanie, Teresa and an eighth great-grandson due on Jan. 9, 2006; five sisters, Pat (Jerry) Paulus, Joanne (Ralph) Brockert, Carolyn (Charlie) Dodson, Linda Peterson and Donna Arias; two brothers, Bill (Jenny) Magli and Jack Magli; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Jerry Joles III; a son, Edward A. White; a sister, Joyce Stout; and her goddaughter, Tammy (Johnson) Rothenberger. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at ST. BARNABAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Mazomanie. The Rev. Father Jason Hesseling will preside. Burial will be in Mazomanie Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the RICHARDSON-STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME, Spring Green, and again on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church in Mazomanie. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home, Spring Green, is in charge of the arrangements.