OBITUARIES

2006-01-04T00:00:00Z OBITUARIES madison.com
January 04, 2006 12:00 am

Bork, Elvera L.

DEFOREST - Elvera L. Bork, age 94, passed away on Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at St Marys Hospital. She was born at home on Dec. 25, 1911, in St. Charles , Ill., the daughter of John and Esther Nichols. On July 30, 1933, she was married to Herman Bork at the DeForest Moravian Church. She was a member of the DeForest Moravian Church and also attended Lake City Church for many years. She was a self- taught musician excelling on piano and organ, mostly playing for her own pleasure. She was a talented seamstress and an avid crocheter making beautiful afghans for all members of her family. Along with her husband she ran the Bork Strawberry Farm for many years. Survivors include her daughters, Sybella (Benny) Nelson of DeForest, and Judith (Melvin) Bookless of Branson, Mo.; grandchildren, Dennis (Jeanie) Nelson of Endeavor, and Jill Smith of Poynette; and eight great-grandchildren, Cody, Austin, Wade and Ty Nelson, Michele Koster, Anthony, Angela and Bradley Smith. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and other friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Milton Nichols; and sister, Ruth Cronin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mary Daniel will be officiating. Burial will follow at Moravian Cemetery, DeForest.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3325 E. Washington Ave. (608) 249-6666 www.cressfuneralservice.com

Breitwieser, Clyde R.

MADISON - Clyde R. Breitwieser, age 83, died on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at St. Marys Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending. A full obituary will appear in the Thursday papers.

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

Buholzer, Matthew Ronald

MONROE - Matthew Ronald Buholzer, age 31 of Monroe died in an auto accident west of Monroe on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006. He was born on March 28, 1974, in Monroe, the son of Ron and Sue (Anderson) Buholzer. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1993, and Blackhawk Tech in Janesville. Matt achieved his lifetime goal, working as a cheesemaker at Klondike Cheese Factory with his family. Matthew was a member of St. Victor Catholic Church, Apostolate to the Handicapped, Monroe Pool League, attended car shows with his 1969 Z28 Camero and 1994 Corvette Coupe, and was an avid Jeff Gordon fan. Surviving are his parents, Ron and Sue Buholzer of Monroe, brother, Lucas Buholzer of Monroe; grandmother, Helen Anderson of Monroe; aunts and uncles, Jenny Curless of Janesville, Arthur Anderson of Monroe, Kenneth Anderson of Monroe, Jane Kubly of Janesville, Jeffrey Anderson of Minneapolis, Minn., Greg (Sue) Anderson of Rochester, Minn., Junior Anderson of Maryesther, Fla., Jan (Greg) Krahenbuhl of South Wayne, David (Glenda) Buholzer of Monroe, and Steven (Thea) Buholzer of Monroe; great-aunt; sister, Joan Wirz of Fond du Lac; great-uncles, Bishop George Wirz of Madison and Father Robert Buholzer of Stoughton; god daughter, Tiffany Bishell of Belleville; and numerous cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Floyd Anderson and Alvin and Rosa Buholzer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at ST. VICTOR CATHOLIC CHURCH. Con-celebrants will be Monsignor Thomas F. Campion, Father Michael E. Klarer, Bishop George Wirz and Father Robert Buholzer. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Monroe. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE FUNERAL HOME, 1455 Mansion Drive and 18th Avenue in Monroe. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Matthew's name.

When Matthew was born it was a reason he was given his name. The Hebrew origin was "Gift of God". He truly was a gift of God. "You are God's temple and the Spirit of God is living within you." 1 Corinthians 3:16 Matthew, you were loved by your Mother, Father, and Lucas

Conner, Julia

AVOCA - Julia Conner, age 76, of Avoca, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Pine Valley Healthcare. She was born March 13, 1929, in Roy, N.M., the daughter of Juan Benito and Maria (Medina) Arguello. On July 21, 1953, Julia married LaVern Conner, and he preceded her in death on April 22, 2003. Julia was of a quiet nature. She always had a sweet smile for everyone. She loved books and spending time with her grandchildren. Julia is survived by seven children, David (Arleen) Conner of Blue River, Karen M. Conner of Madison, Mary Ann (Mike) Lawton of LaFarge, Sara (Bill) Monroe of Blue River, Kathy (Kurt) Orlikowski of Stevens Point, Danny Conner of Avoca and Valarie Conner of Avoca; a sister, Peggy Roan of Texas; grandchildren, Kayla, Brady, Bailey, Josh, Jerry, Jason, Nikki, Danielle, Julianne, Greg, Aaron and Meghann; great-grandchildren, Chelsey, Hayden, Riley, Jett, Dylan, Taylor, Abram and Sawyer; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Julia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, LaVern; son, Jon; granddaughter, Jessica Anne Conner; and sisters, Josephine Cherry and Eloise Hinta. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at 11 a.m. at ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Avoca with Father Roger Taylor officiating, with burial to follow in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the GODAGER FUNERAL HOME in Muscoda on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a parish prayer service to be held at 5 p.m., and again at the ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. The Godager Funeral Home of Muscoda is assisting the family with their arrangements.

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Despot, Maria F. McNaughton

MADISON - Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Maria McNaughton Despot, age 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg. She was born Aug. 11, 1928, to George and Helen Fleischer in Indianapolis, Ind. Maria moved to Madison in 1955, married surviving spouse Carl Despot in 1981, and resided in Crandon until her illness. She is also survived by her son, John F. McNaughton of Madison; granddaughter, Claudia McNaughton Hyder of Phoenix, Ariz.; nephews, Andrew and Eric McNaughton of Chicago, Ill.; sisters, Margaret J. Roth and Helen E. Kuecken of Middleton; as well as nieces, nephews and special longtime friends who love her deeply. Thomas Despot and his family of Oak Creek also survive her. Memorial services will be held at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, with the Rev. Dr. Bruce D. Loewenhagen of Midvale Community Lutheran Church presiding. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare Foundation, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the kind and considerate staff of this wonderful facility.

Mom, thanks for bringing great love and laughter to all who knew you.

Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Center 7435 University Ave. (608) 831-6761 www.gundersonfh.com

Fassbender, Leon A. "Fuzzy"

SAUK CITY - Leon A. "Fuzzy" Fassbender, age 77, of Sauk City, died on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at his home. He was born in Roxbury on Sept. 16, 1928, the son of the late Carl and Leontina (Breunig) Fassbender. Survivors include six children, Coleen (Mark) Irgens of Edgerton, Gary (Sharon) Fassbender of Waterloo, Carla (John) Hopkins of Auburn, Wash., Becky (Tom) Weatherwax of Montello, Brenda (Tim) Mabry of Tacoma, Wash., Tina (Brian) Morgan of Winnebago, Ill., 13 grandchildren, Allen and Carrie Irgens, Stephanie and Sarah Hopkins, Caitlin, Chelsea and Austin Weatherwax, Hailey Morgan, Dale (Bobbi) Riddle, Dawn (Terry) Fillner, Donna Ulam, Dennis (Felicia) Kolowinski, Keri (Mike) Radloff; five brothers, Raymond Fassbender of Wisconsin Dells, Clifford Fassbender of Verona, Richard (Eleanore) Fassbender of Roxbury, LeRoy Fassbender of Presque Isle, Jack (Ellen) Fassbender of Waunakee; two sisters, Joanne Fredrick of Mount Horeb, and Carol (Earl) Schmitt of Dane; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Randy and Donna Breunig; and other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Caroline; and a sister, Janet. A funeral service will be held at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Private internment will take place at a later date in St. Barnabas Cemetery, Mazomanie.

Hahn, Charles G. "Carly"

MARSHALL - Charles G. "Carly" Hahn, age 78, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg of pulmonary fibrosis. Charles was born on Feb. 22, 1927, in Marshall to Charles W. and Ann (Hannemann) Hahn. He attended Marshall High School. Charles was an MP in the U.S. Army, serving in Italy. On Nov. 4, 1950, he married the former Betty Mae Reamer at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Marshall. He had been employed at Creamy Package in Lake Mills following the service and retired after 47 years from Ohio Chemical (Datex-Ohmeda) in Madison. Charles was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Marshall. He was a 44-year member of Marshall American Legion Post No. 279. Charles had been a volunteer fireman in Marshall for 25 years and he had served on the Marshall Village Board. Charles enjoyed the outdoors including hunting, camping, fishing, riding motorcycles and traveling in their RV. Charles is survived by Betty Mae, his wife of 55 years; his children, Kevin (Lisa) Hahn of Poynette, and Sue Hahn of Madison; his grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew; a brother, F. Wesley (Beverly) Hahn of Marshall; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Hahn of Poynette; nephews, Larry (Sharon) Hahn of Poynette, and Gary (Judy) Hahn of Waunakee; a niece, Roberta Jean (Kenneth Erdahl) Hahn of Poynette; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and a brother, Robert Hahn. Funeral services will be on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at 11 a.m. at ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH in Marshall. Burial will be in Second Reformed Cemetery in the Town of Portland. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church or HospiceCare would be appreciated. Hart-Vick Funeral Home of Marshall in serving the family. Our special thanks to HospiceCare for their care of Charles during his illness. Also special thanks to the Krull family and Lange family for all their help.

Haskins, Emma A.

BARABOO - Emma A. Haskins, age 91, of Baraboo, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Emma, the daughter of Wiggo and Pearl (Hemenway) Mortensen, was born on Nov. 26, 1914, in Baraboo. She was united in marriage to Hurvey W. Haskins on Sept. 21, 1932, who preceded her in death on May 27, 1993. Emma had been employed by Eagle Signal for more than 14 years until retiring in 1979. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of its Ladies Guild. Emma had, at one time, been a Cub Scout Leader and enjoyed her volunteer work at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. She is survived by four sons, Hurvey "Mike" (June) Haskins, Jr. of East Troy, Curtiss (Dianne) Haskins of Madison, James (Jane) Haskins of Onalaska, and Andrew (Sandy) Haskins of Baraboo; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Clara (Clarence) Harmel of Baraboo; a brother, Charles Mortensen of Baraboo; other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Hurvey, Emma was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Emma Faye; her daughter, Betty Perkins; two sisters, Mabel Higgins and Carla Ruiz; and a granddaughter, J Carrell. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at the FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Baraboo, with Pastor Forrest Clark officiating. Interment will take place in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services, at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Clare Meadows Care Center Activities Department. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Hough, Mary Carol

EXCELSIOR, MINN. - Mary Carol Hough, daughter of the late Leo and Frances Muller of Muscoda, died unexpectedly early Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in her home in Excelsior, Minn. She was 72. Carol was born on Sept. 16, 1933. She graduated from Muscoda High School in 1951, as valedictorian. Four years later, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in economics. She worked at the Wisconsin State Employment Service in Milwaukee, and Concleco and the Minneapolis Foundation in Minneapolis. Carol married Clyde Hough on June 30, 1956. Her husband, Clyde, preceded her in death in 2000. She is survived by her daughters, Sara (David) Yeale of Minneapolis, and Susan (Paul Mennen) Hough of Sunnyvale, Calif.; foster sons, Joseph (Deborah) Knapp of Rockford, Minn., and Henry (Nancy) Knapp of Excelsior, Minn.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Muller of LaCrosse, and Joyce Larson of Madison; a brother, Richard (Sally) Muller of Bettendorf, Iowa; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service is scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at the CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EXCELSIOR, Excelsior, Minn., memorials may be directed to the church choir.

Kraemer, Francis A.

SPRING GREEN - Francis A. Kraemer, age 84, of Spring Green, passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the Greenway Manor Nursing Home in Spring Green, after an extended illness. He died peacefully surrounded by his family. He was born on Oct. 23, 1921, to Albert and Mathilda (Nachreiner) Kraemer. He married Mary Jane Berry on May 4, 1945. He served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II and received his Bombardier Wings. He owned a plumbing and heating business in Plain and Spring Green, while also farming near Plain from 1961-1970. After selling the business he moved to Eau Claire where he was employed as a plumbing and heating inspector for the city until 1987. Survivors include four sons and five daughters, Floyd and Dennis of Stoughton, Sandra (Roger) Alt of Mazomanie, Jackie (Bill) Ballweg of Verona, Dick (Jan) of Spring Green, Cindy Pick of Gahanna, Ohio, Kathy (Dan) Seaman of Aiken, S.C., Mickey (Jim) Olson of Lone Rock, and Keith (Sheila) of Eau Claire; 18 grandchildren, Diana Kraemer, Scott, Melanie and Ryan Alt, Michelle and William Ballweg, Denise Webb, Derrick and Dustin Kraemer, Tonya Wood, Kory Kraemer, Michael and Ben Olson, Melissa Wiegel, Joshua Pick, Cassie Mounts, Arron and Issac Kraemer, Kayla and Kyle Kraemer; 10 great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Bernie Meise, Roy (Lucille) Kraemer, Damian (Maureen) Kraemer and Eileen (Oscar) Needham. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Jane; son, Kent; son-in-law, Greg Pick; granddaughter, Nikki Alt; brother, Floyd; and sister, Irma Davis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Spring Green. Father Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Spring Green American Legion Post No. 253. Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the RICHARDSON STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME in Spring Green and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Francis enjoyed fishing, his grandchildren and loved going out for ice cream. Dad you will be greatly missed by everyone.

Maloney, Alice D. Hoppe

PORTAGE - Alice D. Hoppe Maloney, age 84, of Portage, died on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at Divine Savior Healthcare Extended Care. Alice was born on April 19, 1919, in Lewiston Township, the daughter of Henry "Hank" and Eleanora (Wakerhauser) Dreyer. She graduated from Portage High School, and the Evangelical Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Milwaukee in 1940. Alice's career included director of nursing personnel at Divine Savior Hospital, and head nurse at Wyocena Nursing Home. Alice was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Portage since 1938. In 1941, Alice was married to Norman M. Hoppe in Dubuque, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1976. In 1980, she married Edward J. Maloney in Portage, who preceded her in death in 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ellen (Hoppe) Streicher, Madison; her step-son, Michael Maloney, Antigo; two grandsons, Todd R. Streicher (Rylee Wedekind), Madison, and Peter R. Streicher, Madison; two great-granddaughters, Ryann A. Streicher and Raine E. Streicher; two sisters, Gladys Giese, Portage, and Carol Nelson (Elmer) Crawford, Pardeeville; a brother, John (Rose) Dreyer, Portage; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; her brothers; and sisters, Harold Dreyer, Fern Thurston, Vilet Freiberg and Richard Dreyer; and her brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law, Evelyn Dreyer, Miller Thurston, Les Freiberg, Cliff Langbecker, Larry Giese, Delores Dreyer and Henry Nelson. In Alice's career as a nurse, with her family and friends, which were many, she was only patient, loving and kind. She has been suffering from Alzheimers for many years, and has received much love and hugs back from her family, old friends and co-workers during her stay at Divine Savior Nursing Home. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH in Portage, with the Rev. Dick Inglett officiating. Inurnment will be private. Friends may call on Saturday at the church from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m. The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, is assisting the family. The family requests that there please be no flowers, but that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

She has been and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. After they made Alice, they broke that mold. We will always hold her in our hearts.

McCoy, Gene Guy

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. - Gene Guy McCoy, age 79, of Little Rock, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2006. He was born May 11, 1925, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Edith Emogene Seaman McCoy and Gene Eugene McCoy. Gene was a well known business owner and educator who received many awards and recognitions throughout his career. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by a son, Gene III. He is survived by his wife, Idella, "Del" McCoy; three children, Vicki, Randi and Sherman. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at ROLLER-CHENAL FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL (501) 224-8300. Online guest book: www.

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Midthun, Karen K.

LAKE MILLS - Karen K. Midthun, age 52, of Lake Mills, died on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at home. She was born on Nov. 23, 1953, at Sauk City, the daughter of the late Eldon and Evelyn (Reiser) Midthun. She was a graduate of Sauk Prairie High School, class of 1972, and later received her degree in humanity at the University of California Riverside. A Lake Mills resident since 1994, moving here from Sauk City. Karen had been employed by Madison Fireplace as a consultant. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Lake Mills. She enjoyed traveling and was very devoted to her son. She was very active with Jason in the community with Cub Scouts and various sports. Survivors include her son, Jason Wocney at home; five brothers, Terrence (Patricia) Mulcahy of Waunakee, Gregory (Joan Badar) Mulcahy, Gary (Linda) Midthun, Lynn (Kris) Midthun and William (Debra) Midthun, all of Sauk City; three sisters, Judith (Bob) Felland and Sonja (David) Unangst, both of Sauk City, and Kristine (Bill Austin) Midthun of Madison; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at the CLAUSSEN FUNERAL HOME in Lake Mills. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Friends may call after 12 p.m. noon on Saturday at the funeral home until the time of service.

"She was a light in the lives of who loved her."

Millin, Agnes M.

LANCASTER - Agnes M. Millin, age 89, of Lancaster, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. She was born April 12, 1916, in Potosi Township, the daughter of Joseph and Emma (Klein) Udelhofen. Agnes graduated from Platteville Teachers College and taught in Glen Haven. On June 1, 1940, she married F. Keith Millin at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi. Together they farmed in Beetown and Waterloo Townships. Agnes was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster. She was an artist and enjoyed painting. She belonged to the Lancaster Art Club and received many state awards. Agnes was recognized by former Governor Tommy Thompson and her painting was on display in his office. She loved to spend time with her family and had traveled to almost every state in the U.S. with her husband. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Keith Millin of Lancaster; three sons, Rodney (Nadine) Millin of Shullsburg, James (Helen) Millin of Lancaster, and Daniel (Cindy) Millin of Monona; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her sister, Imogene Mergen of Madison; her two brothers-in-law, Roy Danielson of San Leandro, Calif., and Allen (Phyllis) Millin of Tomah; her sister-in-law, Irma Millin of Lancaster; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sons, Robert, Douglas and David; three sisters, Leona Heinrichs, Marie Vogt and Lucille Danielson; and two brothers, Harlan "Barn" and Francis "Cap" Udelhofen. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at 11 a.m. at ST. CLEMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating. Burial will be in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven Township. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, an Agnes M. Millin memorial fund has been established. The Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster is assisting the family.

Mortensen, Raynette A.

NEW LISBON - Raynette A. Mortensen, age 73, of New Lisbon, died on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the Villa Pines Living Center in Friendship. She was the daughter of Ora and Bertha (Wangen) Bradley and was born on Aug. 23, 1932, in New Lisbon. She was a graduate of the New Lisbon High School and of Juneau County Normal. Raynette was united in marriage to Alvin L. Mortensen on May 1, 1952, in New Lisbon. Raynette was a waitress at the Rafters Motor Inn in New Lisbon for many years. She was very active as a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in New Lisbon. She enjoyed being part of the choir, WELCA, Ruth Circle, the quilting group and also taught Sunday School. She was a past member of the Order of Eastern Star, and used to be active in the Cub Scouts. She is survived by her husband, Alvin of New Lisbon; a daughter, Karla (Ron) Faulkner of DeWitt, Iowa; sons, Roger (Sandy) of New Lisbon, Glen (Diane) of New Lisbon, Chris (Lori) of Janesville, and Eugene (Anne) of Madison; and by 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Barbara Ferch; and a brother, Edward Bradley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Alzheimer research. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at the BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH in New Lisbon with the Rev. Wendy Reutten presiding. Burial will be in the Brewster Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the HARE FUNERAL HOME in New Lisbon on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., and at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Ossman, Baby Claudio Jr. Palacios

STOUGHTON/ MADISON - Baby Claudio Jr. Palacios Ossman was born at 21 weeks and went to be with the Lord on Dec. 31, 2005, at St. Marys Hospital in Madison. He was the son of Megan Stanford of Stoughton and Claudio Palacios of Madison. In addition to his parents, he is survived by grandma, Debra Stanford Ossman of Stoughton; grandma, Andrea Lopes Silva of Mexico; aunt, Amanda (Carlos) of Stoughton; uncle, Jeff (Randi) of Brooklyn; uncle, Chad (Becky) of Sun Prairie; great-aunt, Brenda of La Farge; great-uncle, Ed (Debbie) of Black Earth; great-uncle, Donnie (Kim) of Middleton; many cousins, god parents; aunt, Doreen and Steve of Oregon; great-uncle, Ray Stanford; great-grandma, Evelyn Stanford; and grandpa, Jeff Stanford, all of Stoughton. He was preceded in death by great-grandma, Marjorie Ossman; great-grandpa, Herbert Ossman; great-grandpa, Taurino Palacios Luna of Mexico; three cousins and two second cousins. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at 11 a.m. at OLSON-HOLZHUTER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME in Stoughton, with Monsignor Gerard Healy presiding. Burial will follow at St. Ann's Cemetery in Stoughton. Friends may greet the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Special thanks to Dr. Karl Rudat, Dr. Lori Wendricks, Dr. Casey Morris, D'Linda and all the other nurses on 2nd & 1st floor that helped us to get through this loss. We thank God for sending Baby Claudio.

We love you, miss you, and some day well be together again. Then we can do all the things that we couldn't. Mucho hugs and kisses.

Mommy & Poppy

Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 206 W. Prospect Ave. Stoughton (608) 873-9244 www.cressfuneralservice.com

Synwolt, Esther G.

CHICAGO, ILL. - Esther G. Synwolt, beloved wife of Daniel; loving mother of Daniel Alan; sister-in-law, of Henry F. Synwolt; sister of Kristi and the late, Clara, Thea, Clarence, Eilert and Sally; aunt of many nieces and nephews, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at the PETERSON FUNERAL HOME, 6938 W. North Ave., Chicago, Ill. Interment will be in Mount Emblem Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7116 W. Palmer, Chicago, IL. 60707, would be appreciated.

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Tefft, Floyd

MADISON/ ATLANTA, GA. - Floyd Tefft, age 85, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He was born on Jan. 14, 1920, in Janesville, the son of Floyd and Lucy Tefft. He graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. in 1943. His attendance at the University of Wisconsin Law School was interrupted by service in the United States Army during World War II. He was a veteran of the North African and Italian campaigns. He resumed his studies on his return from Europe and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1947. He married Mary Jane Durkin on June 28, 1947. They have five children, John (Mariella) Tefft, currently of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, the late Patricia Tefft Cousin (Leslie Cousin) of Nashville, Tenn., Sheila Tefft (Rajiv Chandra) of Atlanta, Ga., Thomas (Julie) Tefft of Dellwood, Minn., and James Tefft (Victoria Wise) of Accra, Ghana. They have six grandchildren, Christine, Cathleen, Mackenzie, Taylor, Collin and Cameron Tefft. Floyd Tefft was a lifelong resident of Madison and worked as an attorney in private practice, for State Farm Insurance Company and for the Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations of the State of Wisconsin. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church and was active in the Shamrock Club, the Knights of Columbus, the Odana Bunch and Madison-Vilnius Sister Cities. He was a strong supporter of the Queen of Peace School and Edgewood High School. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 405 S. Owen Drive, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. with Monsignor Kenneth Fiedler officiating. A visitation will be held at the JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Road on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and then again at church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Patricia Tefft Cousin Scholarship Fund at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis School of Education, in care of the Indiana University Foundation, 950 Meridian Street, Suite 250, Indianapolis, IN 46220.

Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road (608) 274-1000 www.ryanfuneralservice.com

Tennant, Elizabeth R.

PORTAGE - Elizabeth R. Tennant, age 90, of Portage, died on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena. Funeral services are pending at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage.

Trollop, Betty Mae

MINERAL POINT/ FENNIMORE - Betty Mae Trollop, age 75, of Mineral Point formerly of Fennimore, passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at her home in Mineral Point. She was born on May 2, 1930, in Lancaster, the daughter of George and Rowena (Bitney) Davies. She married Lavern Trollop on July 18, 1952. She is survived by her son, Greg (Sandy) Trollop of Mineral Point; son-in-law, Bill Jewett of Sun Prairie; four grandchildren, Ryan Drury, Christopher Jewett, and Abby and Alex Trollop; a sister, Beverly (Buzz) Hartnett of Lancaster; two brothers, Daniel Davies of Fennimore, and Ralph (Mary) Davies of Platteville; She was preceded in death by her husband, Lavern on March 22, 1993; and daughter, Sandy Jewett on July 19, 1990. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the FENNIMORE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Fennimore. Pastor Duane Andrus will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Lancaster. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at the LARSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME in Fennimore, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Friday.

Wolf, Nancy A. (Paltz)

MADISON - Nancy A. (Paltz) Wolf, age 63, died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on Feb. 26, 1942, the daughter of Carroll and Lillian (Gruendler) Paltz. Nancy attended Edgewood High School and graduated in 1960. She had worked for many years at East Madison Clinic and M.G. and E. Nancy loved to travel with her husband, Jim. She enjoyed her flowers and birds, reading and spending time with family and friends. All who knew Nancy enjoyed her sense of humor and her laugh/snort was infectious. She adored being "Nana" to her grandchildren. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Jim; son, Patrick McCulloch (Becky McCulloch) and their children, Erika and Jake; daughter, Deborah McCulloch (Andrew Miner) and her son, Nathan; son, Gregory McCulloch (Tiffany McCulloch) and their children, Taylor, Collin, Thomas and Christopher; daughter, Courtney (Jim) Giuliano and their daughter, Paige; her mother-in-law, Mabel Wolf; aunts, uncles and cousins, brothers-in-law, Jerry (Kaaren) Wolf, Jeff (Kathy) Wolf; sister-in-law, Judy (Kenny) Schmid and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Diane Paltz in 1961. A memorial service will be held at the JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME 5701 Odana Road on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at 2:30 Monsignor Delbert Schmelzer will officiate. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at the funeral home until the service time. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare or a charity of your choice.

Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road (608) 274-1000 www.ryanfuneralservice.com

Young, Mildred M.

BOSCOBEL - Mildred M. Young, age 85, of Boscobel, passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the Boscobel Area Health Care in Boscobel. She was born on March 14, 1920, in Woodman Township, Grant County, the daughter of Aloyious and Josephine (Payne) Murphy. She married Kenneth Young on Feb. 10, 1946, in Elkader, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1989. She is survived by two sons, Richard (Connie) Young of Kewanee, and Michael (Teri) Young of Stoddard; a daughter, Jolene (Fred) Schwingle of Onalaska; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a stepson, Dennis (Bonnie) Young of Madison; and a sister, Mavis Gorst of Milwaukee. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary; a sister; two brothers; and two grandsons. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH in Boscobel. Father Robert Butz officiating. Burial in the Boscobel Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the KENDALL FUNERAL HOME in Boscobel with a Rosary service held at 7 p.m.

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