Bakken, Judy Ann
MARSHALL - Judy Ann Bakken, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center, after a brief battle with cancer. Judy was born on May 9, 1944, in the Town of Medina, the daughter of James and Eunice (Fisch) Jacob. She married David Bakken on Dec. 2, 1967. She worked for many years at Wisconsin Porcelain Company in Sun Prairie. She enjoyed dining out, especially breakfasts at the Easy Landing, drives to the Dells and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, David; her children, Jeff (Paula) Bakken and Laurie (Matt) Eustice, both of Marshall; grandchildren, Morgan, Mikayla and Kelsey Bakken, all of Marshall; brothers and sisters, Betty (William) Behm of Waterloo, Lois Jacob of Columbus, Sylvester Jacob of Jefferson, James Jacob of Lake Mills, Sally (Jerry) Karsteadt of Kiel, Jerry (Judy) Jacob of Jefferson and Harold (Deb) Jacob of Marshall; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Jacob of Beaver Dam and Judy Jacob of Marshall. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sister, Jerome, Earl, Russell, Phyllis and an infant brother. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at noon at ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH in Marshall, with Pastor Mark Schoeneck officiating. Burial will be in Medina Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at the church. Hart-Vick Funeral Home of Marshall is serving the family.
Campbell, Robert E.
BELLEVILLE - Robert E. Campbell, age 82, of Belleville, passed away at his home, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home, Belleville and a complete obituary will be in the Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, Wisconsin State Journal.
MONTELLO - Stewert Cotter, age 86, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2006, at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage. He was born on March 6, 1920, in Montello, the son of William and Jennie (Crawford) Cotter. He went to school at St. John's Catholic School in Montello and graduated from Montello High School in 1940. He married Adeline Kieck on July 2, 1959, in Green Lake. He is survived by his wife, Adeline; two step-children, Joyce Phillips of Florence, Ore., William Kieck of Princeton, Ariz.; two brothers, Gerald (Rosey) Cotter of Madison, Robert (Bonnie) Cotter of Payson, Ariz.; one sister, Blanche (Bernie) Sikhart of Lancaster; and one sister-in-law, Rose Cotter. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leland, Dan, Earl; and sister, Lillian. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at the ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH with Father Michael Richel officiating. Friends and family may visit at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in the St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Durst, Bernard H.
VERONA/ RICHLAND CENTER - Bernard H. Durst, age 80, of Verona and formerly of Richland Center, died on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at Meriter Hospital in Madison. He was born on April 10, 1926, in the Town of Ithaca to Hubert and Mary (Killoy) Durst. On Oct. 1, 1952, he married Rosemary Bindl at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Plain. He was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richland Center and a current member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Verona. Bernard was a farmer and a compassionate person who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; two children, Ken (Karen) Durst of Cambridge and Diane (Joseph) Hetzel of Madison; five grandchildren, Kelly, Eric and Ryan Durst and Scott and Aimee Hetzel; his sisters, Nora Durst and Mary (Bernard) Lins; his brother, Hubert (Betty) Durst; two brothers-in-law, George and Alois Bindl; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant grandson, Nicholas; his sister, Marian; four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at ST. ANDREW'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, in Verona, with Father David Timmerman officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Richland Center. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at ELLESTAD FUNERAL HOME, 500 N. Eighth St., Mount Horeb, where a rosary service will be at 4 p.m. The family would like to thank the staff of Meriter Hospital Intensive Care and family and friends for their love and support.
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Heiman, Arlene B.
SUN PRAIRIE - Arlene B. Heiman, age 81, died Monday, November 20, 2006, in Mount Horeb. She was born July 4, 1925, in Weston, the daughter of Frank and Bertha (Quast) Zickert. Prior to her retirement in 1991, Arlene had been employed by Wisconsin Porcelain for 20 years. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie. On December 27, 1952, she was united in marriage with Marvin Heiman in Marshall. Survivors include two sons, Gary Zickert and Dale Heiman, both of Sun Prairie; one daughter, Kristie Young of Poynette; four granddaughters, Tammy (Kevin) Adler of Blue Mounds, Trisha Malisch of Meza, Ariz., Tina (Chris) Justice of Holmen, and Sarah Zickert of Sun Prairie; one grandson, Todd Moen of Sun Prairie; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; an infant son, Larry; her parents; and one brother, Franklin. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2006, at PEACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 232 Windsor St., Sun Prairie, where friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service. The Rev. Luke C. Were will officiate and burial will follow in the Medina Cemetery in Marshall. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Alzheimer's Association, Attn: Research Donation, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601-7633. Arlene's family sends a special thank you to the Ingleside Living Community in Mount Horeb and the ElderCare in Madison for everything they have done for Arlene.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 1310 Emerald Terrace Sun Prairie (608) 837-9054 www.cressfuneralservice.com
Lemon, Louise M.
MIDDLETON / MADISON - Louise Margaret Lemon, age 90, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2006, at the HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg. Memorial services will be held at BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 312 Wisconsin Ave., Madison, at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, with a time of fellowship and food following at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Middleton Public Library Children's Department. A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday paper.
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FENNIMORE - Edward Machotka, age 101, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at Fennimore Good Samaritan Center, in Fennimore. He was born April 19, 1905, at home on the family farm in Avoca, the son of Frank and Anna (Forman) Machotka. He married Harriet Volenec on June 29, 1940, in Dubuque, Iowa. He farmed on the Preston Farm since 1947. He also worked as a patrolman and a weed commissioner for the Wingville Township of Grant County. Ed was a constable for the Wingville Township for as many years as anyone can remember. Ed also enjoyed fencing for many of his neighbors. He had been residing at the Fennimore Good Samaritan since March. He is survived by his son, Thomas Machotka of Fennimore; two grandchildren, Tammy (Darren) Katzung and Tracy (Steve) Murphy; five great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Arnold (Lucille) Volenec of Cobb; two sisters-in-law, June Machotka of Hollandale and Geneva Machotka of Avoca; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Harriet; brothers, Alfred, Carl (Ruby), Joseph and John Machotka; and a sister, Sophie Bell. Funeral services will be held at the BLUE RIVER VALLEY CHURCH on County Road Q in rural Muscoda, at noon on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006. the Pastor Duane Thomas will officiate with burial in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Montfort. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Saturday.
McCallum, Archie Donald
OREGON - Archie Donald McCallum, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, surrounded by his family at Skaalen Home, Stoughton. He was born on Nov. 18, 1925, in Oshkosh, the son of Donald and Edna (Davis) McCallum. On Oct. 25, 1952, he married Blanche Richter. They just celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. Archie was a loving, compassionate husband, father, brother, son, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He worked in Juneau, as a DHIA milk tester. Archie served the many local farmers with good cheer, as manager of Oregon Milling Co., for more than 25 years. He continued his career in agriculture with Oregon Farm Service and then later Mounds Ag Service. During his retirement, he cherished spending time with his family, working for Trachete Building Systems, as well as his long time friends Symdon Motors. He was a devout of Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church, the men's group, ushered and ministered the cup at Sunday Mass. Archie was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 10272, a very active member of the Oregon Chamber of Commerce, serving as president and was named Honorary Oregon Chamber Member and Small Business Man of the Year. Archie is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Blanche; his children, Lavonne Nedlose of Hayward, Linda (John) McCallum-Miller of Napa, Calif., Craig (Cindy) McCallum of Madison, Lisa (Bill) Harrington of Madison and Curt (Janis) McCallum of Middleton; son-in-law, Randy Nedlose of Hayward; his siblings, Dorothy (Edgar) Wetzel of Waupun, Betty Reilly of Horicon and Roy (Darlene) McCallum of Horicon; 10 grandchildren, Jessica, Darcie, Jaime, Christopher, Cale, Cameron, Jaron, Zachary, Ariana and Samantha; and a great-granddaughter, Ana Marie. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Doris Ziebell; and a brother-in-law, Jim Reilly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 651 N. Main St., Oregon, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, with Father Bill Connell presiding. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery with military rites conducted. Visitation will be at the church from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, with a scripture service at 4 p.m. and pass-in-review will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the HospiceCare or the Alzheimer's Association in Archie's name. Our special thanks to the staff at HospiceCare and Skaalen Home, for their loving care and compassion.
"We love you and will miss you very much Archie/ Dad."
Gunderson Oregon Funeral & Cremation Centers 431 Soden Drive (608) 835-3515 www.gundersonfh.com
Paske, Gregory S.
MOUNT HOREB - Gregory S. Paske, age 44, of Mt. Horeb, died on Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at UW Hospital in Madison, after a life-long battle with muscular dystrophy. He was born April 24, 1962, in Madison, to Russell & Elizabeth "Christy" (Christianson) Paske. He was an avid sports fan and loved his beloved Hockey Badgers, the Chicago Cubs, and the Dallas Cowboys. He graduated from Mount Horeb High School in 1982. He then attended UW-Whitewater, where he majored in sports broadcasting. Survivors include his dad, Russell; his brothers, Rick (Denise) Paske of Lodi, Jeff (Robin) Paske of Mount Horeb, Randy (Cindy) Paske of Prairie du Sac; five nieces and nephews, Heather (Willy) Wayne, Briana, Adrienne, Corey, and Cody Paske; and many aunts; uncles; cousins; and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Christy Paske on April 14, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2006, at the ELLESTAD FUNERAL HOME, 500 N 8th. St., Mount Horeb, with the Rev. Jeffrey Jacobs officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Horeb Union Cemetery. Friends may call after 12 noon till 1:15 p.m. on Sunday at the ELLESTAD FUNERAL HOME. Memorials preferred to the Easter Seals or Springdale Lutheran Church. Greg's family would like to thank the Mount Horeb EMS, UW Hospital's doctors and nurses, his 24-hours nursing staff, especially Richard "Smokey" Lornson.
Ellestad Funeral Home www.ellestadfuneralhome.com (608) 437-5077 (608) 767-3684
Roedl, Edith J.
LAKE MILLS - Edith J. Roedl, 85, of Lake Mills, died on Monday, November 20, 2006, at the Willowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lake Mills. She was born on October 15, 1921, at St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Nell (Buck) Rehm Sr. Edith was a resident of Lake Mills since 1933, and graduated from Lake Mills High School, class of 1939. She married Lawrence W. Roedl Sr. of Horicon on October 5, 1941, in Juneau. He died on January 5, 1999. She and her husband founded Lakeland Farms in Lake Mills in 1947, retiring in 1989. Edith was a member of Lake Mills United Methodist Church, an avid University of Wisconsin Badgers football fan and enjoyed playing bridge with her many friends. Survivors include her children, Larry (Kathryn) Jr., Russell (Linda), both of Lake Mills, Patricia (David) Holman of Chino Hills, Calif., Richard (Tonia) of Lake Mills, Catherine (James) Anderson of San Diego, Calif.; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Barbara) Rehm of Lake Mills; a half-brother, Jack Hensel of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister-in-law, Janice Rehm of Lake Mills; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Arthur Rehm Jr. and Edwin Rehm. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at the UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Lake Mills with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Nicholas officiating. Family burial will be in the Rock Lake Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church until the time of service. If desired, memorials may be made to the church. The Claussen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Schutz, Alma J.
MIDDLETON / LAS VEGAS - Alma J.(Skaar) Schutz, age 105, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nev. Memorial services will be held at ST. BERNARD'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7450 University Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2006. Friends may call on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday paper.
Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Centers 7435 University Ave (608) 831-6761 www.gundersonfh.com
Schiefert, H. Maxine
PLATTEVILLE - H. Maxine Schiefert, age 89, of Platteville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at Southwest Health Center Nursing Home, Cuba City. She was born on July 30, 1917, in Portage, the daughter of Martin and Mae (Vivian) Doepke. She was united in marriage on April 20, 1938, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Montfort, to Joseph Schiefert. He preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1980. They farmed in the Montfort and Rewey areas for many years. She was employed at the Platteville Hospital for 20 years as a nursing assistant. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Platteville. Survivors include two sons, Daniel (Mary) Schiefert of Rochester, Minn. and John (Jo) Schiefert of Vandalia, Ill.; a daughter, Kay (Patrick) Lindsay of San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, David Lindsay; and four brothers. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Platteville. Monsignor Charles Schluter will officiate. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Portage. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at the MELBY-BENDORF FUNERAL HOME, 1245 N. Water St., Platteville, where there will be a Parish Scripture Wake Service at 7 p.m. Friends may also call on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the H. Maxine Schiefert Memorial Fund. The Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home, Platteville.
Stampfl, Beatrice F.
VERONA - Beatrice F. Stampfl, age 95, died on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, at the Four Winds Manor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. ANDREW'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 N. Main St. Verona, on Monday, November 27, 2006, at 11 a.m. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church on Monday, until the time of service. A complete obituary will be published in the Sunday State Journal.
Joyce-Ryan Verona Funeral Home & Cremation Services 118 N. Franklin St. (608) 845-6625 www.ryanfuneralservice.com
Walsvik, Orvin E.
MADISON - Orvin E. Walsvik, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006. He was born on Feb. 11, 1923, in DeForest, to Ole and Edna (Midthun) Walsvik. The son of Norwegian immigrants, he grew up a farmer's son. Orv graduated from Madison East High School in 1941 and served in the U.S. Navy (Naval Air Corps) from 1943 to 1946, as an aviation radioman, earning the American Area Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He received his bachelor of arts degree in 1949, in speech pathology and a master's degree in audiology and speech pathology from the UW-Madison. From 1951 to 1953, he established speech and audiology programs in Jefferson and Dane county schools. In 1953, he accepted the position of chief audiologist at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for Handicapped Children. Orv was the lead audiologist in establishing a state-wide hearing conservation program in the public schools. He taught for five summers at the UW-Madison and published a manual for use in teaching speech to hearing impaired children. Orv is the past president of the Wisconsin Speech Language and Hearing Association. He retired from the State of Wisconsin in June 1983, receiving the Governor's Special Award for 33 years of service. Orv then accepted the position of Audiology Consultant in the EDS-Medicaid program until 1999. He was a member of the Sertoma Club of Madison (Service to Mankind) and was chosen as Sertoman of the Year, in 1990, for his efforts in developing the High Risk Infant Hearing Screening Program at Meriter Hospital. Orv began ice skating on the Tenney Park lagoons, becoming a champion speed skater-turned hockey player, outstanding at all levels of competition as a player and later as a coach. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame on June 30, 1984, cited for playing with the Madison Cardinal Hockey Team for 14 years during the 1950s and 1960s in the Wisconsin State Hockey League as the leading scorer for six years and chosen most valuable player for four years. Orv played for and coached the Wagon Wheel Cardinals in Rockton, Ill., for eight years during the 1960s. Their team won the league title for six of the eight years, playing against Minnesota and Michigan teams, the U.S. National Team, British, German and Japanese Olympic teams, and University of Wisconsin teams, losing only to the U.S. National team and defeating the University of Wisconsin, in both of two meetings. The Wagon Wheel Cardinals won the Midwest Amateur Championship in 1963. Orv was elected most valuable player three times, and led the league in scoring for three years. He coached the Madison South Side Hockey Club in the 1960s and 1970s, at all levels and their teams won numerous city and state titles. Orv also worked with a group that brought about the formation of the Monona Grove High School hockey team and was the coach of the first Monona Grove varsity team, competing in the Big Eight conference. Later he worked with a group to convince the WIAA that hockey should be recognized as a varsity sport. Orv was a leader in organizing the Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association, where he was president and referee-in-chief for five years. He conducted numerous clinics to train officials in all areas of the state. Orv worked for 20 years as an official at all levels of youth, high school, adult, college and professional hockey. He worked with a group to convince then Athletic Director of University of Wisconsin, Ivy Williamson, to reinstate hockey on a club basis. Orv joined a small group in contacting Bob Johnson and persuading him to accept the position of head hockey coach at the University of Wisconsin. He was very active in a hockey booster group which eventually became the Blue Line club. He and Bonnie Ryan, then sports writer at the Wisconsin State Journal, presented the name "Blue Line Club" to the hockey booster group in 1965 and it was officially adopted. Orv was given the Blue Line Award for Meritorious Service at all levels of hockey in 1968. He was an observer of officials for the WCHA for five years and played in an Old Timers hockey league for many years, where he skated with seven teammates who played together for more than 30 years. Orv was passionate about the game of golf, blazing around the area's golf courses. He holds the 18 Hole record of 64, at the Monona Golf Course before nine holes were cleared to make room for LaFollette High School. Orv scored a hole-in-one three times that we know of. In his later years, he joined the Southern Wisconsin Old Time Fiddlers' Association and enjoyed playing his fiddle for area nursing homes, dances and concerts. He loved the camaraderie of his friends in the group. Traditional Christmas dinner was lutefisk and lefse, which he and the family ate with gusto. For many years, the lefse was made for us with his own loving hands. Holidays were his shining moments and his enthusiasm will go on in each of our hearts. His amazing generosity was most obvious when he always put his family first and was there for us, we were priority. But it was always family that came first in his mind and heart. Thirty-six loving years with Kay filled him with joy. We have all lost a father and mentor. He never missed a school event, applauding louder than anyone else. His hugs were always there when we walked through his door. His curiosity was genuine when he asked how we were doing. Orv played euchre with what could only be called craftiness. He was a lifelong member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, with his parents being founding members. Orv loved all his pastor's over the years. We give special thanks to Pastor's Bartels and Tweit, for all of their visits in recent months. Orv is survived by his wife, Kay; his seven children, Katy Walsvik, Jimalee (Bill) Binn, Valerie (Gary) Klein, Storm (Penny) Walsvik, Gretchen Stohl, Heidi (Chris) Gill and Kara Stohl; nine grandchildren, Adam Walsvik, Jenifer Uphoff, Andrew Sydow, Stephanie and Malorie Binn, Jessie Klein, Gracie Walsvik and Jason and Joshua Gill; a great-granddaughter, Odessa Tober; his loving sister, Deloris (Richard) Danner; a brother-in-law, Robert (Marilyn) Owens; and many nieces and nephews who loved their "Uncle Orv." He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Thompson Walsvik; a daughter, Tamara Kruzan; two sisters, Beatrice Walsvik and Evelyn (James) Lunder; and a brother, Arnold (Alice) Walsvik. Funeral services will be held at HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2670 Milwaukee St., Madison, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, with the Rev. Mark Bartels presiding. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 24, 2006. The family wants to thank Orv's physicians Dr. Robert Pryzbelski and Dr. Art Walaszek from UW Health for their loving care; the staff at Fountain Head Homes; Dr. Ken Robbins and staff at Stoughton Hospital and the "angels" at the Ellen and Peter Johnson HospiceCare Residence.
"We have all lost a humble hero."
Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com