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WAUKESHA / SPRINGHILL, Fla.—Marjorie C. Grattafiori, age 73, passed away on June 19, 2018. She was born on Dec. 8, 1944, in Waukesha, Wis., to Sherburn and Lorriane Dunn. She is survived by her stepson, Michael (Diane) Grattafiori of Nevada; and her brother, Jeffrey (Susan) Dunn of Arizona. …

MIDDLETON / FLORIDA—Cathy Katzenberger, age 68, of Middleton / Florida, passed away June 8, 2018, in Florida. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Katzenberger.

MOUNT HOREB—Lois J. Martinson, age 85, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare with family at her side. She was born Nov. 7, 1932, to Carl and Myrtle (Hanson) Brattlie, in Dodgeville. Lois was united in marriage to Martin “Marty” Martinson on March 21, 1953, at the Little Bro…

PERRY TOWNSHIP / MOUNT HOREB—Dennis L. Sutter, age 83, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison. He was born June 23, 1934, to Albert and Bertha (Haag) Sutter at the farm. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War. He was unit…

SUN PRAIRIE—Daniel D. “Dan” Ewing, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. He was born on June 12, 1944 to Earl and Dorothy (Crary) Ewing. He went on to graduate from Ithaca High School, class of 1962. Dan served his country during the years of 1962 to 1965, as a member of the U.S. …

MADISON—Harold Farkas, died peacefully on June 21, 2018, at the age of 89, at Capitol Lakes Terraces. Harold was born in Horinch in the former Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine), on March 12, 1929. His parents, grandparents, and five younger siblings were killed at Auschwitz. Harold survived Nazi …

MOUNT HOREB—Lois J. Martinson, age 85, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare. Funeral services are pending at the ELLESTAD CAMACHO FUNERAL HOME, 500 N. 8th St., Mount Horeb.

FITCHBURG—Duane E. Osborn, age 86, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2018, at Oak Park Place. Arrangements are pending. Full obituary to appear in Sunday’s edition.

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MADISON—Roger David Rasmussen born March 14, 1949, to Warren and Elaine Rasmussen, passed away June 14, 2018. Roger grew up in Walworth, Wis., graduating from Big Foot High School in 1967. Upon graduation from UW-Madison School of Education in 1971, Roger taught 6th grade in the Madison Metr…

MADISON—Archie E. Simonson passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Attic Angel Place. He was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Baraboo. In 1928, his family moved to Richmond, Ind. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1943, where he participated in football, track and fencing. He was drafted into …

COTTAGE GROVE—Harlan H. “Buck” Bradt, age 96, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 18, 2018. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the ROCK LAKE CEMETERY. Reception to follow at his son’s home.

BARABOO—Norma B. Caflisch, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Norma was born on Oct. 23, 1922, in Ableman (Rock Springs), the daughter of Walter and Elsa (Pfaff) Behnke. She attended grade school in Ableman and Baraboo High School, graduating in …

WHITEWATER—Clayton Friedl (Mr. Whitewater), age 75, passed away Saturday, June 16th, 2018, from serious injuries sustained in a single car motor vehicle accident. His passing occurred at UW Hospital Neurosurgery ICU, surrounded by his family.Clayton was the son of William and Margaret (McKen…

FITCHBURG—Michael William Hay of Fitchburg, died on June 11, 2018, in his recliner at home. “Mike” was born on June 26, 1943, in Minneapolis, Minn. He was the son of Wayne and Harriet “Johnnie” Hay and the oldest of their seven children, most of whom were born in Madison after the family’s m…

FITCHBURG / MANITOWOC—Ruth Claire (La Fond) Jaehnig, age 93, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2018, at Meriter Hospital in Madison surrounded by her children.

VERONA—Robert E. Miller, age 80, died on Monday, June 18, 2018, at Four Winds Manor. He was born on Feb. 27, 1938, to Russell and Gladys (Jones) Miller. He married Roberta H. “Berta” Osmundsen on April 9, 1960, at Luther Memorial Church in Madison. Berta died on March 11, 2018.

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