Donald Anderson

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Life EventDateDescription
Marriage3 July 1980Donald Anderson married Lenore Eugenia Lovejoy, daughter of Leonard Lovejoy and Carol Rugg, on 3 July 1980.

June C. Harms

F, b. 21 June 1951, d. 11 April 2012
Father*Edward William Harms b. 12 Jun 1925, d. 13 Jul 2007
June (Harms) Haefner
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name9 September 1994As of 9 September 1994,her married name was Haefner.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 June 1951June C. Harms was born on 21 June 1951 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Edward William Harms.
Death11 April 2012June C. Harms died on 11 April 2012 at Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, at age 60 June C. Haefner, 60, of Mount Morris, Ill., died April 11, 2012, in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, Ill.

June was born June 21, 1951, in Reedsburg, the daughter of Edward and Charlotte (Kaney) Harms. June married Ronald Haefner on Sept. 9, 1994, in Polo, Ill.

She worked in the bindery department as a binder at Quebecor Printing Co. in Mount Morris, Ill. June retired in 2004 after working for Quebecor Printing for 25 years. June moved to Mount Morris in 1979, from Reedsburg.

June is survived by her husband, Ronald Haefner of Mount Morris; mother, Charlotte Barton of Baraboo; sons, Gerald (Alesha) Johnson of Walnut, Ill., and Scott Johnson of Mount Morris; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Jeanette Parks, Rita Loomis, and Brenda Legner, all of Baraboo; and a brother, Paul Harms of Baraboo.

June was preceded in death by her father.

Memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2012, at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt, Mount Morris; with the Rev. Doc Newcomb officiating.

Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mount Morris. Visitation was held Monday.

Alma Brandt

F, b. circa 1903
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Westedt.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAlma Brandt married Clarence Westedt, son of Henry Johann Westedt and Anna Muchow.
Birthcirca 1903Alma Brandt was born circa 1903 at Wisconsin.

Children of Alma Brandt and Clarence Westedt

Elizabeth Westedt

F, b. 21 February 1925, d. 13 August 2003
Father*Clarence Westedt b. Jun 1896
Mother*Alma Brandt b. c 1903
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name29 December 1943As of 29 December 1943,her married name was Stabnaw.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 February 1925Elizabeth Westedt was born on 21 February 1925 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Clarence Westedt and Alma Brandt.
Marriage29 December 1943Elizabeth Westedt married Everett Stabnaw, son of Fred Stabnaw and Gretchen Gudenschwager, on 29 December 1943.
Death13 August 2003Elizabeth Westedt died on 13 August 2003 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 78.

Esther Westedt

F, b. 7 June 1927, d. 31 January 2006
Father*Clarence Westedt b. Jun 1896
Mother*Alma Brandt b. c 1903
Esther Westedt - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1945
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Fry.
Life EventDateDescription
DivorceEsther Westedt and Merwin Earl Fry were divorced.
MarriageEsther Westedt married Merwin Earl Fry.
Birth7 June 1927Esther Westedt was born on 7 June 1927 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Clarence Westedt and Alma Brandt.
Death31 January 2006Esther Westedt died on 31 January 2006 at Juneau, Wisconsin, at age 78 Esther L. Fry, age 78 years, of Elroy, died on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at her residence.

She was born on June 7, 1927 in the town of Hillpoint, Sauk County, WI to Clarence and Alma (Brandt) Westedt. Esther has lived in Elroy for many years where she worked at Heritage Manor Nursing Home for 32 years. She had also worked at the Elderly Meal Site, Valley Inn, and had cleaned and baby sat.

Survivors include seven children, Dennis (Rhonda) Fry of Richland Center, Pam (Les) Antiporek of Mauston, Jerome (Jane) Fry of Wonewoc, Steve (Cheryl) Fry of Reedsburg, Rita (Steve) Winchell of Valley, Kristie (Mark) Wurster of Elroy, and Jenean Jackson of Mauston; a daughter in law, Collen Walker of Wonewoc; 19 Grandchildren; 12 Great Grandchildren; a brother, Delbert (Inez) Westedt of Hillpoint; and two sisters, Jeanette (Mervin) Jaech of Reedsburg and Phyllis (Martin) Christian of Richland Center.

She was preceded in death by a son, Norris; 2 grandchildren, Michelle and John; 1 great grandchild, Nolan; 2 brothers, Norbert and Norman; and 1 sister, Elizabeth.

Memorial graveside services will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 11:00 AM at the Elroy City Cemetery with Rev. Conrad Prell officiating.
  • Esther Westedt graduated in 1945 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Norbert Westedt

M, d. before 1975
Father*Clarence Westedt b. Jun 1896
Mother*Alma Brandt b. c 1903
Life EventDateDescription
Norbert Westedt was the son of Clarence Westedt and Alma Brandt.
Deathbefore 1975Norbert Westedt died before 1975.

Norman C. Westedt

M, b. circa 1932, d. 9 April 1975
Father*Clarence Westedt b. Jun 1896
Mother*Alma Brandt b. c 1903
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageNorman C. Westedt married Helen (?).
Birthcirca 1932Norman C. Westedt was born circa 1932 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Clarence Westedt and Alma Brandt.
Death9 April 1975Norman C. Westedt died on 9 April 1975 Norman C. Westedt obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal April 11, 1975 - Norman C Westedt obituary

Jeanette V. Westedt

F, b. 14 July 1937, d. 25 May 2015
Father*Clarence Westedt b. Jun 1896
Mother*Alma Brandt b. c 1903
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJeanette V. Westedt was also known as Jeanie.
Married Name4 August 1956As of 4 August 1956,her married name was Jaech.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 July 1937Jeanette V. Westedt was born on 14 July 1937 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Clarence Westedt and Alma Brandt.
Marriage4 August 1956Jeanette V. Westedt married Mervin K. Jaech, son of Fred Jaech and Louisa M. Harms, on 4 August 1956.
Death25 May 2015Jeanette V. Westedt died on 25 May 2015 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 77 Jeanette V. "Jeanie" Jaech, age 77, of Reedsburg, died peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2015 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 14, 1937 at the family home near Hillpoint, the daughter of Clarence and Alma (Brandt) Westedt. Jeanie was baptized on August 1, 1937 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hillpoint, by Pastor Weining. She was confirmed on May 28, 1950 by Pastor Kramer. Her confirmation bible verse was "Whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him", Colossians 3:17. She married Mervin Jaech on August 4, 1956 at St. Paul's with Pastor Lamp officiating. Merv and Jeanie owned M & J Auto Parts in Reedsburg, Hillsboro and Richland Center. They also owned Downtown Fitness, The Ice Cream Parlor and The Antique Shop in Downtown Reedsburg. Earlier in life, Jeanie worked in the office at Wisconsin Dairies. She was an active member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Jeanie also served on the Reedsburg Area Community Aid, Reedsburg Hospital Foundation Thrift Shop Board, United Fund Board, Reedsburg Jaycettes, Chamber of Commerce Board, the local BID Committee and she was proud to be on the original Board of Directors of the Butter Festival Committee. Survivors include her husband, Merv; three children: Patty Antonczyk, of Waukesha (friend, Bob) and her children, Matthew and Rachel; Bruce (Julia) Jaech, of Reedsburg and their daughters: Sarah and Larissa; and Cindy (Robert) Dries, of Brookfield and their daughter: Emma; her sister: Phyllis (Martin) Christian, of Richland Center; sisters-in-law: Inez Westedt, Hillpoint; Helen (Ralph) Slotty, Sauk City and Betty Webb, Waukesha; many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Elizabeth and Esther; brothers: Norbert, Norman and Delbert; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Harvey and Caroline (Jaech) Lohr, Norman and Rose Jaech. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, May 29, 2015 at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor Paul Crolius officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, LaValle. There will be a visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday at the Hoof Funeral Home and from 12 noon until the time of the service on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Peter's Lutheran Church or School would be appreciated. Her family would like to thank the compassionate caregivers of Home Health United Hospice, Recover Health, St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield and Pastor Crolius of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Mervin K. Jaech

M, b. 22 November 1933, d. 10 January 2022
Father*Fred Jaech
Mother*Louisa M. Harms b. c 1897
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMervin K. Jaech was also known as Merv.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 November 1933Mervin K. Jaech was born on 22 November 1933.
He was the son of Fred Jaech and Louisa M. Harms.
Marriage4 August 1956Mervin K. Jaech married Jeanette V. Westedt, daughter of Clarence Westedt and Alma Brandt, on 4 August 1956.
Death10 January 2022Mervin K. Jaech died on 10 January 2022 at age 88 Mervin K. Jaech, age 88, of Reedsburg, died on Monday, January 10, 2022, in his home. He was born on 11/22/33 in LaValle, the son of Fred and Louise (Harms) Jaech. Merv was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. On August 4, 1956, he was married to the former Jeanette “Jeanie” Westedt. Merv worked at Kleeber Motors, Wisconsin Dairies and Aid Association for Lutherans. He and Jeanie later owned and operated M & J Auto Parts-Reedsburg, Hillsboro & Richland Center, Big Store Plaza - Antique Mall and Ice Cream Parlor as well as Downtown Fitness. Following his retirement, he worked for Walmart in Lake Delton. Merv was a founding member of the Reedsburg Jaycees, a member of the Reedsburg Fire Department and was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his three children: Patty Antonczyk (friend Bob), of Waukesha and her children: Matthew and Rachel; Bruce (Julie) Jaech, of Reedsburg and their daughters: Sarah (Matt) Lennon and Larissa (fiancé Aaron St. Louis) and Cindy (Robert) Dries, of Reedsburg, and their daughter Emma; his sister: Betty Webb, of Waukesha; three sisters-in-law: Phyllis Christian, of Richland Center, Inez Westedt, of Hillpoint, and Helen Slotty of Sauk City; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanie on May 25, 2015; three brothers: Norman, Fred and Gordon; sister: Caroline Lohr, and sister-in-law: Rose (Treptow) Jaech.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor Paul Crolius officiating. Following the service, military honors will be provided by the Reedsburg Area Veterans Honor Guard at the church. Interment will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery in LaValle. There will be a visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, January 17, 2022 at the Hoof Funeral Home and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or School would be appreciated.

The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Ronald C. Schroeder

M, b. 8 September 1934, d. 23 April 2015
Father*Charles Schroeder
Mother*Esther M. Hamburg b. 26 Aug 1906, d. Sep 1986
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 September 1934Ronald C. Schroeder was born on 8 September 1934.
He was the son of Charles Schroeder and Esther M. Hamburg.
Marriage6 May 1961Ronald C. Schroeder married Nancy Ann Farber on 6 May 1961.
Death23 April 2015Ronald C. Schroeder died on 23 April 2015 at age 80 Ronald C. Schroeder, age 80, of Reedsburg, died on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on September 8, 1934 in Wonewoc, the son of Charles and Esther (Hamburg) Schroeder. On May 6, 1961, he was married to the former Nancy A. Farber. Ron was employed by The Reedsburg Bank for over forty years retiring as Senior Vice President. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, fishing, traveling and volunteering at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. Ron was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, the Do Nothing Club at McDonalds and a former member of the Reedsburg Kiwanis. Survivors include his two daughters: Jan (James) Averkamp, of Lakewood, WA and Mary (Eric) Johannesen, of Livingston; special friend: Charlene Gruenert, of Reedsburg; four grandsons: Nicholas and Casey Johannesen, Jacob and Benjamin Averkamp; one sister: Helen Christopherson, of Wonewoc; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, on August 12, 2002 and his parents. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 27, 2015 at Faith Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor Steven Neyhart officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Faith Lutheran Church or the Reedsburg Area Medical Center Foundation would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Nancy Ann Farber

F, b. 15 December 1936, d. 12 August 2002
Nancy Farber 1954 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Nancy Farber 1957 secretary at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name6 May 1961As of 6 May 1961,her married name was Schroeder.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 December 1936Nancy Ann Farber was born on 15 December 1936 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Marriage6 May 1961She married Ronald C. Schroeder, son of Charles Schroeder and Esther M. Hamburg, on 6 May 1961.
Death12 August 2002Nancy Ann Farber died on 12 August 2002 at age 65.
  • Nancy Ann Farber graduated in 1954 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Donald Roewer

M, b. 28 January 1927, d. 26 August 1975
Father*Martin Roewer b. 1894, d. 25 Mar 1962
Mother*Martha A. Geisser b. 27 Apr 1901, d. 3 Jul 1976
Donald Roewer 1945 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 January 1927Donald Roewer was born on 28 January 1927 at Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Martin Roewer and Martha A. Geisser.
Death26 August 1975Donald Roewer died on 26 August 1975 at Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, at age 48.

Caroline Dorothy Kruse

F, b. 30 June 1931, d. 28 January 2015
Father*John Martin Kruse b. 26 Apr 1899, d. 4 Jan 1982
Mother*Lena Dorothea Thies b. 25 Feb 1897, d. 5 Feb 1990
Caroline Kruse 1949 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 June 1931Caroline Dorothy Kruse was born on 30 June 1931.
She was the daughter of John Martin Kruse and Lena Dorothea Thies.
Death28 January 2015Caroline Dorothy Kruse died on 28 January 2015 at age 83 Caroline Dorothy Kruse, age 83, of Reedsburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the Sauk County Health Care Center. She was born at home on the family farm in rural Loganville to John and Lena (Thies) Kruse. Caroline attended school at the Friendship Rural School in Loganville, Reedsburg High School and then attended Sauk County Normal School where she received her teaching certification. She went on to teach at Openview and Tuckertown schools and received her Bachelor of Science degree from UW - Platteville. Caroline went on to teach first grade at Waupun for six years and then she taught first grade in Kenosha for twenty-two years until her retirement. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Loganville and was very active in bible study and in serving others. Caroline was an avid gardener and loved her backyard birds and squirrels. She was also an accomplished pianist and gave lessons for many years. Caroline would spend her summers at the farm in Loganville and after her retirement she moved to Reedsburg. Caroline is survived by a nephew: Richard Kruse, of Loganville; two nieces: Gretchen Kruse (Richard Shuman), of Loganville and Peggy Kruse, of Alaska; five grandnieces: Heather, Suzanne and Becky Powell (Richard Powell), of Hillpoint; Jessica Kruse-Malle, of Australia and Elena Kruse-Velasco, of Alaska; two grandnephews: Spencer Shuman, of Loganville and Mark Murkve, of Reedsburg; one great-grandniece: Sophia Kingik, of Alaska; as well as many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother: Harold Kruse; an infant sister: Margaret; sister-in-law: Carla; nephew: John Kruse and niece: Heidi Kruse. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Loganville with Pastor Donald Glanzer officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Friday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Friendship Historical School would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
  • Caroline Dorothy Kruse graduated in 1949 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Harold Kruse

M, b. 18 April 1925, d. 9 July 2011
Father*John Martin Kruse b. 26 Apr 1899, d. 4 Jan 1982
Mother*Lena Dorothea Thies b. 25 Feb 1897, d. 5 Feb 1990
Harold Kruse - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1943
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 April 1925Harold Kruse was born on 18 April 1925.
He was the son of John Martin Kruse and Lena Dorothea Thies.
Death9 July 2011Harold Kruse died on 9 July 2011 at age 86.
  • Harold Kruse graduated in 1943 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Margaret Kruse

F
Father*John Martin Kruse b. 26 Apr 1899, d. 4 Jan 1982
Mother*Lena Dorothea Thies b. 25 Feb 1897, d. 5 Feb 1990
Life EventDateDescription
Margaret Kruse was the daughter of John Martin Kruse and Lena Dorothea Thies.
DeathMargaret Kruse died at died in infancy.

Charles Hooker

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageCharles Hooker married Agnes Mallach.

Children of Charles Hooker and Agnes Mallach

Agnes Mallach

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Hooker.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAgnes Mallach married Charles Hooker.

Children of Agnes Mallach and Charles Hooker

Vernon Hooker

M, d. before 2015
Father*Charles Hooker
Mother*Agnes Mallach
Life EventDateDescription
Vernon Hooker was the son of Charles Hooker and Agnes Mallach.
Deathbefore 2015Vernon Hooker died before 2015.

Raymond Hooker

M, d. before 2015
Father*Charles Hooker
Mother*Agnes Mallach
Life EventDateDescription
Raymond Hooker was the son of Charles Hooker and Agnes Mallach.
Deathbefore 2015Raymond Hooker died before 2015.

Mildred Hooker

F, d. before 2015
Father*Charles Hooker
Mother*Agnes Mallach
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Cross.
Life EventDateDescription
Mildred Hooker was the daughter of Charles Hooker and Agnes Mallach.
MarriageMildred Hooker married (?) Cross.
Deathbefore 2015Mildred Hooker died before 2015.

(?) Cross

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Cross married Mildred Hooker, daughter of Charles Hooker and Agnes Mallach.

Ivan L. Hooker

M, b. 23 August 1927, d. 26 January 2015
Father*Charles Hooker
Mother*Agnes Mallach
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 August 1927Ivan L. Hooker was born on 23 August 1927.
He was the son of Charles Hooker and Agnes Mallach.
Death26 January 2015Ivan L. Hooker died on 26 January 2015 at age 87 Ivan L. Hooker, age 87, of Loganville, died on Monday, January 26, 2015 in his home. He was born on August 23, 1927 in rural Loganville, the son of Charles and Agnes (Mallach) Hooker. Ivan was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. He was a farmer for most of his life. He is survived by one nephew: David (Karen) Hooker; two nieces: Judy (Ed) Horkan and Joyce (Burton) Berndt; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his life partner: Emma Judd; his parents; one sister: Mildred Cross; three brothers: Vernon, Charles and Raymond Hooker; one niece: Nancy Hooker and two nephews: Larry and LeRoy Hooker. Graveside services with military honors will be held later in the spring at Greenwood Cemetery in Reedsburg. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Duane Hutchens

M, b. circa 1957, d. 7 January 2020
Father*Jerry Ronald Hutchens b. 7 Jul 1934, d. 12 Feb 1997
Mother*Alma H. Schaefer b. 17 Feb 1934, d. 11 Jan 2015
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1957Duane Hutchens was born circa 1957.
He was the son of Jerry Ronald Hutchens and Alma H. Schaefer.
Death7 January 2020Duane Hutchens died on 7 January 2020.

(?) Schultz

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Schultz married Dorothy Schaefer, daughter of Edward Schaefer and Rosina Lenz.

Helen Evangeline Munkvold

F, b. 14 March 1919, d. 6 October 2017
Father*Ole Munkvold b. Aug 1893
Mother*Ethel Amanda Husby b. 6 Jan 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name10 August 1938As of 10 August 1938,her married name was Bak.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 March 1919Helen Evangeline Munkvold was born on 14 March 1919.
She was the daughter of Ole Munkvold and Ethel Amanda Husby.
Marriage10 August 1938Helen Evangeline Munkvold married Arthur E. Bak on 10 August 1938 at South Dakota.
Death6 October 2017Helen Evangeline Munkvold died on 6 October 2017 at age 98 Helen Evangeline (Munkvold) Bak, age 98, passed into God’s Loving Hands on Friday October 6, 2017 at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Viborg SD.
Helen was born to Ole and Ethel (Husby)Munkvold on March 14th, 1919 and was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith. She was married to Arthur E Bak on August 10, 1938 at Mission Hill SD and to this union four children were born.
Together Art and Helen owned and operated The Gamble Store in Irene from 1946 until they retired from the retail business in 1969. Helen was an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church, WELCA/Calvary Women. She was also a Charter Member and Queen Mother of the Irene Red Hat Valley dolls.
Helen has always lived life to the fullest and would never miss the action. She loved to camp, travel and just a few memorable trips to mention, a Mexican Cruise, a 50th Wedding anniversary cruise, a trip to Norway, Branson Mo, a surprise trip to the Hills with two of her granddaughter-in-laws. Most of all Helen really enjoyed her snowbird trips to Texas with her beloved Art. As many of you recall, Helen very much enjoyed her card games, especially her pinochle night with friends and family. Helen also had a love for bingo.
Helen entered Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in December of 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur, son in law Lloyd Mork, her parents, one sister Maxine Giggee, one brother Richard and In Laws Mikkel and Annie Bak
Grateful for sharing her life include, sons David(Linda), Larry (Carol), Ronald (Sandra) Bak, daughter Vicki Mork, all of Irene, 8 Grandchildren, 23 Great-Grandchildren, 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren, Sister Doris (Frank) Bryant, Sister-In-Laws June Munkvold, Martha Soeth, a host of Nieces, Nephews and Friends.

Arthur E. Bak

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage10 August 1938Arthur E. Bak married Helen Evangeline Munkvold, daughter of Ole Munkvold and Ethel Amanda Husby, on 10 August 1938 at South Dakota.

LaVerne Boehmer

F, b. 11 July 1924, d. 29 September 2017
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 June 1945As of 12 June 1945,her married name was Kathol.
Married Name1999As of 1999,her married name was Sassen.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 July 1924LaVerne Boehmer was born on 11 July 1924 at Nebraska.
Marriage12 June 1945She married James William Kathol, son of Lorenz Kathol and Anna Burbach, on 12 June 1945.
Marriage1999LaVerne Boehmer married Kenny Sassen in 1999.
Death29 September 2017LaVerne Boehmer died on 29 September 2017 at age 93 LaVerne (Kathol) Sassen, age 93, of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 AM, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Reverend Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be in the St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation is from 5-8:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with a vigil service at 7pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral at church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers are Ted Kathol, Jonathan Kathol, Robert Hosch, Kris Kathol, Ryan Kathol, Garret Wilwerding, Sean Geary, Corey Halstead, Aaron Sudbeck and Brandon Kathol. Honorary pallbearers are all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and Christian Mothers.

LaVerne was born July 11, 1924 in St. Helena, Nebraska to Ignatius and Otillia (Holzbauer) Boehmer. She grew up on a farm and attended grade school at District 4 near St. Helena. Her freshman and sophomore years of high school were at St. Helena Public High and junior and senior years at Mount Marty High School in Yankton, SD, graduating in 1942. After high school, LaVerne worked at the Bank of Hartington. On June 12, 1945, she married James Kathol and to this marriage, 11 children were born. She moved to Virginia when Jim joined the US Army. There she worked several jobs including typing war bonds on the military base. LaVerne moved back to St. Helena with her parents when Jim was stationed in Manilla. He was discharged in 1947 and they moved to a farm one mile south of Hartington. They lived there until 1985 and then moved into Harington. Jim passed away in 1989 and LaVerne spent time between Arizona and Hartington. In 1999, she married Kenny Sassen. They made their home in Arizona until Kenny passed away in 2004, at which time, LaVerne moved to Pacific Springs Village in Omaha, NE. LaVerne enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, playing cards, socializing and doing many different volunteer jobs. She was a lifelong member of the VFW Auxiliary, Catholic Daughters of America, Christian Mothers, Perpetual Adoration, Ministry of Praise and Holy Trinity Guild. While living in Omaha, she was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and recently rejoined Holy Trinity Catholic Church when she moved back to Hartington. LaVerne's main goal was taking care of her family and making sure her children were well cared for.

LaVerne is survived by 11 children: William Kathol (Linda Head) of Papillion, NE, JoAnn (Ed) Hosch of Hartington, Charles (Linda) Kathol of Hartington, Allen (Lynn) Kathol of Hartington, Laurie Wilwerding of Omaha, Darlene Kathol of Fremont, NE, Rhea (Bob) Geary of Sioux City, IA, Norma (Gary) Halstead of Alexandria, MN, Lisa (Danny) Sudbeck of Hartington, Tina (Mike) Coughlin of Lenexa, KS and Keith (Teresa) Kathol of Omaha; 34 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; numerous step-children and their families; and a brother-in-law, Don Arens of Yankton, SD.

LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, James Kathol and Kenny Sassen; siblings: Alfred Boehmer and spouse Lucille, Ralph Boehmer and spouse Leona, Bernadette Rupiper and spouse Clarence and Rosella Arens; son-in-law, Gary Wilwerding; and two infant grandsons, Danny and John Kathol.

Kenny Sassen

M, d. 2004
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage1999Kenny Sassen married LaVerne Boehmer in 1999.
Death2004Kenny Sassen died in 2004.

Patricia Kay Wells

F, b. 26 August 1948, d. 17 September 2017
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 July 1967As of 12 July 1967,her married name was Sudbeck.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth26 August 1948Patricia Kay Wells was born on 26 August 1948 at South Dakota.
Marriage12 July 1967She married Alvin Sudbeck, son of Peter Sudbeck and Dorothea Kathol, on 12 July 1967.
Death17 September 2017Patricia Kay Wells died on 17 September 2017 at age 69 Patricia Kay Sudbeck, age 69, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.

A reception in her honor will be held on October 21, 2017, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, at the Hospitality Center on the grounds of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Inurnment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton.

Patricia was born August 26, 1948 in Yankton, South Dakota to Everett and Violet (Sparks) Wells. She grew in the Yankton area and was raised by Joe and Alice Kozak. She attended Yankton High School and then began working at a nursing home in Yankton. On July 12, 1967, Patricia married Alvin Sudbeck. After their marriage, they lived on a farm near Bow Valley, Nebraska and Patricia raised her family. They moved to Yankton in 1984 and Patricia worked for the Yankton Area Training Center until health issues forced her to retire. Patricia loved shopping, especially for purses, shoes and jewelry. She also enjoyed cooking, camping and visiting with her family and friends. Patricia was a kind hearted woman who never complained about anything. She was most proud her grandchildren and their accomplishments. Patricia especially loved her cat, Penny.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Alvin Sudbeck of Yankton; seven children: Susie (Ted) Hillman of Crofton, NE, Lori (Jay) Henseler of Yankton, Mike Sudbeck of Banger, ME, Vince (Nique) Sudbeck of Denton, TX, Amie Goetz of Wynot, NE, Kimberly Ummach of Sioux City, IA and Jody (Susan) Sudbeck of Kadoka, SD; 20 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; aunt, Agnes Sparks of Yankton; and many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Tyler Ummach.

Daniel Scott Leise

M, b. 5 January 1962, d. 7 August 2017
Father*Harold Francis Leise
Mother*Jolene Theresa Becker
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 January 1962Daniel Scott Leise was born on 5 January 1962.
He was the son of Harold Francis Leise and Jolene Theresa Becker.
Death7 August 2017Daniel Scott Leise died on 7 August 2017 at age 55 Daniel S. Leise, age 55 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Monday, August 7, 2017 as a result of an accident.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 10th, at church, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers are his brothers Jeff Leise and Bill Leise, and his brothers-in-law, Rick Perk, Ken Bohlken, Ron Jueden, Jeff Potts and Charles Mason.

Honorary pallbearers are Dave and Shelly Noecker, Jay and Cindy Hochstein, Ron and Lois Lammers, Jim and Tami Anderson, Neal and Sheila Feilmeier, Pat Feilmeier and Gerri Jueden, Mike and Laurie Lammers, Rob and Brenda Miller, Chuck and Sue Becker, Corey Hochstein and Sheila Spahr, CKPPD Employees and Families.

Daniel Scott Leise was born on January 5, 1962 in Yankton, SD to Harold Francis and Jolene Theresa Becker Leise. He grew up just north of Hartington and graduated from Hartington High School in 1980. He then went to Northeast Technical Community College in Norfolk for Utility Lineman. After he graduated he worked for Cedar-Knox Public Power for 35 years, serving as general manager since 2006. He was proud of and cared deeply for each employee and their families. He was a very respected leader of the Cedar-Knox organization.

Dan married his longtime sweetheart Debra Kay Potts, daughter of Anita Potts and the late Robert Potts, on October 13, 1984 at St. Philip & James Catholic Church in St. James. They have three children, Tyson, Shanna, and Kallie. Dan was a devoted husband and father, and continuously let them know how proud he was of them and how much he loved them. He worked especially hard to build a foundation and provide for his family. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed vacationing, camping, restoring his car and tractor, spending time at the farm, golfing, and cheering on the Huskers. Dan was also an avid builder, spending countless hours building his shop and remodeling his home. He was very creative and could fix almost anything.

Dan was known for his witty yet gentle and compassionate personality. He loved the community he grew up in, and the people in it. Dan was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He served on the parish council, CCHS School Board, Hartington Economic Development, Knights of Columbus, and Cedar Booster Club, along with several other church and civic organizations. Dan volunteered with the youth basketball and soccer programs over the years and was devoted to bettering the town of Hartington in any way possible.

Dan is survived by his wife, Debra of Hartington; three children, Tyson Leise of St. Paul, NE, Shanna Leise of Omaha, NE, Kallie Leise of Lincoln, NE; parents, Harold & Jolene Leise of Hartington; five siblings Deb & Rick Perk of Hartington, Sandy and Ken Bohlken of Norfolk, Sheila & Ron Jueden of Hartington, Jeff & Mary Leise of Hartington, Bill & Theresa Leise of Normal, IL; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Frank and Hulda Becker, Joseph and Agatha Leise; father-in-law Robert Potts.

Walter Rasmussen

M, b. 1882, d. 16 November 1965
Walter Rasmussen 1957
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1882Walter Rasmussen was born in 1882 at Langeland, Denmark.
Marriage20 June 1907He married Henrietta Smith on 20 June 1907.
Death16 November 1965Walter Rasmussen died on 16 November 1965 at Oregon, Dane, Wisconsin.
  • In May 1957 Walter and Henrietta (Smith) Rasmussen travel to Denmark to visit her mother, Marie Smith.
    The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) 24 May 1957 - Walter and Henrietta (Smith) Rasmussen travel to Denmark to visit her mother, Marie Smith
  • On 20 June 1957 at Denmark 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

Children of Walter Rasmussen and Henrietta Smith

Henrietta Smith

F, b. 3 January 1887, d. 31 March 1975
Henrietta (Smith) Rasmussen 1957
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 June 1907As of 20 June 1907,her married name was Rasmussen.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 January 1887Henrietta Smith was born on 3 January 1887 at Denmark.
Marriage20 June 1907She married Walter Rasmussen on 20 June 1907.
Death31 March 1975Henrietta Smith died on 31 March 1975 at Dane, Wisconsin, at age 88.
  • In May 1957 Walter and Henrietta (Smith) Rasmussen travel to Denmark to visit her mother, Marie Smith.
    The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) 24 May 1957 - Walter and Henrietta (Smith) Rasmussen travel to Denmark to visit her mother, Marie Smith
  • On 20 June 1957 at Denmark 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

Children of Henrietta Smith and Walter Rasmussen

Alice Rasmussen

F, b. 19 June 1915, d. 4 February 2007
Father*Walter Rasmussen b. 1882, d. 16 Nov 1965
Mother*Henrietta Smith b. 3 Jan 1887, d. 31 Mar 1975
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name11 April 1934As of 11 April 1934,her married name was Beyer.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 June 1915Alice Rasmussen was born on 19 June 1915 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Walter Rasmussen and Henrietta Smith.
Marriage11 April 1934Alice Rasmussen married Donald A. Beyer on 11 April 1934.
Death4 February 2007Alice Rasmussen died on 4 February 2007 at age 91.

Donald A. Beyer

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage11 April 1934Donald A. Beyer married Alice Rasmussen, daughter of Walter Rasmussen and Henrietta Smith, on 11 April 1934.

Oscar Arthur Rasmussen

M, b. 6 January 1908, d. 8 July 1998
Father*Walter Rasmussen b. 1882, d. 16 Nov 1965
Mother*Henrietta Smith b. 3 Jan 1887, d. 31 Mar 1975
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 January 1908Oscar Arthur Rasmussen was born on 6 January 1908 at Brooklyn, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Walter Rasmussen and Henrietta Smith.
Death8 July 1998Oscar Arthur Rasmussen died on 8 July 1998 at Muscatine, Wisconsin, at age 90 Oscar Arthur Rasmussen obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal July 16, 1998 - Oscar Arthur Rasmussen obituary

Howard Rasmussen

M, b. 25 February 1927, d. 27 September 2012
Father*Walter Rasmussen b. 1882, d. 16 Nov 1965
Mother*Henrietta Smith b. 3 Jan 1887, d. 31 Mar 1975
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHoward Rasmussen married Delores M. Freidig.
Birth25 February 1927Howard Rasmussen was born on 25 February 1927.
He was the son of Walter Rasmussen and Henrietta Smith.
Death27 September 2012Howard Rasmussen died on 27 September 2012 at age 85.