Benjamin F. Straight

M, d. 1978
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage30 September 1944Benjamin F. Straight married Bernice Irene Stoddard, daughter of Loren Scott Stoddard and Beryl Claudia Gray, on 30 September 1944.
Death1978Benjamin F. Straight died in 1978.

Thomas Joseph Devine

M, b. 15 April 1918, d. 21 August 1990
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageThomas Joseph Devine married Winifred Louise Stoddard, daughter of Loren Scott Stoddard and Beryl Claudia Gray.
Birth15 April 1918Thomas Joseph Devine was born on 15 April 1918 at Wisconsin.
Death21 August 1990He died on 21 August 1990 at Wisconsin at age 72.

Vincent Alfred Haak

M, b. 4 February 1921, d. 30 May 2004
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageVincent Alfred Haak married Joan Beryl Stoddard, daughter of Loren Scott Stoddard and Beryl Claudia Gray.
Birth4 February 1921Vincent Alfred Haak was born on 4 February 1921 at Wisconsin.
Death30 May 2004He died on 30 May 2004 at Yuba, Sutter, California, at age 83.

Michael Edward Decot

M, b. 2 July 1945, d. 24 February 2021
Father*John Edward Decot b. 4 Apr 1912, d. 23 Dec 2002
Mother*Helen M. Foreman b. 5 Feb 1920, d. 16 Jul 1988
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 July 1945Michael Edward Decot was born on 2 July 1945.
He was the son of John Edward Decot and Helen M. Foreman.
Marriage23 May 1970Michael Edward Decot married Arlene Hines on 23 May 1970.
Death24 February 2021Michael Edward Decot died on 24 February 2021 at age 75 Michael Edward Decot, 75, of Spring Green died Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. He was born in Richland County on July 2, 1945 the son of John and Helen (Foreman) Decot. Mike served in the US Army from 1963-67, serving in Vietnam, being a helicopter gunner in 1965 and in the reactionary force in 1966. He received a Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam. On May 23, 1970 Mike was united in marriage to Arlene Hines at the Chapel of the Bells in Reno, Nevada. Mike and Arlene moved back to Wisconsin in the late 1990s. Mike was a truck driver for over 45 years. He and Arlene enjoyed camping all around the United States and visiting with Mike’s army buddies. Mike was a member of the American Legion.

Mike is survived by his brother Richard Decot of Richland Center,
grandson: Shawn R. (Katherine) Smith of Edmund, Oklahoma;
great-granddaughter Erin Noelle Smith;
special friends: Elaine DeQuasie, Betty Cook, Tom Aguras, Kenny Henkel;
other relatives and friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents John and Helen, wife Arlene, and daughter Bonnie Howard.

A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Monsignor Roger Scheckel officiating. The Local Military Memorial Honors Unit will provide military rites at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church following the mass. Burial will be held in the Kings Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, March 4, 2021. A visitation will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 10:00 AM until the time of the mass at 11:00 AM. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.

Arlene Hines

F, d. before 2021
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name23 May 1970As of 23 May 1970,her married name was Decot.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage23 May 1970Arlene Hines married Michael Edward Decot, son of John Edward Decot and Helen M. Foreman, on 23 May 1970.
Deathbefore 2021Arlene Hines died before 2021.

Edward J. Hendricks

M, b. 20 April 1939, d. 6 April 2021
Father*Merlin Hendricks b. 1912, d. 12 Oct 1955
Mother*Margaret Agnes Wiegman b. 17 Sep 1915, d. 31 Oct 2000
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 April 1939Edward J. Hendricks was born on 20 April 1939.
He was the son of Merlin Hendricks and Margaret Agnes Wiegman.
Marriage28 November 1959Edward J. Hendricks married Jeanine Burlage on 28 November 1959.
Death6 April 2021Edward J. Hendricks died on 6 April 2021 at age 81.

Jeanine Burlage

F, d. 6 August 2010
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name28 November 1959As of 28 November 1959,her married name was Hendricks.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage28 November 1959Jeanine Burlage married Edward J. Hendricks, son of Merlin Hendricks and Margaret Agnes Wiegman, on 28 November 1959.
Death6 August 2010Jeanine Burlage died on 6 August 2010.

Jeffrey G. Crary

M, b. 9 January 1971, d. 7 September 2009
Father*Gerald K. Crary b. 8 May 1951, d. 19 Apr 2021
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 January 1971Jeffrey G. Crary was born on 9 January 1971 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Gerald K. Crary.
Death7 September 2009Jeffrey G. Crary died on 7 September 2009 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 38 Jeffrey, age 38 of Reedsburg, passed away on Monday at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center surrounded by family and friends following a courageous battle with a glioblastoma brain tumor. He was born the son of Jerry K. & Kathy (Brandt) Crary. On June 12, 1999, he was united in marriage to Lisa M. Fusch. This marriage was blessed with two children, Brett and Ashley. Jeff graduated as Valedictorian from Weston High School in 1989, and graduated with High Honors from UW-Eau Claire in 1995. He was employed as the New Business Development Coordinator for Vacuum Technology Inc. in Reedsburg. Jeff was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg and was a member of the Reedsburg Country Club. He had a passion for the outdoors, including hunting deer and turkey. Giving was much more important to Jeff than receiving. He was a great husband and father and a wonderful son and brother. His family was extremely important to him and his greatest joys were his wife and two children. He is survived by his wife, Lisa; children, Brett and Ashley; mother, Kathy (Richard) Dela Pena of Wisconsin Dells, WI; father, Jerry (Donise) Crary of Hillpoint, WI; father and mother-in-law, J. Robert and Dixie Fusch of Reedsburg, WI; brothers and sister, Neil (Wendy) Crary of Hillpoint, WI, Ted (Michelle) Crary of Baraboo, WI, Krista Crary of Madison, WI, Matthew Crary of Hillpoint, WI, and Marques Crary of Hillpoint, WI; brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy (Tammy) Fusch of Reedsburg, WI and Amy (John) Meyer of Reedsburg, WI; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, along with other relatives and friends. Jeffrey was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Herbert and Dorothy Brandt; and paternal grandparents, Keith and Juanita "Bunny" Crary. Funeral services were held at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor David Glesne officiating.

Herbert Brandt

Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHerbert Brandt married Dorothy (?)

Dorothy (?)

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Brandt.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDorothy (?) married Herbert Brandt.

Karl A. Dorow

M, d. 26 February 1977
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageKarl A. Dorow married Betty Lou Grauvogl, daughter of Alois A. Grauvogl and Mary A. Ostermeyer.
Death26 February 1977Karl A. Dorow died on 26 February 1977.

Kayleen Mary Zimmerman

F, b. 27 February 1966, d. 20 April 2021
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 April 1991As of 20 April 1991,her married name was Kaiser.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 February 1966Kayleen Mary Zimmerman was born on 27 February 1966.
Death20 April 2021She died on 20 April 2021 at age 55 Kayleen Mary Kaiser age 55 of Fordyce, Nebraska died on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at her residence in Fordyce after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:00 am at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee, NE with Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be in the St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Fordyce, NE. Visitation will be at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee on Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm with a vigil service at 7:00. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, NE.

Pallbearers will be her six brothers, Harold, Duane, Steve, Mark, Gary, and Philip Zimmerman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mary Jean Zavadil, Patty Zavadil, Jeani Zavadil, Tracy Mueller, Rita Mueller, Dianne Becker, Lonna Lange, Sheryl Grone, Cheryl Schulte, Vicki Whitehead, Nancy DeBlauw, Dr. Jon Baumann, and Donald Zimmerman.

Kayleen Mary was born on February 27, 1966 in Yankton, SD to Henry Harold and Jeanette Veronica (Kleinschmit) Zimmerman. She grew up six miles west of Yankton, SD on a farm and graduated from Yankton High School in 1985. Kayleen then attended Watertown Lake Area Technical College and received her Dental Assistant degree. She worked for a dentist office in Vermillion, SD and then went back to school at USD to be a Dental Hygienist, graduating in 1989. Kayleen married Kelly Joseph Kaiser on April 20, 1991 in Tabor, SD. Kayleen worked in Norfolk for several years then for Jon Baumann DDS in Yankton, SD from 1991 – 2020.

Kayleen was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fordyce, the Ladies Guild, and Christian Mothers. She taught CCD in Menominee from 2002 – 2020. She decorated cakes, loved to cook, bake, garden, and can food she raised. Kayleen repaired and painted statues, and loved to paint in general. She was a very spiritual person and her prayer life was of upmost importance to her. Kayleen especially loved all of her family and being with them.

Kayleen is survived by her husband Kelly of Fordyce; her four children Angela Kaiser of Sioux Falls, SD, Jacob (Tracy) Kaiser of Crofton, NE, Valerie Kaiser of Fordyce, Sabrina Kaiser of Fordyce; her parents Henry and Jeanette Zimmerman of Yankton, SD; six brothers Harold (Rhonda) Zimmerman of St. Helena, NE, Duane (Nancy) Zimmerman of Yankton, SD, Steve Zimmerman of Yankton, SD, Mark (Kristi) Zimmerman of Yankton, SD, Gary (Grace) Zimmerman of Tabor, SD, Philip (Ann) Zimmerman of Norfolk, NE; many nieces and nephews.

Kayleen was preceded in death by her grandparents Louis and Cresentia Zimmerman and Peter and Monica Kleinschmit; sister-in-law Sheila Zimmerman; brother-in-law Korry Kaiser.

Duane Wiepen

Father*Alphonse H. Wiepen b. 6 Aug 1926, d. 4 Feb 2021
Mother*Gertrude Louise Day b. c 1926, d. 30 Dec 2019
Life EventDateDescription
Duane Wiepen was the son of Alphonse H. Wiepen and Gertrude Louise Day.

Sylvan Albert Bishop

M, b. 11 June 1926, d. 11 June 1987
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageSylvan Albert Bishop married Emily Mylrea, daughter of Harold Albert Mylrea and Jacoba H. DeZeeuw.
Birth11 June 1926Sylvan Albert Bishop was born on 11 June 1926 at Hawaii.
Death11 June 1987He died on 11 June 1987 at California at age 61.

Ellen Powers

F, b. 6 August 1901, d. 7 December 1974
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1926As of 1926,her married name was Meyer.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 August 1901Ellen Powers was born on 6 August 1901.
Marriage1926She married Alfred N. Meyer, son of George Meyer and Marie Schumacher, in 1926.
Death7 December 1974Ellen Powers died on 7 December 1974 at age 73.

Benjamin Aykroid

M, b. 27 September 1880, d. 26 August 1933
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 September 1880Benjamin Aykroid was born on 27 September 1880 at Illinois.
Marriage1911He married Catherine Fahy, daughter of Matthew Fahy and Rosanna Kiernan, in 1911.
Death26 August 1933Benjamin Aykroid died on 26 August 1933 at Illinois at age 52.

(?) Shaw

Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Shaw married Delia Fahy, daughter of Matthew Fahy and Rosanna Kiernan.

Harlan James Peterson

M, b. 20 June 1923, d. 10 July 1956
Father*Laurence Hans Petersen b. 31 Jan 1884, d. 30 Aug 1978
Mother*Della Melissa Bethke b. 21 Jun 1890, d. 5 Aug 1958
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 June 1923Harlan James Peterson was born on 20 June 1923 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Laurence Hans Petersen and Della Melissa Bethke.
Death10 July 1956Harlan James Peterson died on 10 July 1956 at Wisconsin at age 33.
Census DateLocationDescription
4 April 1930Delton, Sauk, WisconsinHarlan James Peterson was listed as a son in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1930 Census at Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1940Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinHarlan James Peterson was listed as a son in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1940 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.2


  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by, ED56-10. Dwelling 15.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by, Year: 1940; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 56-12.

Ronald R. Kracke

M, b. 1 September 1949, d. 23 April 2021
Father*Raymond H. Kracke b. 11 Aug 1914, d. 23 Apr 1981
Mother*Delores L. Grassel b. 25 Nov 1916, d. 20 Feb 2001
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 September 1949Ronald R. Kracke was born on 1 September 1949 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Raymond H. Kracke and Delores L. Grassel.
Death23 April 2021Ronald R. Kracke died on 23 April 2021 at age 71 Ronald R. Kracke, 71, of Dubuque, formerly of Belmont, Platteville, and Dickeyville, WI, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021, at home with his family by his side.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Holy Ghost Church-Holy Spirit Pastorate with Fr. Steven Garner officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Cemetery. The funeral Mass will be livestreamed on The Miller Funeral Home Group Facebook Page. The family asks that you follow social distancing guidelines, wear a facemask, and observe capacity limits due to the Covid-19 virus.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where the parish scripture service will be at 4 p.m. on Monday.

Ron was born on September 1, 1949, in Belmont, WI, the son of Raymond H. and Delores L. (Grassel) Kracke. He was united in marriage to Sandra K. Knautz on September 13, 1969, at St. Mary’s Church in Galena, IL.

Ron was a graduate of Cuba City High School, the class of 1968. He was employed by the State of Iowa — Department of Corrections at Anamosa and Dubuque until his retirement. Ron enjoyed going to the casino, fishing and trapshooting. He was a former member of the Dickeyville Jaycees, the Eagles Club and the American Federation of Public Employees Union.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra; two daughters, Carrie Ann Kracke (Jeremy Lenz), of Dubuque, and Marie (Clifford A.) McGinnis, of Cassville, WI; a grandson, Zachary (Hope) Kracke, of Dubuque; a sister, Elaine (Robert) Carns, of Potosi, WI; his in-laws, Madonna Beyer and Julius C. Knautz, both of Galena, Shirley (Arlen) Morris, of Thief River Falls, MN, Duane Knautz, of Dodgeville, WI; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Delores; and two sisters, Karen and Beverly.

Beverly Ann Kracke

F, b. 1936, d. 1947
Father*Raymond H. Kracke b. 11 Aug 1914, d. 23 Apr 1981
Mother*Delores L. Grassel b. 25 Nov 1916, d. 20 Feb 2001
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1936Beverly Ann Kracke was born in 1936.
She was the daughter of Raymond H. Kracke and Delores L. Grassel.
Death1947Beverly Ann Kracke died in 1947.

Karen Jean Kracke

F, b. 1939, d. 1940
Father*Raymond H. Kracke b. 11 Aug 1914, d. 23 Apr 1981
Mother*Delores L. Grassel b. 25 Nov 1916, d. 20 Feb 2001
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1939Karen Jean Kracke was born in 1939.
She was the daughter of Raymond H. Kracke and Delores L. Grassel.
Death1940Karen Jean Kracke died in 1940.

William A. Owens

M, b. 1895, d. 1973
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1895William A. Owens was born in 1895.
Marriagebefore 1973He married Bertie Mae Shinoe, daughter of John Lewis Shinoe and Ollie Mae Rister, before 1973.
Death1973William A. Owens died in 1973.

Gladys Belle Shinoe

F, b. 11 October 1903, d. 9 November 1990
Father*John Lewis Shinoe b. 7 Sep 1858, d. 15 Mar 1928
Mother*Ollie Mae Rister b. c 1872, d. 12 Jan 1904
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGladys Belle Shinoe was also known as Plorin living with Samuel Plorin in 1910 (her mother died in 1904.)
Married Namecirca 1924As of circa 1924,her married name was Puppe.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 October 1903Gladys Belle Shinoe was born on 11 October 1903 at North Dakota.
She was the daughter of John Lewis Shinoe and Ollie Mae Rister.
Marriagecirca 1924Gladys Belle Shinoe married Arthur Paul Puppe circa 1924.
Death9 November 1990Gladys Belle Shinoe died on 9 November 1990 at Hennepin, Minnesota, at age 87.

Arthur Paul Puppe

M, b. 16 July 1900, d. 23 March 1978
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 July 1900Arthur Paul Puppe was born on 16 July 1900.
Marriagecirca 1924He married Gladys Belle Shinoe, daughter of John Lewis Shinoe and Ollie Mae Rister, circa 1924.
Death23 March 1978Arthur Paul Puppe died on 23 March 1978 at Hennepin, Minnesota, at age 77.

(?) Morrison

Name TypeDateDescription
Name Variation(?) Morrison was also known as (?) Morrissey.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriagebefore 1976(?) Morrison married Bertha James Shinoe, daughter of John Lewis Shinoe and Ollie Mae Rister, before 1976.

Jacob Burg Crouse

M, b. 1 March 1850, d. 8 May 1927
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 March 1850Jacob Burg Crouse was born on 1 March 1850 at Ohio.
Marriage1871He married Anne Piddington, daughter of Mathew Michael Piddington and Elizabeth Oldham, in 1871.
Death8 May 1927Jacob Burg Crouse died on 8 May 1927 at Iowa at age 77.

Daryl Norsworthy

M, d. after 2006
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage18 March 1996Daryl Norsworthy married Loretta June Doty, daughter of Charles Kirker Doty and Clara Elizabeth Chadwick, on 18 March 1996 at Seminole, Florida.
Deathafter 2006Daryl Norsworthy died after 2006.

James David Castoe

M, b. circa 1925
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJames David Castoe was also known as Casto.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1925James David Castoe was born circa 1925.
Marriage16 February 1946He married Loretta June Doty, daughter of Charles Kirker Doty and Clara Elizabeth Chadwick, on 16 February 1946 at Wewoka, Seminole, Oklahoma.

Joe McClure

M, b. circa 1929
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1929Joe McClure was born circa 1929.
Marriage3 June 1949He married Loretta June Doty, daughter of Charles Kirker Doty and Clara Elizabeth Chadwick, on 3 June 1949 at Fresno, California.

Child of Joe McClure and Loretta June Doty

Linda E. McClure

F, b. 22 December 1947, d. 29 March 2021
Father*Joe McClure b. c 1929
Mother*Loretta June Doty b. 12 Dec 1930, d. 1 Jun 2006
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name13 September 1975As of 13 September 1975,her married name was Banuelos.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 December 1947Linda E. McClure was born on 22 December 1947 at California.
She was the daughter of Joe McClure and Loretta June Doty.
Death29 March 2021Linda E. McClure died on 29 March 2021 at age 73.

Ruby Lucille Irwin

F, b. 30 May 1916, d. 25 October 1998
Father*Martin Jerome Irwin b. 18 Mar 1882, d. 7 Feb 1967
Mother*Clara Elizabeth Chadwick b. Sep 1895, d. 20 Mar 1953
Adoptive fatherCharles Clinton Flinchbaugh b. 25 Nov 1874, d. 1944
Adoptive motherLaura Vera Richardson b. 1879, d. 19 Feb 1952
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRuby Lucille Irwin was also known as Flinchbaugh surname after adoption.
Married Name2 September 1934As of 2 September 1934,her married name was Middlebrough.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 May 1916Ruby Lucille Irwin was born on 30 May 1916 at Joplin, Jasper, Missouri.
She was the daughter of Martin Jerome Irwin and Clara Elizabeth Chadwick.
Marriage2 September 1934Ruby Lucille Irwin married Edward John Middlebrough on 2 September 1934.
Death25 October 1998Ruby Lucille Irwin died on 25 October 1998 at Santa Clara, California, at age 82.
30 September 1916Ruby Lucille Irwin was adopted on 30 September 1916; Adopted 30 Sep 1916 by Charles Clinton Flinchbaugh and Laura Vera (Richardson) Flinchbaugh. Birth mother was Clara Irwin.