Evan Mittlesteadt

M, d. before August 2003
  • Evan Mittlesteadt died before August 2003.

Iona Mittlesteadt

F, d. before August 2003
Father*Elmer Mittlesteadt b. Nov 1895, d. 18 Apr 1965
Mother*Hazel Fish b. 18 Feb 1898, d. 13 Jul 1980
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Ferguson.

Esther Towers

F, b. circa 1918, d. before September 2001
Father*Wallace William Towers b. 1 Jan 1891, d. b Sep 2001
Mother*Amanda Shrieber b. c 1891, d. b Sep 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Sacharaski.

Marion A. Towers

F, b. 19 April 1915, d. 22 September 2001
Father*Wallace William Towers b. 1 Jan 1891, d. b Sep 2001
Mother*Amanda Shrieber b. c 1891, d. b Sep 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Parks.
  • Marion A. Towers married Gordon Parks.
  • Marion A. Towers was born on 19 April 1915 at WIsconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Wallace William Towers and Amanda Shrieber.
  • Marion A. Towers died on 22 September 2001 at age 86 Marion A. Parks, age 86, died on September 22, 2001 at St. Care Meadows, Baraboo. Mrs. Park, the daughter of Wallace and Amanda (Schreiber) Towers, was born April 19, 1915 in Caledonia Township, Columbia County, Wisconsin. She is survived by a daughter, Joanne (Neil) Jensen, Merrimac; a son, Robert (Deborah) Parks, Island Heights, New Jersey; 8 grandchildren, Steve (Sharon) Jensen, Debra Jensen, Chris (Susan) Jensen, David Parks, Betsy (Scott) Dedrickson, Douglas Parks, Matthew (Dawn) Parks, and Andrew Parks; 9 great-grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel Jensen, Kristof and Karli Dedrickson, Sara and Emily Parks, Linsey and Dylan Parks, and Royal Parks; a sister, Dorothy (Herb) Feddick, Duluth, Minnesota; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, in 1993; her parents; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Sally Parks; a grandson, Braden Parks; and sisters, Margaret (Willard) Kindschi and Esther (Edward) Sacharaski. There will be no visitation. Burial will take place at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Merrimac. Since five members of her immediate family were or are motivated in firefighting, memorials may be made in Marion's name to your local fire department. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Child of Marion A. Towers and Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks

M, d. 1993

Child of Gordon Parks and Marion A. Towers

Dorothy Towers

F, b. circa 1921
Father*Wallace William Towers b. 1 Jan 1891, d. b Sep 2001
Mother*Amanda Shrieber b. c 1891, d. b Sep 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Feddick.

James Parks

M, d. before September 2001
Father*Gordon Parks d. 1993
Mother*Marion A. Towers b. 19 Apr 1915, d. 22 Sep 2001

Sally (?)

F, d. before September 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Parks.

Clarence Pieper

M, d. 2 December 1980
Father*Frank Pieper
Mother*Lydia Essman

William A. Tank

M, b. 2 December 1911, d. 1974
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam A. Tank was also known as Bill.

Child of William A. Tank and Viola E. Kohlmeyer

Frank Pieper

M

Children of Frank Pieper and Lydia Essman

Lydia Essman

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Pieper.

Children of Lydia Essman and Frank Pieper

John H. Pieper

M, b. 13 September 1908, d. 23 October 2001
Father*Frank Pieper
Mother*Lydia Essman
  • John H. Pieper was born on 13 September 1908.
  • He was the son of Frank Pieper and Lydia Essman.
  • John H. Pieper married Irma Neumann on 3 October 1934.
  • John H. Pieper married Viola Baumgarten on 19 March 1983.
  • John H. Pieper died on 23 October 2001 at age 93 John H. Pieper, age 93, of Reedsburg, died Tuesday morning, October 23, 2001 in the Edward Snyder Nursing Home. He was born on September 13, 1908 in the Town of Beaver, Clark County, the son of Frank and Lydia (Essman) Pieper. On October 3, 1934 he was united in marriage to the former Irma Neumann. She preceded him in death on December 24, 1981. He later married Viola Dreifke on March 19, 1983. She died on April 15, 2000. John farmed in the Town of Reedsburg for 38 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and a former member of the church council. He was also a former member of the Reedsburg Town Board. He enjoyed traveling. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Lynette Pieper of Cazenovia; one granddaughter, Ashley Pieper; one brother, the Rev. Frank (Joyce) Pieper of Emden, Illinois; three sisters, Bertha Cook of Sheboygan Falls, Evelyn Bash of Milwaukee and Edna Cherney of Milwaukee; a special sister-in-law, Bessie Pieper of Reedsburg; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. In addition to his wives, he was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Dreifke; one sister, Verna Knuth; and four brothers, Walter Pieper, Clarence Pieper, Rueben Pieper and Robert Fabian. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 26, 2001 at ST. JOHN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH in Reedsburg. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Thursday at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME in Reedsburg. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Irma Neumann

F, d. 24 December 1981
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name3 October 1934As of 3 October 1934,her married name was Pieper.

Viola Baumgarten

F, b. before 1914, d. 15 April 2000
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 August 1932As of 18 August 1932,her married name was Dreifke.
Married Name19 March 1983As of 19 March 1983,her married name was Pieper.

Child of Viola Baumgarten and Verne P. Dreifke

Douglas G. Dreifke

M, b. 21 February 1939, d. 20 November 1993
Father*Verne P. Dreifke b. 1 Aug 1902, d. 9 Jun 1982
Mother*Viola Baumgarten b. b 1914, d. 15 Apr 2000
  • Douglas G. Dreifke was born on 21 February 1939 at LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Verne P. Dreifke and Viola Baumgarten.
  • Douglas G. Dreifke died on 20 November 1993 at age 54 Reedsburg Times Press Thurs, Nov 25, 1993 Douglas G Dreifke. Douglas Gerald Dreifke, age 54 of Glendale, formerly of Baraboo, died on Sat, Nov 20, 1993 at the Green Tree Health Care Center in Glendale following a long illness. He was born on Feb 21, 1939 in LaCrosse. He was the son of Verne Dreifke & Viola Baumgarten. Doug was a 1957 graduate of Baraboo High School. He enjoyed doing ceramics and was also an avid sports fan. Survivors include his mother and stepfather; Viola & John Pieper of Reedsburg; a stepbrother; Richard Pieper of Baraboo; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father in June 1982. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Mon, Nov 29, 1993 at the Hammer-Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg with Pastor Charles Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo. The Hammer-Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Verna Pieper

F, d. before October 2001
Father*Frank Pieper
Mother*Lydia Essman
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Knuth.

Walter Pieper

M, d. before October 2001
Father*Frank Pieper
Mother*Lydia Essman

Rueben Pieper

M, d. before October 2001
Father*Frank Pieper
Mother*Lydia Essman

Fern Ellen Clark

F, b. 5 June 1912, d. 23 October 1997
Father*Dr. John Clark d. b Oct 1997
Mother*Pearl Cameron d. b Oct 1997
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 November 1930As of 12 November 1930,her married name was Powell.
  • Fern Ellen Clark was born on 5 June 1912.
  • She was the daughter of Dr. John Clark and Pearl Cameron.
  • Fern Ellen Clark married Willis A. Powell, son of Fred J. Powell and Nancy (?), on 12 November 1930.
  • Fern Ellen Clark died on 23 October 1997 at age 85 Fern Ellen Powell, age 85 of 1415 W. Court street, died suddenly on Thursday afternoon, October 23, 1997 at her home. She was born on June 5, 1912 in LaValle, WI, the daughter of Dr. John and Pearl (Cameron) Clark. She attended elementary and high school in LaValle and Reedsburg, WI. Fern married Willis Powell on November 12, 1930 and they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in 1989. He preceded in death on January 19, 1990. Fern loved gardening, yard work, cats, dogs and any child or animal in need. She also enjoyed tracing her Irish ancestors. She was a member of the Rock County Genealogical Society. She is survived by her children, Willis D. "Bill" (Jean Farris) Powell, John (Margarethe) Powell, Donna (Jonathan) Bader all of Janesville; 2 granddaughters, Alice (Barry) Liss of Ashbury, NJ and Mary Bader of Waukesha, WI; a foster daughter, Alinda Schemerhorn of Bend, Oregon; 4 foster grandchildren, Brian (Jenny) Schemerhorn, Shawn (Helen) Schemerhorn, Todd Schemerhorn and their mother, Phyllis Schemerhorn of Janesville, WI, Aurora Sprott of Bend, Oregon; 5 foster great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Sosinsky of Mauston, WI, a brother, Dr. Warren (Jeanette) Clark of Hillsboro,I; three special friends, Dorothy Pauls, Audrey Helgeson, and Pam Derringer, all of Janesville; three special animal friends, Sheba, Clinton and Reggie and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a foster son, Robert Schemerhorn. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday, October 27, 1997 at Schneider Funeral home with Rev. Andrew Siedama officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call on Monday 12:30 pm until time of service at the funeral home. "Mom loved her home on West Court St., and often remarked "Its not new or fancy, but, it is home". It was the center of her life and the center of ours as well. When she returned home from her hospital stay, she seated herself in her favorite chair and remarked "It's so good to be home and I hope I never have to leave again until they have to carry me out feet first". God, in his graciousness granted her wish and only God in his infinite wisdom can know how much we miss her. We Love You Mom. Your family. Taken from the Janesville Gazette of 10-25-1997.

Dr. John Clark

M, d. before October 1997
  • Dr. John Clark married Pearl Cameron.
  • Dr. John Clark died before October 1997.

Child of Dr. John Clark and Pearl Cameron

Pearl Cameron

F, d. before October 1997
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Clark.
  • Pearl Cameron married Dr. John Clark.
  • Pearl Cameron died before October 1997.

Child of Pearl Cameron and Dr. John Clark

Noreane E. Kutz

F, b. 16 June 1916, d. 30 August 2005
Father*Walter A. Kutz b. 22 Nov 1883, d. 2 Mar 1954
Mother*Elsie A. Halvensleben b. 12 Jul 1894, d. 25 Jul 1945
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name5 October 1940As of 5 October 1940,her married name was Prather.
  • Noreane E. Kutz was born on 16 June 1916 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Walter A. Kutz and Elsie A. Halvensleben.
  • Noreane E. Kutz married Vaughn T. Prather on 5 October 1940.
  • Noreane E. Kutz died on 30 August 2005 at age 89 Noreane E. Prather, 89 of Reedsburg, died Tuesday, August 30, 2005, in her home. She was born on June 16, 1916, in the Town of Winfield, Sauk County, the daughter of Walter and Elsie (nee Halvensleben) Kutz. She was a graduate of Reedsburg High School and she then attended beauty culture school in Chicago, Ill. On October 5, 1940, she was married to Vaughn T. Prather. To this union six children were born. Noreane was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, dancing, sewing, cooking, the out of doors and spending time with her family. Survivors include six children, Patricia (Steven) Koch of Middleton, Vaughn Gary Prather of Golden, British Columbia, Canada, Cheryl (Butch) Phetteplace of West Bend, Ross (Laura) Prather of Seattle, Wash., Virginia (Stephen) Knuth of Richland Center and Brenda (John) Baldwin of Reedsburg; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; one sister, Gloria Taylor of Mims, Fla; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughn, on November 17, 2001; and two sisters, Norma Cottington and Lucille Fish Borland. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2005, at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Rev. Paul Crolius officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Our House in Reedsburg or to St. Peter's Lutheran Church would be appreciated. The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of "Our House" in Reedsburg and to Home Health United Hospice for their loving care given to Noreane and her family.

Vaughn T. Prather

M, d. 17 November 2001

Gloria Kutz

F, b. after 1920
Father*Walter A. Kutz b. 22 Nov 1883, d. 2 Mar 1954
Mother*Elsie A. Halvensleben b. 12 Jul 1894, d. 25 Jul 1945
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Taylor.

Norma Kutz

F, b. circa 1915, d. before August 2003
Father*Walter A. Kutz b. 22 Nov 1883, d. 2 Mar 1954
Mother*Elsie A. Halvensleben b. 12 Jul 1894, d. 25 Jul 1945
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Cottington.

Lucille Kutz

F, b. 10 June 1918, d. 7 August 2003
Father*Walter A. Kutz b. 22 Nov 1883, d. 2 Mar 1954
Mother*Elsie A. Halvensleben b. 12 Jul 1894, d. 25 Jul 1945
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name30 November 1940As of 30 November 1940,her married name was Fish.
Married Name13 February 1988As of 13 February 1988,her married name was Borland.
  • Lucille Kutz was born on 10 June 1918 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Walter A. Kutz and Elsie A. Halvensleben.
  • Lucille Kutz married Walter J. Fish on 30 November 1940.
  • Lucille Kutz married Corlis Borland on 13 February 1988.
  • Lucille Kutz died on 7 August 2003 at age 85 Lucille I. Borland, 85, Reedsburg, died on Aug. 7, 2003, in St. Clare Meadows, Baraboo. She was born on June 10, 1918, in Winfield Township, Sauk County, the daughter of Walter A. and Elsie A. B. (Halvensleben) Kutz. She married Walter J. Fish on Nov. 30, 1940, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1981. She later married Corlis Borland on Feb.13, 1988. He also preceded her in death on April 17, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Norma Cottington. Lucille had been employed at Gerber Corporation for many years prior to her retirement. She had a fondness for traveling. She is survived by her children, John (Susan) Fish, Palmer, Alaska, and Steven (Karen) Fish, Pepin; a grandson, Gregory Fish, Stevens Point; her sisters, Noreane Prather, Reedsburg, and Gloria (Romey) Taylor, Mims, Fla; nieces, nephew, along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, with Rev. Kevin Kohnke officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, Aug. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Farber Funeral Home and again on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The family requests memorials of remembrance be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Walter J. Fish

M, d. 17 February 1981

Corlis Borland

M, d. 17 April 1997

Amelia Reinecke

F, b. circa 1887, d. February 1952
Father*William Henry Reinecke b. 23 Aug 1851, d. 16 Sep 1933
Mother*unknown (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAmelia Reinecke was also known as Millie.
Married Name25 June 1912As of 25 June 1912,her married name was Riggert.
  • Amelia Reinecke was born circa 1887.
  • She was the daughter of William Henry Reinecke and unknown (?).
  • Amelia Reinecke married Otto John Riggert, son of Hermann August Riggert and Louisa Elsa Darger, on 25 June 1912 at St John Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • Amelia Reinecke died in February 1952 Funeral services for Mrs. Otto Riggert, 65, who died suddenly on Wednesday noon of last week as she was walking on North Locust near Main street, were held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran church. The Rev. H. H. Hoessel of St. Peter's Lutheran church of Loganville officiated and burial was in the local St. John's cemetery. Her survivors include her husband, the city health officer, a son Robert of Reedsburg, a daughter, Jeanette, Madison; three grandchilden; and four sisters: Ms. Ida Klein, Barron, Wis; Mrs. Bertha Fisher and Miss Anna Reinecke, Reedsburg; and Mrs. Bertha Landgrebe, Yorktown, Iowa. Mrs. Riggert had served ladies aid of St. John's church as the treasurer for about 20 years. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper of 2-21-1952.

Child of Amelia Reinecke and Otto John Riggert