Milton C. Repka

M, d. 22 December 2008
Father*John C. Repka b. 1883, d. 1958
Mother*Clara Leykauf b. 1887, d. 1958

Ruby Muchow

F, b. 19 October 1930, d. 6 October 2018
Ruby Muchow 1948 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Father*Reinhold William Muchow b. 23 Mar 1893, d. 12 Apr 1959
Mother*Emma M. Schenck b. 20 Jan 1894, d. 13 Dec 1965
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name11 June 1954As of 11 June 1954,her married name was McFarlane.
  • Ruby Muchow was born on 19 October 1930.
  • She was the daughter of Reinhold William Muchow and Emma M. Schenck.
  • Ruby Muchow married Paul David McFarlane on 11 June 1954.
  • Ruby Muchow died on 6 October 2018 at age 87 Ruby McFarlane, age 87, returned to her heavenly home on Saturday, October 6th; Her firm belief in God, unwavering devotion to her family and community are the life lessons all who knew her will remember. Ruby was born on October 19th, 1930 in the Rock Springs area to the late Emma and Reinhold Muchow. She graduated from Reedsburg High and Sauk County Normal Schools and taught in 1 room school houses in Sauk County and later in the Sauk-Prairie Schools as a substitute teacher.

    She was united in marriage on June 11th 1954 to Paul (Chuck) McFarlane of Sauk City. Ruby always was busy with an event or project. She spent countless hours volunteering at the First United Church of Christ as a Sunday School Teacher, singing in the choir, Bible school teacher, member of the Marie Circle and served on the Consistory. She also volunteered with Lifeline, Meals on Wheels and Eastern Star where she held a state office. She enjoyed a good bridge or euchre game, was an excellent cook and baker, and a loyal fan of Wisconsin sports teams. Ruby loved to plan a party and entertain; She hosted many events including an annual Christmas Eve gathering for the entire McFarlane clan. Ruby and Chuck shared many wonderful times throughout their 54 years of marriage including amazing trips all over the world and simply riding around in their 1957 baby blue Thunderbird convertible. Throughout the years, Ruby was an amazing support to Chuck and the McFarlane business.

    Ruby is survived by her daughter, Jean (Steve) Bachhuber, son, Tom (Margaret) McFarlane, a son-in-law, Jim Hanson, Grandson, John (Amy) Bachhuber, Granddaughters: Tara (Pete) Klun, Amanda (Matt) Moseman, Molly and Megan Hanson, Great Grandchildren: Jack and Charlie Bachhuber, Alex and Abby Klun, a brother-in-law, Paul Doering and a sister-in-law, Verda McFarlane, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck McFarlane, daughter, Joan Hanson, sisters and brother-in-laws: Sarah (Ed) Meyer, Ella (Milton) Repka, sister, Norma Doering, brother Arley (Delores) Muchow, brother-in-laws: Bob McFarlane and Jim (Lorna) (Cork)McFarlane.

    Friends may greet the family on Thursday evening, October 11th from 5:00-7:00 at the First United Church of Christ, 504 Washington Avenue, Sauk City. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 12th at 11:00 also at the First United Church of Christ with the Rev. Bill Kapp officiating. Friends may visit 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Sauk City Cemetery.
     Ruby Muchow graduated in 1948 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Paul David McFarlane

M, b. 28 October 1928, d. 17 June 2008
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationPaul David McFarlane was also known as Chuck.
  • Paul David McFarlane was born on 28 October 1928.
  • He married Ruby Muchow, daughter of Reinhold William Muchow and Emma M. Schenck, on 11 June 1954.
  • Paul David McFarlane died on 17 June 2008 at age 79 Paul David "Chuck" McFarlane, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at home surrounded by his loving family.

    The youngest son of Earl and Alice (Beggs), Chuck was born Oct. 28, 1928.

    On June 11, 1954, he was united in marriage to Ruby Muchow in Reedsburg.

    Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bob and Jim McFarlane; and in-laws, Lorna McFarlane of Sauk City, Ed and Sarah Meyer of Reedsburg, and Arlie and Delores Muchow of Paris, Ill.

Norma S. Muchow

F, b. 21 August 1932, d. 2 February 2017
Norma S Muchow - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1950
Father*Reinhold William Muchow b. 23 Mar 1893, d. 12 Apr 1959
Mother*Emma M. Schenck b. 20 Jan 1894, d. 13 Dec 1965
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Doering.
  • Norma S. Muchow married Paul Doering.
  • Norma S. Muchow was born on 21 August 1932.
  • She was the daughter of Reinhold William Muchow and Emma M. Schenck.
  • Norma S. Muchow died on 2 February 2017 at age 84 Norma S. Doering (nee Muchow) entered into Eternal Life on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at the age of 84. She was the beloved wife of Paul for 58 years; loving mother of David (Joan) and Jim (Karen); cherished grandmother of Rachel, Alex and Ben; and dear sister of Ruby (the late Paul) McFarlane. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Sarah (the late Ed) Meyer, Ella (the late Milton) Repka and Arlie (the late Dolores) Muchow.

    Throughout her life, Norma was a teacher, both in her personal and professional life. She affected the lives of countless individuals as a person, as a friend, and as an educator.

    Visitation will be on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at the SCHMIDT & BARTELT FUNERAL HOME, N84 W17937 Menomonee Ave., Menomonee Falls, from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. A procession to Wisconsin Memorial Park for committal prayers and entombment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norma's name may be directed to the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in Menomonee Falls.
     Norma S. Muchow graduated in 1950 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Paul Doering

M

Arlie Paul Muchow

M, b. 17 July 1927, d. 3 June 1993
Father*Reinhold William Muchow b. 23 Mar 1893, d. 12 Apr 1959
Mother*Emma M. Schenck b. 20 Jan 1894, d. 13 Dec 1965

Gerhardt W. Meyer

M, b. 10 July 1915, d. 14 November 1985
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGerhardt W. Meyer was also known as Gerhard.
  • Gerhardt W. Meyer was born on 10 July 1915 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He married Zita E. Soltwedel, daughter of Otto J. Soltwedel and Emma D. Lindenberg, on 6 October 1939 Marriage licenses issued in Sauk county, Wisconsin (01 Oct 1939): Gerhard Meyer, town of Washington; Zita Soltwedel, Loganville.
    Marriage licenses issued in Sauk county, Wisconsin (01 Oct 1939) including George Bauer and Gerhard Meyer
  • Gerhardt W. Meyer died on 14 November 1985 at age 70.

Child of Gerhardt W. Meyer and Zita E. Soltwedel

Carl Henry Behnke

M, b. 25 August 1911, d. 19 June 1990
Carl Behnke 1929 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
     Carl Henry Behnke graduated in 1929 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Sharon Lea Meyer

F, b. 7 August 1940, d. 26 January 2011
Father*Gerhardt W. Meyer b. 10 Jul 1915, d. 14 Nov 1985
Mother*Zita E. Soltwedel b. 4 Jan 1916, d. 23 May 2002
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 August 1965As of 14 August 1965,her married name was Thieding.
  • Sharon Lea Meyer was born on 7 August 1940.
  • She was the daughter of Gerhardt W. Meyer and Zita E. Soltwedel.
  • Sharon Lea Meyer died on 26 January 2011 at age 70 Sharon L. Thieding, a beautiful loving soul who embraced life, transitioned peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, surrounded by the love of her family. Sharon cherished gardening and her life blossomed in many ways. Along her path, she planted seeds of hope, wisdom, love, and knowledge. She tended the soil and nurtured all that surrounded her. Sharon's Light brought growth and her beauty was a precious gift to many. Sharon was a consummate learner and educator. She was an avid reader who earned her education degree and teaching certificate from the University of Wisconsin -- Platteville. She taught at a rural Loganville schoolhouse, Prairie View School; in the Monona Grove School system; and at Martin Luther Christian Day School in Stoughton. Knowing the power of encouragement and hard work, Sharon applied her wisdom and compassion to mentoring students in the Madison Area Technical College Outreach program for over 15 years. Sharon danced her way into people's hearts, including her lifetime friend and husband, Ernie Thieding of McFarland. She was energized by polka music and cherished full moon rises over Devil's Lake. Always planning for the next event, the rhythm of her life created beautiful music, family traditions, and many memories. Sharon's presence brought beauty to this Earth, radiating love, and healing the hearts of many. Sharon was born to Gerhardt and Zita Meyer of Hillpoint in August 1940. Her family includes husband Ernie of McFarland; children, Darren (Nicolette) Thieding of Ohio, Dawn Thieding of California, Kristin (Daniel) Powell of Minnesota, and Kurt (Amy) Thieding of Waukesha; grandsons, Tyler, Keaton, Grant of Ohio; sisters, Julaine Meyer of Reedsburg and Bonnie (Brian) Hauke of Waunakee; and brothers, Gerald (Karen) Meyer of Illinois, Gary Meyer of Virginia, and Richard (Sandra) Meyer of Florida. Friends are found amongst her dancing circle, neighbors, church circle, co-workers, and students. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at CRESS funeral home in McFarland. On Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, a brief visitation will be held from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at McFarland Lutheran Church followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. A committal service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Westfield Township, Rock Springs at 4 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the McFarland Lutheran Church, the McFarland Lutheran Church Prairie Garden, or the Thieding family for a Memorial Scholarship Fund that is being established in honor of Sharon's love of education.

Evan Edwin Mittlesteadt

M, b. 29 July 1949, d. 11 January 1971
Evan Mittlesteadt 1967 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Father*Irvin E. Mittlesteadt b. 9 Jan 1923, d. 8 Aug 2003
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEvan Edwin Mittlesteadt was also known as Mittelsteadt.
  • Evan Edwin Mittlesteadt was born on 29 July 1949.
  • He was the son of Irvin E. Mittlesteadt.
  • Evan Edwin Mittlesteadt died on 11 January 1971 at from vehicle accident, Wisconsin, at age 21.
     Evan Edwin Mittlesteadt graduated in 1967 at Webb High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

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, b. 1911, d. 24 December 1981
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name3 October 1934As of 3 October 1934,her married name was Pieper.

Viola Baumgarten

F, b. 1909, 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. 1909, 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