James A. Strutz

M, b. 29 August 1954, d. 5 September 2014
Mother*Evelyn Ziech b. 19 Mar 1917, d. 2 Feb 1995
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJames A. Strutz was also known as Papa Jim.
Name VariationJames A. Strutz was also known as Jim A.
  • James A. Strutz was born on 29 August 1954 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Evelyn Ziech.
  • James A. Strutz died on 5 September 2014 at age 60 Jim A. Strutz, “Papa Jim”, age 60, of Reedsburg, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014, unexpectedly at his home.

    He was born on August 29, 1954, in Reedsburg, the son of Harold and Evelyn (Ziech) Strutz. Jim recently retired from Grede Foundries where he worked for 42 years.

    He was a member of St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Reedsburg. During his earlier years, Jim spent many summers organizing and coaching Reedsburg Little League. He spent much of his time on the golf course, cheering on any Wisconsin sports team, and bowling. When he wasn’t doing any of that he was following his grandchildren around to any of their activities. He made his family priority and his children will cherish the memories they made at their “adult” dinners every year and on their vacations. He will be remembered as being spontaneous in his behavior such as busting out in the Hee-Haw tune, or participating in the ice bucket challenge.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Myrna Strutz and Delores Holmes; brothers, Richard and Jerry Strutz; and niece, Lisa Holmes.

    Jim is survived by his children: Kevin (Sue) Strutz,
    Jason Strutz,
    Niki (Jamie) Schulenburg,
    Amanda (Lucas) Koenecke;
    Grandchildren: Kaylee and Tyler Strutz, Zach and Jacob Schulenburg, Braeden and Rylan Koenecke;
    Brothers and sister: Carolyn Strutz,
    Garland (Sandra) Strutz,
    Bernie (Polly) Strutz,
    Fred (Rita) Strutz;
    Sister-in-law, Audrey Strutz;
    Many nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends.

    Though his life on Earth was short, he shared many memories with all of his family and friends that we will hold close to our heart. He was a great man who gave all he could, when he could. His grandchildren were the light of his eye and he left this Earth with every one of them knowing he loved and cared for them. His children are who they are because of his strength and resilience that he demonstrated upon them.
    “A limb has fallen from the family tree that says Grieve not for me, remember the Best Times, the laughter, the song, the good life I lived while I was STRONG. –unknown

    Since we have heard you sing which lead to laughter, Dad,that is a memory we will cherish forever as you were STRONG.

    We celebrate Jim’s life with a service at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 12, 2014, at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, with Pastor Paul Crolius officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, and on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church.

Edna Emma Martha Lutterman

F, b. 25 February 1917, d. 5 February 2001
Father*Henry William Lutterman d. b Feb 2001
Mother*Emma Voss d. b Feb 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 November 1941As of 16 November 1941,her married name was Thies.
  • Edna Emma Martha Lutterman was born on 25 February 1917.
  • She was the daughter of Henry William Lutterman and Emma Voss.
  • Edna Emma Martha Lutterman married Carl Martin Thies, son of Henry F. Thies Sr. and Bertha E. Ritzer, on 16 November 1941.
  • Edna Emma Martha Lutterman died on 5 February 2001 at age 83 Edna Emma Martha Thies, age 83, of Reedsburg, died on Monday, February 5, 2001 at the Edward Snyder Nursing Home in Reedsburg. She was born on February 25, 1917 in Westfield Township, Sauk County, the daughter of Henry William and Emma (Voss) Lutterman. She was married to Carl Martin Thies on November 16, 1941 at St. John Lutheran Church in Loganville. This marriage was blessed with four children. Her husband Carl preceded her in death on July 20, 1994. Edna was a long time member of St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg, where she served as a member of the Ladies Aid for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her children: Carl (Cynthia) Thies of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lowell Thies of Elkhorn, Edith (James) Barnhart of Marshall and James (Judy) Thies of Baraboo; four grandchildren; Lance (Anne) Thies, Adam Thies, Darcy Barnhart and Alicia Barnhart; sisters; Esther Fuller of Madison, Lydia Pickar of Reedsburg, Evelyn Froehlich of Reedsburg; nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Edna Emma Martha Thies will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2001 at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church, Reedsburg with Rev. Kevin J. Kohnke officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Farber Funeral Home and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Radio Fund in lieu of flowers. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Taken from the Reedsburg Independent.

Child of Edna Emma Martha Lutterman and Carl Martin Thies

Henry William Lutterman

M, d. before February 2001
  • Henry William Lutterman married Emma Voss.
  • Henry William Lutterman died before February 2001.

Children of Henry William Lutterman and Emma Voss

Emma Voss

F, d. before February 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Lutterman.

Children of Emma Voss and Henry William Lutterman

Lowell Thies

M, b. 25 December 1945, d. 22 February 2017
Father*Carl Martin Thies b. 6 May 1911, d. 20 Jul 1994
Mother*Edna Emma Martha Lutterman b. 25 Feb 1917, d. 5 Feb 2001
  • Lowell Thies was born on 25 December 1945 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Carl Martin Thies and Edna Emma Martha Lutterman.
  • Lowell Thies died on 22 February 2017 at age 71 Lowell William Thies, 71, of Elkhorn, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
    Lowell was born December 25, 1945 in Reedsburg, to the late Carl Martin and Edna (Lutterman) Thies. He attended St. Peter’s Lutheran School and graduated from Webb High School in 1965.
    Lowell was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Delavan, where he was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was employed by Vocational Industries in Elkhorn for over 30 years.
    Survivors include his brothers and sister:
    Carl (Cynthia) Thies of Ft. Wayne IN,
    Edith (James) Barnhart of Marshall, WI
    James (Judy) Thies of Baraboo,
    Nieces; Darcy (Adam) Paape of Grafton and Alicia Barnhart and fiancé Jason Pamplona of Madison.
    Nephews; Lance (Anne) Thies of Rockport, IL and Adam (Anne) Thies of Bloomington, IN.
    Eight great-nieces and nephews,
    And other relatives and friends.
    Funeral Services for Lowell will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 12:00 NOON, at St Peter’s Lutheran Church in Reedsburg. The Reverend Paul Crolius, Pastor, will officiate. Visitation will also be on Saturday at the church from 10:00 am until the time of service. Burial will follow services at St. Peter Cemetery.
    A memorial fund has been established in his name.
    The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Esther Lutterman

F, d. before 2003
Father*Henry William Lutterman d. b Feb 2001
Mother*Emma Voss d. b Feb 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Fuller.

(?) Fuller

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Lydia Lutterman

F, b. 22 May 1914, d. 2 December 2002
Father*Henry William Lutterman d. b Feb 2001
Mother*Emma Voss d. b Feb 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name15 September 1935As of 15 September 1935,her married name was Pickar.
  • Lydia Lutterman was born on 22 May 1914 at Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Henry William Lutterman and Emma Voss.
  • Lydia Lutterman married Edmund Pickar on 15 September 1935.
  • Lydia Lutterman died on 2 December 2002 at age 88 Lydia E. Pickar, age 88, of Loganville, died on Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at the Premier Rehabilitation Center, Beloit. She was born on May 22, 1914, in Loganville, the daughter of William and Emma (Voss) Lutterman. On Sept. 15, 1935, Lydia was united in marriage to Edmund "Butch" Pickar at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Loganville. He preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 1996. Lydia was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Loganville, where she was active in the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Loganville Homemakers. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Esther Fuller and Edna Thies. She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Froehlich of Reedsburg; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, many godchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Lydia E. Pickar will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at ST. JOHN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Loganville, with Pastor Duane Daeke officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Westfield township. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at FARBER FUNERAL HOME, Reedsburg, and from noon until the time of the service on Saturday at the church. Memorials of remembrance may be made to St. John Church, Loganville. Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Edmund Pickar

M, d. 3 August 1996
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameEdmund Pickar also went by the name of Butch.

Evelyn Lutterman

F
Father*Henry William Lutterman d. b Feb 2001
Mother*Emma Voss d. b Feb 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Froehlich.

(?) Froehlich

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Josephine M. Lindsay

F, b. 31 May 1921, d. 17 June 2002
Father*Joseph Lindsay d. b Jun 2002
Mother*Jenette Smith d. b Jun 2002
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name15 April 1939As of 15 April 1939,her married name was Traxler.
  • Josephine M. Lindsay was born on 31 May 1921.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Lindsay and Jenette Smith.
  • Josephine M. Lindsay married Eugene E. Traxler, son of Perry John Traxler and Lena M. Carpenter, on 15 April 1939.
  • Josephine M. Lindsay died on 17 June 2002 at age 81 Josephine M. Traxler, age 81 of Baraboo, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 17, 2002 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo, in the company of her family. Josie, the daughter of Joseph and Jenette (Smith) Lindsay, was born on May 31, 1921 in Baraboo and had been a resident all her life. She was married to Eugene E. Traxler on April 15, 1939 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo. Eugene and Josie founded the Baraboo Asphalt Company in 1947, and incorporated in 1969, keeping it a family-owned business. She retired in 1986. Mrs. Traxler was a life-long member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo. She is survived by 2 sons, Phillip (Paula) Traxler of Baraboo, Gerald (Barb) Traxler of Baraboo; 1 daughter, Jolene (Bill) Crowley of Baraboo; 5 grandsons, Mike Knoop and friend, Lisa, John (Heidi) Traxler; Thomas (Liz) Knoop, Joseph (Libby) Knoop, Rob (Kara) Traxler; 3 granddaughters, Teri (Keith) Kimball, Laura (Brad) Lois, Sandie (Steve) Rohrer; 12 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1993; her parents; two sisters; three brothers; and a grandson, James Knoop. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 22, 2002 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo with Father Gerald Vosen officiating. Interment will take place in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, June 21, from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo; and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass at the church.

Joseph Lindsay

M, d. before June 2002
  • Joseph Lindsay married Jenette Smith.
  • Joseph Lindsay died before June 2002.

Child of Joseph Lindsay and Jenette Smith

Jenette Smith

F, d. before June 2002
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Lindsay.
  • Jenette Smith married Joseph Lindsay.
  • Jenette Smith died before June 2002.

Child of Jenette Smith and Joseph Lindsay

Donald N. Oncken

M, b. 23 January 1933, d. 5 July 2016
  • Donald N. Oncken was born on 23 January 1933.
  • He died on 5 July 2016 at age 83 Donald N. Oncken, age 83, of Stoughton, passed away at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. He was born on Jan. 23, 1933, in Madison, the son of John H. and Melva L. Oncken.

    Don attended and graduated from Stoughton High School and Carroll College. He continued his education at UW-Madison, earning a master's degree in psychology. Don proudly served in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1951 to 1954, where he became an active duty seaman from 1954 to 1956, spending four months in the North Pole. He married Karen Tuhus on June 4, 1955, in Loganville. Don, Karen and their girls lived in Kabul, Afghanistan, from 1966 to 1968. Throughout his life, he was employed by Texaco, Uniroyal, Morgan Stanley and Raymond James.

    Don was the first athletic director and men's basketball coach at MATC. He was influential in hiring his successor, Doug Redston, and continued on as his assistant coach. Don was a member of the Carroll College Athletic Hall of Fame and a member of the UW-Extension staff for 30 years. He was also a member of several organizations, including Jaycees, FFA, National Honor Society and Who's Who in Colleges and Universities.

    Don is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Rebecca (Gary) Behling of Stoughton, Kim (Norm) Monsen of Stoughton, Brenda (Dave) Beck of Alexandria, Va., and Michelle (Robin) Brietzman of Evansville; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, John Oncken; sister, Audrey Ebert; and sister-in-law, Sandra (Ralph) Carlson. He was preceded in death by his parents.

(?) Tuhus

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Children of (?) Tuhus and unknown (?)

unknown (?)

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Tuhus.

Children of unknown (?) and (?) Tuhus

Kenneth Tuhus

M
Father*(?) Tuhus
Mother*unknown (?)

Sidney Tuhus

M
Father*(?) Tuhus
Mother*unknown (?)

Mabel Tuhus

F
Father*(?) Tuhus
Mother*unknown (?)

Esther Tuhus

F
Father*(?) Tuhus
Mother*unknown (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Coleman.

(?) Coleman

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Bertha Koenig

F, b. circa 1888
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1910As of before 1910,her married name was Uphoff.

Children of Bertha Koenig and Otto Uphoff

Diana Uphoff

F, b. circa 1911, d. 21 July 1931
Father*Otto Uphoff b. May 1883
Mother*Bertha Koenig b. c 1888
  • Diana Uphoff was born circa 1911.
  • She was the daughter of Otto Uphoff and Bertha Koenig.
  • Diana Uphoff died on 21 July 1931 Miss Diana Uphoff, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Uphoff, route four, died Tuesday afternoon, July 21, 1931 at the St. Joseph's hospital at Milwaukee. The young lady had been ill but two weeks with pneumonia and her sudden death comes as a shock to her many friends and relatives in this locality. Miss Uphoff had resided in this vicinity all her life with the exception of the past several years when she had been employed at Milwaukee. She was a graduate of the Baraboo high school and had studied a Beauty culture course at Milwaukee for a year. The deceased is survived by her parents, one sister Lila, and her paternal and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Uphoff of Ableman and Mr. and Mrs. John Koenig, route four. She is also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins who reside in this locality. Funeral services are to be held on Frdiay afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home and 2 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran church. Taken from the Baraboo Paper of July 1931.

Lilah Uphoff

F, b. circa 1910
Father*Otto Uphoff b. May 1883
Mother*Bertha Koenig b. c 1888

Harry L. Vertein

M, b. circa 1906, d. before October 2002
Harry Vertein - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1924
Father*(?) Vertein

Children of Harry L. Vertein and Amanda M. Harms

Merrell H. Vertein

M, b. 19 March 1930, d. 8 October 2002
Father*Harry L. Vertein b. c 1906, d. b Oct 2002
Mother*Amanda M. Harms b. 24 Jul 1908, d. 17 Nov 1986
  • Merrell H. Vertein was born on 19 March 1930.
  • He was the son of Harry L. Vertein and Amanda M. Harms.
  • Merrell H. Vertein married Wava Jean Bender, daughter of Lloyd Bender and Vera Frambs, on 14 June 1952.
  • Merrell H. Vertein died on 8 October 2002 at age 72 Merrell H. Vertein, age 72 of North Freedom, Wisconsin, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison following a stroke. Merrell was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on March 19, 1930 to Harry and Amanda (Harms) Vertein. He graduated from the Reedsburg High School. On June 14, 1952, he was united in marriage to Wava Bender in North Freedom. Merrell served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He owned and operated Bender's Feed Mill for 48 years and Vertein Oil Company for 30 years. Merrell served on the Board of Directors of Baraboo Farmers Mutual Insurance Company and was a member of the Mid-Continental Railway and American Legion Post 172 in North Freedom. He also served on the North Freedom Fire Department for 38 years. He is survived by his wife, Wava Vertein of North Freedom; two children, Cynthia (Jeffrey) Haertlein of North Freedom, and Gregory (Dawn) Vertein of Stevens Point; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Brenna Vertein; a sister, Harriet (Ray) Schroeder of Richland Center; a brother, Donald (Lyla) Vertein of Bloomington, MN; his mother and father-in-law, Vera and Lloyd Bender; two brothers-in-law, James (Sandy) Bender and Keith Bender, all of North Freedom, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Merrell was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Randall. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 11, 2002 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastors Deb and Steve Ohrtman officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Friends may call on Friday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Military rites will be accorded at the grave.

Child of Merrell H. Vertein and Wava Jean Bender

Wava Jean Bender

F, b. 29 May 1932, d. 25 April 2018
Father*Lloyd Bender
Mother*Vera Frambs
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 June 1952As of 14 June 1952,her married name was Vertein.
  • Wava Jean Bender was born on 29 May 1932.
  • She was the daughter of Lloyd Bender and Vera Frambs.
  • Wava Jean Bender married Merrell H. Vertein, son of Harry L. Vertein and Amanda M. Harms, on 14 June 1952.
  • Wava Jean Bender died on 25 April 2018 at age 85 Wava Jean Vertein, 85, of North Freedom, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at St. Clare Meadows.

    Wava was born on May 29, 1932, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Vera (Frambs) Bender. She married Merrell H. Vertein on June 14, 1952, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Freedom. Wava was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary since 1955. A lifelong member and supporter of the Mid-Continent Railroad Museum in North Freedom. Together with her husband they owned and operated Benders Feed Mill located in North Freedom and Baraboo along with the Vertein Oil Company of North Freedom. She enjoyed playing cards and traveling.

    She is survived by her children, Cindy (Jeff) Haertlein of North Freedom, Greg (Dawn) Vertein of Stevens Point; two grandchildren, Nicholas Vertein and Brenna Vertein, both of Stevens Point. She is further survived by her two brothers, James (Sandy) Bender and Keith Bender; an uncle, Roger Frambs; in-laws, Harriet (Ray) Schroeder, Don (Lyla) Vertein; and many other loving nieces, nephews; cousins and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Merrell; a son, Randall Vertein; and in-laws, Harry and Amanda Vertein.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo, with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill in North Freedom. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Child of Wava Jean Bender and Merrell H. Vertein

Harriet L. Vertein

F, b. circa 1932
Harriet L Vertein - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1950
Father*Harry L. Vertein b. c 1906, d. b Oct 2002
Mother*Amanda M. Harms b. 24 Jul 1908, d. 17 Nov 1986
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schroeder.

Ray Schroeder

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