Arthur Koppen

M, b. circa 1914, d. 31 December 1983
Father*Emil Koppen b. c 1881
Mother*Ida Koenig b. c 1881
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1914Arthur Koppen was born circa 1914 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Emil Koppen and Ida Koenig.
Marriage3 October 1970Arthur Koppen married Vera L. Schultz, daughter of Charles Schultz and Martha Schultz, on 3 October 1970.
Death31 December 1983Arthur Koppen died on 31 December 1983.

Elmer William Schultz

M, b. 19 September 1918, d. 13 August 2001
Father*Charles Schultz b. 20 Nov 1864, d. 9 Feb 1951
Mother*Martha Schultz b. 30 Oct 1886, d. 24 Oct 1975
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 September 1918Elmer William Schultz was born on 19 September 1918.
He was the son of Charles Schultz and Martha Schultz.
Marriage16 October 1942Elmer William Schultz married Florence E. Weiss on 16 October 1942.
Death13 August 2001Elmer William Schultz died on 13 August 2001 at age 82.

Raymond Schultz

M, b. 9 April 1922, d. 4 March 2009
Father*Charles Schultz b. 20 Nov 1864, d. 9 Feb 1951
Mother*Martha Schultz b. 30 Oct 1886, d. 24 Oct 1975
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRaymond Schultz was also known as Ray.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 April 1922Raymond Schultz was born on 9 April 1922.
He was the son of Charles Schultz and Martha Schultz.
Death4 March 2009Raymond Schultz died on 4 March 2009 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 86 Raymond A Schultz, age 86, of Reedsburg, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at the Zimmerman Nursing Home, Reedsburg. He was born on April 9, 1922 in Reedsburg, the son of Carl and Martha Schultz.

Raymond was a lifelong member of St Peter's Ev Lutheran Church of Reedsburg where he was baptized and confirmed. He was also a graduate of St Peter's Lutheran School.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Elmer Schultz; sisters, Irene Koppen, Vera Koppen and Idella Schultz; and 10 half-brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his half-sister, Clara Held of Reedsburg; sister-in-law, Florence Schultz of Reedsburg, nieces, Jan Schultz (John Meyers) of Reedsburg, Donna (Leo) Tourdot of Reedsburg and Audrey (Rev Karl) Heck of Williamsburg, IA; nephews, Dennis (Judy) Kippen of Reedsburg, Mark (Ramona) Schultz of Wausau, and Charles Schultz of Reedsburg; god-daughter, Susan (Robert) Riegel of Fond du Lac; special family friends, Elderine Bowlin and Loretta Christian; extended family and friends at the Zimmerman Nursing Home; numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Burial to be in St Peter's Cemetery, Reedsburg.

Idella Elvira Louise Schultz

F, b. 30 January 1921, d. 15 May 2008
Father*Charles Schultz b. 20 Nov 1864, d. 9 Feb 1951
Mother*Martha Schultz b. 30 Oct 1886, d. 24 Oct 1975
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 January 1921Idella Elvira Louise Schultz was born on 30 January 1921.
She was the daughter of Charles Schultz and Martha Schultz.
Death15 May 2008Idella Elvira Louise Schultz died on 15 May 2008 at age 87 Idella E. Schultz, 87, of Reedsburg, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2008, at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. She was born on Jan. 30, 1921, in Reedsburg, the daughter of Carl and Martha (Schultz) Schultz. Idella was a life-long member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Reedsburg from where she was baptized and confirmed in her faith. Idella graduated from St. Peter's Lutheran School. She was preceded in death by her brother, Elmer Schultz; sisters, Irene Koppen, and Vera Koppen; 10 half-brothers and half-sisters. Idella is survived by her brother, Ray Schultz of Reedsburg; half sister, Clara Held of Reedsburg; nieces, Jan Schultz (John Meyers) of Reedsburg, Donna (Leo) Tourdot of Reedsburg, Audrey (the Rev. Karl) Heck of Williamsburg, Iowa; nephews, Dennis (Judy) Koppen of Reedsburg, Mark (Ramona) Schultz of New Baltimore, Mich., Charles Schultz of Reedsburg; special family friends, Eldarine Bowlin, Loretta Christian, and Jean Hanko; numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services for Idella E. Schultz will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2008, at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, with the Rev. Paul Crolius and the Rev. Kurt Klingbeil co-officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials of remembrance may be made to St. Peter's Radio Broadcast Fund. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

William Kroeger

M, b. 14 March 1831, d. 15 August 1905
Father*(?) Kroeger
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam Kroeger was also known as Krueger.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 March 1831William Kroeger was born on 14 March 1831 at Vinstedt, Hanover, Germany.
He was the son of (?) Kroeger.
Marriage14 November 1861William Kroeger married Dorothea Schenk, daughter of Christian Schenk, on 14 November 1861.
Death15 August 1905William Kroeger died on 15 August 1905 at Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 74 William Kroeger died at Loganville, August 15, and was buried in the cemetery at the Brandt church in the town of Washington, Aug. 18, 1905, Rev. Schilling officiating. Mr. Kroeger was born March 14, 1831, at Vinstedt, Hanover, Germany. He was married to Miss Dora Schenk at the same place Nov. 14, 1861 and seven years later emigrated to this country. He settled on a farm near the present village of Hillpoint and one year later bought the farm on which he since lived and which is known far and near as the "Butcher Kroeger Farm." Here he lived with his family until the fall of 1891 when he turned the place over to his only son, Ed Kroeger, and, with his wife moved into Loganville, since living the life of a retired farmer, enjoying good health until a short time before his death. He was the father of six children, all of whom are living and grown. They are: Anna, Wife of Otto Goetsch of the town of Washington; Dora, wife of Henry Seiler of Madison; Mary, wife of William Wiese of the town of Washington; Lizzie, wife of Fred Weiman of Madison; Emma, wife of Ed Williams of Loganville and Ed, the only son, who lives on the homestead. His widow and all of their children except Mrs. Seiler were present at the funeral, she being at Portland, Ore., and could not reach here in time. Not withstanding the busy season for the farmers and the rough condition of the roads and the long drive to the cemetery, a large number of friends and neighbors followed the remains to their last resting place. Those present from a distance besides the children were: Mrs. Margaret Verthein, a sister of the deceased, of Madison; Mr. Fred Schenk of Madison, a brother of Mrs. Kroeger and Mrs. Henry Reil of Middleton, Wis. Taken from the Reedsburg Free Press.
Census DateLocationDescription
14 July 1870Washington, Sauk, WisconsinWilliam Kroeger was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin, surname listed as Kruger.1
15 June 1880Washington, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin, surname listed as Krueger.2
1 June 1900Washington, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin, household includes nephews Herman, Otto and John Newman.3
1 June 1905Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • William Kroeger immigrated circa 1868.

Children of William Kroeger and Dorothea Schenk

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll M593_1739; Page: 277B; Image: 562; Family History Library Film: 553238.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 270A.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T623_1817; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 148.

Dorothea Schenk

F, b. 1843, d. 1917
Father*Christian Schenk b. 1813, d. 1868
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDorothea Schenk was also known as Dora.
Married Name14 November 1861As of 14 November 1861,her married name was Krueger.
Married Name14 November 1861As of 14 November 1861,her married name was Kroeger.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1843Dorothea Schenk was born in 1843 at Hanover, Germany.
She was the daughter of Christian Schenk.
Marriage14 November 1861Dorothea Schenk married William Kroeger, son of (?) Kroeger, on 14 November 1861.
Death1917Dorothea Schenk died in 1917.
Census DateLocationDescription
14 July 1870Washington, Sauk, WisconsinDorothea Schenk was listed in William Kroeger's household on the 1870 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; surname listed as Kruger.1
15 June 1880Washington, Sauk, WisconsinDorothea Schenk was listed as wife in William Kroeger's household on the 1880 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; surname listed as Krueger.2
1 June 1900Washington, Sauk, WisconsinDorothea Schenk was listed as wife in William Kroeger's household on the 1900 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; household includes nephews Herman, Otto and John Newman.3
1 June 1905Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinDorothea Schenk is listed as wife on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of William Kroeger at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • Dorothea Schenk had 6 with 6 living in 1900 children.

Children of Dorothea Schenk and William Kroeger

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll M593_1739; Page: 277B; Image: 562; Family History Library Film: 553238.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 270A.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T623_1817; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 148.

Edward W. Kroeger

M, b. November 1870
Father*William Kroeger b. 14 Mar 1831, d. 15 Aug 1905
Mother*Dorothea Schenk b. 1843, d. 1917
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEdward W. Kroeger was also known as Ed.
Name VariationEdward W. Kroeger was also known as Krueger.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthNovember 1870Edward W. Kroeger was born in November 1870 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of William Kroeger and Dorothea Schenk.
Marriagecirca 1902Edward W. Kroeger married Martha (?) circa 1902.
Census DateLocationDescription
15 June 1880Washington, Sauk, WisconsinEdward W. Kroeger was listed as a son in William Kroeger's household on the 1880 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; surname listed as Krueger.1
1 June 1900Washington, Sauk, WisconsinEdward W. Kroeger was listed as a son in William Kroeger's household on the 1900 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; household includes nephews Herman, Otto and John Newman.2
1910Washington, Sauk, WisconsinEdward W. Kroeger was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.3

Children of Edward W. Kroeger and Martha (?)

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 270A.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T623_1817; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 148.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1737; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 129; Image: 109.

Dorothea Katharina Kroeger

F, b. 3 October 1865
Father*William Kroeger b. 14 Mar 1831, d. 15 Aug 1905
Mother*Dorothea Schenk b. 1843, d. 1917
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDorothea Katharina Kroeger was also known as Krueger.
Name VariationDorothea Katharina Kroeger was also known as Dora C. M.
Married Name10 December 1890As of 10 December 1890,her married name was Seiler.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 October 1865Dorothea Katharina Kroeger was born on 3 October 1865 at Hanover, Germany.
She was the daughter of William Kroeger and Dorothea Schenk.
Marriage10 December 1890Dorothea Katharina Kroeger married Emil Oscar Seiler on 10 December 1890.
Census DateLocationDescription
14 July 1870Washington, Sauk, WisconsinDorothea Katharina Kroeger was listed in William Kroeger's household on the 1870 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; surname listed as Kruger.1
15 June 1880Washington, Sauk, WisconsinDorothea Katharina Kroeger was listed as a daughter in William Kroeger's household on the 1880 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; surname listed as Krueger.2

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll M593_1739; Page: 277B; Image: 562; Family History Library Film: 553238.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 270A.

Emil Oscar Seiler

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEmil Oscar Seiler was also known as Henry.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage10 December 1890Emil Oscar Seiler married Dorothea Katharina Kroeger, daughter of William Kroeger and Dorothea Schenk, on 10 December 1890.

Mary D. E. Kroeger

F, b. circa 1867
Father*William Kroeger b. 14 Mar 1831, d. 15 Aug 1905
Mother*Dorothea Schenk b. 1843, d. 1917
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary D. E. Kroeger was also known as Krueger.
Married NameHer married name was Wiese.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMary D. E. Kroeger married William Wiese.
Birthcirca 1867Mary D. E. Kroeger was born circa 1867 at Hanover, Germany.
She was the daughter of William Kroeger and Dorothea Schenk.
Census DateLocationDescription
15 June 1880Washington, Sauk, WisconsinMary D. E. Kroeger was listed as a daughter in William Kroeger's household on the 1880 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; surname listed as Krueger.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 270A.

William Wiese

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageWilliam Wiese married Mary D. E. Kroeger, daughter of William Kroeger and Dorothea Schenk.

Elizabeth A. Kroeger

F, b. 19 November 1871, d. 24 November 1956
Father*William Kroeger b. 14 Mar 1831, d. 15 Aug 1905
Mother*Dorothea Schenk b. 1843, d. 1917
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth A. Kroeger was also known as Lizzie.
Married NameHer married name was Weinman.
Name VariationElizabeth A. Kroeger was also known as Krueger.
Married NameHer married name was Weiman.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 November 1871Elizabeth A. Kroeger was born on 19 November 1871 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of William Kroeger and Dorothea Schenk.
Death24 November 1956Elizabeth A. Kroeger died on 24 November 1956 at Wisconsin at age 85.
Census DateLocationDescription
15 June 1880Washington, Sauk, WisconsinElizabeth A. Kroeger was listed as a daughter in William Kroeger's household on the 1880 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; surname listed as Krueger.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 270A.

Emma Matilda Kroeger

F, b. 11 January 1879, d. 13 February 1934
Father*William Kroeger b. 14 Mar 1831, d. 15 Aug 1905
Mother*Dorothea Schenk b. 1843, d. 1917
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEmma Matilda Kroeger was also known as Krueger.
Married NameHer married name was Williams.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 January 1879Emma Matilda Kroeger was born on 11 January 1879 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of William Kroeger and Dorothea Schenk.
Death13 February 1934Emma Matilda Kroeger died on 13 February 1934 at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, at age 55.
Census DateLocationDescription
15 June 1880Washington, Sauk, WisconsinEmma Matilda Kroeger was listed as a daughter in William Kroeger's household on the 1880 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; surname listed as Krueger.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 270A.

Christian Schenk

M, b. 1813, d. 1868
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1813Christian Schenk was born in 1813.
Death1868He died in 1868.

Children of Christian Schenk

Frederick Schenk

M, b. 1848, d. 1913
Father*Christian Schenk b. 1813, d. 1868
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrederick Schenk was also known as Fred.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1848Frederick Schenk was born in 1848.
He was the son of Christian Schenk.
Death1913Frederick Schenk died in 1913.

(?) Kroeger

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name Variation(?) Kroeger was also known as (?) Krueger.

Children of (?) Kroeger

Margaret Kroeger

F, b. 22 March 1833, d. 13 November 1906
Father*(?) Kroeger
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMargaret Kroeger was also known as Krueger.
Name VariationMargaret Kroeger was also known as Margarethe.
Married NameHer married name was Verthein.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 March 1833Margaret Kroeger was born on 22 March 1833 at Germany.
She was the daughter of (?) Kroeger.
Death13 November 1906Margaret Kroeger died on 13 November 1906 at age 73.

Elmer Kutzbach

M, b. 20 February 1903, d. 21 May 1991
Father*Robert Kutzbach b. 1875, d. 6 Apr 1958
Mother*Bertha Werth b. 7 Aug 1878, d. 20 Feb 1914
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 February 1903Elmer Kutzbach was born on 20 February 1903.
He was the son of Robert Kutzbach and Bertha Werth.
Death21 May 1991Elmer Kutzbach died on 21 May 1991 at age 88.

Edna Kutzbach

F, b. 1905, d. 1985
Father*Robert Kutzbach b. 1875, d. 6 Apr 1958
Mother*Bertha Werth b. 7 Aug 1878, d. 20 Feb 1914
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schneider.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEdna Kutzbach married Harlon C. Schneider.
Birth1905Edna Kutzbach was born in 1905.
She was the daughter of Robert Kutzbach and Bertha Werth.
Death1985Edna Kutzbach died in 1985.

Harlon C. Schneider

M, b. 1910, d. 1974
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHarlon C. Schneider married Edna Kutzbach, daughter of Robert Kutzbach and Bertha Werth.
Birth1910Harlon C. Schneider was born in 1910.
Death1974He died in 1974.

Dr. Malvin A. Jensen

M, b. 1892
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDr. Malvin A. Jensen married Ida Laridaen, daughter of Jacob Laridaen and Louise Akah.
Birth1892Dr. Malvin A. Jensen was born in 1892 at Michigan.

Herbert Licht

M, d. before April 2003
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHerbert Licht married Hazel Klipp.
Deathbefore April 2003Herbert Licht died before April 2003.

Child of Herbert Licht and Hazel Klipp

Hazel Klipp

F, d. before April 2003
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Licht.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHazel Klipp married Herbert Licht.
Deathbefore April 2003Hazel Klipp died before April 2003.

Child of Hazel Klipp and Herbert Licht

Myron Shannon

M, d. before April 2003
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore April 2003Myron Shannon died before April 2003.

Helen June Trachsler

F, b. 11 December 1935, d. 2 June 2005
Father*Verne W. Trachsler b. 5 Nov 1893, d. 17 Sep 1959
Mother*Agnes M. Ruhland b. 9 Aug 1900, d. 28 Feb 1956
Helen Trachsler 1953 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name8 September 1956As of 8 September 1956,her married name was Luedtke.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 December 1935Helen June Trachsler was born on 11 December 1935.
She was the daughter of Verne W. Trachsler and Agnes M. Ruhland.
Marriage8 September 1956Helen June Trachsler married Eugene Robert Luedtke, son of Paul Luedtke and Iona Greenwood, on 8 September 1956.
Death2 June 2005Helen June Trachsler died on 2 June 2005 at age 69 Helen J. Luedtke, age 69, of Reedsburg, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at St. Marys Hospital in Madison. She was born on December 11, 1935 in rural Loganville, the daughter of Verne and Agnes (Ruhland) Trachsler. Helen was a 1953 graduate of Reedsburg High School. On September 8, 1956 she was married to Eugene R. Luedtke. Helen worked at the Farmers & Merchants Bank, later Associated Bank, for a total of 45 years until her retirement. Since her retirement, she has worked part-time for Edward Jones. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, working with her flowers and playing cards. Survivors include her husband, Eugene; two daughters, Diane (Dick) Falk, of Sun Prairie and Patti (Carl) Fortner, of Mukwonago; one granddaughter, Kristyn Fortner; five brothers and sisters: Marie (Erich) Westedt, of Loganville, Verne Jr. (Adeline) Trachsler, of Baraboo, Betty Oetzman, of Loganville, Duane Trachsler, of Plain and Faye (Blaine) Tourdot, of Reedsburg; many beloved nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; Ace and Kenneth Trachsler and one sister, Marcella Rhode. Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2005 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Rev. Kevin Kohnke officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. There was a visitation from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the church. Memorials to Breast Cancer Research or the American Heart Association would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg is serving the family. Taken from the Reedsburg Independent.
  • Helen June Trachsler graduated in 1953 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Eugene Robert Luedtke

M, b. 11 September 1934, d. 8 January 2010
Father*Paul Luedtke
Mother*Iona Greenwood
Eugene R Luedtke - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1952
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEugene Robert Luedtke was also known as Gene.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 September 1934Eugene Robert Luedtke was born on 11 September 1934.
He was the son of Paul Luedtke and Iona Greenwood.
Marriage8 September 1956Eugene Robert Luedtke married Helen June Trachsler, daughter of Verne W. Trachsler and Agnes M. Ruhland, on 8 September 1956.
Death8 January 2010Eugene Robert Luedtke died on 8 January 2010 at age 75 Eugene R. Luedtke, age 75, of Reedsburg, died on Friday, January 8, 2010 at Oak Park Place in Madison. He was born on September 11, 1934 in Reedsburg, the son of Paul and Iona (Greenwood) Luedtke. Gene was a 1952 graduate of Reedsburg High School. On September 8, 1956, he was married to the former Helen J. Trachsler. Gene was employed at Hankscraft - Gerber for over 40 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Reedsburg Outdoor Club and St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Gene was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, bow and arrow, trap shooting, bowling, square dancing and being a cartoonist. Survivors include two daughters: Diana (Dick) Falk, of Sun Prairie and Patti (Carl) Fortner, of Mukwonago; one granddaughter: Kristyn Fortner; one brother: Walter (Joan) Luedtke, of Janesville; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, on June 2, 2005 and his parents. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at ST. PETER'S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH in Reedsburg with Pastor Kurt Klingbeil officiating. There will be a visitation from 12:00 P.M. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice Care or the American Heart Association would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
  • Eugene Robert Luedtke graduated in 1952 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Marie A. Trachsler

F, b. 25 January 1921, d. 17 November 2010
Father*Verne W. Trachsler b. 5 Nov 1893, d. 17 Sep 1959
Mother*Agnes M. Ruhland b. 9 Aug 1900, d. 28 Feb 1956
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Westedt.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 January 1921Marie A. Trachsler was born on 25 January 1921.
She was the daughter of Verne W. Trachsler and Agnes M. Ruhland.
Marriage24 January 1941Marie A. Trachsler married Eric H. Westedt, son of Henry Carl Westedt and Helena Meyer, on 24 January 1941.
Death17 November 2010Marie A. Trachsler died on 17 November 2010 at age 89 Marie A. Westedt, age 89, of Loganville, found peace, surrounded by her children on Wednesday morning, November 17, 2010 in the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. She was born on January 25, 1921 in the Town of Westfield, Sauk County, the daughter of Vern and Agnes (Ruhland) Trachsler Sr. On January 24, 1921 she was united in marriage to Eric Westedt at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillpoint. Marie had a great passion for farming, baking and gardening, but her biggest joy was being with her family and her friends. She was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Loganville. Survivors include two children: Judith (Bill) Courtney, of LaValle and Harlan (friend,Pam) Westedt, of Loganville; five grandchildren: Danny (Jane) Nobs; Tricia (Corey) Denman; Elizabeth, Brian and John (friend, Betty) Courtney; four great grandchildren: Mason Denman, Brittney and Courtney Hahn, and Andy Scheurer; two brothers: Vern Jr. (Adeline) Trachsler and Duane (friend, Karen) Trachsler; one sister: Faye (Blaine) Tourdot; sisters-in-law: Audrey Westedt, Lois Westedt; brother-in-law: Vern (Tina) Westedt; special family friends: Brad (Brenda) Wollin, and their children: Dakota, Paige and Riley; Kelly (Nate) Herschberger, and their children: Preston and Bryson; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric; her granddaughter: Tiffany Westedt; her sisters and brothers: Betty (Lester) Oetzman; Marcella (Lyle) Rohde; Kenneth (Lorraine) Trachsler; Helen (Gene) Luedtke and Ace Trachsler; brothers and sisters-in-law: Paul Westedt; Walter Westedt; Eleanor and Herman Reimer; Lillian and Ole Venden. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Loganville with Pastor Paul Crolius officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Hillpoint. There will be a visitation from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Child of Marie A. Trachsler and Eric H. Westedt

Eric H. Westedt

M, b. 28 December 1917, d. 26 May 2006
Father*Henry Carl Westedt b. 23 Sep 1881, d. 12 Nov 1966
Mother*Helena Meyer b. 26 Aug 1882, d. 17 Oct 1964
Name TypeDateDescription
Name Variation24 January 1941As of 24 January 1941, Eric H. Westedt was also known as Erich.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 December 1917Eric H. Westedt was born on 28 December 1917.
He was the son of Henry Carl Westedt and Helena Meyer.
Marriage24 January 1941Eric H. Westedt married Marie A. Trachsler, daughter of Verne W. Trachsler and Agnes M. Ruhland, on 24 January 1941.
Death26 May 2006Eric H. Westedt died on 26 May 2006 at age 88 Eric H. Westedt, of Loganville, found peace, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, May 26, 2006, after a courageous battle with heart disease at the age of 88. He was born on December 28, 1917 in the Town of Washington, Sauk County, the son of Henry and Helena (Meyer) Westedt. On January 24, 1941 he was united in marriage to Marie A. Trachsler at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillpoint. Eric was a farmer and a carpenter in the Loganville area all of his life. He served as a supervisor for the Town of Franklin in Sauk County for 27 years with diligence, honesty and integrity. He was also an agent for Reedsburg-Westfield Mutual Insurance from 1962-1996. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Eric was specially proud to have made 50 big game hunting trips out West with his son and grandson. He also enjoyed his John Deere 730 gas tractor. urvivors include his wife, Marie; two children, Judith (Bill) Courtney of LaValle and Harlan Westedt and his friend, Pam Wollin, of Loganville; two grandchildren, Danny (Jane) Nobs, of LaValle and Tricia (Corey) Denman, of Portage; one great grandson, Mason Denman; step great-grandchildren, Brittany Hahn, Courtney Hahn and Andrew Scheuer; his sister, Lillian Venden, of New York; his brother, Vern (Clara) Westedt, of Reedsburg; brothers-in-law, Vern (Adeline) Trachsler, Duane Trachsler and Eugene Luedtke; sisters-in-law, Betty Oetzman, Faye (Blaine) Tourdot, Audrey Westedt and Lois Westedt; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Tiffany Westedt; one sister, Eleanore Reimer; two brothers, Paul and Walter Wstedt; brothers-in-law, Lester Oetzman, Lyle Rhode, Kenneth Trachsler, Ace Trachsler and Herman Reimer; and sisters-in-law, Doris Trachsler, Lorraine Trachsler, Marcella Rhode and Helen Luedtke. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Loganville with Pastor Duane Dacke officiating. Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Hillpoint. The family received friends from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tueday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family. Taken from the Reedsburg Independent.

Child of Eric H. Westedt and Marie A. Trachsler

Betty Jane Trachsler

F, b. 21 June 1925, d. 24 April 2010
Father*Verne W. Trachsler b. 5 Nov 1893, d. 17 Sep 1959
Mother*Agnes M. Ruhland b. 9 Aug 1900, d. 28 Feb 1956
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Oetzman.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageBetty Jane Trachsler married Lester Oetzman.
Birth21 June 1925Betty Jane Trachsler was born on 21 June 1925.
She was the daughter of Verne W. Trachsler and Agnes M. Ruhland.
Death24 April 2010Betty Jane Trachsler died on 24 April 2010 at age 84.

Lester Oetzman

M, d. before May 2006
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLester Oetzman married Betty Jane Trachsler, daughter of Verne W. Trachsler and Agnes M. Ruhland.
Deathbefore May 2006Lester Oetzman died before May 2006.