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 (?)

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Tuhus.

Children of unknown (?) and (?) Tuhus

Kenneth Tuhus

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

Sidney Tuhus

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

Mabel Tuhus

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

Esther Tuhus

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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. 25 January 1906, d. 23 January 1993
Harry Vertein - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1924
Father*Henry Vertein b. 3 Nov 1869, d. 18 Mar 1951
     Harry L. Vertein graduated in 1924 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Children of Harry L. Vertein and Amanda M. Harms

Merrell H. Vertein

M, b. 19 March 1930, d. 8 October 2002
Merrell Vertein 1948 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Father*Harry L. Vertein b. 25 Jan 1906, d. 23 Jan 1993
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.
     Merrell H. Vertein graduated in 1948 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Child of Merrell H. Vertein and Wava Jean Bender

Wava Jean Bender

F, b. 29 May 1932, d. 25 April 2018
Wava Jean (Bender) Vertein
Father*Lloyd Bender b. 1908, d. 2007
Mother*Vera Frambs b. 1912, d. 2012
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. 25 Jan 1906, d. 23 Jan 1993
Mother*Amanda M. Harms b. 24 Jul 1908, d. 17 Nov 1986
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schroeder.
     Harriet L. Vertein graduated in 1950 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Ray Schroeder

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Lloyd Bender

M, b. 1908, d. 2007
  • Lloyd Bender married Vera Frambs.
  • Lloyd Bender was born in 1908.
  • He died in 2007.

Children of Lloyd Bender and Vera Frambs

Vera Frambs

F, b. 1912, d. 2012
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bender.
  • Vera Frambs married Lloyd Bender.
  • Vera Frambs was born in 1912.
  • She died in 2012.

Children of Vera Frambs and Lloyd Bender

James Bender

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Father*Lloyd Bender b. 1908, d. 2007
Mother*Vera Frambs b. 1912, d. 2012

Sandy (?)

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bender.

Keith Bender

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Father*Lloyd Bender b. 1908, d. 2007
Mother*Vera Frambs b. 1912, d. 2012

Randall Vertein

M, d. before October 2002
Father*Merrell H. Vertein b. 19 Mar 1930, d. 8 Oct 2002
Mother*Wava Jean Bender b. 29 May 1932, d. 25 Apr 2018

Henry Vertein

M, b. 3 November 1869, d. 18 March 1951
  • Henry Vertein was born on 3 November 1869 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He died on 18 March 1951 at age 81.

Children of Henry Vertein

George Henry Edward Vertein

M, b. 26 February 1902, d. 26 June 1996
Father*Henry Vertein b. 3 Nov 1869, d. 18 Mar 1951

Children of George Henry Edward Vertein and Agnes Elsie LaVera Steinhorst

Agnes Elsie LaVera Steinhorst

F, b. 18 October 1909, d. 8 April 2001
Father*William Steinhorst d. b Apr 2001
Mother*Johanna Falk d. b Apr 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name26 October 1927As of 26 October 1927,her married name was Vertein.
  • Agnes Elsie LaVera Steinhorst was born on 18 October 1909.
  • She was the daughter of William Steinhorst and Johanna Falk.
  • Agnes Elsie LaVera Steinhorst married George Henry Edward Vertein, son of Henry Vertein, on 26 October 1927.
  • Agnes Elsie LaVera Steinhorst died on 8 April 2001 at age 91 Agnes Vertein of the Town of Freedom passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2001, at St. Clare Hospital at the age of 91. Agnes was born on October 18, 1909, to William and Johanna (Falk) Steinhorst. She married George Vertein on October 26, 1927 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs. They moved to the Town of Freedom in 1930 where they farmed for several years. She worked at the Badger Army Ammunition Plant for five years. Agnes loved flowers, fishing and playing cards. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs. Agnes is survived by five children, Allen (Marie) Vertein of Sauk City, Kenneth (LaVeta) Vertein of Baraboo, Dorothy (Duane) Stieve of North Freedom, Carl Vertein of North Freedom and Marilyn Vertein of North Freedom; a daughter-in-law, Faith Vertein; 20 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George, one son, George, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 11 brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs, with Pastor Paul Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Friends may call on Wednesday, April 11, 2001, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the Church.

Children of Agnes Elsie LaVera Steinhorst and George Henry Edward Vertein

George L. Vertein Jr.

M, b. 2 May 1928, d. 5 December 1999
George Vertein - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1945
Father*George Henry Edward Vertein b. 26 Feb 1902, d. 26 Jun 1996
Mother*Agnes Elsie LaVera Steinhorst b. 18 Oct 1909, d. 8 Apr 2001

Child of George L. Vertein Jr.

William Steinhorst

M, d. before April 2001
  • William Steinhorst married Johanna Falk.
  • William Steinhorst died before April 2001.

Child of William Steinhorst and Johanna Falk

Johanna Falk

F, d. before April 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Steinhorst.

Child of Johanna Falk and William Steinhorst

Robert Edwin Vertein

M, b. 11 November 1953, d. 31 December 2008
Father*George L. Vertein Jr. b. 2 May 1928, d. 5 Dec 1999
  • Robert Edwin Vertein was born on 11 November 1953.
  • He was the son of George L. Vertein Jr.
  • Robert Edwin Vertein died on 31 December 2008 at age 55 Robert Edwin Vertein, 55 of Reedsburg, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at home. Robbie was born on Nov. 11, 1953 to George and Faith (Ziegler) Vertein in Madison. On Oct. 26, 1996, he was united in marriage to Sally Goodison in North Freedom. He was employed as a truck driver for Baraboo Sysco Foods. Robbie was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He especially loved spending time with his grandkids. He was a life-long member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in North Freedom. Robbie is survived by his wife, Sally Vertein of Reedsburg; three children, Tom (Becky) Vertein of Rock Springs, Toby (Kim Wolff) Vertein of Wisconsin Dells and Calista (Adam) Mundth of North Freedom; three grandchildren, Jacqueline, Alexis and Cole Vertein; his mother, Faith Vertein; six siblings, Rose Vertein, Wayne (Donna) Vertein, Bill (Fay) Vertein, Lynn (David) Zimmerman, Kris (Willard Palmer) Jackson and Lori (Rick) Hehenberger; a sister-in-law, Christine (Dean) Janzen; a special friend, Quentin (Julie) Vinet; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, George Vertein, Jr; his nephew, Tanner Zimmerman; two special friends, Jack Grosinske and Gehardt Schmidt; and his faithful dog, Spot. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in North Freedom with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Friends may call on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, from 2 until 6 p.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. in Baraboo, and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in North Freedom.

Henry Carl Westedt

M, b. 23 September 1881, d. 12 November 1966
Father*Henry Johann Westedt b. 10 Dec 1853, d. 4 Jan 1936
Mother*Anna Muchow b. Dec 1855, d. 1936
  • Henry Carl Westedt was born on 23 September 1881 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Henry Johann Westedt and Anna Muchow.
  • Henry Carl Westedt married Helena Meyer on 7 October 1914.
  • Henry Carl Westedt died on 12 November 1966 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 85.
Census DateLocation
1900Washington, Sauk, WisconsinHenry Carl Westedt was listed as a son in Henry Johann Westedt's household on the 1900 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Henry Carl Westedt and Helena Meyer

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 1817; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0148; FHL microfilm: 1241817.