Florence C. Ederer

F, b. 8 March 1920, d. 30 July 2017
Father*John N. Ederer b. 3 Jul 1891, d. 30 Jan 1984
Mother*Margaret C. Schutz b. 26 Apr 1895, d. 30 Nov 1961
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name30 December 1940As of 30 December 1940,her married name was Sprecher.
  • Florence C. Ederer was born on 8 March 1920 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of John N. Ederer and Margaret C. Schutz.
  • Florence C. Ederer married Harlan J. Sprecher, son of Arthur Roy Sprecher and Ethel Strait, on 30 December 1940.
  • Florence C. Ederer died on 30 July 2017 at age 97 Florence Clara (Ederer) Sprecher, age 97, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Greenway Manor in Spring Green. She was born on March 8, 1920, in Sauk County, Wisconsin, to John and Margaret (Schutz) Ederer.

    Florence married Harlan (Chunk) Sprecher on December 30, 1940. They lived, worked, laughed, and loved together for almost 65 years, farming for more than 50 of those years. She was a proud member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Spring Green.

    Florence’s pride and joy was her family, as anyone who visited her could see from the multitude of pictures on her walls! Together, she and Harlan raised ten children on several farms in the Spring Green area. Some of her sons continue working those farms today.

    Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren always referred to her as ‘Gram,’ and Harlan was ‘Pop.’ When you made a visit to Gram and Pop’s home, you never left without having a meal or sweet treat. Gram loved to garden, cook, and bake. Harlan and Florence took great pride in their vegetable garden; her grandchildren have fond memories of snipping beans (and sneaking some to eat) with her. Gram and Pop’s food cellar contained many quarts of tomato juice, dill pickles, sauerkraut, and various canned fruits. Her baking specialties were raised donuts fried in lard, homemade cinnamon rolls, Christmas cookies, apple pies, and angel food cakes. She often had “help” in the kitchen from the younger members of the family! The grandkids also loved having sleepovers at Gram and Pop’s house, which always included having strawberries and milk with her homemade bread at breakfast. Euchre has been a solid Ederer/Sprecher family tradition since the beginning of time, and Gram was the best: If you played against her – it didn’t matter who her partner was – you were going to lose.

    Florence’s faith was also very important to her. You could often find her in her chair holding her rosary and praying. Christmas has always been a major holiday for the Sprechers; every year, Gram went all-out to decorate the house, complete with not just one but TWO trees, at least one Holy Family display, yards of tinsel, and a myriad of ornaments, many of which are now extraordinary antiques. Naturally, there were the aforementioned cakes, pies, cookies, and doughnuts in abundance! Gram would also prepare goodie bags for the grands and great-grands and organize a visit from Santa.

    Survivors include eight children: Jim (Caryl) Sprecher, Jerry (Peg) Sprecher, Jerome (Peggy Mockler) Sprecher, Jeff (Joan) Sprecher, of all Spring Green, Jannie Wille of Oregon, Joannie (Tim) Harrington of Arena, Jeanette Sprecher of Madison, and Joyce (Herb) Portz of Poynette; 19 grandchildren: Jacky Brings, Joette (Brad) Warren, Janelle (Terry) Siske, David Sprecher, Joni Sprecher, Marty (friend Sonja) Sprecher, Cheri (Tim) Jordan, Freeman (Lindsay Craig) Nelson, Jamie (Jen) Nelson, Michelle (Jeff) Weiss, Jason Sprecher, Bradley (friend Amanda) Wille, Stephanie (Alex) Johnson, Amery Harrington, Alex Harrington, Justin Pharo, Jarad Pharo, Marcus (fiancé Laura Senz) Portz, and Eric (Susan) Portz; 21 great-grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 22 step great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law, JoAnne (Ted) Hosking, Mazomanie, son-in-law Freeman (Kathy) Nelson, Nova Scotia, Canada; sister Kathleen (Gerald) Meise; sister-in-law Caroline Ederer, brother-in-law Milton Sprecher, and sister-in-law Lorna Anderson and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Margaret Ederer; husband, Harlan Sprecher; son, John Sprecher, daughter, Juliene Nelson; daughter-in-law Vicki Sprecher, son-in-law Gary Wille; grandson Bob Brings; brothers: Alfred Ederer, Leo Ederer, Charlie Ederer, sister Loretta Scholl, brothers-in-law: Orville Sprecher, Ervin Sprecher, Marvin Sprecher, Walter Sprecher, Bob Erickson, Wayne Anderson, Leo Scholl, sisters-in-law: Molly Sprecher, Lorene Sprecher, Fern Sprecher, Buelah Sprecher, Arline Pace, Lorene Erickson, Shirley Sprecher, and Lucy Ederer.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11:00am at St. John’s Catholic Church, 209 N. Washington St., Spring Green, WI 53588. Fr. Eric Nielsen will officiate with burial in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. and also on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 9:30am until the time of the Mass. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Father John Silva, Fr. Mike Resop, Father Scott Emerson, Dr. Ellen Wermuth, Lauri Liegel, Souls of Harmony and the staff at the River Valley Medical Clinic in Spring Green, Agrace Palliative Care, Agrace HospiceCare, and to the outstanding staff at Greenway Terrace and Greenway Manor. Your compassion and gentle care will always be remembered. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Florence’s name to St. John’s Catholic School.

    The Richardson Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Census DateLocation
30 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinFlorence C. Ederer was listed as a daughter in John N. Ederer's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Florence C. Ederer and Harlan J. Sprecher

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 123.0.

Loretta M. Ederer

F, b. 30 June 1916, d. 2 October 2006
Loretta (Ederer) Scholl 2006
Father*John N. Ederer b. 3 Jul 1891, d. 30 Jan 1984
Mother*Margaret C. Schutz b. 26 Apr 1895, d. 30 Nov 1961
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name24 November 1938As of 24 November 1938,her married name was Scholl.
  • Loretta M. Ederer was born on 30 June 1916 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of John N. Ederer and Margaret C. Schutz.
  • Loretta M. Ederer married Leo J. Scholl on 24 November 1938.
  • Loretta M. Ederer died on 2 October 2006 at Dane, Wisconsin, at age 90 Loretta M. Scholl, age 90, of Blanchardville, and formerly of Plain, passed away on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison following a brief illness.

    She was born on June 30, 1916, in Irish Valley, Wis., the daughter of John and Margaret (Schutz) Ederer. She was married on Nov. 24, 1938, to Leo J. Scholl.

    Loretta was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Plain and the National Council of Catholic Women.

    Survivors include five children, Phyllis (Rick) Kraemer of Spring Green, Anita (Dennis) Bohn of Blanchardville, Ilene (Mike) Schmiedlin of Middleton, Dale (Barb) Scholl of Mount Horeb, and Carla (Dick) Nooyen of DeForest; a daughter-in-law, Sue Scholl of Holcombe; 19 grandchildren, Kim (Gregg) Johnson, Nancy (Eric) Hamele, Christa (Tim) Ambrose, Sarah Scholl, Mike (Buffie) Scholl, Shelley Buettner, Lori (Philip) Abbott, Alex, Wes, Marcus, Amanda, Micah, and Lindsey Kraemer, Lori (Brian) Roth, Kari and Diana Schmiedlin, Jennifer, Steve, and Mitchell Nooyen; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Sprecher of Spring Green, and Kathleen (Gerry) Miese of Plain; a brother, Charles (Lucy) Ederer of Arizona; a sister-in-law, Caroline Ederer of Sauk City; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Scholl of Maryland; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Margaret Ederer; her husband, Leo Scholl, in 1982; two infant sons, John and LeRoy Scholl; two sons, Harlan, in 2004, and Gene, in 2006; two brothers, Alfred and Leo Ederer; and two infant sisters.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at 5 p.m. at ST. LUKE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Plain. Father Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery.
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal October 4, 2006 - Loretta (Ederer) Scholl obituary
Census DateLocation
9 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinLoretta M. Ederer was listed as a daughter in John N. Ederer's household on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
30 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinLoretta M. Ederer was listed as a daughter in John N. Ederer's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Children of Loretta M. Ederer and Leo J. Scholl

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 76.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 123.0.

Leo J. Scholl

M, d. 1982

Children of Leo J. Scholl and Loretta M. Ederer

Charles F. Ederer

M, b. circa 1929, d. between 2005 and 2016
Father*John N. Ederer b. 3 Jul 1891, d. 30 Jan 1984
Mother*Margaret C. Schutz b. 26 Apr 1895, d. 30 Nov 1961
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCharles F. Ederer was also known as Charlie.
Census DateLocation
30 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinCharles F. Ederer was listed as a son in John N. Ederer's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 123.0.

Lucy Janilla Neuheisel

F, b. circa 1932, d. between 2005 and 2016
Lucy Janilla Neuheisel 1950
Father*Anton Neuheisel b. 9 Jan 1903, d. 4 Dec 1953
Mother*Emma Theresa Ederer b. 3 Sep 1906, d. 18 Jul 1989
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name30 August 1950As of 30 August 1950,her married name was Ederer.
Census DateLocation
1940Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinLucy Janilla Neuheisel was listed as a daughter in Anton Neuheisel's household on the 1940 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 56-14.

Leo J. Ederer

M, b. 17 June 1923, d. 1 October 1999
Father*John N. Ederer b. 3 Jul 1891, d. 30 Jan 1984
Mother*Margaret C. Schutz b. 26 Apr 1895, d. 30 Nov 1961
  • Leo J. Ederer was born on 17 June 1923 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of John N. Ederer and Margaret C. Schutz.
  • Leo J. Ederer died on 1 October 1999 at age 76 Leo J Ederer obituary.
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal October 2, 1999 - Leo J Ederer obituary
Census DateLocation
30 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinLeo J. Ederer was listed as a son in John N. Ederer's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
     Leo J. Ederer obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Avoca, Iowa, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 123.0.

Alfred Alois Ederer

M, b. 27 April 1918, d. 14 August 1985
Father*John N. Ederer b. 3 Jul 1891, d. 30 Jan 1984
Mother*Margaret C. Schutz b. 26 Apr 1895, d. 30 Nov 1961
  • Alfred Alois Ederer was born on 27 April 1918 at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of John N. Ederer and Margaret C. Schutz.
  • Alfred Alois Ederer died on 14 August 1985 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 67 Alfred Alois Ederer obituary.
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal August 16, 1985 - Alfred Alois Ederer obituary
Census DateLocation
9 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinAlfred Alois Ederer was listed as a son in John N. Ederer's household on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
30 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinAlfred Alois Ederer was listed as a son in John N. Ederer's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
     Alfred Alois Ederer obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 76.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 123.0.

Ethel Strait

F, b. circa 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEthel Strait was also known as Straight.
Married Namecirca 1912As of circa 1912,her married name was Sprecher.
Census DateLocation
1920Troy, Sauk, WisconsinEthel Strait was listed as wife in Arthur Roy Sprecher's household on the 1920 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
22 April 1930Troy, Sauk, WisconsinEthel Strait was listed as wife in Arthur Roy Sprecher's household on the 1930 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Children of Ethel Strait and Arthur Roy Sprecher

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 180; Image: 497.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 481.0.

Harlan J. Sprecher

M, b. 7 April 1917, d. 28 December 2004
Harlan J Sprecher 2004
Father*Arthur Roy Sprecher b. 22 Feb 1892, d. 1944
Mother*Ethel Strait b. c 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHarlan J. Sprecher was also known as Harland.
NicknameHarlan J. Sprecher also went by the name of Chunk.
Name VariationHarlan J. Sprecher was also known as Chunky.
  • Harlan J. Sprecher was born on 7 April 1917 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Arthur Roy Sprecher and Ethel Strait.
  • Harlan J. Sprecher married Florence C. Ederer, daughter of John N. Ederer and Margaret C. Schutz, on 30 December 1940.
  • Harlan J. Sprecher died on 28 December 2004 at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 87 Harlan Sprecher, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Greenway Manor in Spring Green. Harlan was born on top of a big hill in the township of Troy on April 7, 1917, the son of Ethel (Strait) and Arthur Sprecher.On Dec. 30, 1940, he married Florence (Ederer) Sprecher.They would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary Thursday. Harlan, Florence, and their family have been farming on the prairie for well over 50 years. Harlan started out with very little, but by the time he retired from farming he had produced several very successful farms which are all presently run by his sons. Harlan retired from farming in 1980 but continued to assist his sons until he was 85.In 1952, Harlan purchased an International Super M tractor, which was handed down to his first born grandson."The Super" is still in use today. Harlan and Florence took great pride in their vegetable garden.Harlan maintained a 60-year family tradition of growing and then putting up the bounteous fruits of their labor.Their food cellar contained many quarts of tomato juice, dill pickles, sauerkraut, stewed tomatoes, cherries, and peaches.Harlan was a long-time member of St. John's Evangelist Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Harlan served as Spring Green town chairman for 26 years and a Sauk County supervisor for 26years. Harlan was an insurance agent for Franklin Farmers Insurance for 30 years. He was a land surveyor for Sauk County for many years as well. Harlan received the Spring Green Chamber of Commerce award in 1980 and was a member of the Sauk County Board of Adjustments for 20 years. He was very dedicated to the Spring Green Community. Harlan was survived by his loving wife, Florence, of Spring Green; nine children: John (Joanne) Sprecher, Arena; Jim (Caryl) Sprecher, Jerry (Peg) Sprecher, Jerome (friend, Teresa Breuer) Sprecher, Jeff (Joan) Sprecher, all of Spring Green; Jannie (Gary) Wille, Oregon; Joannie (Tim) Harrington, Arena; Jeanette (Jeff) Pharo, Madison; Joyce (Herb) Portz, Spring Green; 19 grandchildren: Jacky (Bob), Joette (Brad), Janelle (Terry), David, Joni, Marty (Melissa), Cheri (Tim), Freeman (Shannon), Jamie (Jennifer), Michelle (Jeff), Jason, Bradley, Stephanie, Amery, Alex, Justin, Jarad, Marcus, and Eric; 12 great-grandchildren: Travis, Trevor, Jordan, Ashlyn, Cody, Cailee, Alexandra, Brady, Sidney, Talena, Corinna, and Joshua; seven step-grandchildren: Craig, Jim, Tammy, Bridget, Tammy, Heather, & Jenny; eight step-great-grandchildren: Taylor, Melanie, Zachary, Alex, Nicholas, Emma, McKenzie and Matthew; one aunt: Frieda Schroeder; four brothers: Ervin (Lorene), Marvin (Fern), Walter (Beulah), and Milton (friend Virginia) Sprecher; three sisters: Arline Pace, Lorna (Wayne) Anderson, Lorene (friend Harland) Erickson, three sisters-in-law: Kathleen (Jerry) Meise, Caroline Ederer, Loretta Scholl; one brother-in-law, Charlie (Lucy) Ederer and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one child: Juliene (Garnet) Nelson, Canada; a daughter-in-law: Vicki Sprecher; one brother: Orville Sprecher; two sisters-in-law: Molly and Shirley Sprecher; and three brothers-in-law: Leo Ederer, Alfred Ederer, and Leo Scholl. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Spring Green. Father Mike Resop will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass all at the church in Spring Green. Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home, Spring Green is in charge of the arrangements. Harlan was very proud of his children, grandchildren, and great-children.Harlan will be greatly missed by all.
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal January 2, 2005 - Harlan Sprecher obituary
Census DateLocation
1920Troy, Sauk, WisconsinHarlan J. Sprecher was listed as a son in Arthur Roy Sprecher's household on the 1920 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
22 April 1930Troy, Sauk, WisconsinHarlan J. Sprecher was listed as a son in Arthur Roy Sprecher's household on the 1930 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Children of Harlan J. Sprecher and Florence C. Ederer

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 180; Image: 497.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 481.0.

John Arthur Sprecher

M, b. 18 January 1942, d. 16 March 2015
Father*Harlan J. Sprecher b. 7 Apr 1917, d. 28 Dec 2004
Mother*Florence C. Ederer b. 8 Mar 1920, d. 30 Jul 2017
  • John Arthur Sprecher was born on 18 January 1942.
  • He was the son of Harlan J. Sprecher and Florence C. Ederer.
  • John Arthur Sprecher died on 16 March 2015 at age 73 John Arthur Sprecher, age 73, of Arena, passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Monday March 16, 2015. He was born on January 18, 1942, the son of Harlan and Florence (Ederer) Sprecher. He was married on September 12, 1964 to the former JoAnne Zwickey. This past September, they celebrated their 50th anniversary in Pigeon Forge, TN. Survivors include his wife JoAnne Sprecher of Arena, three daughters, Jacqueline Brings of Mazomanie, Joette (Brad) Warren, and Janelle (Terry)Siske both of North Carolina, four grandchildren, Travis and Trevor Warren, and Jordan and Ashlyn Siske, his mother Florence Sprecher, eight siblings, James (Caryl) Sprecher, Jerry (Peggy) Sprecher, Jerome Sprecher, Jeff (Joan) Sprecher, Jannie Wille, Joannie (Tim) Harrington, Jeanette Sprecher, Joyce (Herb) Portz, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Harlan Sprecher, sister Juliene Nelson, son-in-law Robert Brings, sister-in-law Vicky Sprecher, and brother-in-law Gary Wille. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M., at the Hidden Valley Community Church in Dodgeville, WI. Pastor Brian Rudesill will officiate. A Visitation will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 from 5:00 P.M.-8:00P.M. at the Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Gary Wille

M, d. before 2015
  • Gary Wille died before 2015.

Ervin Sprecher

M, b. 18 May 1915, d. 1 April 2007
Father*Arthur Roy Sprecher b. 22 Feb 1892, d. 1944
Mother*Ethel Strait b. c 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationErvin Sprecher was also known as Erv.
Name VariationErvin Sprecher was also known as Fat.
  • Ervin Sprecher was born on 18 May 1915 at Wisconsin twin with Lawrence.
  • He was the son of Arthur Roy Sprecher and Ethel Strait.
  • Ervin Sprecher married Lorene Clara Fuchs, daughter of Herman Fuchs and Kate Fischer, on 20 December 1937.
  • Ervin Sprecher died on 1 April 2007 at age 91 Ervin "Fat" Sprecher, age 91, of Spring Green, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 1, 2007. He was born on May 18, 1915, to Arthur and Ethel (Strait) Sprecher, the second oldest of 10 children. He married the love of his life, Lorene Fuchs, on Dec. 20, 1937, at Harrisburg Reformed Church in the Town of Troy. In 1940 they moved into Lorene's home with her parents where they lived together in harmony for 48 years. In 1958 the Harrisburg Church closed and they joined the First United Church of Christ where Ervin served on the consistory. Ervin and Lorene were inseparable for 69 years of marriage and even before, when he kissed her on the Harrisburg schoolhouse steps at age 13. Ervin became owner of the schoolhouse and several years ago gifted it to Sauk County Historical Society, which will oversee it as a historical institution. Ervin was a lifelong farmer who had the energy of a man half his age, still leg wrestling at age 90. He shared his love of farming, "the backbone of America", with Jim Keck, who he affectionately referred to as his "other boy". Ervin is survived by his wife, Lorene; son, Scott (Crystal) of Middleton; three grandchildren, Brock, Rachel and Lucas; three brothers, Walter (Buelah) of Prairie du Sac, Marvin "Brownie" (Fern) of Hanover, Ill., and Milton of Spring Green; three sisters, Arline Pace of Pasadena, Calif., Lorna (Wayne) Anderson of Sauk City, and Lorene Erickson of Racine; sister-in-law, Florence Sprecher of Spring Green; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Lawrence at birth; two brothers, Orville and Harlan; two sisters-in-law, Mollie and Shirley; and brother-in-law, Robert Erickson. His energy, bright spirit and sense of humor will be missed by all. Funeral services will be held at FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Sauk City, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2007, with Pastor Bill Kapp officiating. Burial will be in Harrisburg Cemetery, Troy Township. Friends may call at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2007, and also at church on Thursday, one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Census DateLocation
1920Troy, Sauk, WisconsinErvin Sprecher was listed as a son in Arthur Roy Sprecher's household on the 1920 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
22 April 1930Troy, Sauk, WisconsinErvin Sprecher was listed as a son in Arthur Roy Sprecher's household on the 1930 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 180; Image: 497.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 481.0.

Lorene Clara Fuchs

F, b. 29 October 1918, d. 16 July 2015
Father*Herman Fuchs
Mother*Kate Fischer
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 December 1937As of 20 December 1937,her married name was Sprecher.
  • Lorene Clara Fuchs was born on 29 October 1918 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Herman Fuchs and Kate Fischer.
  • Lorene Clara Fuchs married Ervin Sprecher, son of Arthur Roy Sprecher and Ethel Strait, on 20 December 1937.
  • Lorene Clara Fuchs died on 16 July 2015 at age 96 Lorene Clara Sprecher, age 96, was reunited with her beloved in Heaven on July 16, 2015. She was born at home in the Town of Troy on Oct. 29, 1918, to Herman and Kate (Fischer) Fuchs. Lorene lived a quiet life on the farm until the age of 7. When she was 7, she went from being an only child to being one of five children when her cousins came to live with her family. Although a huge change, she accepted and loved her new "siblings". Such unconditional love was a trait she displayed throughout her life.

    While attending school, at the tender age of 11, Lorene met her beloved, Ervin Sprecher. They shared their first kiss on the school steps when she was 13, married when she was 19, and went on to share a remarkable love and life together for the next 69 years. Lorene lived 94 of her 96 years on the same farm where she was born. She and Erv moved in with her parents, where they lived and farmed together. She was proud in all their years together that "never a harsh or angry word was spoken".

    Lorene's greatest joy and love was her family. When she was 41, she thought she was suffering from a touch of the flu. Nine months later she was blessed with her only child, a son who was the light of her life. Many years later she was once again blessed by the addition of a daughter-in-law and finally, at age 81, her first grandchild was born. Two more grandchildren followed. They were her pride and joy.

    Lorene was the ultimate homemaker. She spent her life caring for her home, family and the many, many visitors who were regularly at the farm. The kitchen table was always full.

    Lorene enjoyed spending time with family and friends, baking/cooking, Saturday night dances, her farm cats, and trips to Ho-Chunk where more often than not she returned a winner. She had a love and knack for playing cards, maintaining involvement in several card clubs her entire adult life. Lorene spent countless hours contributing to the farm effort, whether it be driving the tractor or lawn mower, preparing expansive meals for workers, or doing whatever was needed, always without question or hesitation. Known for her positive determination, Lorene rarely failed to succeed in accomplishing pursuits she felt were in the best interest of others or the farm she loved so dearly. She maintained a strong affiliation with the church throughout her life, with her faith always at the forefront of her personality, manner, and way of life.

    Lorene is survived by her son, Scott (Crystal) of Cross Plains; three grandchildren, Brock, Rachel and Lucas; a special friend, Jim Keck; one sister, Lucile (Diehl) Coenen of Sauk City; one brother, Roger Diehl of Sauk City; two sisters-in-law, Lorna (Sprecher) Anderson of Sauk City, and Florence Sprecher of Spring Green; and two brothers-in-law, Walter (Buelah) Sprecher of Prairie du Sac, and Milton Sprecher of Spring Green. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Erv; two brothers, Albert (Margaret) Diehl and John (Shirley) Diehl; four sisters-in-law, Margaret Diehl, Lorene (Bob) Erickson, Arline Pace, and Shirley Sprecher; and five brothers-in-law, Sylvester "Doc" Coenen, Harlan Sprecher, Orville (Molly) Sprecher, Marvin "Brownie" (Fern) Sprecher, and Wayne Anderson.

    Special thanks and gratitude to Home Health United in Reedsburg and HHU Hospice in Madison for the expert and loving care you provided. Additionally, a huge thank you to Lisa Hasheider who shared her skills, love and compassion when it was needed most.

    A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Sauk City, with Pastor Bill Kapp officiating. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015, at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held at the Harrisburg Cemetery, Troy Township.

Marvin Edward Sprecher

M, b. 20 May 1924, d. 29 October 2007
Father*Arthur Roy Sprecher b. 22 Feb 1892, d. 1944
Mother*Ethel Strait b. c 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMarvin Edward Sprecher was also known as Brownie.
  • Marvin Edward Sprecher was born on 20 May 1924 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Arthur Roy Sprecher and Ethel Strait.
  • Marvin Edward Sprecher married Margaret Fern Phillips on 21 October 1950.
  • Marvin Edward Sprecher died on 29 October 2007 at age 83 MARVIN EDWARD SPRECHER , age 83, of Hanover, Illinois, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, October 29, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hanover with Father Everett J. Hiller as Celebrant and assisted by Deacon Dave Wilbricht. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Hanover, with Military Rites accorded by the Hanover Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #5300. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2007, at the Law Jones Funeral Home in Hanover. Brownie was born on May 20, 1924, the son of Art and Ethel (Strait) Sprecher in Spring Green, Wisconsin. He graduated from Lone Rock High School in 1943. Brownie served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. On October 21, 1950, Brownie married Margaret Fern Phillips in San Diego, California, and they recently celebrated their fifty-seventh wedding anniversary. Brownie worked as a security guard at the Savanna Army Depot until his retirement in 1987. During his retirement, Brownie enjoyed his many years as sexton of the Hanover cemeteries. Brownie's favorite past-time was spending time with his family, whom he adored. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy, and he enjoyed having a special treat ready for them at each visit. Brownie's other interests included playing cards and gardening. He was known for his generosity and was loved by all who knew him. Brownie will be dearly missed by his wife Fern; four daughters, Linda Schoenmann of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, Brenda Sprecher of Lone Rock, Wisconsin, Diana (Tom) Taylor of Columbia, Missouri, and Pam (Eric) Wheelwright of Elizabeth, Illinois; one son, Perry Sprecher (special friend Jeannie Carter) of Hanover, Illinois; six grandchildren, Chad (Trang) Sprecher of Beijing, China, Brooke and Morgan Wheelwright of Elizabeth, Illinois, Tina (Jeff) Adams of Aurora, Missouri, Michele and Keria Sprecher of Hanover, Illinois; two great-grandchildren, Wil Adams and Zoe Sprecher; two step-grandchildren, Grant Taylor of Columbia, Missouri, and Gavin Carter of Hanover, Illinois; two brothers, Walter (Beulah) Sprecher of Sauk City, Wisconsin, and Milton Sprecher of Spring Green, Wisconsin; three sisters, Arline Pace of Altadena, California, Lorna (Wayne) Anderson of Sauk City, Wisconsin, and Lorene Erickson of Racine, Wisconsin; and sisters-in-law Lorene Sprecher of Plain, Wisconsin, and Florence Sprecher of Spring Green, Wisconsin. Brownie is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Orville, Ervin, Harlan, and Lawrence Sprecher; sisters-in-law Mollie and Shirley Sprecher; brother-in-law Bob Erickson; and son-in-law Bob Schoenmann.
Census DateLocation
22 April 1930Troy, Sauk, WisconsinMarvin Edward Sprecher was listed as a son in Arthur Roy Sprecher's household on the 1930 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 481.0.

Margaret Fern Phillips

F, d. before 2017
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMargaret Fern Phillips was also known as Fern.
Married Name21 October 1950As of 21 October 1950,her married name was Sprecher.

Walter Sprecher

M, b. circa 1921, d. before 2017
Father*Arthur Roy Sprecher b. 22 Feb 1892, d. 1944
Mother*Ethel Strait b. c 1892
Census DateLocation
22 April 1930Troy, Sauk, WisconsinWalter Sprecher was listed as a son in Arthur Roy Sprecher's household on the 1930 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 481.0.

Beulah (?)

F, d. before 2017
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Sprecher.

Arline LaDell Sprecher

F, b. 20 January 1920, d. 9 February 2011
Father*Arthur Roy Sprecher b. 22 Feb 1892, d. 1944
Mother*Ethel Strait b. c 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Pace.
  • Arline LaDell Sprecher was born on 20 January 1920 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Arthur Roy Sprecher and Ethel Strait.
  • Arline LaDell Sprecher died on 9 February 2011 at age 91 In Loving Memory of ARLINE LADELL PACE The life light mercifully winked out for Arline Ladell Pace on February 9, 2011 as Alzheimer's disease finally took her. She was born on a windy prairie farm in Southern Wisconsin on January 20, 1920, the eldest daughter, the fifth of ten children. She was a child shaped by the Great Depression, a time when the eldest daughter in a large family swiftly became a Mother figure to her younger siblings. At twenty Arline followed her dream of a future in California. She left the prairie of Lone Rock Wisconsin for Pasadena California. Her passion for California has remained a constant for over seventy years. For Arline though, despite her love of California, her deep connection to her Wisconsin family remained an anchor of strength and comfort to her. If she were able to give voice to the most treasured time in her life it would likely be her training and career as a Registered Nurse. Her children, her grandchildren, her home in her beloved Altadena, her extended family, her many dear friends and neighbors, her years of volunteer service and her world travels would follow in quick succession. Arline is survived by her daughter, Judith Pace Twomey of Monrovia California, her son, Ronald James Pace of Silverlakes California and their spouses, Kenneth Twomey and Paula Pace. Arline was blessed with three grandchildren, Andrea Pace, Jessica Twomey and Brian Twomey. She is also survived by four of her ten siblings, Walter Sprecher, Milton Sprecher, Lorna Anderson, and Lorene Erickson. Arline . . . . . . . . . Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, Friend . . . your kind of love, once given, is never lost. You remain alive and luminous in our memories. You will rest forever in our hearts. Arline Sprecher Pace will be interred at Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena, California. Her passing will be marked by private graveside service. A celebration of Arline's life will be held at a future date yet to be determined.

Wayne Anderson

M, d. before 2017
  • Wayne Anderson died before 2017.

Lorene Sprecher

F, b. circa 1929, d. before 2017
Father*Arthur Roy Sprecher b. 22 Feb 1892, d. 1944
Mother*Ethel Strait b. c 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Erickson.
Census DateLocation
22 April 1930Troy, Sauk, WisconsinLorene Sprecher was listed as a daughter in Arthur Roy Sprecher's household on the 1930 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 481.0.

Robert Erickson

M, d. before April 2007

Juliene Sprecher

F, d. before December 2004
Father*Harlan J. Sprecher b. 7 Apr 1917, d. 28 Dec 2004
Mother*Florence C. Ederer b. 8 Mar 1920, d. 30 Jul 2017
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Nelson.

Orville L. Sprecher

M, b. 21 March 1913, d. 6 September 2004
Father*Arthur Roy Sprecher b. 22 Feb 1892, d. 1944
Mother*Ethel Strait b. c 1892
  • Orville L. Sprecher was born on 21 March 1913 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Arthur Roy Sprecher and Ethel Strait.
  • Orville L. Sprecher married Mollie Catherine McNamer in 1969.
  • Orville L. Sprecher died on 6 September 2004 at age 91 Orville L. Sprecher, age 91, of Richland Center, died on Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, at Schmitt Woodland Hills Health Care. He was born on March 21, 1913, in Spring Green, to Arthur and Ethel (Straight) Sprecher. Orville was raised in the Spring Green and Blackhawk area. He was a longtime farmer, carpenter and did Richland County snow plowing. He retired from Pine Valley Manor. Orville enjoyed gardening, playing cards, snowmobiling and dancing. Orville married the former Mollie (McNamer) Chitwood in 1969 and she preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 2004. He was a longtime member of the Richland Trailblazers Snowmobile Club and Peace United Methodist Church. Survivors include his son, Duane (Kathy) Sprecher of Spring Green; three grandchildren, Brian (Kristine) Sprecher of Blanchardville, Theresea (Joe) Stapleton of Spring Green, and Mark (Donna) Sprecher of Sun Prairie; six great-grandchildren, J.T. and Lindsey Stapleton, Callie, Christina and Cory Sprecher, and Francis Sprecher; step-daughter, Barbara (Larry) Ledman of Richland Center; step-son, A. James (Mickey) Chitwood of Madison; and several step -grandchildren. Orville is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Erv (Lorene) Sprecher of Blackhawk, Harland (Florence) Sprecher of Spring Green, Arline Pace of California, Walter (Beulah) Sprecher of Pardeeville, Marvin (Fern) Sprecher of Hanover, Ill., Milton Sprecher of Spring Green, Laurna (Wayne) Anderson of Sauk City, and Lorene Erickson of Racine; an aunt, Frieda Schroeder of Reedsburg and Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mollie; and by a grandson, Tony, in 1959. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at PEACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Richland Center. The Rev. Tom Tarver will officiate, with burial in the Sylvan Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Thursday at the church. Pratt Funeral Service, Richland Center, is assisting the family with their arrangements.
Census DateLocation
1920Troy, Sauk, WisconsinOrville L. Sprecher was listed as a son in Arthur Roy Sprecher's household on the 1920 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
22 April 1930Troy, Sauk, WisconsinOrville L. Sprecher was listed as a son in Arthur Roy Sprecher's household on the 1930 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 180; Image: 497.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 37; Image: 481.0.

Margaret C. Schutz

F, b. 26 April 1895, d. 30 November 1961
Father*Michael Schutz b. Aug 1848
Mother*Catherine Kirschbaum b. c 1852, d. a 1930
FatherMichael Schutz b. Aug 1848
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMargaret C. Schutz was also known as Margaret Schutz.
Name VariationMargaret C. Schutz was also known as Maggie.
Name VariationMargaret C. Schutz was also known as Margret.
Married Namecirca 1915As of circa 1915,her married name was Ederer.
  • Margaret C. Schutz was born on 26 April 1895 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Michael Schutz and Catherine Kirschbaum.
  • Margaret C. Schutz married John N. Ederer, son of Joseph Ederer and Margaret (?), circa 1915.
  • Margaret C. Schutz died on 30 November 1961 at Richland, Wisconsin, at age 66 Mrs John N Ederer (Margaret Schutz) obituary.
    Mrs John N Ederer (Margaret Schutz) obituary 02 Dec 1961 Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI)
Census DateLocation
9 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinMargaret C. Schutz was listed as wife in John N. Ederer's household on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
30 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinMargaret C. Schutz was listed as wife in John N. Ederer's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Children of Margaret C. Schutz and John N. Ederer

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 76.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 123.0.

John Scholl

M
Father*Leo J. Scholl d. 1982
Mother*Loretta M. Ederer b. 30 Jun 1916, d. 2 Oct 2006

LeRoy Scholl

M
Father*Leo J. Scholl d. 1982
Mother*Loretta M. Ederer b. 30 Jun 1916, d. 2 Oct 2006

Harlan Scholl

M, d. 2004
Father*Leo J. Scholl d. 1982
Mother*Loretta M. Ederer b. 30 Jun 1916, d. 2 Oct 2006

Eugene L. Scholl

M, b. 1 March 1941, d. 22 August 2006
Father*Leo J. Scholl d. 1982
Mother*Loretta M. Ederer b. 30 Jun 1916, d. 2 Oct 2006
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEugene L. Scholl was also known as Gene.
  • Eugene L. Scholl was born on 1 March 1941.
  • He was the son of Leo J. Scholl and Loretta M. Ederer.
  • Eugene L. Scholl died on 22 August 2006 at age 65 Eugene L. "Gene" Scholl, age 65, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, August 22, 2006. He was born on March 1, 1941, at home, in Plain, the son of Leo and Loretta (Ederer) Scholl. On June 19, 1976, Gene was united in marriage to Suzanne Laufenberg in Baraboo. He worked in the heating and air conditioning business and retired from Capitol Mechanical in 2005. Gene loved the outdoors. He spent most of his time hunting, fishing, and riding ATV and snowmobiles. Gene enjoyed remodeling, building homes, and always stayed busy.

    Gene is survived by his wife of 30 years, Suzanne of Holcombe; four daughters, Kim (Gregg) Johnson of Arlington, Nancy (Eric) Hamele of DeForest, Christa (Tim) Ambrose of High Point, N.C., and Sarah Scholl of Madison, six grandchildren, Darren, Dani, Gracie, Sydney, Parker, and Alyssa; his mother, Loretta Scholl of Blanchardville; a brother, Dale (Barb) Scholl of Mount Horeb; and four sisters, Phyllis (Rick) Kraemer of Spring Green, Anita (Dennis) Bohn of Blanchardville, Ilene (Mike) Schmiedlin of Middleton, and Carla (Dick) Nooyen of DeForest. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Gene was preceded in death by his father; and a brother, Harley Scholl.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. OLAF'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 623 Jefferson St., DeForest, on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. with Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt officiating. A visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will be held on Saturday at St. Luke's Cemetery in Plain, at 2:30 p.m.

John R. Schulte

M, b. circa 1885
  • John R. Schulte was born circa 1885 at Wisconsin.
  • He married Anna Seamandel before 1913.

Children of John R. Schulte and Anna Seamandel

Anna Seamandel

F, b. circa 1893
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Seamandel was also known as Annie.
Married Namebefore 1913As of before 1913,her married name was Schulte.
  • Anna Seamandel was born circa 1893 at Wisconsin.
  • She married John R. Schulte before 1913.

Children of Anna Seamandel and John R. Schulte