Charles J. Kieler

M, b. 24 June 1925, d. 14 September 2011
Charles J Kieler
Father*Charles Henry Kieler b. 30 Aug 1890, d. 31 Oct 1972
Mother*Josephine Ann Kunkel b. 6 Dec 1896, d. 25 Mar 1988
  • Charles J. Kieler was born on 24 June 1925 at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Charles Henry Kieler and Josephine Ann Kunkel.
  • Charles J. Kieler died on 14 September 2011 at age 86 DICKEYVILLE, Wis. - Charles J. Kieler , 86, of Dickeyville, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Southwest Health Center Nursing Home, Cuba City.

    Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Holy Ghost Church, Dickeyville, with the Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to

    8 p.m. today at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Cuba City.

    Charles was born on June 24, 1925, in Jamestown Township, son of Charles H. and Josephine (Kunkel) Kieler .

    He helped farm on his brother Ambrose's farm in Smelser Township.

    Surviving are two brothers, Clair Kieler , of Hazel Green, and Floyd Kieler , of Potosi, and a sister, Mary Ann (Henry) Melssen, of Dickeyville.

    He was preceded in death his parents, Charles H. and Josephine Kieler ; a sister, Margie Melssen; and four brothers, Ambrose, Leander, Harvey and James.
Census DateLocation
5 April 1930Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinCharles J. Kieler was listed as a son in Charles Henry Kieler's household on the 1930 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; living next door to his widowed sister-in-law Elisabeth Kieler.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 336.0.

Floyd F. Kieler

M, b. 4 November 1927, d. 4 November 2016
Floyd F Kieler
Father*Charles Henry Kieler b. 30 Aug 1890, d. 31 Oct 1972
Mother*Josephine Ann Kunkel b. 6 Dec 1896, d. 25 Mar 1988
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFloyd F. Kieler was also known as Ford F.
  • Floyd F. Kieler was born on 4 November 1927 at Louisburg, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Charles Henry Kieler and Josephine Ann Kunkel.
  • Floyd F. Kieler was the best man at the wedding of Frances Evelyn Leibfried and Ambrose M. Kieler on 17 June 1947; Ambrose Kieler and Frances Leibfried marriage announcement.
  • Floyd F. Kieler married Ellen A. Kohn, daughter of Joseph Kohn and Ida Tobin, on 30 December 1950 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Floyd F. Kieler died on 4 November 2016 at age 89 POTOSI, Wis. - Floyd F. Kieler , of Potosi, Wisconsin, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. On November 4, 2016, Floyd was reunited with his wife and three sons on his 89th birthday.

    Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at St. Andrew Church in Tennyson with Rev. Richard Leffler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors accorded. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City where the parish wake service will be at 3:45 p.m.

    Floyd was born on November 4, 1927, in Louisburg, Wisconsin, to Charles and Josephine (Kunkel) Kieler , and grew up on the family farm in Kieler . He attended Kieler grade school and Loras Academy for high school and ROTC School. He was joined in marriage to Ellen Kohn on December 30, 1950. Floyd served his country as an army sergeant in the Korean War. Floyd was also a proud John Deere worker, retiring in 1987.

    Floyd was a man of many talented gifts but his greatest talent was the gift of carpentry. He constructed beautiful pieces for his family and friends. Whether it be a small repair or a complete bedroom outfit, it was always done with great detail. He loved to play cards with anyone that was willing, with his favorite being "Solo." He also loved being outdoors tending to his yard or garden. No matter what anyone needed, Floyd was always willing to give a helping hand.

    Floyd also loved spending time with his family, whether it be his children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren. He always had time for you.

    Floyd's faith was of the utmost importance to him being a member of SS. Andrew-Thomas Parish in Tennyson.

    Floyd left behind four daughters, Diane (Dave) Konshak, of Cuba City, Denise (Ed) McKenzie, of Potosi, Donna (Tom) Digman, of Hazel Green, and Dena (Jay) Udelhofen, of Potosi; one son, Rodney "T-Bone" (Sheila Jansen) Kieler , of Cuba City; and a daughter-in-law, Dana Kieler , of Dickeyville. Floyd also left behind seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandson; and a sister, Mary Ann Melssen, of Dickeyville.

    Floyd was reunited with his wife, Ellen; three sons, Roy, Roger, and Richard "Dick"; and his parents, Charles and Josephine Kieler . He was also reunited with his sister, Margaret Melssen, and his six brothers, Ambrose, Leander, Clair, Charles, Harvey and James.
Census DateLocation
5 April 1930Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinFloyd F. Kieler was listed as a son in Charles Henry Kieler's household on the 1930 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; living next door to his widowed sister-in-law Elisabeth Kieler.1

Children of Floyd F. Kieler and Ellen A. Kohn

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 336.0.

Francis E. Kieler

M, b. circa 1921
Father*Lawrence Kieler b. 25 Dec 1874, d. 30 Apr 1925
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Kunkel b. 31 Dec 1886, d. 26 Jan 1954
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrancis E. Kieler was also known as Bud.
Census DateLocation
5 April 1930Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinFrancis E. Kieler was listed as a son in Mary Elizabeth Kunkel's household on the 1930 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; living next door to her brother-in-law Charles Kieler.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 336.0.

Martin F. Kieler

M, b. circa 1924
Father*Lawrence Kieler b. 25 Dec 1874, d. 30 Apr 1925
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Kunkel b. 31 Dec 1886, d. 26 Jan 1954
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMartin F. Kieler was also known as Babe.
Census DateLocation
5 April 1930Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinMartin F. Kieler was listed as a son in Mary Elizabeth Kunkel's household on the 1930 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; living next door to her brother-in-law Charles Kieler.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 336.0.

Arthur Edward Schroeder

M, b. 25 July 1903, d. 27 November 1990
Father*Benedict Schroeder b. c 1861, d. a 1942
Mother*Dorothy Kirchberg b. 25 Nov 1864, d. Dec 1942
Census DateLocation
5 April 1930Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinArthur Edward Schroeder was listed as a son-in-law in Mary Elizabeth Kunkel's household on the 1930 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; living next door to her brother-in-law Charles Kieler.1

Children of Arthur Edward Schroeder and Emeline A. Kieler

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 336.0.

Leo John Busch

M, b. 28 April 1917, d. 10 November 1999
Father*Anton Busch b. b 1895, d. bt 1945 - 1973
Mother*Barbara Hinderman b. c 1889, d. Feb 1973

Hilda W. Schmitz

F, b. 12 August 1917, d. 11 October 2005
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name19 January 1937As of 19 January 1937,her married name was Kieler.
  • Hilda W. Schmitz was born on 12 August 1917 at Wisconsin.
  • She married Ralph W. Kieler, son of Lawrence Kieler and Mary Elizabeth Kunkel, on 19 January 1937.
  • Hilda W. Schmitz died on 11 October 2005 at Iowa at age 88 Hilda W. Kieler , 88, of Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque, formerly of Dickeyville, Wis., died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at the care center.

    Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Dickeyville, where friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Holy Ghost Cemetery, Dickeyville. The Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., Dubuque, is in charge of arrangements.

    She was born on Aug. 12, 1917, in Tennyson, Wis., daughter of Joseph H. and Elizabeth (Wallenhorst) Schmitz. She married Ralph W. Kieler on Jan. 19, 1937, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Tennyson; he preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1978.

    She was a resident of Dickeyville for 55 years, moving to Dubuque in 1993.

    She was a member of Holy Ghost Parish in Dickeyville.

    Hilda's 88 years encompassed world wars and the Great Depression. The courage, faith and wisdom she gained from these experiences were passed on to her family and friends.

    She loved her family, enjoyed music and the outdoors and had a ready sense of humor.

    Surviving are two daughters, Sr. Patricia Kieler , SDS, of Milwaukee, and Patricia A. (David) Nemmers, of Winfield, Kan; a son, Ralph L. (Dorothy) Kieler , of Dubuque; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons; two sisters, Viola "Ole" Steiger, of Woodstock, Ill., and Pearl Brandt, of Lancaster, Wis; two sisters-in-law, Celine Schmitz and Sylvia Schmitz, both of Lancaster; and nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Schmitz; five brothers, Vernon, Maynard, Orville, Leo and Leroy "Ben" Schmitz; and three sisters-in-law, Loretta Schmitz, Velma Schmitz and Rose Schmitz.

Arnold J. Klaas

M, b. 1915, d. 1981
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
  • Arnold J. Klaas was born in 1915 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Herman John Klaas and Mary Magdalena Alt.
  • Arnold J. Klaas married Marie Sarah Helbing, daughter of Elmer John Helbing and Anna M. Roth, on 28 May 1941 at Holy Ghost Church, Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin, Marie Helbing and Arnold Klaas marriage announcement.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 1, 1941 - Marie Helbing and Arnold Klaas marriage announcement
  • Arnold J. Klaas was buried in 1981 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He died in 1981.
Census DateLocation
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinArnold J. Klaas was listed as a son in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Caroline Klaas

F, b. 21 April 1904, d. before 1949
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCaroline Klaas was also known as Carolina.
Married Namecirca 1922As of circa 1922,her married name was Roth.
Census DateLocation
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinCaroline Klaas was listed as a daughter in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Elizabeth Mary Klaas

F, b. 25 August 1905, d. 26 June 1969
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Mary Klaas was also known as Betty.
Married NameHer married name was Ziert.
Census DateLocation
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinElizabeth Mary Klaas was listed as a daughter in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Aletha Anna Klaas

F, b. 11 March 1908, d. 7 May 1956
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAletha Anna Klaas was also known as Anna.
Census DateLocation
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinAletha Anna Klaas was listed as a daughter in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Leonard Bernard Klaas

M, b. 15 February 1911, d. 19 November 1998
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Census DateLocation
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinLeonard Bernard Klaas was listed as a son in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Lorraine Klaas

F, b. 15 August 1912, d. 23 December 1979
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Campbell.
Name VariationLorraine Klaas was also known as Lorena.
Census DateLocation
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinLorraine Klaas was listed as a daughter in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Edward J. Klaas

M, b. 20 December 1913, d. 2 April 1993
Edward J Klaas 1961
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
  • Edward J. Klaas was born on 20 December 1913 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Herman John Klaas and Mary Magdalena Alt.
  • Edward J. Klaas married Viola Gubbels on 12 February 1936 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • Edward J. Klaas died on 2 April 1993 at age 79.
Census DateLocation
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinEdward J. Klaas was listed as a son in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1
     In February 1976 40th wedding anniversary of Edward and Viola (Gubbels) Klaas.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald February 8, 1976 - 40th wedding anniversary of Edward and Viola (Gubbels) Klaas

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Hilda Ida Klaas

F, b. 14 October 1916, d. 14 July 1998
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 January 1935As of 16 January 1935,her married name was Helbing.
  • Hilda Ida Klaas was born on 14 October 1916 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Herman John Klaas and Mary Magdalena Alt.
  • Hilda Ida Klaas married Henry Adam Helbing, son of Henry Helbing and Caroline Bode, on 16 January 1935 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • Hilda Ida Klaas was the matron of honor at the wedding of Arnold J. Klaas and Marie Sarah Helbing on 28 May 1941 at Holy Ghost Church, Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin; Marie Helbing and Arnold Klaas marriage announcement.
  • Hilda Ida Klaas died on 14 July 1998 at Florida at age 81 EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. - Mrs. Henry (Hilda I.) Helbing , 81, of North Port, Fla., formerly of East Dubuque and Cuba City, Wis., died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at home.

    Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Dubuque, with burial in the East Dubuque Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8:30 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, East Dubuque, where there will be a parish rosary at 4 p.m.

    She was born on Oct. 14, 1916, near Kieler, Wis., daughter of Herman and Magdelina (Alt) Klaas. She married Henry A. Helbing on Jan. 16, 1935, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kieler; he died Nov. 15, 1994. They moved from East Dubuque to North Port in 1978.

    She was a member of San Pedro Catholic Church, North Port, and a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Dubuque, and its altar and rosary society.

    Surviving are a daughter, Karen (Tom) Donovan, of Dubuque; four sons, Dale (Joan) Helbing , of Dickeyville, Wis., Dave (Carol) Helbing , of Platteville, Wis., Henry "Butch" (Mary Jo) Helbing , of Janesville, Wis., and Rick (Kris) Helbing , of Nokomis, Fla; nine grandchildren, Lisa (Joe) Faley, Russ (Linda) Helbing , Mike (Karen) Helbing , Jeff (Denise) Helbing , Kim (Chris) Vanek, Scott (Tricia) Helbing , Lori (Tim) Lowe, Linda (Randy) Fenrick and Tim (Mary Kay) Helbing ; 21 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Leonard Klaas, of Platteville, Elmer Klaas, of Kieler, and Alban "Shorty" Klaas, of San Lorenzo, Calif.

    She also was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Helbing in 1937; and ten sisters and two brothers.
  • She was buried after 14 July 1998 at East Dubuque Cemetery, East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois.
Census DateLocation
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinHilda Ida Klaas was listed as a daughter in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Child of Hilda Ida Klaas and Henry Adam Helbing

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Elmer John Klaas

M, b. 23 March 1918, d. 4 November 2005
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
  • Elmer John Klaas married Mary P. (?).
  • Elmer John Klaas was born on 23 March 1918 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Herman John Klaas and Mary Magdalena Alt.
  • Elmer John Klaas died on 4 November 2005 at age 87 Elmer Klaas, age 87, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, in Bethany Home, Dubuque, Iowa. He was formerly of Kieler, Wis. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH in Kieler, with Father Francis Steffen presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at HAUDENSHIELD FUNERAL HOME in Kieler. A parish wake service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Census DateLocation
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinElmer John Klaas was listed as a son in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Leo E. Pitzen

M, b. 28 January 1910, d. 3 April 2009
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. c 1884, d. 1 Oct 1965
  • Leo E. Pitzen was born on 28 January 1910 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
  • Leo E. Pitzen married Bernice C. Helbing, daughter of Elmer John Helbing and Anna M. Roth, on 31 August 1938 at Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin, Bernice Helbing and Leo Pitzen marriage announcement.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald September 5, 1938 - Bernice Helbing and Leo Pitzen marriage announcement
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald September 18, 1938 - Mrs Leo Pitzen (Bernice Helbing) marriage announcement
  • Leo E. Pitzen died on 3 April 2009 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 99 Leo E. Pitzen, 99, of rural Cuba City, died at 10:20 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2009, at Southwest Health Center Nursing Home, Cuba City. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Dickeyville, with the Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 6, at Miller Funeral Home, 1185 Route 35 North, East Dubuque, Ill., where there will be a parish scripture service at 3 p.m. He was born on Jan. 28, 1910, in Potosi Township, Grant County, son of Charles and Mary (Miller) Pitzen. He married Bernice Helbing on Aug. 31, 1938, at Holy Ghost Church, Dickeyville. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31, 2008. They farmed in Paris Township. Farming was Leo's life. He was a member of Holy Ghost Parish, Dickeyville. Leo enjoyed his annual fishing trips to Canada. He loved the outdoors, animals and planting trees. Surviving are his wife, Bernice; five children, Gerald (Marietta) Pitzen, of Dickeyville, Mary Ann, of Dubuque, Bob (Peg) Pitzen, of Kieler, Lois (Ken) Muller and Mike (Diane) Pitzen, both of Dickeyville; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Donald Splinter, of Hazel Green; and four sisters, Isabelle (Frederick) Kreiser, of Lancaster, Delores (Marcus) Laufenberg, of Cassville, Lucille (Donald) Edge, of Superior, and Dorothy (Norbert) Burggraf, of Cave Creek, Ariz. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Mae Splinter; four brothers, Frederick, Edward, Donald and Harold; and five sisters, Mildred (Lester) Reuter, Esther (John) Adams, Marie (Anthony) Udelhoven, Gladys Pitzen and Florence (Louis) Leibfried. The family would like to give a special thank-you to Home Care Select, especially Sally, Brenda, Dottie, Heather and Sherri for their special care and love, which allowed Leo to stay in his home for many years. Also to Dr. Michael Connolly and all the nurses and the staff at the Southwest Health Center Nursing Home.

Child of Leo E. Pitzen and Bernice C. Helbing

Donna Mae Pitzen

F, b. 15 April 1941, d. 28 June 2004
Father*Leo E. Pitzen b. 28 Jan 1910, d. 3 Apr 2009
Mother*Bernice C. Helbing b. 22 Jun 1916, d. 16 Dec 2010
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name9 August 1969As of 9 August 1969,her married name was Splinter.
  • Donna Mae Pitzen was born on 15 April 1941 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Leo E. Pitzen and Bernice C. Helbing.
  • Donna Mae Pitzen died on 28 June 2004 at age 63 Donna Mae Splinter, age 63, of Hazel Green, died on Monday, June 28, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque. Donna Mae was born on April 15, 1941, in Lancaster, the daughter of Leo E. and Bernice C. (Helbing) Pitzen. She graduated from Cuba City High School in 1959. Donna Mae married Donald J. Splinter on Aug. 9, 1969. She was previously employed at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, prior to her marriage to Donald, when she became a housewife. The church was a very important part of her life, and she was an active member of St. Francis de Sales Parish. Her greatest joy was her visits with her grandsons, Logan and Zackery. Donna Mae was the recipient of a kidney transplant. In gratitude she was a donor herself at the time of her death. Survivors include her husband, Donald of Hazel Green; a son, Brian (Laurie) Splinter of Hazel Green; her parents, Leo and Bernice Pitzen of Dickeyville; two sisters, Mary Ann (special friend, Loras Simon) McGrane of Dubuque, Iowa, and Lois (Ken) Muller of Dickeyville; three brothers, Gerald (Marietta) Pitzen of Dickeyville, Bob (Peg) Pitzen of Kieler, and Mike (Diane) Pitzen of Dickeyville; and her grandsons, Logan and Zackery. She was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Ed and Wilda Splinter. Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2004, at ST. FRANCIS DE SALES CHURCH in Hazel Green, with the Rev. Cy Weisensel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the CASEY FUNERAL HOME in Cuba City, where the parish wake service will be at 3 p.m. Friends may also call after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church. A special thanks to Dr. John Whalen, Dr. Doug Schmidt, and the nurses at the Tri-State Dialysis Center.

Charles Pitzen

M, b. 27 October 1882, d. 16 December 1967
  • Charles Pitzen married Mary Miller.
  • Charles Pitzen was born on 27 October 1882 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He died on 16 December 1967 at Potosi, Grant, Wisconsin, at age 85.

Children of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller

Mary Miller

F, b. circa 1884, d. 1 October 1965
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Pitzen.
Name VariationMary Miller was also known as Stohlmeyer.
  • Mary Miller married Charles Pitzen.
  • Mary Miller was born circa 1884 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • She died on 1 October 1965.

Children of Mary Miller and Charles Pitzen

Donald L. Pitzen

M, b. 17 May 1919, d. 3 June 1964
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. c 1884, d. 1 Oct 1965
  • Donald L. Pitzen was born on 17 May 1919 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
  • Donald L. Pitzen married Mildred Helbing, daughter of Elmer John Helbing and Anna M. Roth, on 15 June 1949 at Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin, Mildred Helbing and Donald Pitzen engagement and marriage announcements.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald May 29, 1949 - Mildred Helbing and Donald Pitzen engagement announcement
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 24, 1949 - Mildred Helbing and Donald Pitzen marriage announcement
  • Donald L. Pitzen died on 3 June 1964 at Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin, at age 45 also reported as 15 Jun 1964; Donald L Pitzen obituary.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 3, 1964 - Donald L Pitzen obituary

Ed Splinter

M, d. before June 2004
  • Ed Splinter married Wilda (?).
  • Ed Splinter died before June 2004.

Wilda (?)

F, d. before June 2004
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Splinter.
  • Wilda (?) married Ed Splinter.
  • Wilda (?) died before June 2004.

Isabella E. Pitzen

F, b. 26 November 1911, d. 23 January 2010
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. c 1884, d. 1 Oct 1965
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationIsabella E. Pitzen was also known as Isabelle.
Married Name11 September 1934As of 11 September 1934,her married name was Kreiser.
  • Isabella E. Pitzen was born on 26 November 1911 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
  • Isabella E. Pitzen married Frederick H. Kreiser, son of Frank P. Kreiser and Elizabeth Mary Klein, on 11 September 1934.
  • Isabella E. Pitzen died on 23 January 2010 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 98 Isabelle C. Kreiser, age 98, of Lancaster, died on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at the Lancaster Care Center, Lancaster. She was born on November 26, 1911, in Potosi, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Miller) Pitzen. Isabelle attended school at Ss. Andrew-Thomas in Potosi. On September 11, 1934, she was united in marriage to Frederick H. Ted Kreiser at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Tennyson. After their marriage, the couple farmed near Potosi. They moved to Lancaster where Isabelle was employed with the Terwilliger family for over fifty years. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family, community, and church. Isabelle was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church and was very strong in her faith.

    Survivors include her children: Merlin (Elizabeth) Kreiser, Winston Salem, NC; Ruth Ann (Kenneth) Runde, Platteville; four grandchildren: Merlin (Claire) Kreiser, Jr., Sharon (Rick) Long; Philip (Monica) Kreiser; and Steven (Jennifer) Uppena; three great-grandchildren: Amanda Uppena, Jordan Kreiser and Jonathon Kreiser; her sisters: Dolores (Marcus) Laufenberg, Cassville; Dorothy (Norbert) Burggraf, Cave Creek, AZ; Lucille Edge, Superior; other relatives and many friends.

    In addition to her parents, Isabelle was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick on February 6, 1966; her siblings: Mildred (Lester) Reuter, Esther (John) Adams, Leo (Bernice) Pitzen, Marie (Tony) Udelhoven, Frederick (Marion) Pitzen, Edward (Margaret) Pitzen, Donald (Mildred) Pitzen, Gladys Pitzen, Herold Pitzen, and Florence (Louis) Leibfried.

    Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating. Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster assisted the family.

Dolores I. Pitzen

F, b. 29 October 1917, d. 5 May 2012
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. c 1884, d. 1 Oct 1965
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDolores I. Pitzen was also known as Delores C.
Married Name27 March 1940As of 27 March 1940,her married name was Laufenberg.
  • Dolores I. Pitzen was born on 29 October 1917 at Potosi, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
  • Dolores I. Pitzen married Marcus L. Laufenberg on 27 March 1940.
  • Dolores I. Pitzen died on 5 May 2012 at age 94 Dolores I. Laufenberg, age 94, of rural Beetown, died on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her home.

    She was born on October 29, 1917, of Potosi Township, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Miller) Pitzen. On March 27, 1940, Dolores married Marcus Laufenberg in Dubuque, IA. Dolores and Marcus recently celebrated their 72nd Wedding Anniversary.

    Dolores enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards, and baking cookies for her grandchildren prior to her illness.

    Surviving are her husband, Marcus; four children: Anita Berg, Anoka, MN; Richard (Karen) Laufenberg, Windsor; Dennis (Judy) Laufenberg, Cassville; Nancy (Michael) Vogt, Wesley Chapel, FL; eight grandchildren: Steve (Kim) Berg, Bryan (Krisi) Berg, Marty (Amy) Laufenberg, Lisa (John) Scullion, Michael Laufenberg, David (Kristi) Laufenberg, Matthew (Ashley) Laufenberg, James (Dione) Laufenberg; six great-grandchildren; two sisters: Lucille Edge, Superior; Dorothy Burggraf, Cave Creek, AZ.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers: Leo, Fritz, Ed, Donald and Harold Pitzen, five sisters: Mildred Reuter, Esther Adams, Isabelle Kreiser, Gladys Pitzen and Florence Leibfried.

    Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville with Reverend Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Burial was in Beetown Cemetery, Beetown Township. Family and friends called on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

Marcus L. Laufenberg

M, b. 15 September 1919, d. 17 December 2014
  • Marcus L. Laufenberg was born on 15 September 1919.
  • He married Dolores I. Pitzen, daughter of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller, on 27 March 1940.
  • Marcus L. Laufenberg died on 17 December 2014 at age 95 Marcus L. Laufenberg, age 95, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at his residence. He was born on September 15, 1919, the son of Charles and Selma (Jack) Laufenberg. On March 27, 1940, Marcus was united in marriage to Dolores Pitzen in Dubuque, IA. He has farmed on the Laufenberg family farm in Beetown Township his entire life. Marcus enjoyed fishing, gardening, and being able to fix almost anything.

    Survivors include three children: Richard (Karen) Laufenberg, Windsor; Dennis (Judy) Laufenberg, Cassville; Nancy (Michael) Vogt, Wesley Chapel, FL; eight grandchildren: Steve (Kim) Berg, Bryan (Krisi) Berg, Marty (Amy) Laufenberg, Lisa (John) Scullion, Michael Laufenberg, David (Kristi) Laufenberg, Matthew (Ashley) Laufenberg, James (Dione) Laufenberg; seven great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

    In addition to his parents and his wife, Dolores, Marcus was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita (Paul) Berg; his brothers: Leo (Orpha), Vernon (Alta), and Louie Laufenberg.

    Funeral services were eld on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville with Reverend Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Burial was in Beetown Cemetery, Beetown. Family and friends called on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

Donald Edge

M

Norbert Burggraf

M

Frederick A. Pitzen

M, b. 19 April 1914, d. 19 November 1992
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. c 1884, d. 1 Oct 1965
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrederick A. Pitzen was also known as Fred.
  • Frederick A. Pitzen married Marion M. Tracy.
  • Frederick A. Pitzen was born on 19 April 1914 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
  • Frederick A. Pitzen died on 19 November 1992 at age 78.

Edward C. Pitzen

M, b. 14 October 1915, d. 18 May 1994
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. c 1884, d. 1 Oct 1965