Dean R. Oetzman

M, b. 15 April 1923, d. 9 January 2009
  • Dean R. Oetzman was born on 15 April 1923.
  • He married Juanita A. Vogel, daughter of George Hans Vogel and Leona Radloff, on 1 October 1949.
  • Dean R. Oetzman died on 9 January 2009 at age 85 Dean R. Oetzman, age 85, of LaValle, died on Friday, January 9, 2009 in the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. He was born on April 15, 1923 in the Town of Freedom, Sauk County, the oldest child of John and Nellie (Brooks) Oetzman. He was baptized on June 29, 1924 in the German Methodist Church, Town of Westfield. He was confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, on March 19, 1950. Soon after that, he joined Zion Lutheran Church in LaValle where he has been an active and faithful member. He served on various boards and committees at Zion. He served on the building committee when the new church was built in 1955. On October 1, 1949, he was united in marriage to the former Juanita A. Vogel. They bought a farm north of LaValle. Three boys and twin daughters were born to this union. Dean served on the old Sand school board before it closed in 1963. In 1958, the DNR appointed him an Emergency Fire Warden, where he served until 2004. He had served as a delegate to the South Wisconsin Coop for three years. He served as president and secretary of the Vacationland Zone, Lutheran Laymens League. He was appointed director at large of the district Lutheran Laymens League board in 1997. Dean was proud to have received the Lutheran Laymens League, layman of the year award in 2001. He served on the Reedsburg Equity Coop board from 1960 to 1969. He was Constable for the Town of LaValle from 1972 to 1981. During this time he also served as special deputy sheriff for Sauk County. He served on the Town of LaValle board for 14 years. Dean started collecting license plates in 1973. He joined the Automobile License Plate Collectors Club in 1974. He was instrumental in getting the Dairyland License Plate Collectors Club started and served, as it's first president. Dean worked for Friede Brothers Construction Company for 27 years retiring as job superintendent in 1989. Survivors include his wife, Juanita; four children: Dan (Shirley) Oetzman, of Hillsboro; Gary (Debra) Oetzman, of Lodi; Randy Oetzman, of Portage and Connie Oetzman, of St. Peter, Minnesota; eight grandchildren: Scott, Jason, Melanie, Ben, Casey, Ali, Isaac and Emily; two brothers: Paul (Dorothy) Oetzman, of Prairie du Sac and Fred Oetzman, of Anchorage, Alaska; one sister: Ruth Mahler, of Madison; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter: Bonnie Oetzman and one grandson: Steven Oetzman. Memorial services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 14, 2008, at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH in LaValle with Rev. Robert Butler officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Zion Lutheran Church would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Child of Dean R. Oetzman and Juanita A. Vogel

Bonnie Oetzman

F, b. 1961, d. 13 May 1978
Father*Dean R. Oetzman b. 15 Apr 1923, d. 9 Jan 2009
Mother*Juanita A. Vogel b. 12 Mar 1924, d. 29 Apr 2016

Chester Vogel

M, b. 24 November 1926, d. 25 December 2006
Chester Vogel - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1944
Father*George Hans Vogel b. 6 Jul 1900, d. 31 Jul 1973
Mother*Leona Radloff b. 1903, d. 1998
  • Chester Vogel was born on 24 November 1926 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of George Hans Vogel and Leona Radloff.
  • Chester Vogel married Joyce Wettstein on 16 October 1948.
  • Chester Vogel died on 25 December 2006 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 80.
     Chester Vogel graduated in 1944 at Reedsburg High School, Reedburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Joyce Wettstein

F, b. 27 September 1925, d. 20 January 2011
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 October 1948As of 16 October 1948,her married name was Vogel.
  • Joyce Wettstein was born on 27 September 1925.
  • She married Chester Vogel, son of George Hans Vogel and Leona Radloff, on 16 October 1948.
  • Joyce Wettstein died on 20 January 2011 at age 85 Joyce H. Vogel, 85, of Reedsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center.

    She was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Baraboo, the daughter of Roy and Lillian Johnson Wettstein. She was married to Chester R. Vogel Oct. 16, 1948, in Baraboo. The marriage was blessed with two children.

    She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Reedsburg and was active with the ladies aid group. She had a love for music, for family and a special love for her children and her grandson.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Chet, who died Dec. 25, 2006.

    She is survived by her children, Ron Vogel of Verona and JoLynn Fauerbach of Reedsburg; a grandson, Nicholas Fauerbach; a sister, Joan (James) Pope of Dodgeville; a brother and sister-in-law, Dale (Mae) Vogel of Reedsburg and Juanita Oetzman of Hillsboro; a cousin, Phyllis Stanton of Baraboo; and other cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Reedsburg, with Pastor Paul Crolius officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery.

    Friends may call at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Monday.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials of remembrance may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church or Home Health Hospice.

    Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bob Meyer

M, d. before 2016
Father*Lawrence M. Meyer
Mother*Rosalie Jaquish b. 19 Jul 1924, d. 23 Mar 2016

(?) Dreischmeier

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Duane Klitzke

M, d. before 2016
Father*David A. Klitzke b. 27 Nov 1935, d. 12 Mar 2016

Deborah Klitzke

F, d. before 2016
Father*David A. Klitzke b. 27 Nov 1935, d. 12 Mar 2016
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bock.

(?) Bock

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Lawrence H. Kruse

M, b. 17 September 1935, d. 5 March 2016
Father*Alfred Kruse b. c Dec 1909, d. b 2003
Mother*Edna Krey b. c 1915, d. b 2003
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLawrence H. Kruse was also known as Larry.
  • Lawrence H. Kruse was born on 17 September 1935 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Alfred Kruse and Edna Krey.
  • Lawrence H. Kruse died on 5 March 2016 at age 80 Lawrence H. "Larry" Kruse, age 80, of Loganville, died on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center after many years of dealing with Parkinson's Disease and other health issues. He was the son of Alfred and Edna (Krey) Kruse and farmed the family farm all his life. He was a graduate of the Prairie du Sac High School. Larry served in the Wisconsin National Guard and was part of Berlin Crisis being called up with the 32nd Division in Fort Lewis, WA. He was a devoted husband of 46 years to Phyllis nee: Luedtke, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa "PaPa." Larry was an innovative, progressive, positive thinking man who had a deep passion for farming and green machinery. He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Leland where he had served on the church council. Larry was involved in farm organizations and enjoyed hunting, traveling, country music and watching the Badgers, Packers and Brewers on TV. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his children: Melanie (Paul) Berry, of Baraboo, Laren and Derek, of Loganville; grandchildren: Kayla, Kailey and Kyle; his great-granddaughter: London; sisters: Carol (John) Anderson, of Spring Green and Beverly (Donald) Meyer, of Loganville; his sister-in-law: Sandra (Robert) Molitor, of Reedsburg; aunts: LaVera Krey, of Loganville and Dorothy Krey, of Spring Green; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law: Allen Klitzke. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Leland with Pastor Erich Hartenberger officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Reedsburg Veterans Honor Guard. There will be a visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg and after 10:00 A.M. on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the WI Parkinson's Association, Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center or St. John Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank the staff at the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center for their outstanding care of Larry. Also a special thanks to Chester Burchardt for all the times he helped Pa. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Gertrude Struck

F, b. 20 July 1920, d. 10 June 2004
Gertrude Struck 1939 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 June 1941As of 18 June 1941,her married name was Schneider.
     Gertrude Struck graduated in 1939 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Crystal E. Schneider

F, d. 29 August 1999
Father*Edward M. Schneider b. c 1893
Mother*Ellen F. Hirn b. c 1898
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name23 May 1951As of 23 May 1951,her married name was Herritz.

Child of Crystal E. Schneider and Julius Herritz

Julius Herritz

M, b. 17 June 1929, d. 23 May 2016
Father*Carl Herritz b. c 1889
Mother*Emma Schneider b. c 1893
  • Julius Herritz was born on 17 June 1929 at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Carl Herritz and Emma Schneider.
  • Julius Herritz married Crystal E. Schneider, daughter of Edward M. Schneider and Ellen F. Hirn, on 23 May 1951.
  • Julius Herritz died on 23 May 2016 at age 86 Julius G. Herritz, 86, of Reedsburg, died on Monday, May 23, 2016, in the Reedsburg Area Medical Center.

    He was born on June 17, 1929, in the town of Westfield, the son of Carl and Emma (Schneider) Herritz. Julius was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the United States Army. On May 23, 1951, he was married to the former Crystal E. Schneider. She preceded him in death on Aug. 29, 1999. He later married the former Adeline Kennedy Schultz on Jan. 18, 2002. Julius worked for the Sauk County Highway Department for over 30 years until his retirement. He was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and also an active member of the Reedsburg Veterans of Foreign Affairs and the Disabled American Veterans. Julius enjoyed traveling and looked forward to his 25th Infantry Army reunions. He was also very proud to have raised two generations of children.

    Survivors include his wife, Adeline; two children, Gary (Kathy) Herritz of Warrens and Denise (Brian) Grinder of Reedsburg; three grandsons, Andre, Gary and Josh (Darlene) Herritz; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Emma Herritz and their mother, Emily; two stepdaughters, Brenda (Victor) Spizman of Nevada and Ruth Wolfe of California; two sisters, Betty Mann of Iowa and Mercedes Wagner of Wisconsin Dells; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    He was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Douglas Herritz; brother, Leonard Herritz; and sister, Evelyn Albers.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016, at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor Paul Crolius officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery with military honors provided by the Reedsburg VFW. There will be a visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or School would be appreciated.

    The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Child of Julius Herritz and Crystal E. Schneider

James Whalen

M, d. before 2016
Father*James J. Whalen b. 11 Mar 1890, d. 2 Jun 1969
Mother*Evelyn Philomena Mohelnitzky b. 31 Jan 1902, d. 26 Nov 1952

Edward Harold Gall

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Father*Harold M. Gall b. c 1926, d. 6 Jul 2013
Mother*Jean R. Westerwald b. 6 Apr 1928, d. 1 Jan 2016

Charles Westerwald

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Child of Charles Westerwald and Gladys Fish

Gladys Fish

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Westerwald.

Child of Gladys Fish and Charles Westerwald

Edward Stackman

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Children of Edward Stackman and Minnie Shimniok

Minnie Shimniok

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Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMinnie Shimniok was also known as Schimniok.
Married NameHer married name was Stackman.

Children of Minnie Shimniok and Edward Stackman

LaVerne A. Stackman

F, b. 7 April 1929, d. 26 April 2016
Father*Edward Stackman
Mother*Minnie Shimniok
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Krueger.
Married Namecirca 1975As of circa 1975,her married name was Young.
  • LaVerne A. Stackman married Willard Krueger, son of Edgar E. Krueger and Alice E. Luetkens.
  • LaVerne A. Stackman was born on 7 April 1929 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Edward Stackman and Minnie Shimniok.
  • LaVerne A. Stackman married William Kenneth Young circa 1975.
  • LaVerne A. Stackman died on 26 April 2016 at age 87 LaVerne Krueger Young, 87, of Kingsville, Texas, is heaven bound. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at her home.

    LaVerne was born April 7, 1929, in Ableman, the second of five children born to Edward and Minnie (Schimniok) Stackman. Her marriage to Willard Krueger was blessed with two children, Jane (Bob) Elmer of Plain and Michael James Krueger of Kingsville, Texas. After Willard’s premature death in 1973, she married William Kenneth Young and they enjoyed the years together until his death in 2007.

    She was a great life-partner, mother and homemaker. Words that best describe her are vibrant, resilient, generous and kind-hearted. She made her family’s needs her top priority and she lived in many communities where she connected with her church families, most recently, Trinity Lutheran Church, Kingsville, Texas.

    LaVerne is survived by her children; her grandchildren, Holly Lynn (Kent) Purser of Apple Valley, California, and Chad (Laura) Elmer of Hesperia, California; her great-granddaughter Morgan Olivia Elmer; two brothers, Edward (Norma) Stackman of Muscoda and Wayne (Jackie) Stackman of Boise, Idaho; her extended Kentucky family; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She is also survived by her little dog Annie who has brought her great joy as her constant companion.

    She was preceded in death by her two husbands; her parents; her mother and father-in law Alice and Lavern Ohland; her brother and sister-in-law Arlin and Romaine Stackman; and her sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Robert Holtz.

    In accordance with LaVerne’s wishes, a service of remembrance will be held at a later date. Her burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Reedsburg, next to Willard. In memory of LaVerne, give someone a smile and do a random act of kindness.

    The family thanks LaVerne’s extraordinary caregivers, Alicia Alvarez, Charlesetta Chinapoo, Lorraine Greenwood and her special friends Ernesto “Plato” Alvarez, Higinio Sanchez-Vera, Jonell Studnicka and Vicki Tijerina for filling her final days with peace and love in the place she most wanted to be —home.

    The Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, Kingsville, Texas is assisting the family.

William Kenneth Young

M, b. 15 July 1922, d. 5 April 2007

Arlin Stackman

M, d. before 2016
Father*Edward Stackman
Mother*Minnie Shimniok

Louise Hulda Ida Krueger

F, b. 2 October 1926, d. 16 November 2015
Father*Oscar Krueger b. 4 Oct 1898, d. 15 Jun 1996
Mother*Leona L. Schenck b. 15 Sep 1903, d. 2 Jan 2003
  • Louise Hulda Ida Krueger was born on 2 October 1926.
  • She was the daughter of Oscar Krueger and Leona L. Schenck.
  • Louise Hulda Ida Krueger died on 16 November 2015 at age 89 Louise Hulda Ida Krueger, age 89, of Loganville, died on Monday, November 16, 2015 at St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo. She was born on October 2, 1926 in the Township of Westfield, Sauk County, the daughter of Oscar and Leona (Schenck) Krueger. She was baptized in the family home by Pastor Schalkhauser as the present St. Peter's Church was being built. Louise attended Sunday School and was confirmed on March 17, 1940 by Pastor Carl Stubenvoll. She taught Sunday School and helped Yolanda Giese start the nursery class. She also later taught other classes with children of all ages which was something Louise dearly loved. Louise worked at Nichols Drug Store for many years and later at Home Health both in Reedsburg until retiring to take care of her parents. She was very happy to do so with the Lord's help along with the assistance of other family members. Survivors include her two sisters-in-law: Mildred Krueger and Mabel Krueger, both of Loganville; nieces and nephews: Shirley (Duane) Meyer, Gary (Ann) Krueger, Rhonda (Dennis) Pingel, Keith (Amy) Krueger, Sheila (Calvin) Steinweg and Kevin (Julie) Krueger; great nieces and nephews: Mary, Malinda, Ashley, Lindsay, Daniel, Matthew, Michael, Christina, Laurie, Jeremy, Krista, Kara, Sally, Daniel, Kaitlyn and Kyle; aunts, many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Carol, Roger and infant Arthur as well as a great niece: Amanda. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Loganville with Pastor Donald Glanzer officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg and after 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Peter's Sunday School would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Carol Henry Fredrich Krueger

M, b. 21 December 1927, d. 9 January 1995
Father*Oscar Krueger b. 4 Oct 1898, d. 15 Jun 1996
Mother*Leona L. Schenck b. 15 Sep 1903, d. 2 Jan 2003
  • Carol Henry Fredrich Krueger was born on 21 December 1927 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Oscar Krueger and Leona L. Schenck.
  • Carol Henry Fredrich Krueger died on 9 January 1995 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 67.

Roger Krueger

M, b. 8 October 1935, d. 7 October 1998
Roger Krueger 1953 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Father*Oscar Krueger b. 4 Oct 1898, d. 15 Jun 1996
Mother*Leona L. Schenck b. 15 Sep 1903, d. 2 Jan 2003
  • Roger Krueger was born on 8 October 1935 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Oscar Krueger and Leona L. Schenck.
  • Roger Krueger married Mabel Jeanette Cole on 20 October 1956.
  • Roger Krueger died on 7 October 1998 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 62.
     Roger Krueger graduated in 1953 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Arthur Oscar Krueger

M, b. 10 April 1930, d. 10 April 1930
Father*Oscar Krueger b. 4 Oct 1898, d. 15 Jun 1996
Mother*Leona L. Schenck b. 15 Sep 1903, d. 2 Jan 2003
  • Arthur Oscar Krueger was born on 10 April 1930 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He died on 10 April 1930 at died in infancy, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Oscar Krueger and Leona L. Schenck.

George Nachtigal

M, b. circa 1887

Children of George Nachtigal and Mabel Palmer

Mabel Palmer

F, b. circa 1896
Father*(?) Palmer d. b 1920
Mother*Mattie (?) b. c 1858, d. a 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1912As of circa 1912,her married name was Nachtigal.

Children of Mabel Palmer and George Nachtigal

Ramona Rose Mittlesteadt

F, b. 17 August 1927, d. 20 March 2018
Father*Malcom Mittlesteadt
Mother*Blanche Doering
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name6 May 1946As of 6 May 1946,her married name was Nachtigal.
  • Ramona Rose Mittlesteadt was born on 17 August 1927 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Malcom Mittlesteadt and Blanche Doering.
  • Ramona Rose Mittlesteadt died on 20 March 2018 at age 90 Ramona Rose Nachtigal, age 90, of Reedsburg, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 surrounded by family after a long battle with dementia. She was born on August 17, 1927 in Winfield Township, Sauk County, the daughter of Malcom and Blanche (Doering) Mittlesteadt. On May 6, 1946, Ramona married Arthur Nachtigal in a joint ceremony with Irvin and Eva Mittlesteadt in Baraboo. They raised seven children: Richard (Jan) Nachtigal, deceased; James Nachtigal, of Reedsburg; Cindy (John) Nelson, of Jupiter, FL; Wendy (Joe) Gates, of LaValle; Tim Nachtigal, of Reedsburg; Tom (Sherri) Nachtigal, of Winona, MN; and Todd Nachtigal, of Reedsburg. They were also blessed with eight grandchildren: Brett Nachtigal, Anne Nachtigal, Tammy Nachtigal, Becky Walker, J.J. (Jamie) Gates, Katie Nachtigal, Noah Nachtigal and Tyler Nachtigal; along with her great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Delores and Emma Mittlesteadt; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son: Richard; and her three brothers: Russell, Rupert (Lucille) and John Mittlesteadt. Ramona worked as a nurse's aide for many years and was heavily involved with Special Olympics. In her spare time, she enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables from their large garden. She will also be remembered for her baking, especially at Christmas time with her delicious pepper nuts, orange cookies and her cut-out cookies. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor David Glesne officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery at LaValle. There will be a visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg and after 10:00 A.M. on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics or to Casa de Oakes in Reedsburg. The family would like to offer sincere thanks for the kindness shown to Ramona by Willis Spring Acres and Casa de Oakes. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Jack Steinmetz

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