Harold Pulvermacher

M, b. 1 May 1925, d. 27 March 2018
Father*Conrad Pulvermacher b. c 1887
Mother*Mary Wachter b. c 1895
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 May 1925Harold Pulvermacher was born on 1 May 1925 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Conrad Pulvermacher and Mary Wachter.
Marriage1949Harold Pulvermacher married Ruth Louise Lockman, daughter of George Lockman and Evalina Poquette, in 1949.
Death27 March 2018Harold Pulvermacher died on 27 March 2018 at age 92 Harold Pulvermacher passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Greenway Manor in Spring Green with family at his side. One of his fears was that he wasn’t worthy of others’ admiration. That couldn’t be further from reality. By reading this you are affirming his life was well worth appreciating.

Harold was born on May 1, 1925, the son of Conrad and Mary (Wachter) Pulvermacher. He lived his early years during the Great Depression and along the way learned how to work hard, how to save relentlessly, and how to make ends--that were way too far apart--meet. He left formal schooling after 8th grade to help support his family. As a young adult he caught the eye of Ruth Lockman at a dance hall. They married in 1949, danced the Blue Skirt Waltz many times, and celebrated 65+ years of married life.

Together he and Ruth worked the farm and raised their family. They each also worked outside the farm. His labors were physical—farmer, construction worker, state park groundskeeper, and Umhoefer Lumber yardman. A sore back and sweat-filled shirt were the signs of a good day’s work. He enjoyed gardening, raising poultry, spending time with grandchildren, hunting, and perfecting his rooster crows.

Harold is survived by his 4 children Carl (Darcy) Pulvermacher, Nancy (Keith) Maxwell, Sue (Allan Alt) Pulvermacher-Alt, and Julie (Rob) Bauer; and his siblings—sister Mary Jane Dischler and brother Conrad (wife Pat). He was blessed with 11 surviving grandchildren—Kendra (Jason) Schluter, Tod, Beau, and Cody (Lori) Pulvermacher; Kyle (Jenn), Nathan (Julie), and Kallan (KayDee) Maxwell; Justin and Maggie Alt; and Lucas (Courtney) and Jillian Bauer. His further survivors include his precious 8 great grandchildren—Andrew & Tyler Maxwell; Tessa & Macie Schluter; McKenzie & Logan Maxwell; and Connie & Vivian Pulvermacher. While not related by bloodline he is also survived by members of the Swenson family--farm neighbors for generations who have become part of the family. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, his parents, his sisters Gertrude (and husband Melchior) Ballweg and Helen (and husband Louis) Ballweg, his brother Paul (and wife Ruth), his special brother-in-law Simon Dischler, and numerous other family members and friends. As you read this Harold is busily telling tales of 28-point bucks and 9-pound tomatoes to those he loved who went to heaven before him.

Even though Harold often looked at life through the discouraged lens of clinical depression he never faltered on being kind to and generous with those he cared about and loved. He would pass the bowl of potatoes to everyone at the table before he served himself. He would discreetly pull out his wallet to share a few extra dollars with a grandchild on their birthday. He would share the abundance of his garden from the back of his pickup truck with all who heeded his produce call. He tenderly cared for Ruth and would sing his own version of Amazing Grace to her in her latter stages of Alzheimer’s because she loved the song. Harold’s gentle soul lived beneath a sometimes-gruff exterior. Those who were lucky got to know the man beneath the upside-down smile.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. and on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass.

Paul Pulvermacher

M, b. circa 1929
Father*Conrad Pulvermacher b. c 1887
Mother*Mary Wachter b. c 1895
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1929Paul Pulvermacher was born circa 1929 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Conrad Pulvermacher and Mary Wachter.

Ruth Louise Lockman

F, b. 1928, d. 4 October 2015
Father*George Lockman
Mother*Evalina Poquette d. 1928
Ruth Louise (Lockman) Pulvermacher 2015
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1949As of 1949,her married name was Pulvermacher.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1928Ruth Louise Lockman was born in 1928.
She was the daughter of George Lockman and Evalina Poquette.
Marriage1949Ruth Louise Lockman married Harold Pulvermacher, son of Conrad Pulvermacher and Mary Wachter, in 1949.
Death4 October 2015Ruth Louise Lockman died on 4 October 2015 Ruth Louise (Lockman) Pulvermacher age 87, died peacefully on October 4, 2015 at Greenway Manor Nursing Home after a long journey with Alzheimer’s disease. Ruth was born in 1928 in the same house in which she raised her family on a farm she cherished. She was raised by her father, George Lockman, and her grandmother Margaret Goeltz. Ruth’s mother, Evalina Poquette, died from complications related to mom’s childbirth so she never met her mom. By most standards mom’s childhood was difficult. Her grandmother died when she was only eight. The weight of the Depression in the 30s–and beyond–was heavy. She and her sister Mary Margaret were extremely close sisters. Along with their brother Richard, they all worked hard on the farm every day. She loved to learn and walked 2-3 miles to and from school each day.

So, while she had every reason to be bitter about a tough life growing up, she saw nothing but goodness and felt nothing but joy with all the blessings that came her way. Optimism is described as a glass always half-full; her glass overflowed constantly. She loved her work as the pastry chef at The Spring Green Restaurant; a job she cherished for 25 years. She provided tender care and loving support to others working in the home health care industry for a number of years. At her last job, she couldn’t believe they paid her to be a hospitality greeter at The House on the Rock meeting people and telling them stories about the area she so dearly loved. While working full-time away from the farm she also worked full-time on the farm—growing vegetables, quilting, milking cows, baking, tossing hay bales, sewing, tending flower gardens, playing cards and enjoying time with grandchildren. The spring in her step was strong and she jumped into her work with boundless enthusiasm. Work was never a burden; she embraced her work with the same joy she embraced her life.

Ruth is survived by many who loved her deeply and learned from her eternally optimistic spirit. Harold, her husband of 65 years, was her rock of support during these trying years while Ruth battled Alzheimer’s. He was literally there for her every day. She leaves behind her four children, Carl (Darcy) Pulvermacher, Nancy (Keith) Maxwell, Sue (Allen) Pulvermacher-Alt, and Julie (Rob) Bauer—who will do their best to carry on her positive attitude. Her grandchildren, Kendra (Jason) Schluter, Tod, Beau, and Cody (Lori) Pulvermacher, Kyle (Jen), Nathan (Julie), and Kallan (KayDee) Maxwell, Justin and Maggie Alt, Lucas and Jillian Bauer, will fondly remember seeing grandma in purple; contributing to and checking out her snowman collection; and reaching into a cookie jar of homemade chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies. While not related by bloodline she is also survived by members of the Swenson family who have been family-like farm neighbors for many generations. She is survived by 7 great-grandchildren: Andrew and Tyler Maxwell, Tessa and Macie Schluter, McKenzie and Logan Maxwell, and Connie Pulvermacher; her sister- and brother-in-law Mary Jane and Simon Dischler, with whom they celebrated one anothers’ anniversaries for 65 years; and many other family members and friends. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her in laws, and her siblings. As you read this Ruth is busily and happily catching up with those she loved who went to heaven before her.

Friends and family are invited to attend A Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green. Fr. Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at St. John’s Catholic Church from 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. and again on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass at 11:00 A.M. The family is incredibly thankful to the caring staff at the Terrace Assisted Living facility and Greenway Manor nursing home. They helped mom preserve her sense of humor and dignity to the very end. Special thanks to Rosie Layton for her care over the years, along with Fr. Mike and Sister Lynne Marie. Memorials may be made to the Henry Vilas Zoo, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal October 6, 2015 - Ruth Louise (Lockman) Pulvermacher obituary

George Lockman

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageGeorge Lockman married Evalina Poquette.

Children of George Lockman and Evalina Poquette

Evalina Poquette

F, d. 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Lockman.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEvalina Poquette married George Lockman.
Death1928Evalina Poquette died in 1928 at died from complications related to childbirth.

Children of Evalina Poquette and George Lockman

Mary Margaret Lockman

F, b. before 1928
Father*George Lockman
Mother*Evalina Poquette d. 1928
Life EventDateDescription
Birthbefore 1928Mary Margaret Lockman was born before 1928.
She was the daughter of George Lockman and Evalina Poquette.

Richard Lockman

M, b. before 1928
Father*George Lockman
Mother*Evalina Poquette d. 1928
Life EventDateDescription
Birthbefore 1928Richard Lockman was born before 1928.
He was the son of George Lockman and Evalina Poquette.

Vernon A. Bindl

M, b. 8 August 1931, d. 7 January 2019
Father*Herbert Leo Bindl b. 1 May 1905, d. 27 Oct 1992
Mother*Alvina Bridget Volk b. 10 Feb 1905, d. 14 Jul 1981
Vernon A Bindl
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 August 1931Vernon A. Bindl was born on 8 August 1931 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Herbert Leo Bindl and Alvina Bridget Volk.
Death7 January 2019Vernon A. Bindl died on 7 January 2019 at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 87 Vernon A. Bindl age 87 of Plain passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Greenway Manor Nursing Home in Spring Green. He was born on August 8, 1931 in Plain, WI the son of Herbert and Alvina (Volk) Bindl. Vernon was married on December 27, 1951 to the former Doris Kraemer. After high school he joined the United States Air Force and served in Okinawa during the Korean War. He also attended Career Guidance School in Denver, Colorado . Vernon was a very active member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, a member of the Plain American Legion Post #398, served on the Plain Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years and was a Scout Master with the Plain Boy Scout Troop. He worked for Kraemer Bros. Inc. and later took over the family farm on Mill Road. He retired at the age of 62 but helped his son with his 2 farms. There was never a dull moment as he loved to hunt, fish, play golf, dance and was known as “Twinkle Toes” by his wife. They spent many great nights dancing, a love of both Doris and Vernon. He enjoyed special times with his children and grandchildren, teaching them to hunt and fish. Survivors include his wife, Doris Bindl of Plain, a son, Ken (Susan) Bindl of Plain, a daughter, Dorene Arnett of Sextonville, 7 grandchildren, Tracey (Steve) Allison, Terri (Mark) Creighton, Tanya (Brock) Auten, Rachel Bindl (Andy) Brandon Bindl (Bailey) Jessica (Mike) McCarthy, Mandy Melvin, five great grandchildren, a sister, Norine (Kenneth) Kraemer, a 3 brothers-in-law, Dennis Crowley, Jan (Colleen) Kraemer, Ron (Margo) Kraemer, 2 sisters-in-law, Eileen Bindl, Phyllis (Jim) Avenson, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Alvina Bindl, an infant daughter, Debbie Bindl, a son, Kevin Bindl, 2 sisters, Donelda Novy, Doris Brice, a brother, Ray Bindl, 3 brothers-in-law, Richard Novy, Ray Fleming, Larry Brice, a sister-in-law, Virginia Fleming and Dorene’s Fiance, Tim Devlin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain. Fr. John Silva will officiate with burial in the church cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Plain American Legion Post #398. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church from 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. and again on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass.
  • Vernon A. Bindl was an usher at the wedding of Catherine Lucille Hutter and Herman John Alt on 6 September 1965 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin; Catherine Lucille Hutter and Herman John Alt marriage announcement.

Children of Vernon A. Bindl

Alvina Bridget Volk

F, b. 10 February 1905, d. 14 July 1981
Father*George Volk b. 1875, d. 1946
Mother*Delia Fargen b. Apr 1875
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bindl.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAlvina Bridget Volk married Herbert Leo Bindl, son of Henry Jacob Bindl and Theresia Kate Dischler.
Birth10 February 1905Alvina Bridget Volk was born on 10 February 1905 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of George Volk and Delia Fargen.
Death14 July 1981Alvina Bridget Volk died on 14 July 1981 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 76.

Children of Alvina Bridget Volk and Herbert Leo Bindl

Kevin G. Bindl

M, b. 19 June 1964, d. 26 September 2015
Father*Vernon A. Bindl b. 8 Aug 1931, d. 7 Jan 2019
Kevin G Bindl
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 June 1964Kevin G. Bindl was born on 19 June 1964.
He was the son of Vernon A. Bindl.
Death26 September 2015Kevin G. Bindl died on 26 September 2015 at age 51 Kevin G. Bindl age 51 of Plain passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Agrace Hospice Care following a courageous battle with cancer. Kevin was born on June 19, 1964 the son of Vernon and Doris (Kraemer) Bindl of Plain, WI. Survivors include his daughter, Jessica Bindl of Reedsburg, a step daughter, Mandy Melvin of Wisconsin Dells, his parents, Vernon and Doris Bindl of Plain, 2 siblings, Kenneth (Susan) Bindl of Plain, Dorene Arnett and special friend, Tim Devlin of Sextonville, a special friend, Sue Diny of Elroy, WI, 4 nieces, a nephew, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Debbie Bindl, paternal grandparents, Barney and Alvina Bindl, maternal grandparents, Leo and Lucy Kraemer. Kevin was a valued employee of Bimbo Bakeries. He loved to joke and enjoyed his job so much he would say, “If it was any better it would be illegal”. He loved to fish and spent many hours fishing with his daughter when she was growing up. A Mass in memory of Kevin will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain. Fr. Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agrace Hospice Care or St. Luke’s Catholic School Endowment Fund. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal September 29, 2015 - Kevin G Bindl obituary

Arnett (?)

M

Debbie Bindl

F, d. before 2015
Father*Vernon A. Bindl b. 8 Aug 1931, d. 7 Jan 2019
Life EventDateDescription
Debbie Bindl was the daughter of Vernon A. Bindl.
Deathbefore 2015Debbie Bindl died before 2015.

Anthony Ruhland

M, d. 1989
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnthony Ruhland was also known as Tony.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage1949Anthony Ruhland married Delphine H. Feiner, daughter of Herman A. Feiner and Cecilia M. Meixelsperger, in 1949.
Death1989Anthony Ruhland died in 1989.

Dorothy Ann Farber

F, b. 11 January 1949, d. 26 January 2016
Father*Raymond Walter Farber b. 18 Apr 1912, d. 18 Oct 1955
Mother*Milda M. Mueller b. 16 Apr 1914, d. 3 Nov 1978
Dorothy Farber 1967 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDorothy Ann Farber was also known as Dottie.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 January 1949Dorothy Ann Farber was born on 11 January 1949.
She was the daughter of Raymond Walter Farber and Milda M. Mueller.
Death26 January 2016Dorothy Ann Farber died on 26 January 2016 at age 67 Dorothy Ann (Dottie) Farber, age 67, of Reedsburg, passed away on January 26, 2016 at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on January 11, 1949, the daughter of Raymond Walter and Milda (Mueller) Farber. Born and raised in Reedsburg, WI, Dottie attended Reedsburg High School and played the oboe as a member of the concert band and orchestra. She was also part of the color guard for the marching band, and a varsity cheerleader. Dottie worked at Hankscraft/Gerber/NUK for 41 years where she held multiple positons in multiple departments. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
She is survived by her brother, Fred Farber of Reedsburg;

Best friend of 55 years, Sally Voll of Green Bay;

Friends, Virgil Schafer of Reedsburg,

Jean Dunse of La Valle,

Pat Blinderman of Loganville;

And many cousins, friends and former co-workers.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A memorial service for Dottie will be conducted on Monday February 1st at 6:00 pm at the Farber Funeral Home. Visitation will take place from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Burial will take place in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Reedsburg, at a later date.
The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center.
  • Dorothy Ann Farber graduated in 1967 at Webb High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Betty (?)

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Roessler.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageBetty (?) married Gilbert Roessler, son of Anthony James Roessler and Apollonia G. Schmitz.

Veronica Roessler

F
Father*Anthony James Roessler b. 2 Feb 1894, d. 1 Nov 1977
Mother*Apollonia G. Schmitz b. 3 Nov 1894, d. 22 Feb 1985
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Junion.
Life EventDateDescription
Veronica Roessler was the daughter of Anthony James Roessler and Apollonia G. Schmitz.
MarriageVeronica Roessler married Robert Junion.

Robert Junion

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Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRobert Junion was also known as Bob.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRobert Junion married Veronica Roessler, daughter of Anthony James Roessler and Apollonia G. Schmitz.

Gerald W. Gruber

M, b. 7 October 1951, d. 29 May 1998
Father*Wilbert A. Gruber b. 1923, d. 29 Nov 1977
Mother*Mary Ann Roessler b. 8 Sep 1926, d. 11 Jan 2016
Gerald W (Jerry) Gruber
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGerald W. Gruber was also known as Jerry.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 October 1951Gerald W. Gruber was born on 7 October 1951 at Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Wilbert A. Gruber and Mary Ann Roessler.
Death29 May 1998Gerald W. Gruber died on 29 May 1998 at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, at age 46 Gerald W Gruber obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal May 30, 1998 - Gerald W Gruber obituary

Irene Roessler

F, b. 5 August 1933, d. 30 August 2006
Father*Anthony James Roessler b. 2 Feb 1894, d. 1 Nov 1977
Mother*Apollonia G. Schmitz b. 3 Nov 1894, d. 22 Feb 1985
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Goodlett.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageIrene Roessler married Charles Goodlett.
Birth5 August 1933Irene Roessler was born on 5 August 1933.
She was the daughter of Anthony James Roessler and Apollonia G. Schmitz.
Death30 August 2006Irene Roessler died on 30 August 2006 at age 73.

Charles Goodlett

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageCharles Goodlett married Irene Roessler, daughter of Anthony James Roessler and Apollonia G. Schmitz.

Gus Louis

M, d. after 1972
Father*Henry Louis d. a 1972
Mother*Katherine M. Honer b. Aug 1895, d. 10 Sep 1972
Life EventDateDescription
Gus Louis was the son of Henry Louis and Katherine M. Honer.
MarriageGus Louis married Arlene Gruber, daughter of Alois Joseph Gruber and Clara Mary Pulvermacher.
Deathafter 1972Gus Louis died after 1972.

Leslie Mueller

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLeslie Mueller was also known as Les.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLeslie Mueller married Caroline Gruber, daughter of Alois Joseph Gruber and Clara Mary Pulvermacher.

Leslie Neefe

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLeslie Neefe was also known as Les.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLeslie Neefe married Agatha Gruber, daughter of Alois Joseph Gruber and Clara Mary Pulvermacher.

John Horkan

M, d. before 2016
Father*John B. Horkan b. 6 Oct 1896, d. 28 Sep 1985
Mother*Bernice B. Lada b. 1914
Life EventDateDescription
John Horkan was the son of John B. Horkan and Bernice B. Lada.
Deathbefore 2016John Horkan died before 2016.

Helen B. Horkan

F, b. 1934
Father*John B. Horkan b. 6 Oct 1896, d. 28 Sep 1985
Mother*Bernice B. Lada b. 1914
Helen B Horkan - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1952
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Knuth.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHelen B. Horkan married Eugene Knuth, son of Emil Wilhelm Karl Knuth and Theresa Fitzgerald.
Birth1934Helen B. Horkan was born in 1934.
She was the daughter of John B. Horkan and Bernice B. Lada.
  • Helen B. Horkan graduated in 1952 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Eugene Knuth

M, b. 24 June 1930, d. 31 October 2005
Father*Emil Wilhelm Karl Knuth b. 30 Nov 1898, d. 4 May 1972
Mother*Theresa Fitzgerald b. 1894, d. 17 Nov 1954
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEugene Knuth was also known as Gene.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEugene Knuth married Helen B. Horkan, daughter of John B. Horkan and Bernice B. Lada.
Birth24 June 1930Eugene Knuth was born on 24 June 1930.
He was the son of Emil Wilhelm Karl Knuth and Theresa Fitzgerald.
Death31 October 2005Eugene Knuth died on 31 October 2005 at age 75.

Bernadine Mae Horkan

F, b. 28 February 1937, d. 4 September 2017
Father*John B. Horkan b. 6 Oct 1896, d. 28 Sep 1985
Mother*Bernice B. Lada b. 1914
Bernadine Horkan 1954 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Walsh.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 February 1937Bernadine Mae Horkan was born on 28 February 1937.
She was the daughter of John B. Horkan and Bernice B. Lada.
Death4 September 2017Bernadine Mae Horkan died on 4 September 2017 at age 80 Bernadine Mae Walsh, age 80, of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at Fair View Nursing Home in Mauston, Wisconsin.
Bernie Mae Walsh was born on February 28, 1937 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin to John B. and Bernice (Lada) Horkan. She was raised on a farm in the town of Dellona in Sauk County and graduated from Reedsburg High School. She later received her teaching certificate from the Sauk County Normal School and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Bernie taught school in a one-room school outside of Reedsburg after college and continued to be an advocate of education after she left Reedsburg and served on the Mauston School Board for several years.

Bernie was active member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Altar Society and Sodality. For many years, she served on the board of directors for Lindina Mutual Insurance. She was also an outstanding homemaker, seamstress, baker and cook; and was a member of Sevenweir Homemakers Club for more than 50 years where she led that group in many community activities and projects.
Bernie was extremely proud of her Irish Heritage. She was a long-time member of the South Central Shamrock Club and was awarded the club’s Irish Rose Award. She was passionate about genealogy and researched and compiled an extensive genealogy for the Horkan Family that dates back to her ancestral roots in Ireland, all without the aid of a computer.

Bernie is survived by Bob, her husband of 56 years; daughter, Deb (Luke) Hensler of Portage and son, Mark of Lyndon Station. She has two grandsons; Dayne and Hayes Hensler of Portage.
Bernie is further survived by her sister, Helen Knuth; her brothers, Larry (Janice) Horkan and Ed (Judy) Horkan and sister-in-law, Lois Horkan, all of Reedsburg. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Bernie was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jed, John, brother-in-law, Gene Knuth, sisters-in-law, Margaret Scully and Sister Mary Walsh.
Special thanks must be given to the “Army of Angels” at Fairview Nursing Home in Mauston, who provided round-the-clock care for the past several years and have become part of our family. Dr. Timothy Hinton also needs to be thanked for his honesty, compassion and friendship.

Visitation will be held from 9-11 AM on Friday, September 15th at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Lyndon Station, Wisconsin. A funeral mass will take place at 11 AM. A private burial will be held at a later time.

Memorials can be made to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Lyndon Station, Wisconsin.
  • Bernadine Mae Horkan graduated in 1954 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Juanita A. Vogel

F, b. 12 March 1924, d. 29 April 2016
Father*George Hans Vogel b. 6 Jul 1900, d. 31 Jul 1973
Mother*Leona Radloff b. 1903, d. 1998
Juanita Vogel - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1942
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1 October 1949As of 1 October 1949,her married name was Oetzman.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 March 1924Juanita A. Vogel was born on 12 March 1924.
She was the daughter of George Hans Vogel and Leona Radloff.
Marriage1 October 1949Juanita A. Vogel married Dean R. Oetzman on 1 October 1949.
Death29 April 2016Juanita A. Vogel died on 29 April 2016 at age 92 Juanita A. Oetzman, age 92, formerly of LaValle, died on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Heritage Manor in Elroy. She was born on March 12, 1924 near Lime Ridge, the daughter of George and Leona (Radloff) Vogel. She was baptized on June 20, 1925 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Reedsburg and later confirmed there on April 10, 1938. Juanita was a 1942 graduate of Reedsburg High School and a 1944 graduate of Sauk County Normal School. She taught for five years in rural one room schools. Jaunita was also a substitute teacher in the Reedsburg School District for many years. On October 1, 1949, she was married to Dean R. Oetzman. Three boys and twin daughters were born to this union. Juanita gave her time and talents for the Lord. She was a 4-H leader, belonged to the Homemakers Club, was a volunteer literacy reading tutor, was a lifetime Reedsburg Hospital Auxiliary member and served on the LaValle Township Election Board for many years. She was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was active in the Ladies Aid, altar guild, taught Sunday School, worked with the quilt tying group, belonged to the Lutheran Womens Missionary League, Lutheran Laymens League, the bible study group and helped packed for the Orphan Grain Train. Survivors include her four children: Dan Oetzman, of Hillsboro; Gary (Debra) Oetzman, of Lodi; Randy Oetzman, of Portage and Connie Oetzman, of Shakopee, MN; eight grandchildren: Scott, Jason, Melanie, Ben, Casey, Ali, Isaac and Emily; four great grandchildren:Jaxson, Arbella, Harrison and Steven; her brother: Dale Vogel, of Reedsburg; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean, on January 9, 2009; her daughter: Bonnie Oetzman; her daughter-in-law: Shirley Oetzman; one grandson: Steven Oetzman; and one brother: Chester (Joyce) Vogel. Memorial services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in LaValle with Pastor Robert Butler officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Zion Lutheran Church would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
  • Juanita A. Vogel graduated in 1942 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Child of Juanita A. Vogel and Dean R. Oetzman

Dean R. Oetzman

M, b. 15 April 1923, d. 9 January 2009
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 April 1923Dean R. Oetzman was born on 15 April 1923.
Marriage1 October 1949He married Juanita A. Vogel, daughter of George Hans Vogel and Leona Radloff, on 1 October 1949.
Death9 January 2009Dean 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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1961Bonnie Oetzman was born in 1961 at twin.
She was the daughter of Dean R. Oetzman and Juanita A. Vogel.
Death13 May 1978Bonnie Oetzman died on 13 May 1978.