James D. Whitfield

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Father*James Whitfield b. c 1883, d. 1943
Mother*Mary Hughes d. b 1963

Rosella M. Davis

F, b. 1893, d. 1978
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name2 September 1918As of 2 September 1918,her married name was Whitfield.
  • Rosella M. Davis was born in 1893 at Iowa.
  • She married James Whitfield on 2 September 1918 at Jones, Iowa.
  • Rosella M. Davis died in 1978.

Myron Doyle

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Larry Ernest Hale

M, b. 29 September 1946, d. 17 July 2018
Larry Ernest Hale 2018
Father*Ernest Hale
Mother*Irene Florence Richard b. 12 Jul 1924, d. 26 Feb 2018
  • Larry Ernest Hale was born on 29 September 1946 at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Ernest Hale and Irene Florence Richard.
  • Larry Ernest Hale died on 17 July 2018 at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, at age 71 Larry E. Hale, age 71, of Cross Plains, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Veteran’s Administration Hospice Care facility in Madison. He was born Sept. 29, 1946, in Platteville, to Ernest and Irene (Richard) Hale. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam War. Larry was united in marriage to Judith J. Schroeder, on Dec. 30, 1990, in Madison.

    Larry worked at Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. for 30 years as fleet manager, retiring in 1999. He was a proud member of the Teamsters Union Local No.695.

    Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and best friend. He cared deeply for his family and was always there for family gatherings and supporting his grandchildren at their events. He was a teacher of life lessons and an amazing role model for anyone who spent time with him. Larry would do anything for anyone, and he could fix anything, big or small. He enjoyed working in his garage and loved the John Deere brand. You could frequently find Larry at a tractor pull and attending the weekend threshereen. He was also famous for “Grandpa Larry’s Legendary BBQ Chicken”, which he proudly made on his charcoal Weber grill. Larry was the glue that held his family together and he will be deeply missed by all.

    Survivors include his wife, Judith; children, Brett (Shanna) Hale of Madison, Shane (Janine) Hale of Beaver Dam, five grandchildren, Ashley, Clara, Cash, Jagger, and Bennett Hale; siblings, Thellis (Jack) Winder of Palm City, Fla., Bonnie Hale of Madison, Judy (Craig) Wyman of Alliance, Neb., John (Jean) Hale of Oconomowoc; stepchildren, Janet (Ron) Schlafer of Sun Prairie and Danny Schroeder of Madison; four step-grandchildren, Carissa, Megan, Josh Schlafer, and Riley Schroeder; first wife and mother of his children, Nancy Hale of Madison; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the MOUNT VERNON ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, with the Rev. Brad Brookins officiating. Private burial with full military honors will be at South Beaver Dam Cemetery, on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 10:50 a.m., on Saturday at Mount Vernon Zwingli United Church of Christ Church. The Ellestad Camacho Funeral Home, 500 N. 8th St., Mount Horeb, is serving the family. Memorials in lieu of flowers or plants.
  • He was buried after 17 July 2018 at Leipsig Cemetery (aka South Beaver Dam Cemetery), Beaver Dam, Dodge, Wisconsin.

Fred Nelson Brees

M, b. 3 July 1879, d. 2 April 1942
  • Fred Nelson Brees married Helen Barrows.
  • Fred Nelson Brees was born on 3 July 1879 at Wyoming.
  • He died on 2 April 1942 at Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, at age 62.

Child of Fred Nelson Brees and Helen Barrows

Jerry K. McClain

M, b. 6 February 1960, d. 22 August 2012
Father*Duane Leroy McClain b. 17 Feb 1936, d. 23 Apr 2012
Mother*Anne Schmerbach b. c 1937
  • Jerry K. McClain was born on 6 February 1960 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • He was the son of Duane Leroy McClain and Anne Schmerbach.
  • Jerry K. McClain died on 22 August 2012 at Dubuque, Iowa, at age 52 Jerry K. McClain , of Dubuque, died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, after a courageous 10-year battle with Buergers disease.

    Services will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, with Pastor John Hulsizer officiating. Friends may call after 1 p.m. until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.

    Jerry was born on Feb. 6, 1960, in Dubuque, son of Wayne and Ann (Schmerbach) McClain .

    He worked for Webber Metal, Cascade, Iowa, until illness forced him to retire.

    Jerry enjoyed golfing and being with his friends at Paul's Tap. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

    Surviving are his mother, Ann; a brother, Ron (Chris) McClain ; a sister, Lori (Dennis) Weig, all of Dubuque, and a sister, Carol (Larry) Foht, of Benton, Wis; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne, on April 23, 2012; his sister, Kathy Miersen, on April 3, 2007; his brother-in-law, Brian Miersen, on March 15, 2007; his grandparents and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

    In lieu of flowers, a Jerry McClain Memorial Fund has been established.

Kathy McClain

F, d. 3 April 2007
Father*Duane Leroy McClain b. 17 Feb 1936, d. 23 Apr 2012
Mother*Anne Schmerbach b. c 1937
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Miersen.

Brian Miersen

M, d. 15 March 2007

Joseph H. McClain

M, b. 17 November 1972, d. 22 May 1996
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoseph H. McClain was also known as Joe.
  • Joseph H. McClain was born on 17 November 1972 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • He died on 22 May 1996 at age 23 ANDREW, Iowa - Services for Joseph H. "Joe" McClain , 23, 106 N. Main St., Andrew, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church, Andrew.

    Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., Dubuque, where there will be a parish wake service at 4 p.m.

    Joe was self-employed as a subcontractor for Steve Schnee Construction.

    He was born on Nov. 17, 1972, in Dubuque, son of Dennis B. and Ann S. (Hess) McClain . He died at approximately 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 1996, as the result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident near Welton on U.S. 61.

    He attended Iowa State University at Ames and was a 1994 graduate of Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids. He was very active and involved in band, basketball, track and cross country events in school and was a member of the Thespian Club. He loved hunting and being outdoors. He especially enjoyed working on restoring his 1968 GTO. He was an amateur photographer of outdoor and wildlife scenes. Joe touched the hearts of so many people.

    Surviving are his parents, Dennis B. and Ann S. (Hess) McClain , of Andrew; two brothers, Dennis B. McClain II, of Clarinda, and Jason L. McClain , of Andrew; his grandmother, Betty McClain , of Dubuque; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Rosemary Heileman

F, b. circa 1926
Father*Albert J. Heileman b. c 1890, d. b 1940
Mother*Louise Margaret Reding b. 10 May 1892, d. 10 Apr 1964
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRosemary Heileman was also known as Rose Mary.
Married NameHer married name was Uthe.

Eloyse (?)

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Runde.

Donna Haberkorn

F, d. 25 October 2014
Father*Wiliam Haberkorn d. b 2005
Mother*Violet (?) d. a 2005
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDonna Haberkorn was also known as Madonna M.
Married Name31 October 1961As of 31 October 1961,her married name was Kieler.
  • Donna Haberkorn was the daughter of Wiliam Haberkorn and Violet (?).
  • Donna Haberkorn married Oliver Kieler Jr., son of Oliver Edward Kieler and Harriet B. Droessler, on 31 October 1961.
  • Donna Haberkorn died on 25 October 2014 Madonna M. "Donna" Kieler , 71 of Dubuque and formerly of Kieler , WI passed away at 3:30 PM, Saturday, October 25, 2014 surrounded by her family at Luther Manor, Dubuque.

    There will be no public visitation or services. Burial will be held at a later date. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.

    She is survived by her husband, Babe who resides at Luther Manor, Dubuque, her two children, Brian Kieler and Vicky (Karl) Ballagh both of Kieler , WI, seven grandchildren, a sister, Arlene (Patrick) Dunn of Des Moines, IA and formerly of Dubuque, two brothers, Richard "Dick" (Donna) Haberkorn of Dubuque, Albert Haberkorn of FL and formerly Potosi, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Cary Kieler .

Child of Donna Haberkorn and Oliver Kieler Jr.

Cary Lee Kieler

M, b. 27 July 1962, d. 11 May 2005
Father*Oliver Kieler Jr. b. 9 Aug 1939, d. 31 Dec 2016
Mother*Donna Haberkorn d. 25 Oct 2014
  • Cary Lee Kieler was born on 27 July 1962 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • He was the son of Oliver Kieler Jr. and Donna Haberkorn.
  • Cary Lee Kieler died on 11 May 2005 at age 42 KIELER , Wis. - Cary Lee Kieler , 42, of Kieler , died Wednesday, May 11, 2005.

    Memorial services will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Casey Funeral Home, Cuba City, with the Rev. Robb McClintock officiating. Friends may call after 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

    Mr. Kieler worked as a journeyman for Hawkeye International in Dubuque. He also drove a feed truck for Kieler Feed and Seed. Cary was very skilled in many trades.

    He was born on July 27, 1962, at the former Xavier Hospital, Dubuque, son of Oliver "Babe" and MaDonna (Haberkorn) Kieler . He graduated from Southwestern High School in 1980.

    He married Victoria Hamil on Nov. 5, 1988, in a small ceremony at their home.

    He had a great love of hunting, fishing, morel hunting and boating. He also loved the Packers and NASCAR.

    He was loved and adored by his wife, three children, family and many, many friends.

    Surviving are his best friend and wife, Victoria Kieler , of Kieler ; two daughters, Kailey K. (fiance, Adam Blackburn) Kieler , of Dickeyville, and Lacie Jo Kieler , at home; a son, Tanner J. Kieler , at home; his parents, Oliver "Babe" and Donna Kieler , of Hazel Green; a sister, Vicky (Karl) Ballagh, of Hazel Green; a brother, Brian Kieler , of Hazel Green; his grandmother, Violet Haberkorn, of Dubuque; eight nieces and nephews; and an unborn grandchild. He also is survived by the other love of his life, his dog, Tracker.

    He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ollie and Harriet Kieler ; his maternal grandfather, Wiliam Haberkorn; a cousin, Keith Kieler ; an uncle, Hank Kieler ; and an aunt, Nila Ann Furlong.

Nila Ann Kieler

F, d. before 2016
Father*Oliver Edward Kieler b. 27 Mar 1906, d. 1 Mar 1994
Mother*Harriet B. Droessler b. 11 Jan 1915, d. 20 Feb 2004
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Furlong.

Frank Furlong

M, d. before 2016

Ellen A. Kohn

F, b. 28 December 1928, d. 11 July 2012
Ellen (Kohn) Kieler
Father*Joseph Kohn
Mother*Ida Tobin
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name30 December 1950As of 30 December 1950,her married name was Kieler.
  • Ellen A. Kohn was born on 28 December 1928.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Kohn and Ida Tobin.
  • Ellen A. Kohn married Floyd F. Kieler, son of Charles Henry Kieler and Josephine Ann Kunkel, on 30 December 1950 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Ellen A. Kohn died on 11 July 2012 at age 83 TENNYSON, Wis. - Ellen A. Kieler , 83, of Tennyson, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at The Finley Hospital, Dubuque.

    A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at St. Andrew's Church, Tennyson, with the Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to

    8 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Cuba City, where there will be a parish rosary recited at 3:45 p.m.

    Ellen was born on Dec. 28, 1928, in Worthington, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Ida (Tobin) Kohn. She married Floyd Kieler on Dec. 30, 1950, at St. Patrick's Church in Dubuque.

    Ellen loved bingo, cards, going to the casino and playing solo and dice with her grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor and was very devoted to her faith, especially the rosary.

    Surviving are her husband, Floyd, of Tennyson; four daughters, Diane (David) Konshak, of Cuba City, Denise (Ed McKenzie) Kieler , of Potosi, Donna (Tom) Digman, of Hazel Green, and Dena (Jason) Udelhofen, of Potosi; two sons, Richard "Dick" (Dana) Kieler , of Dickeyville, and Rodney Kieler , of Cuba City; two brothers, Delbert Kohn and John Kohn, both of Dubuque; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ida: two sons, Roy in 1963, and Roger in 2007; four sisters, Virginia, Geraldine, Luella and Patricia; and two brothers, Grange "Bud" and James.

Children of Ellen A. Kohn and Floyd F. Kieler

Roy Kieler

M, d. 1963
Father*Floyd F. Kieler b. 4 Nov 1927, d. 4 Nov 2016
Mother*Ellen A. Kohn b. 28 Dec 1928, d. 11 Jul 2012

Roger D. Kieler

M, b. 12 September 1958, d. 11 October 2007
Father*Floyd F. Kieler b. 4 Nov 1927, d. 4 Nov 2016
Mother*Ellen A. Kohn b. 28 Dec 1928, d. 11 Jul 2012
  • Roger D. Kieler was born on 12 September 1958 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • He was the son of Floyd F. Kieler and Ellen A. Kohn.
  • Roger D. Kieler died on 11 October 2007 at age 49 CUBA CITY, Wis. - Roger D. Kieler , 49, of Cuba City, formerly of Potosi, died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at home after a courageous battle with Guillain-Barre syndrome.

    Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Tennyson, with the Rev. Richard Leffler officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 3 to

    7 p.m. Sunday at Martin Funeral Home, Potosi, where there will be a prayer service at 3 p.m. Friends also may call after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

    Mr. Kieler worked at S & H Fabricating and Engineering in Maquoketa, Iowa, and most recently at A-DAC Plastics Corporation, in Maquoketa, as a plant engineer.

    He was born on Sept., 12, 1958, in Dubuque, son of Floyd and Ellen (Kohn) Kieler . He graduated from Potosi High School in 1976, and received a degree from Southwest Technical College in Fennimore.

    Roger loved and cared for his daughters and loved to spend time with his family. He also liked to tease his nephews and help his friends. Roger also enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards.

    Surviving are his two daughters, Kelly Kieler , of Platteville, and Katelyn Kieler , of Dickeyville; his parents, Floyd and Ellen Kieler , of Potosi; six brothers and sisters, Diane Kieler and Richard (Dana) Kieler , both of Dickeyville, Denise Kieler (special friend, Ed McKenzie), of Potosi, Donna (Tom) Digman, of Hazel Green, Dena (Jay) Udelhofen, of Potosi, and Rod Kieler , of Cuba City; five nephews, Jerod Kieler , Scott and Matt Digman, Christopher and Colin Udelhofen; and aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Kieler .

Richard C. Kieler

M, b. 4 January 1954, d. 17 April 2014
Richard C Kieler
Father*Floyd F. Kieler b. 4 Nov 1927, d. 4 Nov 2016
Mother*Ellen A. Kohn b. 28 Dec 1928, d. 11 Jul 2012
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRichard C. Kieler was also known as Dick.
  • Richard C. Kieler was born on 4 January 1954 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • He was the son of Floyd F. Kieler and Ellen A. Kohn.
  • Richard C. Kieler died on 17 April 2014 at age 60 DICKEYVILLE, Wis. - Richard C. "Dick" Kieler , 60, of Dickeyville, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital.

    Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Holy Ghost 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 21, at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Cuba City, where the parish wake service will be at 2:45 p.m.

    Dick was born on Jan. 4, 1954, in Dubuque, the son of Floyd F. and Ellen A. (Kohn) Kieler . He married Dana Reinsbach on Nov. 12, 1977, at Holy Ghost Church in Dickeyville.

    Dick worked for Dubuque Stamping and Manufacturing for 37 years.

    Dick loved woodworking and did it for family and friends. He enjoyed helping Platte River Displays put on shows in the surrounding area. He loved his friends at Kuepers III and was a Packers, Brewers and Badgers fan.

    Survivors include his wife, Dana; a son, Jerod R. Kieler , of Verona; his father, Floyd Kieler , of Tennyson; a brother, Rodney "T-Bone" Kieler , of Cuba City; and four sisters, Diane (Dave) Konshak, of Cuba City, Denise (Ed McKenzie) Kieler , of Potosi, Donna (Tom) Digman, of Hazel Green, and Dena (Jay) Udelhofen, of Potosi.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen (Kohn) Kieler ; and two brothers, Roy and Roger Kieler .

Anthony Floyd Kieler

M, b. 6 July 1961, d. 8 September 2015
Father*Leander Kieler b. 31 Jul 1921, d. 7 Apr 1984
Mother*Olive Ann Kruser b. b 1929
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnthony Floyd Kieler was also known as Tony.
  • Anthony Floyd Kieler was born on 6 July 1961 at Cuba City, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Leander Kieler and Olive Ann Kruser.
  • Anthony Floyd Kieler died on 8 September 2015 at age 54 CUBA CITY, Wis. - Anthony "Tony" Floyd Kieler , 54, of rural Kieler , WI, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, after a brief battle with cancer at ManorCare in Platteville, WI.

    A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15th, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler , WI, with Father Bernie Rott officiating. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Kieler , WI. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14th, at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Kieler , WI, and on Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Kieler , WI. The Haudenshield Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City, WI, is serving the family.

    Tony was born to Leander & Olive Ann (Kruser) Kieler on July 6, 1961, in Cuba City, WI. Following high school, Tony served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. Tony enjoyed spending time with his children and had a great love of the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping & setting lines for catfish, raising chickens on his small farm and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He was employed by several trucking companies as a truck driver in the surrounding Cuba City area.

    Tony is survived by his 4 children: Klay Austin Kieler , Hunter Logan Kieler , Sophia MariOlivia Kieler and Fawn Autumn Kieler , all of Cumberland, WI; his mother, Olive Ann Kieler ; 7 siblings: Susan (Glenn) Vosberg, of Monona, WI, William Kieler , of Cuba City, WI, Paul (Deb) Kieler , of Dickeyville, WI, Fred (Mary Kay) Kieler , of rural Kieler , WI, Leland Kieler , of Kieler , WI, Carol (Ross) Cummins, of Madison, WI and Wayne (Marla) Kieler , of Belleville, WI; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Leander "Andy" Kieler .

John Bernard Leibfried

M, b. 15 June 1891, d. December 1956

Children of John Bernard Leibfried and Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel

Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel

F, b. 24 March 1892, d. March 1947
Father*Michael Hufnagel
Mother*Dorothy Schwab b. c 1870, d. Apr 1942
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRoselinda Catherine Hufnagel was also known as Rose.
Name VariationRoselinda Catherine Hufnagel was also known as Hufnagle.
Married Name19 April 1915As of 19 April 1915,her married name was Leibfried.
  • Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel was born on 24 March 1892 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of Michael Hufnagel and Dorothy Schwab.
  • Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel married John Bernard Leibfried on 19 April 1915.
  • Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel died in March 1947 at Dubuque, Iowa, Rose (Hufnagel) Leibfried obituary.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald April 1, 1947 - Rose (Hufnagel) Leibfried obituary

Children of Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel and John Bernard Leibfried

Mark Langkamp

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James Joseph Leibfried

M, b. 23 May 1919, d. 13 August 1990
Father*John Bernard Leibfried b. 15 Jun 1891, d. Dec 1956
Mother*Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel b. 24 Mar 1892, d. Mar 1947

Bernard Charles Leibfried

M, b. 13 December 1928, d. 29 February 2004
Father*John Bernard Leibfried b. 15 Jun 1891, d. Dec 1956
Mother*Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel b. 24 Mar 1892, d. Mar 1947

Mary Ellen Leibfried

F, b. circa 1918, d. 12 March 1978
Father*John Bernard Leibfried b. 15 Jun 1891, d. Dec 1956
Mother*Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel b. 24 Mar 1892, d. Mar 1947
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name26 March 1940As of 26 March 1940,her married name was Elskamp.

Joseph W. Elskamp

M, b. 18 January 1914, d. 5 December 2007
  • Joseph W. Elskamp was born on 18 January 1914 at Wisconsin.
  • He married Mary Ellen Leibfried, daughter of John Bernard Leibfried and Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel, on 26 March 1940 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • Joseph W. Elskamp died on 5 December 2007 at age 93 Joseph W. Elskamp, 93, of Potosi, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster.

    Services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Tennyson, with the Rev. Richard Leffler officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Tennyson. Family and friends are welcome after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the church. The Martin Funeral Home, Potosi, is in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Elskamp was employed at the former Dubuque Packing Co. for 30 years. He also farmed for many years in rural Potosi.

    He was born on Jan. 18, 1914, in Potosi Township, son of Cornelius and Esther (Morehouse) Elskamp.

    He married Mary Ellen Leibfried on March 26, 1940; she preceded him in death on March 12, 1978. They were married for 38 years, and together they raised 10 children. He then married Jean Irwin on Nov. 24, 1979; she preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 1992. He later married Dolores Dressler on Jan. 15, 1994; she preceded him in death on Aug. 28, 2005.

    Joe enjoyed woodworking and was always tinkering with something on the farm.

    Surviving are eight children, Richard (Jane) Elskamp and Arlene (Tom) Breiner, both of Dubuque, Doris (Donnie) Udelhofen, of Potosi, David (Marilyn) Elskamp, of Sacramento, Calif., William (Janie) Elskamp, of Abilene, Texas, Dan (Rhonda) Elskamp, of Davenport, Iowa, Joann (Pat) Koeller, of Lancaster, and Juanita (Loren) Hilkin, of Dubuque; a daughter-in-law, Judy Elskamp, of Potosi; 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; several stepchildren; many stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Katheryn Harris, of Minocqua; a sister-in-law, Hannah Elskamp; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    He also was preceded in death by two sons, John, on Nov. 3, 1986, and Donald, on March 19, 2005; his parents; three brothers, Mahlon, Edward and Bernard; a sister, Dolores Kaiser; and two grandsons, Kyle Udelhofen and Donald Elskamp Jr.

Inez Hildegard Leibfried

F, b. 25 January 1923, d. 1 December 2002
Father*John Bernard Leibfried b. 15 Jun 1891, d. Dec 1956
Mother*Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel b. 24 Mar 1892, d. Mar 1947
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameJanuary 1943As of January 1943,her married name was Ehlers.
  • Inez Hildegard Leibfried was born on 25 January 1923 at Potosi, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of John Bernard Leibfried and Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel.
  • Inez Hildegard Leibfried married Robert Ehlers in January 1943 Inez Liebfried and Robert Ehlers marriage announcement.
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal January 11, 1943 - Inez Liebfried and Robert Ehlers marriage announcement
  • Inez Hildegard Leibfried died on 1 December 2002 at age 79.

Child of Inez Hildegard Leibfried and Robert Ehlers

Robert Ehlers

M, b. before 1925, d. 1992

Child of Robert Ehlers and Inez Hildegard Leibfried

Velma Leibfried

F, b. 26 November 1931, d. 11 July 2009
Father*John Bernard Leibfried b. 15 Jun 1891, d. Dec 1956
Mother*Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel b. 24 Mar 1892, d. Mar 1947
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 February 1950As of 14 February 1950,her married name was Kruser.
  • Velma Leibfried was born on 26 November 1931 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of John Bernard Leibfried and Roselinda Catherine Hufnagel.
  • Velma Leibfried married Edward F. Kruser on 14 February 1950 at Tennyson, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • Velma Leibfried died on 11 July 2009 at age 77 Velma C. Kruser, age 77, of Potosi, found eternal peace on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at her home where she had made so many precious memories.

    Services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with the Reverend Bernard Rott officiating. Her final resting place was at St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi. Friends called from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 at Martin Funeral Home in Potosi where there was a parish prayer service at 4:00 p.m.

    She was born on November 26, 1931 in Paris Township, daughter of John and Rose (Hufnagel) Leibfried. On February 14, 1950, she married her valentine, Edward F. Kruser at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson.

    Velmas life was centered around her family. Many days you could find her in her kitchen baking cookies or playing games with the kids. On those rare occasions when there were no kids around, Velma enjoyed her quiet time reading Harlequin romance novels. She was also the family genealogist and spent much time creating and then continually updating family history books.

    She was a lifetime member of St. Andrew-Thomas Parish, active in the Altar Society and volunteering at funeral dinners.

    Surviving are her husband of nearly 60 years, Eddie, Potosi; four sons: Dale (Teresa), Joe (Patti), Jeff (JoAnn) all of Potosi and Dennis (Marla), Cassville; six daughters: Deanne, LaCrosse, Shirley (Dan) Heger, Pewaukee, Lois (Rod) Molyneau, Houston, TX, Beth (Jason) Brinkman, Potosi, Jill (Jeff) Miller, Waverly, GA and Aimee (Steve) Lochowitz, Tucson, AZ; two sisters, Frances Kieler, Cuba City and Ann Langkamp, West Lafayette, IN; her godmother, Aunt Vernetta Hohnecker, Dubuque, IA; grandchildren and step-grandchildren: Tom, Lance, Clint, Tess, Cassidy, Betsy, Megan, Paige, Jared, Jarika, Justina, Jenna, Maddi, Bailey, Chloe, Zachary, Alison, Samantha, Dakota, Audrie, Jeffrey and Sammie; great-grandchildren: Chloe, Cullen, Sydney, Maizey, Zalia, Mia, Evan, Logan and Braydon.

    Velma will now be reunited with her son, Ed Jr; her parents, John and Mary Leibfried; her brothers, James, Louis, Bernard; and sisters, Mary, Inez and Doris.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Andrew-Thomas Parish and Potosi Rescue Squad.
     In February 1975 25th wedding anniversary of Edward and Velma (Leibfried) Kruser.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald February 16, 1975 - 25th wedding anniversary of Edward and Velma (Leibfried) Kruser