Annie (?)

F, b. November 1813, d. after 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Sodewasser.
Married NameHer married name was Sodawater.
  • Annie (?) married (?) Sodawater.
  • Annie (?) was born in November 1813 at Germany.
  • She died after 1900.
Census DateLocation
1900Township 96, Bon Homme, South DakotaAnnie (?) was listed as mother-in-law in Augustus Peter's household on the 1900 Census at Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota.1

Child of Annie (?) and (?) Sodawater

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: 1546; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 1241546.

(?) Sodawater

M, d. before 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name Variation(?) Sodawater was also known as (?) Sodewasser.
  • (?) Sodawater married Annie (?).
  • (?) Sodawater died before 1900.

Child of (?) Sodawater and Annie (?)

Carrie Peter

F, b. October 1871
Father*Augustus Peter b. May 1845, d. 3 Mar 1915
Mother*Caroline Sodawater b. Mar 1835, d. 18 Apr 1920
Census DateLocation
1900Township 96, Bon Homme, South DakotaCarrie Peter was listed as a daughter in Augustus Peter's household on the 1900 Census at Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: 1546; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 1241546.

Elizabeth Josie Peter

F, b. 11 April 1884
Father*Augustus Peter b. May 1845, d. 3 Mar 1915
Mother*Caroline Sodawater b. Mar 1835, d. 18 Apr 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Josie Peter was also known as Lizzie.
Census DateLocation
1900Township 96, Bon Homme, South DakotaElizabeth Josie Peter was listed as a daughter in Augustus Peter's household on the 1900 Census at Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: 1546; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 1241546.

Mae Peter

F, b. 6 January 1889
Father*Augustus Peter b. May 1845, d. 3 Mar 1915
Mother*Caroline Sodawater b. Mar 1835, d. 18 Apr 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMae Peter was also known as Mary.
Census DateLocation
1900Township 96, Bon Homme, South DakotaMae Peter was listed as a daughter in Augustus Peter's household on the 1900 Census at Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: 1546; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 1241546.

Anna Maria Peters

F, b. 3 August 1879, d. 2 July 1955
Father*Augustus Peter b. May 1845, d. 3 Mar 1915
Mother*Caroline Sodawater b. Mar 1835, d. 18 Apr 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Maria Peters was also known as Annie.
Name VariationAnna Maria Peters was also known as Anna Marie.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Bon Homme, Dakota TerritoryAnna Maria Peters was listed as a daughter in Augustus Peter's household on the 1880 Census at Bon Homme, Dakota Territory.1
1900Township 96, Bon Homme, South DakotaAnna Maria Peters was listed as wife in Martin Conrad Peters's household on the 1900 Census at Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota.2
1910Avon, Bon Homme, South DakotaAnna Maria Peters was listed as wife in Martin Conrad Peters's household on the 1910 Census at Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.3
1920Avon, Bon Homme, South DakotaAnna Maria Peters was listed as wife in Martin Conrad Peters's household on the 1920 Census at Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.4
1930Avon, Bon Homme, South DakotaAnna Maria Peters was listed as wife in Martin Conrad Peters's household on the 1930 Census at Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.5
1940Avon, Bon Homme, South DakotaAnna Maria Peters was listed as wife in Martin Conrad Peters's household on the 1940 Census at Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.6

Child of Anna Maria Peters and Martin Conrad Peters

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Bon Homme, Dakota Territory; Roll: 111; Family History Film: 1254111; Page: 78A; Enumeration District: 094.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: 1546; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 1241546.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: T624_1475; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0032; FHL microfilm: 1375488.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: T625_1714; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 320.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: 2217; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0002; Image: 247.0; FHL microfilm: 2341951.
  6. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3848; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 5-2.

Alvena F. Peter

F, b. 27 December 1877, d. October 1970
Father*Augustus Peter b. May 1845, d. 3 Mar 1915
Mother*Caroline Sodawater b. Mar 1835, d. 18 Apr 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAlvena F. Peter was also known as Alvina.
  • Alvena F. Peter was born on 27 December 1877 at Illinois.
  • She was the daughter of Augustus Peter and Caroline Sodawater.
  • Alvena F. Peter died in October 1970 at Oregon at age 92.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Bon Homme, Dakota TerritoryAlvena F. Peter was listed as a daughter in Augustus Peter's household on the 1880 Census at Bon Homme, Dakota Territory.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Bon Homme, Dakota Territory; Roll: 111; Family History Film: 1254111; Page: 78A; Enumeration District: 094.

Emma Marie Peters

F, b. circa 1875
Father*Augustus Peter b. May 1845, d. 3 Mar 1915
Mother*Caroline Sodawater b. Mar 1835, d. 18 Apr 1920
Census DateLocation
June 1880Bon Homme, Dakota TerritoryEmma Marie Peters was listed as a daughter in Augustus Peter's household on the 1880 Census at Bon Homme, Dakota Territory.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Bon Homme, Dakota Territory; Roll: 111; Family History Film: 1254111; Page: 78A; Enumeration District: 094.

Annie I. Peters

F, b. October 1862
Father*Frank C. Peters b. Jul 1821, d. a 1900
Mother*Sophia (?) b. Apr 1835, d. a 1900
Census DateLocation
18 June 1870Albion, Edwards, IllinoisAnnie I. Peters was listed in Frank C. Peters's household on the 1870 Census at Albion, Edwards, Illinois.1
7 June 1900Browns, Edwards, IllinoisAnnie I. Peters was listed as a daughter in Frank C. Peters's household on the 1900 Census at Browns, Edwards, Illinois.2

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Albion, Edwards, Illinois; Roll: M593_219; Page: 295A; Image: 259988; Family History Library Film: 545718.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Browns, Edwards, Illinois; Roll: 299; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0017; FHL microfilm: 1240299.

Nora A. Curtis

F, b. 24 December 1877, d. 7 March 1927
Father*John Curtis d. b 1900
Mother*Elizabeth Copeland b. May 1840, d. a 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1920As of before 1920,her married name was Peters.
Census DateLocation
1920Raleigh, Saline, IllinoisNora A. Curtis was listed as wife in Charles J. Peters's household on the 1920 Census at Raleigh, Saline, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Raleigh, Saline, Illinois; Roll: T625_395; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 138; Image: 533.

Elizabeth (?)

F, b. circa 1853, d. after 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Shain.
  • Elizabeth (?) married (?) Shain.
  • Elizabeth (?) was born circa 1853 at Illinois.
  • She died after 1930.
Census DateLocation
1930Long Branch, Saline, IllinoisElizabeth (?) was listed as mother-in-law in Charles J. Peters's household on the 1930 Census at Long Branch, Saline, Illinois.1

Child of Elizabeth (?) and (?) Shain

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Long Branch, Saline, Illinois; Roll: 554; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0024; Image: 998.0; FHL microfilm: 2340289.

(?) Shain

M

Child of (?) Shain and Elizabeth (?)

Mary Shain

F, b. circa 1880
Father*(?) Shain
Mother*Elizabeth (?) b. c 1853, d. a 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Nameafter 1926As of after 1926,her married name was Peters.
Census DateLocation
1930Long Branch, Saline, IllinoisMary Shain was listed as wife in Charles J. Peters's household on the 1930 Census at Long Branch, Saline, Illinois.1
1940Long Branch, Saline, IllinoisMary Shain was listed as wife in Charles J. Peters's household on the 1940 Census at Long Branch, Saline, Illinois.2

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Long Branch, Saline, Illinois; Roll: 554; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0024; Image: 998.0; FHL microfilm: 2340289.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Long Branch, Saline, Illinois; Roll: T627_883; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 83-28.

Elizabeth Copeland

F, b. May 1840, d. after 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Curtis.
  • Elizabeth Copeland married John Curtis.
  • Elizabeth Copeland was born in May 1840 at Illinois.
  • She died after 1900.

Child of Elizabeth Copeland and John Curtis

John Curtis

M, d. before 1900
  • John Curtis was born at Illinois.
  • He married Elizabeth Copeland.
  • John Curtis died before 1900.

Child of John Curtis and Elizabeth Copeland

Harry Fred Peters

M, b. 15 September 1900, d. 23 April 1976
Father*Martin Conrad Peters b. 11 Jul 1874, d. 31 May 1945
Mother*Anna Maria Peters b. 3 Aug 1879, d. 2 Jul 1955
  • Harry Fred Peters was born on 15 September 1900 at Bon Homme, South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Martin Conrad Peters and Anna Maria Peters.
  • Harry Fred Peters married Cornelia O. Hahn on 22 March 1933 at Bon Homme, South Dakota.
  • Harry Fred Peters died on 23 April 1976 at Snohomish, Washington, at age 75.
Census DateLocation
1910Avon, Bon Homme, South DakotaHarry Fred Peters was listed as a son in Martin Conrad Peters's household on the 1910 Census at Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.1
1920Avon, Bon Homme, South DakotaHarry Fred Peters was listed as a son in Martin Conrad Peters's household on the 1920 Census at Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.2
1930Avon, Bon Homme, South DakotaHarry Fred Peters was listed as a son in Martin Conrad Peters's household on the 1930 Census at Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.3
1940Menno, Hutchinson, South DakotaHarry Fred Peters was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Menno, Hutchinson, South Dakota.4
     Harry Fred Peters and Cornelia O. Hahn lived in 1935 at Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: T624_1475; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0032; FHL microfilm: 1375488.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: T625_1714; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 320.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: 2217; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0002; Image: 247.0; FHL microfilm: 2341951.
  4. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Menno, Hutchinson, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3858; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 34-13.

Cornelia O. Hahn

F, b. 1910, d. 2003
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name22 March 1933As of 22 March 1933,her married name was Peters.
Census DateLocation
1940Menno, Hutchinson, South DakotaCornelia O. Hahn was listed as wife in Harry Fred Peters's household on the 1940 Census at Menno, Hutchinson, South Dakota.1
     Cornelia O. Hahn and Harry Fred Peters lived in 1935 at Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Menno, Hutchinson, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3858; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 34-13.

Sophia (?)

F, b. April 1835, d. after 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1855As of circa 1855,her married name was Peters.
  • Sophia (?) was born in April 1835 at Germany.
  • She married Frank C. Peters circa 1855.
  • Sophia (?) died after 1900.
Census DateLocation
18 June 1870Albion, Edwards, IllinoisSophia (?) was listed in Frank C. Peters's household on the 1870 Census at Albion, Edwards, Illinois.1
7 June 1900Browns, Edwards, IllinoisSophia (?) was listed as wife in Frank C. Peters's household on the 1900 Census at Browns, Edwards, Illinois.2
1910Browns, Edwards, IllinoisSophia (?) was listed as mother in Charles J. Peters's household on the 1910 Census at Browns, Edwards, Illinois.3
1920Raleigh, Saline, IllinoisSophia (?) was listed as mother in Charles J. Peters's household on the 1920 Census at Raleigh, Saline, Illinois.4

Children of Sophia (?) and Frank C. Peters

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Albion, Edwards, Illinois; Roll: M593_219; Page: 295A; Image: 259988; Family History Library Film: 545718.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Browns, Edwards, Illinois; Roll: 299; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0017; FHL microfilm: 1240299.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Browns, Edwards, Illinois; Roll: T624_284; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0017; FHL microfilm: 1374297.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Raleigh, Saline, Illinois; Roll: T625_395; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 138; Image: 533.

Frank C. Peters

M, b. July 1821, d. after 1900
  • Frank C. Peters was born in July 1821 at Germany.
  • He married Sophia (?) circa 1855.
  • Frank C. Peters died after 1900.
Census DateLocation
18 June 1870Albion, Edwards, IllinoisFrank C. Peters was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Albion, Edwards, Illinois.1
7 June 1900Browns, Edwards, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Browns, Edwards, Illinois.2
     Frank Peters (Edwards county, IL) is different than Conrad Frank Peters (Bond and Effingham county, IL).

Children of Frank C. Peters and Sophia (?)

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Albion, Edwards, Illinois; Roll: M593_219; Page: 295A; Image: 259988; Family History Library Film: 545718.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Browns, Edwards, Illinois; Roll: 299; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0017; FHL microfilm: 1240299.

Charles Peters

M, b. circa 1871
Father*Conrad Frank Peters b. c 1816, d. a 1880
Mother*Sophia Emeline Rusbuld b. Apr 1835
Census DateLocation
June 1880Bishop, Effingham, IllinoisCharles Peters was listed as a son in Conrad Frank Peters's household on the 1880 Census at Bishop, Effingham, Illinois.1
     Charles J. Peters (Edwards and Saline county, IL) is different than Charles Peters (Effingham county, IL).

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Bishop, Effingham, Illinois; Roll: 205; Family History Film: 1254205; Page: 423C; Enumeration District: 139; Image: 0607.

Nick Wiedenfeld

M

Thomas Elder

M

James Hill

M

James Franklin Habel

M, b. 5 October 1939, d. 14 January 2017
James Franklin Habel
Father*Lester Clarence Habel b. c 1901
Mother*Belva Hamilton b. 23 Jun 1906, d. 23 Feb 1978
  • James Franklin Habel was born on 5 October 1939.
  • He was the son of Lester Clarence Habel and Belva Hamilton.
  • James Franklin Habel died on 14 January 2017 at age 77 James Franklin Habel, passed away at Gunderson Health Systems in La Crosse, Wisconsin on Jan. 14, 2017. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday Jan 21, 2017 at the Southside Neighborhood Center, 1300 S. 6th St., La Crosse. A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville. The family suggests memorials for Couleecap of La Crosse. The Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, is assisting with local arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.melbyfh.com.

    James was born October 5, 1939 in Platteville, Wisconsin to Lester and Belva Habel. In his youth, Jim attended the training school at UW Platteville. He rode in the AMPI milk truck for 22 years and accompanied his brother, Lyle, selling and delivering for Southwest Supply.

    He relocated to Delavan, Wisconsin to live with his sister, Barb Hessenthaler and her family, where he worked at Fagan Ford, McCullough's drug store, and VIP workshop.

    In 1991 Jim moved to Waumandee, WI to live with his niece, LeeAnne Bulman, and her family. The last 13 years he resided with Anna Lawyer in La Crosse while working jobs at Riverfront, Hilltoppers, ORC, and most recently VARC in Viroqua. He attended Merit Center North. Jim spent alternate weekends with Dorothy Clark.

    Jim loved to travel. His favorite places were Disney World, Disney Land, Dollywood, and visits to family. His other free time was spent walking, bike riding, teasing, dressing up for Halloween, and singing.

    Jim is survived by his caretakers, Anna Lawyer, Adrian Gotts and daughter Aaron, Dorothy Clark and son Damien; his brother and sisters, Ron Habel, Vista, CA, Shirley Anderson, Onalaska, Carol Funk, Columbia, SC, Mary (Dan) Schiefert, Rochester, MN, Barb (Darrell) Hessenthaler, Delavan, WI; his sister-in-law, Karen Habel, Platteville; and thirteen nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Doris Habel and Lois Burlo; brother, Lyle; brothers-in-law, Eddie Burlo and Chuck Anderson; sister-in-law, Cathy Habel; and three nieces.

Eddie Burlo

M, d. before 2017

Doris Habel

F, d. before 2017
Father*Lester Clarence Habel b. c 1901
Mother*Belva Hamilton b. 23 Jun 1906, d. 23 Feb 1978

Lyle L. Habel

M, b. 15 June 1931, d. 17 October 2015
Lyle L Habel
Father*Lester Clarence Habel b. c 1901
Mother*Belva Hamilton b. 23 Jun 1906, d. 23 Feb 1978
  • Lyle L. Habel was born on 15 June 1931.
  • He was the son of Lester Clarence Habel and Belva Hamilton.
  • Lyle L. Habel died on 17 October 2015 at age 84 Lyle L. Habel, 84, of Platteville, WI passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Southwest Health Center Hospital, Platteville. VFW Memorial Services will be at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. In following with Lyle’s wishes he will be buried at sea. Chapel military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 42 and VFW Post 5274, Platteville along with American Legion Post 453, Belmont. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Lyle’s name. The Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com.

    Lyle was born on June 15, 1931 in Potosi, Wisconsin, son of Lester C. and Belva (Hamilton) Habel. He attended grade school at UW-Platteville State Training Center and graduated from Platteville High School in 1950. From 1949 – 1951 Lyle served in the 32nd Division COM National Guards Red Arrow, Platteville. On February 1, 1952 he joined the U.S. Navy and served from 1952 – 1955 overseas in Korea and Japan. After the service, he attended Madison Vo-Tech College for automotive training. On June 27, 1964 he was joined in marriage to Karen J. Ludwig in Platteville. His working career continued as a parts-manager in Chevrolet garages in Darlington and Platteville, sales for Southwest Supply and ended with sixteen years working for the Platteville School District, retiring at age 70, as head custodian at O.E. Gray Elementary.
    He was a life member of VFW Post 5274, Platteville, WI; American Legion Post 453 Belmont, WI; Military Order of the Cooties Red Arrow Pup Tent 32 of Monroe; and the Disabled American Veterans. He is a Past Commander of VFW Post 5274 serving for four terms and Past Commander of VFW 3rd District, 1977-1978. He was VFW State Chief-of-Staff-Dept. of WI 1982-1983. From 1971-present he held offices at the local and district level. He received many national and state honors for membership and made it a passion to help veterans and their families. On May 20, 2014 he was thrilled to participate in the Honor Flight of Greater Dubuque, IA. Lyle was an honorary member of the Platteville FFA and has sponsored the Greenhand award from 1983-present.
    His life’s enjoyments were work, family, and serving his country. He loved woodworking, time with family, working with young people, and the friendships he made with the Mennonite and Amish communities. He was a proud and loving father and grandfather.
    He is survived by his wife, Karen; son Rodney (Lois) Habel, Downers Grove, IL; daughter Gretchen (Daniel) Butts, Spring Green, WI; four grandchildren, Lainie (Henry) Grabowski, Karissa Habel, Dakota Butts, and McKenna Butts; sisters Shirley Anderson, Onalaska, WI; Carol Funk, Columbia, SC; Mary Jo (Daniel) Schiefert, Rochester, MN; Barbara (Darrell) Hessenthaler, Delevan, WI; brothers Ronald Habel, Vista, CA; James Habel, LaCrosse, WI; sister-in-law Edna Ludwig, Platteville and many nieces and nephews.
    He is preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, Richard and Marie Ludwig; sister Lois Burlo; two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Francis Schaaf

M, d. before September 2016

Joe Pawlak

M, d. before September 2016

Donald K. VanNatta

M, b. 2 April 1929, d. 1 June 2015
Father*Harold John VanNatta b. 1 Apr 1904, d. 16 Jul 1964
Mother*Lillian B. Schindler b. 19 Jun 1900, d. 11 May 1969
  • Donald K. VanNatta was born on 2 April 1929.
  • He was the son of Harold John VanNatta and Lillian B. Schindler.
  • Donald K. VanNatta died on 1 June 2015 at age 86 Donald “Don” K. Van Natta, of Platteville, WI passed away peacefully and with dignity at Agrace Hospice Care Fitchburg, WI, with his loving wife by his side, on Monday June 1st 2015, at the age of 86.
    Don will be lovingly missed by his wife of 64 years, Myrtle. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2015 at the United Methodist Church, Platteville, WI. Rev. Brenda Whitford will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville, where military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post #42 and VFW Post #5274. Friends may call from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday June 7, 2015 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. In addition, friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Donald K. Van Natta Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com.

    Don was born April 2, 1929 in Waukesha, WI, the son of Harold J. and Lillian B. (Schindler)
    Van Natta. He was united in marriage to Myrtle M. Moody on June 5, 1951 at the Methodist Church, Belmont, WI. He graduated from Platteville High School in 1948 where he participated in track. While growing up he was an active 4-H member. He was a life time member of the Platteville Methodist Church. He served in the 32nd Division of the Wisconsin National Guard. Don was 1st Sergeant of Combat Support Co. and served in Ft. Lewis, WA, 1961-1962.

    He worked at the Dubuque Packing Co. (hog cut dept.) for 33 years, retiring in 1981. After retirement he enjoyed working at Doctor’s Park Physicians and the Platteville Oral Surgeons maintaining the building and grounds. He was a courier for Doctor’s Park Clinic and greeter for Southwest Health Center. He really enjoyed being outdoors and cutting grass on his Cub Cadet riding lawn mower.

    Don was Scoutmaster of Troop 82, Platteville, for 30 years. During this time he was very proud to help 45 boy scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout under his leadership. As scoutmaster, he enjoyed twelve treks to the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico, where he was accompanied by a son, grandson, and son-in-law. He received Scouting leadership awards of: Scouter of the year 1972, Outstanding Scoutmaster 1973, National Presidents Leader of Distinction, Silver Beaver Award in 1976, The Bridge Builder in 1978 and Order of the Arrow (Vigil). He was also presented the Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award (ABCD). Don was a member of American Legion Post #42, Platteville, WI, where he was secretary and served on the firing squad.

    Don was a very kind, proud, and giving father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time and keeping “tabs” on his family and grandchildren. Donating and volunteering freely of his time, helping coach his children's many youth sports team in Platteville, WI.

    Don thoroughly enjoyed watching sports. He loved to follow all the local high school sports teams. He was fond of the Hillmen, Pioneers, Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers, as well as the Pearl City Wolves. He always enjoyed being Santa’s Helper during the holiday season. Also, traveling on WARCO bus trips to Branson, MO where he enjoyed the music and shows. He enjoyed dancing, playing euchre, going to movies, auctions and telling jokes. This included opening for comedians at the Arthur House comedy shows.

    Don is survived by his wife, Myrtle; four children, Marsha (Jay) Butson, Dennis Van Natta, Larry (Lisa) Van Natta, Mary Jo Van Natta (Mike Esmond); four grandchildren, Jayson Van Natta, Kelsey (Steve) Butson-Sraga, Denyse Van Natta, Katie Butson; brothers-in-law, Ron Moody, of California; Robert Gill; sister-in-law, Mary Moody; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, Orville and Alta Moody; sister-in-law, Marge Gill; and brother-in-law, Orville Moody Jr.