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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 April 1929Donald K. VanNatta was born on 2 April 1929.
He was the son of Harold John VanNatta and Lillian B. Schindler.
Death1 June 2015Donald 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.

Marion Linden

F, d. 11 July 2009
Father*John P. Linden b. c 1903, d. Aug 1971
Mother*Lelia Corlett d. a 1971
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name22 June 1950As of 22 June 1950,her married name was VanNatta.
Life EventDateDescription
Marion Linden was the daughter of John P. Linden and Lelia Corlett.
Marriage22 June 1950Marion Linden married Clifford George VanNatta, son of William McKinley VanNatta and Ethel L. Doeltz, on 22 June 1950.
Death11 July 2009Marion Linden died on 11 July 2009.

Child of Marion Linden and Clifford George VanNatta

David VanNatta

M, d. 11 December 2011
Father*Clifford George VanNatta b. 2 May 1928, d. 21 Mar 2017
Mother*Marion Linden d. 11 Jul 2009
Life EventDateDescription
David VanNatta was the son of Clifford George VanNatta and Marion Linden.
Death11 December 2011David VanNatta died on 11 December 2011.

Mary K. Dederich

F, b. 21 March 1938, d. 27 March 2017
Father*Peter A. Dederich b. 4 Nov 1901, d. 9 Nov 1977
Mother*Alice Ann McCluskey b. 19 Aug 1905, d. 28 Nov 1971
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name27 April 1957As of 27 April 1957,her married name was Broadbent.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 March 1938Mary K. Dederich was born on 21 March 1938 at Orion, Richland, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Peter A. Dederich and Alice Ann McCluskey.
Marriage27 April 1957Mary K. Dederich married Leslie E. Broadbent on 27 April 1957.
Death27 March 2017Mary K. Dederich died on 27 March 2017 at age 79 Mary K. Broadbent (Dederich) age 79 Entered Heavens gates on March 27th, 2017. Mary was born on March 21, 1938 in Richland County, Orion Township to Peter and Alice (McCluskey) Dederich. She was raised on the family farm in Richland County. Mary united in marriage with Leslie E. Broadbent on April 27, 1957. Together they were lifelong residents of Muscoda, WI where she was a devoted wife and mother to their 6 children. They were also a local farm, and business owner. Mary served on the Village of Muscoda board for many years. She was active with her husband in the local Lions club. In her youthful years, she was a league bowler for Vern’s signs. Mary enjoyed cooking for her large family and was well known for her pies having the best crust. Mary loved to socialize and could occasionally be found at the tavern enjoying a Packer or Badger game along with friends or family. Mary is survived by her 6 children, all of Muscoda. Shawn M. (Richard) Stevens, Andrew P. Broadbent, Anthony L. (Catherine) Broadbent, Scott T. (Mary) Broadbent, Phillip J. Broadbent, Jody E. Broadbent, 8 grandchildren, Jaime (Kelly) Studnicka, Christa (Charles) Hadayia, Ryan Gaudreau(Rachel), Rebecca (Timothy) Anderson, Stacy Broadbent (Adam), Daniel (Casey) Broadbent, Peter (Lauren) Broadbent, Elizabeth Broadbent (Nikolas). 9 great grandchildren, her sister Margaret (Jerry) Brown of Dodgeville, many nieces, nephews and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents Peter and Alice Dederich, her husband of 37 years Leslie E Broadbent, an infant son, grandson Steven Broadbent, and her brother John Dederich. A Mass in memory of Mary will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Muscoda. Fr. Garrett Kau will officiate with burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of choice. The Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Leslie E. Broadbent

M, d. before 2017
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage27 April 1957Leslie E. Broadbent married Mary K. Dederich, daughter of Peter A. Dederich and Alice Ann McCluskey, on 27 April 1957.
Deathbefore 2017Leslie E. Broadbent died before 2017.

John A. Dederich

M, b. 23 April 1937, d. 28 November 2016
Father*Peter A. Dederich b. 4 Nov 1901, d. 9 Nov 1977
Mother*Alice Ann McCluskey b. 19 Aug 1905, d. 28 Nov 1971
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 April 1937John A. Dederich was born on 23 April 1937.
He was the son of Peter A. Dederich and Alice Ann McCluskey.
Death28 November 2016John A. Dederich died on 28 November 2016 at age 79 John A. Dederich age 79 of Richland Center passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Wisconsin Dells. He was born on April 23, 1937 in Richland County the son of Peter and Alice (McCluskey) Dederich. John served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962 and was a beef farmer most of his life. John was kind hearted and had a great love for animals. Survivors include, 2 sisters, Mary Broadbent of Muscoda, Margaret (Jerry) Brown of Dodgeville, 9 nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Leslie Broadbent. A Mass in memory of John will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Loreto Ridge. Fr. Scott Emerson 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 at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

William Joseph Schoenmann

M, b. 29 October 1921, d. 21 March 2017
Father*Herbert John Schoenmann b. 30 Sep 1879, d. 28 Jan 1963
Mother*Lucy Ann Hutter b. 3 Sep 1884, d. 12 Dec 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam Joseph Schoenmann was also known as Bill.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth29 October 1921William Joseph Schoenmann was born on 29 October 1921 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter.
Marriage3 September 1949William Joseph Schoenmann married Margaret Moore, daughter of Charles H. Moore and Elizabeth Ellefson, on 3 September 1949.
Death21 March 2017William Joseph Schoenmann died on 21 March 2017 at Michigan at age 95 William Joseph (Bill) Schoenmann, age 95 of Spring Green, died on March 21, 2017 in Michigan. He was born on October 29, 1921 to Herbert and Lucy (Hutter) Schoenmann, in Wyoming Valley, Wisconsin.

He was united in marriage to Margaret (Marge) Moore on September 3, 1949. Bill graduated from Spring Green High School in 1939. He joined the U. S. Army in 1942 and was stationed in Germany, France and Luxembourg during World War II, as a MP in the 9th Armoured Division (nicknamed Phantom Division). Bill guarded Brig General Hoge as he gave the orders to capture the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen. His Division then joined General Patten’s Third Army at the Battle of the Bulge. He served until the war ended in 1945. The entire 9th Military Police Company was recognized with the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Belgian Fourragère, and the Presidential Unit Citation for its performance at the Ludendorff Bridge. He attended Platteville State Teachers College, graduating with a degree in Agriculture Science. Bill taught high school in Illinois and together with Marge managed a 24-hour restaurant (Round Barn), before purchasing his first feed mill truck in 1955 and starting Bill’s Feed Service in Spring Green. For over two decades he served farmers in Sauk and Iowa counties. After selling his feed business he worked for the USPS, as a rural mail carrier and was a sales rep for Central Petroleum Company (Cen-Pe-Co). Bill was a life-long member of St. John’s Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, American Legion (Spring Green Post 253 and Grand Blanc MI Post 413), Knights of Columbus, Spring Green Lion’s Club and the Spring Green Men’s Golf League for over 50 years. He sponsored bowling teams and bowled at Palace Bar & Bowl in Plain and the Bowling Green of Spring Green. He enjoyed the golf outings to Osage Beach, attending state bowling tournaments and playing euchre and cribbage.

He is survived by two children: daughter Connie (husband James) Millspaugh of Grand Blanc, MI and son David (wife Sherri) Schoenmann of Medford, OR. He is further survived by three grandchildren: Ryan (wife Courtney) Millspaugh, Brandon and Austin Schoenmann; two great-grandchildren: Abriel and Allisen Millspaugh.

Other survivors include: sisters, Eleanor Rock, Cherie Buerosse; sister-in-laws, Madeline Tennant Zins, Jan Schoenmann, Linda Schoenmann; several nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marge, brothers: Frederick (wife Eileen) Schoenmann, Robert Schoenmann; sisters: Viola (husband Chuck) Rengstorff, Aurelia (husband Rueben) Kritz, Evelyn (husband Frederick) Jones, Vera (husband Arthur) Larsen, Virginia (husband Edward) Mite; brother-in-laws, Eugene Rock, Al Buerosse, Ralph Tennant, Marvin Kerl and sister-in-law, Mary Kerl.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green. Fr. Bill Nolan will officiate with burial in the church cemetery where graveside military rites will be conducted by the Spring Green American Legion Post #253. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 10:30am until the time of Mass at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, per Bill’s wish, memorials can be made to the River Valley Athletic Booster Club. Mail To: The Peoples Community Bank %Bill Schoenmann, PO Box 369, Spring Green, WI 53588. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Margaret Moore

F, b. 24 January 1924, d. 7 September 2008
Father*Charles H. Moore b. 1897, d. 1967
Mother*Elizabeth Ellefson b. 1899, d. 1992
Margaret Moore senior portrait 1941 Spring Green High School, Spring Green, Sauk, WI
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMargaret Moore was also known as Marge.
Married Name3 September 1949As of 3 September 1949,her married name was Schoenmann.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 January 1924Margaret Moore was born on 24 January 1924.
She was the daughter of Charles H. Moore and Elizabeth Ellefson.
Marriage3 September 1949Margaret Moore married William Joseph Schoenmann, son of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter, on 3 September 1949.
Death7 September 2008Margaret Moore died on 7 September 2008 at age 84.
  • Margaret Moore graduated in 1941 at Spring Green High School, Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Frederick Schoenmann

M, d. before 2004
Father*Herbert John Schoenmann b. 30 Sep 1879, d. 28 Jan 1963
Mother*Lucy Ann Hutter b. 3 Sep 1884, d. 12 Dec 1977
Life EventDateDescription
Frederick Schoenmann was the son of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter.
MarriageFrederick Schoenmann married Eileen (?).
Deathbefore 2004Frederick Schoenmann died before 2004.

Eileen (?)

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schoenmann.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEileen (?) married Frederick Schoenmann, son of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter.

Robert H. Schoenmann

M, b. 4 March 1924, d. 28 January 2005
Father*Herbert John Schoenmann b. 30 Sep 1879, d. 28 Jan 1963
Mother*Lucy Ann Hutter b. 3 Sep 1884, d. 12 Dec 1977
Robert Schoenmann senior portrait 1941 Spring Green High School, Spring Green, Sauk, WI
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRobert H. Schoenmann married Janice Marie Laufenberg.
Birth4 March 1924Robert H. Schoenmann was born on 4 March 1924.
He was the son of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter.
Divorcebefore 2005Robert H. Schoenmann and Janice Marie Laufenberg were divorced before 2005.
Death28 January 2005Robert H. Schoenmann died on 28 January 2005 at age 80.
  • Robert H. Schoenmann graduated in 1941 at Spring Green High School, Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Viola Schoenmann

F, b. 22 June 1908, d. 12 April 2011
Father*Herbert John Schoenmann b. 30 Sep 1879, d. 28 Jan 1963
Mother*Lucy Ann Hutter b. 3 Sep 1884, d. 12 Dec 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Rengstorff.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageViola Schoenmann married Charles L. Rengstorff.
Birth22 June 1908Viola Schoenmann was born on 22 June 1908.
She was the daughter of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter.
Death12 April 2011Viola Schoenmann died on 12 April 2011 at age 102.

Charles L. Rengstorff

M, b. 1904, d. 1973
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCharles L. Rengstorff was also known as Chuck.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageCharles L. Rengstorff married Viola Schoenmann, daughter of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter.
Birth1904Charles L. Rengstorff was born in 1904.
Death1973He died in 1973.

Aurelia Schoenmann

F, b. 23 May 1910, d. 26 March 1994
Father*Herbert John Schoenmann b. 30 Sep 1879, d. 28 Jan 1963
Mother*Lucy Ann Hutter b. 3 Sep 1884, d. 12 Dec 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kritz.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAurelia Schoenmann married Rueben Kritz.
Birth23 May 1910Aurelia Schoenmann was born on 23 May 1910.
She was the daughter of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter.
Death26 March 1994Aurelia Schoenmann died on 26 March 1994 at age 83.

Rueben Kritz

M, b. 1905, d. 1984
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRueben Kritz was also known as Ruben.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRueben Kritz married Aurelia Schoenmann, daughter of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter.
Birth1905Rueben Kritz was born in 1905.
Death1984He died in 1984.

Evelyn Schoenmann

F, d. before 2004
Father*Herbert John Schoenmann b. 30 Sep 1879, d. 28 Jan 1963
Mother*Lucy Ann Hutter b. 3 Sep 1884, d. 12 Dec 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Jones.
Life EventDateDescription
Evelyn Schoenmann was the daughter of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter.
MarriageEvelyn Schoenmann married Frederick Jones.
Deathbefore 2004Evelyn Schoenmann died before 2004.

Frederick Jones

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFrederick Jones married Evelyn Schoenmann, daughter of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter.

Vera Schoenmann

F, b. 12 September 1916, d. 28 February 2004
Father*Herbert John Schoenmann b. 30 Sep 1879, d. 28 Jan 1963
Mother*Lucy Ann Hutter b. 3 Sep 1884, d. 12 Dec 1977
Vera Schoenmann 1938
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name7 September 1946As of 7 September 1946,her married name was Larsen.
Married Name7 September 1946As of 7 September 1946,her married name was Larson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 September 1916Vera Schoenmann was born on 12 September 1916.
She was the daughter of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter.
Marriage7 September 1946Vera Schoenmann married Arthur Larson on 7 September 1946.
Death28 February 2004Vera Schoenmann died on 28 February 2004 at age 87 Larson, Vera K. age 87, of Spring Green, died Feb. 28, 2004, at Meadows of Spring Green. Born in Wyoming Valley, the fifth of ten children to the late Herb and Lucy Schoenmann. Raised in Spring Green; graduated Spring Green H.S. and Whitewater State Teachers' College. Sept. 7, 1946, married Art Larson in Spring Green. Moved to Spring Green 1949; raised family of five children. Art and Vera were inseparable until his death Feb. 2003. Taught high school business education in Minnesota and Wisconsin until her marriage. 1958, returned to teaching. Next 30 years taught business education at Ridgeway H.S., River Valley H.S. and River Valley Jr.H. Retired at 72. Enjoyed house plants, cards, golf, bowling, hickory nuts, baking apple pies, making lefse and daily crossword puzzle. Survivors are: four children, Judy (Dale) Hottmann, Spring Green, Kristen (John) Clary, Mount Horeb, Eric (Sally) Larson, Richland Center, and Cindi (Phil) Manske, Spring Green; six brothers and sisters, Viola Rengstorff, Madison, Eleanor (Eugene) Rock, Spring Green, William "Bill" (Marge) Schoenmann, Spring Green, Robert (Linda) Schoenmann, Dodgeville, Cherie (Al) Buerosse, New Berlin, VA. (Ed) Mite, Chicago, IL; sister-in-law, Jan Schoenmann, Spring Green; numerous grandchildren. Preceded in death by: parents; husband; daughter, Frances Buehlman; sisters, Aurelia Kritz and Evelyn Jones; brother, Fred Schoenmann. Burial in ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, Parish Cemetery, Spring Green.
  • Vera Schoenmann graduated in 1938 at The State Teachers College, Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin.
    Vera Schoenmann 1938 senior portrait The State Teachers College, Whitewater, Walworth, WI

Arthur Larson

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationArthur Larson was also known as Larsen.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage7 September 1946Arthur Larson married Vera Schoenmann, daughter of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter, on 7 September 1946.

Virginia Schoenmann

F, d. before 2017
Father*Herbert John Schoenmann b. 30 Sep 1879, d. 28 Jan 1963
Mother*Lucy Ann Hutter b. 3 Sep 1884, d. 12 Dec 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Mite.
Life EventDateDescription
Virginia Schoenmann was the daughter of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter.
MarriageVirginia Schoenmann married Edward Mite.
Deathbefore 2017Virginia Schoenmann died before 2017.

Edward Mite

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEdward Mite married Virginia Schoenmann, daughter of Herbert John Schoenmann and Lucy Ann Hutter.

Eugene Rock

M, d. before 2017
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore 2017Eugene Rock died before 2017.

Al Buerosse

M, d. before 2017
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore 2017Al Buerosse died before 2017.

Lucille A. Schmitz

F, b. 11 July 1920, d. 30 May 2007
Father*Hubert Schmitz
Mother*Clara Klein b. 15 Aug 1889
Lucille (Schmitz) Pulvermacher 2007
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name10 May 1947As of 10 May 1947,her married name was Pulvermacher.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 July 1920Lucille A. Schmitz was born on 11 July 1920 at Bear Valley, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Hubert Schmitz and Clara Klein.
Marriage10 May 1947Lucille A. Schmitz married Allan J. Pulvermacher, son of Edward Carl Pulvermacher and Anna Lenora Schneider, on 10 May 1947.
Death30 May 2007Lucille A. Schmitz died on 30 May 2007 at Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin, at age 86 Lucille (Schmitz) Pulvermacher obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal June 2, 2007 - Lucille (Schmitz) Pulvermacher obituary
  • On 1 September 1946 at Burrows Park, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, attended the Pulvermacher reunion.

Patricia (?)

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationPatricia (?) was also known as Patty (?).
Married NameHer married name was Pulvermacher.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriagePatricia (?) married James Pulvermacher, son of Edward Carl Pulvermacher and Anna Lenora Schneider.

Rose M. Wankerl

F, b. 30 October 1927, d. 12 February 2017
Father*John Wankerl
Mother*Bertha Beer
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name28 November 1946As of 28 November 1946,her married name was Ruhland.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 October 1927Rose M. Wankerl was born on 30 October 1927.
She was the daughter of John Wankerl and Bertha Beer.
Marriage28 November 1946Rose M. Wankerl married Sylvester Joseph Ruhland, son of Simon J. Ruhland and Christina Schwartz, on 28 November 1946.
Death12 February 2017Rose M. Wankerl died on 12 February 2017 at age 89 Rose M. Ruhland age 89 of Plain passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, February 12, 2017. She was born on October 30, 1927 in Spring Green the daughter of John and Bertha (Bèèr) Wankerl. She was married on November 28, 1946 to Sylvester Ruhland. Rose was full of love enjoying life with her family and watching her grandchildren. She was an active member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church and was a volunteer at St. Luke’s Catholic School. Rose was a member of the Plain American Legion Auxiliary, enjoyed gardening and raising animals. She is survived by her 8 children, Stan (JoAnne) of Kernersville, NC, Norman of Plain, Janet (Lane) Moore of Anderson, SC, Dennis of Plain, Jeffrey (Brenda) of Prairie du Sac, Ronald (Brenda) of Oregon, WI, Elizabeth Ruhland and Rick Webb of Arena, Marie (John) Johnson of Hillpoint, 18 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, a great great grandchild, 6 siblings, Ed, Marie Vogt, Joe (Lucille), Louis, Tony (Lorraine), Delores Sunder, a brother-in-law, Jerry Durst, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bertha Wankerl, her husband, Sylvester Ruhland, 2 children, Paula Green, Tom Ruhland, 2 grandchildren, Angela Ruhland and Jerimiah Johnson, 3 siblings, John, Dorothy and Florence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain. Fr. Gary Wankerl will officiate with Fr. John Silva as the concelebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. with a rosary to be prayed at 7:30 P.M. Visitation will also be held on Friday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Children of Rose M. Wankerl and Sylvester Joseph Ruhland

Ralph R. Alt

M, b. 14 February 1940, d. 30 November 2016
Father*Anthony G. Alt b. 1912, d. 1965
Mother*Alma Mary Brechtl b. 1 Feb 1914, d. Dec 1995
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 February 1940Ralph R. Alt was born on 14 February 1940.
He was the son of Anthony G. Alt and Alma Mary Brechtl.
Death30 November 2016Ralph R. Alt died on 30 November 2016 at age 76 Ralph R. Alt age 76 of Baraboo and formerly of Plain passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at St. Claire’s Hospital in Baraboo. He was born on February 14, 1940 the son of Anthony “Tom” and Alma (Brechtl) Alt. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve during the Berlin Crisis and farmed outside of Plain, WI all of his life. He was married to Susan Schadewaldt on September 22, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Susan Schadewaldt of Baraboo, 2 children, Dennis (Tammy) Alt of Plain, Brenda Ramsden of Sun Prairie, 4 grandchildren, Brieanna and Hunter Alt, A.J. and Kyia Ramsden, a brother, Richard (Connie) Alt of Spring Green, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony “Tom” and Alma Alt. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain, WI. 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 Tuesday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Robert L. Tennant

M, b. 3 September 1940, d. 2 October 2016
Father*Harold A. Tennant b. 14 Mar 1906, d. 7 Mar 2000
Mother*Carol B. Luxton b. 30 Apr 1912, d. 30 Oct 2002
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 September 1940Robert L. Tennant was born on 3 September 1940.
He was the son of Harold A. Tennant and Carol B. Luxton.
Death2 October 2016Robert L. Tennant died on 2 October 2016 at age 76 Robert L. “Bob” Tennant age 76 of Spring Green passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the U.W. Hospital. He was born on September 3, 1940 in Sauk County the son of Harold “Neut” and Carol (Luxton) Tennant. Bob was married on August 6, 1960 to the former Janice Dietz. Bob was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church and was on the Spring Green Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years. He worked at QMI for 17 years and Oscar Mayer’s for over 30 years. Survivors include, his wife Janice Tennant of Spring Green, 3 children, Steve (Peggy) Tennant of Lodi, Dawn Tennant and Laurie Walters of DePere, Heidi (Dan) Grosskopf of Eagle River, WI 5 grandchildren, a great granddaughter, 2 sisters, Gerry (Cecil) Schwichtenberg of Spring Green, Audrey Burkhalter of Monroe, a special nephew and niece, Dan and Kay Phetteplace of Spring Green, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Neut and Carol Tennant, a brother, Harold Tennant Jr., a brother-in-law, Harold Burkhalter and a sister-in-law Effie Tennant. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Spring Green. Rev. Jennifer Johnson will officiate with burial in the Big Hollow Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Christ Lutheran Church from 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. and again on Thursday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Big Hollow Lutheran Cemetery, the Carbone Cancer Center or to the UW Stroke Center. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Harold L. Burkhalter

M, d. before 2017
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore 2017Harold L. Burkhalter died before 2017.

Harold Tennant Jr.

M, d. before 2017
Father*Harold A. Tennant b. 14 Mar 1906, d. 7 Mar 2000
Mother*Carol B. Luxton b. 30 Apr 1912, d. 30 Oct 2002
Life EventDateDescription
Harold Tennant Jr. was the son of Harold A. Tennant and Carol B. Luxton.
Deathbefore 2017Harold Tennant Jr. died before 2017.