Caroline Dorothy Kruse

F, b. 30 June 1931, d. 28 January 2015
Father*John Martin Kruse b. 26 Apr 1899, d. 4 Jan 1982
Mother*Lena Dorothea Thies b. 25 Feb 1897, d. 5 Feb 1990
  • Caroline Dorothy Kruse was born on 30 June 1931.
  • She was the daughter of John Martin Kruse and Lena Dorothea Thies.
  • Caroline Dorothy Kruse died on 28 January 2015 at age 83 Caroline Dorothy Kruse, age 83, of Reedsburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the Sauk County Health Care Center. She was born at home on the family farm in rural Loganville to John and Lena (Thies) Kruse. Caroline attended school at the Friendship Rural School in Loganville, Reedsburg High School and then attended Sauk County Normal School where she received her teaching certification. She went on to teach at Openview and Tuckertown schools and received her Bachelor of Science degree from UW - Platteville. Caroline went on to teach first grade at Waupun for six years and then she taught first grade in Kenosha for twenty-two years until her retirement. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Loganville and was very active in bible study and in serving others. Caroline was an avid gardener and loved her backyard birds and squirrels. She was also an accomplished pianist and gave lessons for many years. Caroline would spend her summers at the farm in Loganville and after her retirement she moved to Reedsburg. Caroline is survived by a nephew: Richard Kruse, of Loganville; two nieces: Gretchen Kruse (Richard Shuman), of Loganville and Peggy Kruse, of Alaska; five grandnieces: Heather, Suzanne and Becky Powell (Richard Powell), of Hillpoint; Jessica Kruse-Malle, of Australia and Elena Kruse-Velasco, of Alaska; two grandnephews: Spencer Shuman, of Loganville and Mark Murkve, of Reedsburg; one great-grandniece: Sophia Kingik, of Alaska; as well as many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother: Harold Kruse; an infant sister: Margaret; sister-in-law: Carla; nephew: John Kruse and niece: Heidi Kruse. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Loganville with Pastor Donald Glanzer officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Friday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Friendship Historical School would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Harold Kruse

M, b. circa 1926, d. before 2015
Harold Kruse - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1943
Father*John Martin Kruse b. 26 Apr 1899, d. 4 Jan 1982
Mother*Lena Dorothea Thies b. 25 Feb 1897, d. 5 Feb 1990

Margaret Kruse

Father*John Martin Kruse b. 26 Apr 1899, d. 4 Jan 1982
Mother*Lena Dorothea Thies b. 25 Feb 1897, d. 5 Feb 1990

Charles Hooker


Children of Charles Hooker and Agnes Mallach

Agnes Mallach

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Hooker.

Children of Agnes Mallach and Charles Hooker

Vernon Hooker

M, d. before 2015
Father*Charles Hooker
Mother*Agnes Mallach

Raymond Hooker

M, d. before 2015
Father*Charles Hooker
Mother*Agnes Mallach

Mildred Hooker

F, d. before 2015
Father*Charles Hooker
Mother*Agnes Mallach
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Cross.

(?) Cross


Ivan L. Hooker

M, b. 23 August 1927, d. 26 January 2015
Father*Charles Hooker
Mother*Agnes Mallach
  • Ivan L. Hooker was born on 23 August 1927.
  • He was the son of Charles Hooker and Agnes Mallach.
  • Ivan L. Hooker died on 26 January 2015 at age 87 Ivan L. Hooker, age 87, of Loganville, died on Monday, January 26, 2015 in his home. He was born on August 23, 1927 in rural Loganville, the son of Charles and Agnes (Mallach) Hooker. Ivan was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. He was a farmer for most of his life. He is survived by one nephew: David (Karen) Hooker; two nieces: Judy (Ed) Horkan and Joyce (Burton) Berndt; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his life partner: Emma Judd; his parents; one sister: Mildred Cross; three brothers: Vernon, Charles and Raymond Hooker; one niece: Nancy Hooker and two nephews: Larry and LeRoy Hooker. Graveside services with military honors will be held later in the spring at Greenwood Cemetery in Reedsburg. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

(?) Schultz


Helen Evangeline Munkvold

F, b. 14 March 1919, d. 6 October 2017
Father*Ole Munkvold b. Aug 1893
Mother*Ethel Amanda Husby b. 6 Jan 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name10 August 1938As of 10 August 1938,her married name was Bak.
  • Helen Evangeline Munkvold was born on 14 March 1919.
  • She was the daughter of Ole Munkvold and Ethel Amanda Husby.
  • Helen Evangeline Munkvold married Arthur E. Bak on 10 August 1938 at South Dakota.
  • Helen Evangeline Munkvold died on 6 October 2017 at age 98 Helen Evangeline (Munkvold) Bak, age 98, passed into God’s Loving Hands on Friday October 6, 2017 at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Viborg SD.
    Helen was born to Ole and Ethel (Husby)Munkvold on March 14th, 1919 and was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith. She was married to Arthur E Bak on August 10, 1938 at Mission Hill SD and to this union four children were born.
    Together Art and Helen owned and operated The Gamble Store in Irene from 1946 until they retired from the retail business in 1969. Helen was an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church, WELCA/Calvary Women. She was also a Charter Member and Queen Mother of the Irene Red Hat Valley dolls.
    Helen has always lived life to the fullest and would never miss the action. She loved to camp, travel and just a few memorable trips to mention, a Mexican Cruise, a 50th Wedding anniversary cruise, a trip to Norway, Branson Mo, a surprise trip to the Hills with two of her granddaughter-in-laws. Most of all Helen really enjoyed her snowbird trips to Texas with her beloved Art. As many of you recall, Helen very much enjoyed her card games, especially her pinochle night with friends and family. Helen also had a love for bingo.
    Helen entered Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in December of 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur, son in law Lloyd Mork, her parents, one sister Maxine Giggee, one brother Richard and In Laws Mikkel and Annie Bak
    Grateful for sharing her life include, sons David(Linda), Larry (Carol), Ronald (Sandra) Bak, daughter Vicki Mork, all of Irene, 8 Grandchildren, 23 Great-Grandchildren, 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren, Sister Doris (Frank) Bryant, Sister-In-Laws June Munkvold, Martha Soeth, a host of Nieces, Nephews and Friends.

Arthur E. Bak


LaVerne Boehmer

F, b. 11 July 1924, d. 29 September 2017
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 June 1945As of 12 June 1945,her married name was Kathol.
Married Name1999As of 1999,her married name was Sassen.
  • LaVerne Boehmer was born on 11 July 1924 at Nebraska.
  • She married James Kathol, son of Lorenz Kathol and Anna Burbach, on 12 June 1945.
  • LaVerne Boehmer married Kenny Sassen in 1999.
  • LaVerne Boehmer died on 29 September 2017 at age 93 LaVerne (Kathol) Sassen, age 93, of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center.

    Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 AM, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Reverend Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be in the St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation is from 5-8:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with a vigil service at 7pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral at church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

    Pallbearers are Ted Kathol, Jonathan Kathol, Robert Hosch, Kris Kathol, Ryan Kathol, Garret Wilwerding, Sean Geary, Corey Halstead, Aaron Sudbeck and Brandon Kathol. Honorary pallbearers are all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and Christian Mothers.

    LaVerne was born July 11, 1924 in St. Helena, Nebraska to Ignatius and Otillia (Holzbauer) Boehmer. She grew up on a farm and attended grade school at District 4 near St. Helena. Her freshman and sophomore years of high school were at St. Helena Public High and junior and senior years at Mount Marty High School in Yankton, SD, graduating in 1942. After high school, LaVerne worked at the Bank of Hartington. On June 12, 1945, she married James Kathol and to this marriage, 11 children were born. She moved to Virginia when Jim joined the US Army. There she worked several jobs including typing war bonds on the military base. LaVerne moved back to St. Helena with her parents when Jim was stationed in Manilla. He was discharged in 1947 and they moved to a farm one mile south of Hartington. They lived there until 1985 and then moved into Harington. Jim passed away in 1989 and LaVerne spent time between Arizona and Hartington. In 1999, she married Kenny Sassen. They made their home in Arizona until Kenny passed away in 2004, at which time, LaVerne moved to Pacific Springs Village in Omaha, NE. LaVerne enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, playing cards, socializing and doing many different volunteer jobs. She was a lifelong member of the VFW Auxiliary, Catholic Daughters of America, Christian Mothers, Perpetual Adoration, Ministry of Praise and Holy Trinity Guild. While living in Omaha, she was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and recently rejoined Holy Trinity Catholic Church when she moved back to Hartington. LaVerne's main goal was taking care of her family and making sure her children were well cared for.

    LaVerne is survived by 11 children: William Kathol (Linda Head) of Papillion, NE, JoAnn (Ed) Hosch of Hartington, Charles (Linda) Kathol of Hartington, Allen (Lynn) Kathol of Hartington, Laurie Wilwerding of Omaha, Darlene Kathol of Fremont, NE, Rhea (Bob) Geary of Sioux City, IA, Norma (Gary) Halstead of Alexandria, MN, Lisa (Danny) Sudbeck of Hartington, Tina (Mike) Coughlin of Lenexa, KS and Keith (Teresa) Kathol of Omaha; 34 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; numerous step-children and their families; and a brother-in-law, Don Arens of Yankton, SD.

    LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, James Kathol and Kenny Sassen; siblings: Alfred Boehmer and spouse Lucille, Ralph Boehmer and spouse Leona, Bernadette Rupiper and spouse Clarence and Rosella Arens; son-in-law, Gary Wilwerding; and two infant grandsons, Danny and John Kathol.

Kenny Sassen

M, d. 2004

Patricia Kay Wells

F, b. 26 August 1948, d. 17 September 2017
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 July 1967As of 12 July 1967,her married name was Sudbeck.
  • Patricia Kay Wells was born on 26 August 1948 at South Dakota.
  • She married Alvin Sudbeck, son of Peter Sudbeck and Dorothea Kathol, on 12 July 1967.
  • Patricia Kay Wells died on 17 September 2017 at age 69 Patricia Kay Sudbeck, age 69, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.

    A reception in her honor will be held on October 21, 2017, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, at the Hospitality Center on the grounds of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Inurnment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton.

    Patricia was born August 26, 1948 in Yankton, South Dakota to Everett and Violet (Sparks) Wells. She grew in the Yankton area and was raised by Joe and Alice Kozak. She attended Yankton High School and then began working at a nursing home in Yankton. On July 12, 1967, Patricia married Alvin Sudbeck. After their marriage, they lived on a farm near Bow Valley, Nebraska and Patricia raised her family. They moved to Yankton in 1984 and Patricia worked for the Yankton Area Training Center until health issues forced her to retire. Patricia loved shopping, especially for purses, shoes and jewelry. She also enjoyed cooking, camping and visiting with her family and friends. Patricia was a kind hearted woman who never complained about anything. She was most proud her grandchildren and their accomplishments. Patricia especially loved her cat, Penny.

    Patricia is survived by her husband, Alvin Sudbeck of Yankton; seven children: Susie (Ted) Hillman of Crofton, NE, Lori (Jay) Henseler of Yankton, Mike Sudbeck of Banger, ME, Vince (Nique) Sudbeck of Denton, TX, Amie Goetz of Wynot, NE, Kimberly Ummach of Sioux City, IA and Jody (Susan) Sudbeck of Kadoka, SD; 20 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; aunt, Agnes Sparks of Yankton; and many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

    Patricia was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Tyler Ummach.

Daniel Scott Leise

M, b. 5 January 1962, d. 7 August 2017
Father*Harold Francis Leise
Mother*Jolene Theresa Becker
  • Daniel Scott Leise was born on 5 January 1962.
  • He was the son of Harold Francis Leise and Jolene Theresa Becker.
  • Daniel Scott Leise died on 7 August 2017 at age 55 Daniel S. Leise, age 55 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Monday, August 7, 2017 as a result of an accident.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 10th, at church, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

    Pallbearers are his brothers Jeff Leise and Bill Leise, and his brothers-in-law, Rick Perk, Ken Bohlken, Ron Jueden, Jeff Potts and Charles Mason.

    Honorary pallbearers are Dave and Shelly Noecker, Jay and Cindy Hochstein, Ron and Lois Lammers, Jim and Tami Anderson, Neal and Sheila Feilmeier, Pat Feilmeier and Gerri Jueden, Mike and Laurie Lammers, Rob and Brenda Miller, Chuck and Sue Becker, Corey Hochstein and Sheila Spahr, CKPPD Employees and Families.

    Daniel Scott Leise was born on January 5, 1962 in Yankton, SD to Harold Francis and Jolene Theresa Becker Leise. He grew up just north of Hartington and graduated from Hartington High School in 1980. He then went to Northeast Technical Community College in Norfolk for Utility Lineman. After he graduated he worked for Cedar-Knox Public Power for 35 years, serving as general manager since 2006. He was proud of and cared deeply for each employee and their families. He was a very respected leader of the Cedar-Knox organization.

    Dan married his longtime sweetheart Debra Kay Potts, daughter of Anita Potts and the late Robert Potts, on October 13, 1984 at St. Philip & James Catholic Church in St. James. They have three children, Tyson, Shanna, and Kallie. Dan was a devoted husband and father, and continuously let them know how proud he was of them and how much he loved them. He worked especially hard to build a foundation and provide for his family. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed vacationing, camping, restoring his car and tractor, spending time at the farm, golfing, and cheering on the Huskers. Dan was also an avid builder, spending countless hours building his shop and remodeling his home. He was very creative and could fix almost anything.

    Dan was known for his witty yet gentle and compassionate personality. He loved the community he grew up in, and the people in it. Dan was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He served on the parish council, CCHS School Board, Hartington Economic Development, Knights of Columbus, and Cedar Booster Club, along with several other church and civic organizations. Dan volunteered with the youth basketball and soccer programs over the years and was devoted to bettering the town of Hartington in any way possible.

    Dan is survived by his wife, Debra of Hartington; three children, Tyson Leise of St. Paul, NE, Shanna Leise of Omaha, NE, Kallie Leise of Lincoln, NE; parents, Harold & Jolene Leise of Hartington; five siblings Deb & Rick Perk of Hartington, Sandy and Ken Bohlken of Norfolk, Sheila & Ron Jueden of Hartington, Jeff & Mary Leise of Hartington, Bill & Theresa Leise of Normal, IL; many nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his grandparents Frank and Hulda Becker, Joseph and Agatha Leise; father-in-law Robert Potts.

Walter Rasmussen

     In 1957 at Denmark 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

Children of Walter Rasmussen and Henrietta Smith

Henrietta Smith

Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1907As of 1907,her married name was Rasmussen.
     In 1957 at Denmark 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

Children of Henrietta Smith and Walter Rasmussen

Alice Rasmussen

F, b. 19 June 1915, d. 4 February 2007
Father*Walter Rasmussen
Mother*Henrietta Smith
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name11 April 1934As of 11 April 1934,her married name was Beyer.

Donald A. Beyer


Oscar Arthur Rasmussen

M, b. 6 January 1908, d. 8 July 1998
Father*Walter Rasmussen
Mother*Henrietta Smith
  • Oscar Arthur Rasmussen was born on 6 January 1908 at Brooklyn, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Walter Rasmussen and Henrietta Smith.
  • Oscar Arthur Rasmussen died on 8 July 1998 at Muscatine, Wisconsin, at age 90 Oscar Arthur Rasmussen obituary.
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal July 16, 1998 - Oscar Arthur Rasmussen obituary

Howard Rasmussen

M, d. after 1998
Father*Walter Rasmussen
Mother*Henrietta Smith

Pearl Rasmussen

F, d. after 1998
Father*Walter Rasmussen
Mother*Henrietta Smith
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Hockett.

(?) Hockett


Erwin Otto Meyer

M, b. 25 December 1913, d. 25 April 2003
Father*Karl Frederick William Meyer b. 25 Jan 1876, d. 13 Sep 1957
Mother*Catharina Dorothea Elisabeth Lutterman b. 2 Jul 1881, d. 5 Jun 1958
  • Erwin Otto Meyer was born on 25 December 1913 at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Karl Frederick William Meyer and Catharina Dorothea Elisabeth Lutterman.
  • Erwin Otto Meyer married Edna Gertrude Muchow, daughter of Gustav Adolph Muchow and Frieda D. Schulenberg, on 23 October 1954.
  • Erwin Otto Meyer died on 25 April 2003 at age 89 Erwin Otto Meyer, 89, Reedsburg, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Wisconsin Dells Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Dec. 25, 1913, in Westfield Township, Sauk County, to William Carl and Dorothea (nee Lutterman) Meyer. On Oct. 23, 1954, he married Edna G. Muchow. This marriage was blessed with a son. Erwin was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Reedsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna; two brothers, Reinhold Meyer and an infant brother; sisters Emma Meyer and Elda Raedel; sisters-in-law, Olga Reinfeldt, Hazel Steinhorst and Selma Rathman; brothers-in-law, Herbert Krueger, Edward Schulte, Ewald Muchow, Cleo Reinfeldt, Ewald Rathman, Martin Harms, Erwin Marion, Reinhardt Meyer and Herman Raedel. He is survived by his son, Evert Meyer, Reedsburg; two sisters, Lorene Harms, Reedsburg, and Irene Marion, Reedsburg; a brother-in-law, Henry Steinhorst, Reedsburg; three sisters-in-law, Irma Krueger, Reedsburg, Cleona Schulte, Loganville, and Viola Muchow, Reedsburg; many nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Erwin Otto Meyer were conducted on Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Reverend Kevin J. Kohnke officiating. Burial followed in St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials of remembrance may be made to St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church of Reedsburg. The Farber Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.

Child of Erwin Otto Meyer and Edna Gertrude Muchow

Evert Meyer

Father*Erwin Otto Meyer b. 25 Dec 1913, d. 25 Apr 2003
Mother*Edna Gertrude Muchow b. 6 Mar 1929, d. b 2002

Stanley Schrank

M, b. 1943
Father*Albert Wilhelm Schrank b. 24 Jan 1899, d. Nov 1973
Mother*Elda F. Roecker b. 22 Oct 1903, d. 16 May 2002
  • Stanley Schrank was buried at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Loganville, Wisconsin, SCHRANK: Albert 1899 - 1973, Elda 1903 - __, Stanley 1943 - __.1
  • He was born in 1943.
  • He was the son of Albert Wilhelm Schrank and Elda F. Roecker.


  1. [S181] Wisconsin, Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 2, pg 70.

Carl William Schrank

M, b. 10 January 1899, d. 11 April 1982
Carl Schrank 1957
Father*William M. Schrank b. 18 Oct 1868, d. Feb 1958
Mother*Elizabeth Kutz b. Aug 1872, d. 1931
  • Carl William Schrank was born on 10 January 1899 at Koshkonong, Jefferson, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of William M. Schrank and Elizabeth Kutz.
  • Carl William Schrank married Bernice Louise Sellnow, daughter of Fred Sellnow and Carolyn Braun, on 17 November 1932 at Lima, Wisconsin.
  • Carl William Schrank died on 11 April 1982 at San Diego, California, at age 83 Carl Schrank obituary.
    Janesville Gazette April 16, 1982 - Carl Schrank obituary
Census DateLocation
1900Lake Mills, Jefferson, WisconsinCarl William Schrank was listed as a son in William M. Schrank's household on the 1900 Census at Lake Mills, Jefferson, Wisconsin.1
     On 17 November 1957 at Whitewater, Wisconsin, Carl and Bernice (Sellnow) Schrank 25th wedding anniversary.
Janesville Daily Gazette November 15, 1957 - Carl and Bernice (Sellnow) Schrank 25th wedding anniversary
Carl William Schrank lived in 1965 at Whitewater, Wisconsin.


  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by, Year: 1900; Census Place: Lake Mills, Jefferson, Wisconsin; Roll: 1793; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0145; FHL microfilm: 1241793.

Bernice Louise Sellnow

F, b. 9 April 1916, d. 23 February 2007
Mrs Carl Schrank (Bernice Sellnow) 1957
Father*Fred Sellnow
Mother*Carolyn Braun b. 2 May 1888, d. 24 Apr 1956
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name17 November 1932As of 17 November 1932,her married name was Schrank.
     On 17 November 1957 at Whitewater, Wisconsin, Carl and Bernice (Sellnow) Schrank 25th wedding anniversary.
Janesville Daily Gazette November 15, 1957 - Carl and Bernice (Sellnow) Schrank 25th wedding anniversary