Donald Butler

M, b. circa 1928
Father*LeRoy Butler d. c 1932
Mother*Marion Anderson
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1928Donald Butler was born circa 1928.
He was the son of LeRoy Butler and Marion Anderson.

James Butler

M, b. circa 1931
Father*LeRoy Butler d. c 1932
Mother*Marion Anderson
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1931James Butler was born circa 1931.
He was the son of LeRoy Butler and Marion Anderson.

Margaret M. Jasper

F, b. 1909, d. 1983
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Soeldner.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMargaret M. Jasper married Otto A. Soeldner, son of Joseph Soeldner and Kathryn Roth.
Birth1909Margaret M. Jasper was born in 1909.
Death1983She died in 1983.

Child of Margaret M. Jasper and Otto A. Soeldner

Virginia L. Soeldner

F, b. 21 May 1943, d. 5 February 2019
Father*Otto A. Soeldner b. 1 Jul 1908, d. 13 Jan 1991
Mother*Margaret M. Jasper b. 1909, d. 1983
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 June 1966As of 18 June 1966,her married name was Booher.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 May 1943Virginia L. Soeldner was born on 21 May 1943 at Richland, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Otto A. Soeldner and Margaret M. Jasper.
Death5 February 2019Virginia L. Soeldner died on 5 February 2019 at age 75 Virginia L. Booher, age 75, of rural Viola died Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Bland Bakkadal Center for Hospice in Viroqua. She was born on May 21, 1943 in Richland Center, the daughter of Otto and Margaret (Jasper) Soeldner. Virginia married Robert Eugene Booher on June 18, 1966, at St Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in Richland Center.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Booher of Viola; 4 children, Darrell (Dawn) Booher of Viola, Karine Booher of Viroqua, Allan Booher of Viroqua, Cheryl Booher of Chicago, IL; 7 grandchildren, Adam, Courtney, Austin, Robby, Paige, Reid, and Payten; a great grandson, Kyler; other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Viroqua with Fr. Janusz Kowalski officiating. Visitation will be held at church from 10:00 until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Burial will be held later at the Booher Cemetery in Forest Township, Richland County.

Mary Jacqueline Oder

F, b. 17 September 1957, d. 31 January 2019
Father*John Mirl Oder b. 16 Jun 1918, d. Mar 1987
Mother*Margaret Madelyn Mears b. 15 Mar 1921, d. 20 Dec 2009
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1 October 1983As of 1 October 1983,her married name was Gifford.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 September 1957Mary Jacqueline Oder was born on 17 September 1957.
She was the daughter of John Mirl Oder and Margaret Madelyn Mears.
Death31 January 2019Mary Jacqueline Oder died on 31 January 2019 at age 61 Mary Jacqueline Oder Gifford Mueller, age 61, of Richland Center died at home Thursday, January 31, 2019. She was born September 17, 1957, the daughter of John Mirl and Margaret Madelyn (Mears) Oder. She married Howard Gifford of Plano, Illinois on October 1, 1983. She enjoyed traveling especially if it included long drives and camping, and was a great lover of animals and nature. She spent over 10 years at the Post Office baking almost daily for her coworkers and befriending those along her route that might need a helping hand.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Melissa Gifford and Rebekah “Beckie” Gifford both of Denver, CO, Teresa (Cameron) Honer of Richland Center, WI; 2 sons, Jackson Dearborn of Dodgeville, WI, Louis “Louie” Gifford of Richland Center, WI; 2 granddaughters, Alexandra “Lexi”, Mackenzie; 2 sisters, Florence “Kay” Oder and Nancy Kisting; and longtime partner Donald Mueller.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held on February 4, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a time of sharing at 6:00 PM at Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center.

Michael L. Stoddard

M, b. 16 November 1942, d. 7 January 2019
Father*Michael C. Stoddard b. 20 Jun 1909, d. 22 Jun 1961
Mother*Beulah Josie Sager b. 1913
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMichael L. Stoddard was also known as Mike.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 November 1942Michael L. Stoddard was born on 16 November 1942.
He was the son of Michael C. Stoddard and Beulah Josie Sager.
Death7 January 2019Michael L. Stoddard died on 7 January 2019 at age 76 Michael “Mike” L. Stoddard, age 76, passed away peacefully with his wife Laura at his side on January 7, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on November 16, 1942, in Richland Center, Wisconsin the son of Mike and Beulah (Sager) Stoddard. He graduated from Richland Center High School in 1960, the Richland County Teachers College and the University of WI-Platteville. He returned to Richland County to teach at Ithaca Public Schools for 33 1/2 years. Mike married the love of his life Laura Armstrong on August 4th, 1979. He had a great love for his black labs and his three toy poodles. Mike loved all sports and was inducted into the Ithaca Athletic Hall of Fame. He coached football, basketball, and track. He was an avid fan of the Badgers and Packers. Mike was a great hunter and was known as the Great Wautashi throughout the halls of Ithaca. He touched many lives with his infectious personality and was a role model to many within and outside his family. He had many adventures with his friends who remained lifelong friends. No matter what was happening in his life he always maintained his sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Stoddard, her parents, Ray and Therese Armstrong; two dogs, Sky and Joli; a sister, Ruth Schwerin (Dale Balsley); a cousin, Janet Munz (George Urguhart); brother-in-law, Mark (Ruth) Armstrong; sister-in-law, Mary Beth (John) Lund; nieces, nephews, and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jennie Lou McDougal.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center. Pastor Craig Peach will officiate with burial in the Richland Center Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 11:00 AM until the time of service at 2:00 PM.

Tom Campbell

M

Leon Richard Winkler

M, b. 5 May 1956, d. 14 September 2019
Father*Maynard L. Winkler b. 27 Jan 1922
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 May 1956Leon Richard Winkler was born on 5 May 1956.
He was the son of Maynard L. Winkler.
Death14 September 2019Leon Richard Winkler died on 14 September 2019 at age 63 Leon Richard Winkler, 63, of Platteville, Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 14, 2019. A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory in Platteville from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Leon Winkler Memorial Fund.

Leon was employed for 28 years at UW-Platteville. His strong work ethic and morals radiated throughout his home and family life. He had a great appreciation for whatever he had and taught us all the importance of maintenance and not being wasteful. This made him a ‘MacGyver’ of sorts and the go-to guy for anything that needed to be fixed. You could always count on him to walk you through the best way to repair, resolve or replace something. Those Culver’s coffee breaks with his siblings discussing “what a guy should do” will never be quite the same.

Leon is survived by his cherished wife and best friend of over 40 years, Traci (Aka: Mir) whom he loved more than himself. His children, Nikki (Matthew) Jahns and Rachel (Drew) Dixon, who inherited his unique sense of humor, love for family, and deep affection for animals. He also leaves behind a legacy of love, creativity and fun to his grandchildren; Kensey, Asher, Beckett, Clarissa (George), Olivia, Elayna and great grand-daughter Arabella.

Leon loved his mother, Modesta Winkler, providing her with care over the years and daily phone calls. He will be sorely missed by his siblings, Carl (Wendy), Maynard Jr. (Candi), Gerard (Kari), Paul (Renee), John (Cyndi), Mary (Joe) Bendorf, Ron (Janet), Anna (Thad) Reuter, and James (Darlyn). He cherished his many nieces and nephews, treating them like they were his very own kids. He always looked forward to attending family functions as an opportunity to catch up.

Leon was preceded in death by his father, Maynard Winkler Sr. and Roger (Cris) Winkler.

Harlan C. Gehrke

M, b. 19 October 1916, d. 3 December 2008
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHarlan C. Gehrke married Helen I. Davies.
Birth19 October 1916Harlan C. Gehrke was born on 19 October 1916.
Death3 December 2008He died on 3 December 2008 at age 92.

Children of Harlan C. Gehrke and Helen I. Davies

Helen I. Davies

F, b. 18 November 1916, d. 9 November 1996
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Gehrke.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHelen I. Davies married Harlan C. Gehrke.
Birth18 November 1916Helen I. Davies was born on 18 November 1916 at Grant, Wisconsin.
Death9 November 1996She died on 9 November 1996 at age 79.

Children of Helen I. Davies and Harlan C. Gehrke

Janet L. Gehrke

F, b. 9 September 1937, d. 16 August 2019
Father*Harlan C. Gehrke b. 19 Oct 1916, d. 3 Dec 2008
Mother*Helen I. Davies b. 18 Nov 1916, d. 9 Nov 1996
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJanet L. Gehrke was also known as Jan.
Married Name24 September 1955As of 24 September 1955,her married name was Vondra.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 September 1937Janet L. Gehrke was born on 9 September 1937.
She was the daughter of Harlan C. Gehrke and Helen I. Davies.
Death16 August 2019Janet L. Gehrke died on 16 August 2019 at age 81 Janet L. “Jan” Vondra, 81, of Platteville, Wisconsin, died on Friday, August 16, 2019 at University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Belmont. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Platteville. Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Friends may also call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church.

Jan was born on September 9, 1937 in Lima Township, Grant County, daughter of Harlan and Helen (Davies) Gehrke. She was united in marriage to Cletus Vondra on September 24, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Platteville. Jan farmed alongside her husband, Cletus, all her life. Jan worked at Gile’s Surge Dairy Equipment, Cuba City and Tiedemann Jewelers, Platteville. She then worked at Clare Bank, Platteville for ten years until her retirement. She was a member of St. Mary’s CCW, Platteville. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, tending to her flowers and shopping. She loved to travel and took many trips with her husband, Cletus. Jan especially loved her time with her family, being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jan is survived by her husband, Cletus; four children, Diane (Terry) Yunk, LuAnn (Tom) Spensley, Lori (Steve) VanBogaert, and Mike (Julie) Vondra; eight grandchildren, Justin (Tracy) Spensley, Brianna (Brent) Belongea, Chad (Shannon) Yunk, Brittany (Ryan) O’Connell, Cody (Colleen) Vondra, Brady (Jamie Udelhofen) Vondra, Kyle VanBogaert, and Colton (Becka) Vondra; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Deborah Raess; sister-in-law, Harriet (Burnell) Deiter; nieces and nephews and her dog, Nikki. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Merlin Gehrke.

Guerdon Reed

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageGuerdon Reed married Florence Lyght.

Child of Guerdon Reed and Florence Lyght

Florence Lyght

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Reed.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFlorence Lyght married Guerdon Reed.

Child of Florence Lyght and Guerdon Reed

Patricia L. Reed

F, b. 5 December 1940, d. 1 May 2019
Father*Guerdon Reed
Mother*Florence Lyght
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name17 January 1959As of 17 January 1959,her married name was Reuter.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 December 1940Patricia L. Reed was born on 5 December 1940.
She was the daughter of Guerdon Reed and Florence Lyght.
Marriage17 January 1959Patricia L. Reed married Lowell Reuter on 17 January 1959.
Death1 May 2019Patricia L. Reed died on 1 May 2019 at age 78 Patricia L. Reuter, 78, of Platteville, Wisconsin, died on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at her home. Memorial services will be at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Pastor Mary Ann Floerke will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville, at a later date. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday. Memorials may be made to the Patricia L. Reuter Memorial Fund.

Patricia was born on December 5, 1940 in Lancaster, Wisconsin, the daughter of Guerdon and Florence (Lyght) Reed. She was united in marriage to Lowell Reuter in January17, 1959. Pat worked 35 years for the Grant County/Platteville Cleaners. She enjoyed Elvis with her friend, Marilyn Monahan, spending time with her family, her flowers, and watching the birds and deer in her back yard.

Pat is survived by her son, Mike (Kim) Reuter; three grandchildren, Amanda (Andrew) Dahlheimer, Benjamin Reuter, and Tinea (Kurt) Vanderwerff; two great-grandchildren, Calon “Chuck” Dahlheimer and Aubrey Reuter; four sisters, Joyce Alt, Betty (Bob) Whitaker, Katherine Schwab, and Marlene (Bob) Winkers; five brothers, Jim (Sharon) Reed, Larry (Patty) Reed, Steve “Savage” Reed, Roger (Jane) Reed, and Creg (Patti) Reed and sister-in-law, Meredith Heins; special friend, Joe Ingram and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister, Ruth Kath, and brothers, Bob and Junior Reed.

Lowell Reuter

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage17 January 1959Lowell Reuter married Patricia L. Reed, daughter of Guerdon Reed and Florence Lyght, on 17 January 1959.

Robert Eugene Schaaf

M, b. 10 November 1926, d. 2 June 1996
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 November 1926Robert Eugene Schaaf was born on 10 November 1926 at Indiana.
Marriage6 August 1949He married Alice Maxine Barrone, daughter of John Peter Franklin Barrone and Estella M. Sprang, on 6 August 1949 at Three Rivers, St Joseph, Michigan.
Death2 June 1996Robert Eugene Schaaf died on 2 June 1996 at age 69.

Clinton Churchill Jr.

M, b. 4 March 1934, d. 30 June 2019
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameClinton Churchill Jr. also went by the name of Bud.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth4 March 1934Clinton Churchill Jr. was born on 4 March 1934.
Death30 June 2019He died on 30 June 2019 at age 85 Clinton "Bud" Churchill Jr., age 85, of LaValle, died suddenly on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in his home. He was born on March 4, 1934 in the Town of Winfield, Sauk County, the son of Clinton and Vada (O'Connor) Churchill Sr. Bud was a veteran of the U.S. Army. On October 5, 1963, he was married to the former Arlene Tourdot. He was a lifelong area farmer. Bud was a member of the LaValle American Legion Post 242. He was also a former board member of the Reedsburg Farmer's Cooperative. Bud enjoyed bowling with the Skinner Transfer team for many years where he proudly bowled a perfect 300 game. Survivors include his wife: Arlene; three children: Teri (Dave) Ruhland, of Reedsburg, Tom (Julie) Churchill, of Stoughton and Tammy Churchill, of Reedsburg; three granddaughters: Ashley Churchill, Tessa Churchill and Sadee Helms; two great-granddaughters: Whitley and Wrenlee; two brothers: Ronnie Churchill, of Reedsburg and Hubert (Pat) Churchill, of Bristol; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Lucille Gates and LaVeda Bodendein. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg with Father David Carrano officiating. Military honors will follow the service. Internment will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later date. There will be a visitation on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and on Friday from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. also at the funeral home.

Marjorie P. Jackson

F, b. 15 January 1925, d. 2 May 2019
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name3 May 1947As of 3 May 1947,her married name was Driefke.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 January 1925Marjorie P. Jackson was born on 15 January 1925.
Marriage3 May 1947She married Raymond J. Driefke, son of William Driefke and Bertha Moldenhauer, on 3 May 1947.
Death2 May 2019Marjorie P. Jackson died on 2 May 2019 at age 94 Marjorie P. Driefke, age 94, of Waukesha, formerly of Reedsburg, died on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center in Waukesha. She was born on January 15, 1925 in Mauston, the daughter of Harvey and Pearl (Clark) Jackson. On May 3, 1947, she was married to Ray J. Driefke. Marjorie worked in the accounting field for many years until her retirement. She was a faithful member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church and the Hannah Circle. She also volunteered at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. Marjorie enjoyed knitting, crocheting and other crafts. Survivors include her two children: Susan (Robert) Ford, of Waukesha and Ted (Sue) Driefke, of LaValle; six grandchildren: Ted, Angie, Tad, Michael, Molly and Elena; two great granddaughters: Isabella and Emma; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, on February 7, 2006; one grandson: Phillip Ford; two sisters: Joyce (Tony) Shaker and June Shaker as well as two brothers: Bernard and Andrew Jackson. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor Beth Voigt officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. There will be a visitation after 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Lucille M. Gudenschwager

F, b. 29 December 1939, d. 4 March 2019
Father*Ernest Gudenschwager b. c 1896
Mother*Meta Schwanz b. 8 Jan 1912, d. 19 Mar 1986
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 June 1956As of 20 June 1956,her married name was Spencer.
Married Name27 June 1980As of 27 June 1980,her married name was Hoy.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth29 December 1939Lucille M. Gudenschwager was born on 29 December 1939.
She was the daughter of Ernest Gudenschwager and Meta Schwanz.
Marriage20 June 1956Lucille M. Gudenschwager married James E. Spencer on 20 June 1956.
Death4 March 2019Lucille M. Gudenschwager died on 4 March 2019 at age 79 Lucille M. Hoy, age 79, of Lime Ridge, died on Monday, March 4, 2019 in the Sauk County Health Care Center. She was born on December 29, 1939 in Hillpoint, the daughter of Ernest and Meta (Schwanz) Gudenschwager. Lucille was united in marriage to James E. Spencer on June 20, 1956. Together they had eight children. He preceded her in death in December 1975. Lucille was later married to Duane D. Hoy on June 27, 1980. While raising her children, she provided child care for numerous other children. She worked at the Sauk County Health Care Center as a CNA and lastly she worked as a secretary for Lentz Insurance Agency until her retirement. Lucille was an avid vegetable gardener. She enjoyed sewing and making many quilts for her family. Lucille even made a wedding dress for one of her granddaughters. She also made rag rugs, did crocheting, and she loved canning and baking. Lucille was a dedicated member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Lime Ridge where she served as treasurer for the Ladies Aid and was the church custodian for many years. Her family was the love and joy of her life. She was a warm, wonderful caring wife and mother. Her family will deeply and dearly miss her. She is survived by her husband of thirty-eight years: Duane (Doug) Hoy, of Lime Ridge; five daughters: Marie (Joseph) Ladika, of Cazenovia; Margo (John) Krueger, of Reedsburg; Marjorie (Robert) Bruha, of Hartford; Marcia (Terry) Roessler, of Rock Springs and Miriam McBain, of Reedsburg; three sons: George, Gerald and Gene Spencer, all of Lime Ridge; her stepson: Douglas (Kim) Hoy, of Baraboo; fourteen grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 10 step-great grandchildren; two sisters: Arlene Schulz, of Hillpoint and Mildred Lentz, of Reedsburg; two brothers: Ernest (Shirley) Gudenschwager, of Orchard, NE and Allen (ReGina) Gudenschwager, of Hillpoint; her sister-in-law: Patricia Gudenschwager, of Reedsburg; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by the father of her children: James Spencer; her brother: Delbert Gudenschwager and her brother-in-law: Ervin Lentz. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Lime Ridge with Pastor Daniel Lewig officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg and after 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Friday at the church.

James E. Spencer

M, d. December 1975
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage20 June 1956James E. Spencer married Lucille M. Gudenschwager, daughter of Ernest Gudenschwager and Meta Schwanz, on 20 June 1956.
DeathDecember 1975James E. Spencer died in December 1975.

Dorothy M. Schluter

F, b. 1 July 1930, d. 24 August 2019
Dorothy M (Schluter) Stolte
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name8 February 1958As of 8 February 1958,her married name was Stolte.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 July 1930Dorothy M. Schluter was born on 1 July 1930.
Marriage8 February 1958She married Paul E. Stolte, son of John Stolte Jr. and Paulina E. Klagos, on 8 February 1958.
Death24 August 2019Dorothy M. Schluter died on 24 August 2019 at age 89 Dorothy M. Stolte, age 89, of Reedsburg, WI, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Reedsburg Senior Life Center. She was born on July 1, 1930, the daughter of Rollin and Clara (Kruse) Schluter. She was a graduate of Reedsburg High School and the Sauk County Teacher’s College. She then taught in a one-room school house and was later a bank teller before her marriage. On February 8, 1958, she was united in marriage to Paul E. Stolte at St. Peter’s Church in Reedsburg on a -20 degree day. This marriage was blessed with three children. Dorothy enjoyed raising her family. She was the first woman employed at the Reedsburg Post Office retiring in 1990 following many years of service. She worked seasonally at Lands’ End and sang in the Lands’ End chorus.

Dorothy was a member of St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Loganville where she enjoyed quilting and working with the Ladies Aid.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul on September 24, 2005; parents; and siblings, Ethel (Ralph) Luck, and Jean Yanke.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Ann Stolte of Chicago, IL, Kay (Brian) Albrecht of Venice, Florida and John Stolte of Wauwatosa;

Grandchildren: Beth Albrecht of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Jacob and Brianna Stolte of Wauwatosa;

Sisters and brother: Jeanette (Jim) Roloff of Mahomet, IL, Diane (Robert) Gardner of Pringle, SD and Dennis (Jean Ann) Dankert of Reedsburg; brother-in-law Deane Yanke of Prairie du Sac; many nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and friends.

A memorial service for Dorothy Stolte will be conducted 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Loganville with Pastor Donald Glanzer officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the church.

Mary Jean Sheahan

F, b. 21 April 1938, d. 23 November 2018
Father*Ed Sheahan d. b 2014
Mother*Lorrayne Warren d. b 2014
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1958As of circa 1958,her married name was Holly.
Married Name1976As of 1976,her married name was Weiss.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 April 1938Mary Jean Sheahan was born on 21 April 1938.
She was the daughter of Ed Sheahan and Lorrayne Warren.
Marriagecirca 1958Mary Jean Sheahan married Francis Holly circa 1958.
Marriage1976Mary Jean Sheahan married Gilbert Weiss in 1976.
Death23 November 2018Mary Jean Sheahan died on 23 November 2018 at age 80 Mary Jean (Sheahan) Weiss, age 80, of Reedsburg, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018. She was born at home in Ithaca, Richland County, Wisconsin on April 21, 1938, first born daughter of Edward and Lorrayne (Warren) Sheahan. She attended various schools, depending on her dad’s employment. She started high school in Ithaca for the first two years, then on to Baraboo, and then to Cazenovia, and was among the first graduation class of Weston in 1956. Then she worked in Madison at a bank for a year, and then married Francis Holly. They had three children, Julie, David and Robert. They moved often, including a couple of years in Illinois. In 1976 she married Gilbert Weiss, and they lived in the Wausau area for several years, before moving to the home they owned in Loganville, when he retired in 1988. She was happy to finally settle down in her own home and loved decorating it for the seasons. She had a large collection of sunflower items and also of snowmen. She had many family gatherings which everyone enjoyed. She also loved growing her own flowers and took many pictures of them. Father Bowens was a great help to her in learning about flowers, as he had a wonderful garden. She gifted friends and family with her flower greeting cards, and sold them at craft sales also. She had numerous jobs through the years, most involving sales of one kind or another.

She is survived by her children: Julie (George) Holly, David Holly and Robert (Kyla) Holly as well as his children, Nathan and Josh and their mother, Kathy. Other survivors include four sisters, Luanne Krohn, Kaye Brimmer, Jenny (Tom) Clarkson and Nancy (Dave) Sheahan; also by step-grandsons, Jerry and Danny Weiss and their mother, Betty Weiss as well as several step-children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 36 years, Gilbert; her grandson, D.J. Holly (son of David) and Jerry Weiss (step-son), and long-time pal of Canada, Impi Sawchuk.

For many years she was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Lime Ridge and a member of the Renew Group which started in 2000. Their group met monthly for Mass, meeting, discussion and potluck. She volunteered as their card lady, an usher, money counter and children’s envelope recorder.

She often met friends at Pizza Hut for lunch. A group of family and friends attended her 70th birthday party there and she made her one and only scrapbook from pictures of the event. She was an avid reader, the Irish author Maeve Binchy being her favorite, and had a collection of all of her books, gifted to her by her son, Rob. She was never bored and she didn’t know the meaning of the word. She had numerous hobbies, including photography, and took many pictures of her flowers to use making cards. Gilbert made a large farm-like wagon for her which she filled each summer with an assortment of flowers and was a bright spot in the side yard of their home.

She and Gilbert had four cats during their life together and their pictures made it onto many cards also. Another hobby was pen-palling, and she had one in England since she was 12 years old. She and Anita wrote every few months but never met in person. Most of her pals were also card decorators, and the creative juices were really flowing back in the years when there were no rubber stamps to be found. Some people were very clever at this hobby as well as good letter writers.

She and Gilbert were music lovers and enjoyed many entertainers who came to Wausau when they lived there and in Wisconsin Dells at the Crystal Grand. They also enjoyed dancing.

Many hours were spent on the phone chatting with family and friends, long distance and near by.

Her father, being Irish, passed on his sense of humor to his daughters and grandchildren as well. It made for much fun and laughter when they were together. They were very proud of their Irish heritage.

She was never happier than when she was in the company of her grandsons, Nathan and Josh Holly, and in earlier years, she was the “M&M” grandma of Danny and Jerry Weiss.

Her motto was…Count your blessings, which she did daily, despite her many health problems. She was thankful for her faith, family and friends, who helped her in her time of need. Ed and Sharon, Russ and Ivy, Joyce, Judy and long-time friend, Patty Mertens, and helper Dennis Loomis.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Jean Weiss will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 1, 2018 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Lime Ridge with Father Sanctus Ibe officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bridget’s Cemetery, Westford Township. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg, and on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the church.

Francis Holly

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriagecirca 1958Francis Holly married Mary Jean Sheahan, daughter of Ed Sheahan and Lorrayne Warren, circa 1958.

Gilbert Weiss

M, d. circa 2012
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage1976Gilbert Weiss married Mary Jean Sheahan, daughter of Ed Sheahan and Lorrayne Warren, in 1976.
Deathcirca 2012Gilbert Weiss died circa 2012.

Emma M. Nemitz

F, b. 6 January 1918, d. 9 October 2009
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Judd.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEmma M. Nemitz married Everett F. Judd, son of Ernest L. Judd and Mary E. Lyckberg.
Birth6 January 1918Emma M. Nemitz was born on 6 January 1918 at Wisconsin.
Death9 October 2009She died on 9 October 2009 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 91.

Child of Emma M. Nemitz and Everett F. Judd

Harlen James Judd

M, b. 14 May 1947, d. 15 September 2018
Father*Everett F. Judd b. 3 Nov 1908, d. 25 Aug 1952
Mother*Emma M. Nemitz b. 6 Jan 1918, d. 9 Oct 2009
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 May 1947Harlen James Judd was born on 14 May 1947 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Everett F. Judd and Emma M. Nemitz.
Death15 September 2018Harlen James Judd died on 15 September 2018 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 71.

Donald George Ennis

M, b. 18 November 1926, d. 10 March 2018
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 November 1926Donald George Ennis was born on 18 November 1926.
Death10 March 2018He died on 10 March 2018 at age 91 Donald George Ennis, age 91, of Reedsburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at his home. He was born on November 18, 1926, in South Dakota, the son of Peter and Pauline (Gardner) Ennis. On May 23, 1953, Don was united in marriage to Wilma E. Gudenschwager. This marriage was blessed with three children. Don was employed as a tool and die maker in various locations for many years. Don's faith was very important to him. He and Wilma were active members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Reedsburg, and he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3805. Don was a driven member of the Republican Party for which he wrote many articles and Letters to the Editor in several area newspapers. He sang karaoke in area establishments as well as nursing homes and especially enjoyed singing with Jerry and Donna Greely of the 'Blue Ramblers'. Don was a people person and loved visiting with others. He was proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed traveling with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Beverly, Irene and Esther; brother, Tom; and grandson, Eric Nachtigal.
Don is survived by his wife of 64 years, Wilma, of Reedsburg;
Son, Donald Kevin (Debra) Ennis of Necedah and son, Brandon;
Daughter, Kathleen (David) Gonzalez of Loganville, and their eight children: Nicole (Leonard) Abbs, and their son Victor; Portia Gonzales; Carolina (Michael) Lipscomb; David Gonzalez; Michael (Janessa) Gonzalez and their son, Lincoln; Jacob Gonzalez, Marie Gonzalez, and Joshua Gonzalez;
Daughter, Linda (Chuck) Denman of Cazenovia, and their children: Amber Selje and Lani, Lakyn and Ryker; Jessica (John Paul) Thompson and their children: Reegan, Trenna, Kersey, Breckyn and Oaklin; Karla Kowalke and her children: Samantha, Noah and Emma;
Brothers, Joe Ennis and John (Charlene) Ennis;
Sisters, Susan Thompson and Edith Martin;
Don was also survived by several nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald G. Ennis will be conducted at 11:30 AM on Friday, March 16, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father David Carrano officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, where a Knights of Columbus Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 PM. Visitation will also be held on Friday morning from 10:30 AM until the time of the service at the church. Burial will take place in St. Theresa Cemetery, Union Center, at a later date.

Arlene (?)

F, d. before 2014
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Meyer.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageArlene (?) married Raymond P. Meyer, son of Paul Meyer and Elsa M. Hasz.
Deathbefore 2014Arlene (?) died before 2014.

Gerald Edward Schulte

M, b. 3 July 1939, d. 15 October 2014
Father*Edward Schulte b. 20 Jun 1910, d. 25 Jul 1988
Mother*Cleona E. Muchow b. 30 Sep 1915, d. a 1999
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 July 1939Gerald Edward Schulte was born on 3 July 1939.
He was the son of Edward Schulte and Cleona E. Muchow.
Death15 October 2014Gerald Edward Schulte died on 15 October 2014 at age 75 Gerald Edward Schulte, age 75, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, following a two month battle with West Nile virus with the comforting presence and loving words of his wife and children.

He was born on July 3, 1939, in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, the son of Edward and Cleona (Muchow) Schulte. Gerald was a true believer in Christ as our Savior and attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Hillpoint all of his life. He loved the outdoors and traveling with his family; making maple syrup and homemade ice cream. He visited and encouraged those in need and helped to spread the Word of God. He was a very talented mason for Friede Brothers, and then Kraemer Brothers, and his stone-laying abilities looked like a work of art. He spent many man hours helping others through the Kingdom Workers, even going to Africa a couple of different times to help build churches and schools.

He married his loving wife, Doris (Hagedorn) on March 26, 1989. She survives. He is also survived by his children whom he loved dearly: Marcia (John) Connors,
Lisa (Chuck) Keller,
Becky (Gary) Denman,
Carla (Todd) Herritz,
Matthew (Trish) Schulte,
Nathan Schulte,
Sarah Schulte;
Grandchildren whom he adored: Sheena Costerisan, Chad (Jen) Costerisan, Ashley Connors, Jonathon Connors, Dillon Keller, Sadie Keller, Shanda Broaddus, Jolynn Broaddus, Samantha Herritz, Colton Herritz;
His great grandchildren who always made him smile: Brody and Makayla Costerisan;
He was very close to his brothers and sister, Leslie (Bonnie) Schulte, Dean Schulte, and Dianne Schulte;
His very musical sisters-in-law, Ruth Kovaciny, Carol Stocking, Eunice Steinke, Mary (Lee) Popelier, Grace (Fred) Bartel, and Laura (Robert) Schwengel;
His very special friends whom he loved to play cards and go rabbit hunting with: Jim and Betty Meyer, Chet and Hildred Ihde, Don and Bert Elwood, Tom and Millie King. He will be missed by many other friends, many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his church congregation.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and son-in-law, Mike Costerisan.

We celebrate Gerald's life with a service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Hillpoint, with Pastor Richard Agenten officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg. Private family burial will take place in St. John's Cemetery, rural Hillpoint, on Saturday morning prior to a 10:00 AM greeting which will last until the time of the service at the church.

Eugene Laverne Hesseltine

M, b. 16 March 1929, d. 17 May 2013
Father*Otis Vern Hesseltine b. 9 Feb 1909, d. 30 Sep 1994
Mother*Florence Marie Wilson
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEugene Laverne Hesseltine was also known as Gene.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 March 1929Eugene Laverne Hesseltine was born on 16 March 1929 at Mercer, Missouri.
He was the son of Otis Vern Hesseltine and Florence Marie Wilson.
Death17 May 2013Eugene Laverne Hesseltine died on 17 May 2013 at age 84 Eugene "Gene" L. Hesseltine, 84 of Rockford, passed May 17, 2013, at Swedish American Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Gene was born in Mercer County, MO, March 16, 1929. Gene was the son of Otis Vern and Florence Marie Hesseltine. United in marriage to Nanette C. Hesseltine on May 17, 1986, in Rockton. Gene was still an active member of the Big Thunder Grange in Belvidere, for 20 yrs and a member of the Boone County Fair Board for 19 yrs. Retired from Chrysler Corp, in Belvidere, in 1993 where he worked for 27 yrs in skilled trades as a welder repairman. Gene is survived by his wife, Nanette; children, Jeanne Hesseltine, Peggy (Larry) Daniel; 5 grandchildren, Jake (Shelley) Higdon, Jason (Kim) Higdon, Brandi Lindstedt, Chad McClain, Amber (Paul) Stiff; 9 great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Justice, Autumn, Passion, Jersey, Nathan, Abby, Sydney and Bevan. Predeceased by his parents, Otis Vern and Florence Marie Hesseltine; Sister, Lora Lee Crawford; 2 nephews; and several cousins. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1, with a presentation from the Boone County Fairboard at 2:15 p.m. at Water of Life Ministries, 2420 New Milford Church Rd, New Milford, IL. Memorial service officiated by Pastor Daniel Hernandez will follow.