M, b. 7 July 1938, d. 19 August 2018
|Father*||Clarence Ruhland b. c 1909, d. b 1993|
|Birth||7 July 1938||Lloyd Ruhland was born on 7 July 1938.|
|He was the son of Clarence Ruhland and Almira Luther.|
|Death||19 August 2018||Lloyd Ruhland died on 19 August 2018 at age 80 Lloyd W. “Paul” Ruhland age 80 of Plain passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the Reena Senior Living in Fort Atkinson, WI. He was born on July 7, 1938 the son of Clarence and Almira (Luther) Ruhland. Paul served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1962. He was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain. He farmed for many years in Plain and was very involved in world events. Survivors include 4 siblings, Carol Jean Dwyer of Madison, Imelda (Bill) Cotter of Arlington, TX, Lester Ruhland of Reedsburg, Earl “Cubby” (Mary Jane) Ruhland of Janesville, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Almira Ruhland, 4 brothers, Evan, Glen, Roger and Ralph Ruhland and a sister, Alice Caldwell. A Mass in Memory of Paul will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 12:00 Noon at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain. 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 10:30 A.M. until the time of Mass at 12:00 Noon.|
Lester C. Ruhland
M, b. 20 June 1948, d. 16 November 2018
|Father*||Clarence Ruhland b. c 1909, d. b 1993|
|Name Variation||Lester C. Ruhland was also known as Sam.|
|Birth||20 June 1948||Lester C. Ruhland was born on 20 June 1948 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.|
|He was the son of Clarence Ruhland and Almira Luther.|
|Death||16 November 2018||Lester C. Ruhland died on 16 November 2018 at age 70 Lester C. “Sam” Ruhland, age 70 of Reedsburg and formerly of Plain, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the UW Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born on June 20, 1948 in Plain the son of Clarence and Almira (Luther) Ruhland. Following his high school graduation Sam worked for Fred Bindl Gravel Company, Oscar Mayer, Kraemer Brothers, Suemnicht Cheese Factory, was a welder helping to build Devil’s Head Ski Hill and had numerous other short term jobs. Sam battled most of his life with schizophrenia having many successes and failures. He lived well the last 12 years at Country Casa Group Home in Reedsburg with the excellent care of Carol Moe-Kiefer, Patti and Suzanne. Survivors include 3 siblings, Carol Jean Dwyer of Madison, Imelda (Bill) Cotter of Arlington, TX, Earl “Cubby” (Mary Jane) Ruhland of Janesville, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Almira Ruhland, 5 brothers, Evan, Glen, Roger, Ralph and Lloyd Ruhland and a sister, Alice Caldwell. A Mass in Memory of Lester “Sam” will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain. Fr. John Silva will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at the church from 10:30 A.M. until the time of Mass.|
David F. Schreiner
M, b. 27 September 1950, d. 22 January 2018
|Mother*||Mary E. Hutter b. 11 Oct 1924, d. 18 Apr 2018|
|Birth||27 September 1950||David F. Schreiner was born on 27 September 1950.|
|He was the son of Florian Schreiner and Mary E. Hutter.|
|Death||22 January 2018||David F. Schreiner died on 22 January 2018 at age 67 David F. Schreiner, age 67 of Plain, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, January 22, 2018. He was born on September 27, 1950 the oldest son of Florian “Bub” and Mary (Hutter) Schreiner. He is survived by his mother, Mary, brothers, Frederick and Ruth, William, and sister, Emma and Brian, nephews and nieces, Jesse and Mindy, their children Camdyn and Vada, Matthew and Athanasia, their children Marielle and William, Crystal, Joshua, Alex, and Jordan and Monique. He was preceded in death by his father, Bub.|
M, d. circa 1932
|Marriage||LeRoy Butler married Marion Anderson.|
|Death||circa 1932||LeRoy Butler died circa 1932.|
|Married Name||Her married name was Butler.|
|Marriage||Marion Anderson married LeRoy Butler.|
LeRoy Butler Jr.
M, b. circa 1926
|Father*||LeRoy Butler d. c 1932|
M, b. circa 1928
|Father*||LeRoy Butler d. c 1932|
M, b. circa 1931
|Father*||LeRoy Butler d. c 1932|
Margaret M. Jasper
F, b. 1909, d. 1983
|Married Name||Her married name was 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|
|Married Name||18 June 1966||As of 18 June 1966,her married name was Booher.|
|Birth||21 May 1943||Virginia L. Soeldner was born on 21 May 1943 at Richland, Wisconsin.|
|She was the daughter of Otto A. Soeldner and Margaret M. Jasper.|
|Death||5 February 2019||Virginia 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|
|Married Name||1 October 1983||As of 1 October 1983,her married name was Gifford.|
|Birth||17 September 1957||Mary Jacqueline Oder was born on 17 September 1957.|
|She was the daughter of John Mirl Oder and Margaret Madelyn Mears.|
|Death||31 January 2019||Mary 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 Variation||Michael L. Stoddard was also known as Mike.|
|Birth||16 November 1942||Michael L. Stoddard was born on 16 November 1942.|
|He was the son of Michael C. Stoddard and Beulah Josie Sager.|
|Death||7 January 2019||Michael 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.
Leon Richard Winkler
M, b. 5 May 1956, d. 14 September 2019
|Father*||Maynard L. Winkler b. 27 Jan 1922|
|Birth||5 May 1956||Leon Richard Winkler was born on 5 May 1956.|
|He was the son of Maynard L. Winkler.|
|Death||14 September 2019||Leon 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
|Marriage||Harlan C. Gehrke married Helen I. Davies.|
|Birth||19 October 1916||Harlan C. Gehrke was born on 19 October 1916.|
|Death||3 December 2008||He died on 3 December 2008 at age 92.|
Helen I. Davies
F, b. 18 November 1916, d. 9 November 1996
|Married Name||Her married name was Gehrke.|
|Marriage||Helen I. Davies married Harlan C. Gehrke.|
|Birth||18 November 1916||Helen I. Davies was born on 18 November 1916 at Grant, Wisconsin.|
|Death||9 November 1996||She died on 9 November 1996 at age 79.|
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 Variation||Janet L. Gehrke was also known as Jan.|
|Married Name||24 September 1955||As of 24 September 1955,her married name was Vondra.|
|Birth||9 September 1937||Janet L. Gehrke was born on 9 September 1937.|
|She was the daughter of Harlan C. Gehrke and Helen I. Davies.|
|Death||16 August 2019||Janet 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.
|Marriage||Guerdon Reed married Florence Lyght.|
|Married Name||Her married name was Reed.|
|Marriage||Florence Lyght married Guerdon Reed.|
Patricia L. Reed
F, b. 5 December 1940, d. 1 May 2019
|Married Name||17 January 1959||As of 17 January 1959,her married name was Reuter.|
|Birth||5 December 1940||Patricia L. Reed was born on 5 December 1940.|
|She was the daughter of Guerdon Reed and Florence Lyght.|
|Marriage||17 January 1959||Patricia L. Reed married Lowell Reuter on 17 January 1959.|
|Death||1 May 2019||Patricia 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.
Robert Eugene Schaaf
M, b. 10 November 1926, d. 2 June 1996
|Birth||10 November 1926||Robert Eugene Schaaf was born on 10 November 1926 at Indiana.|
|Marriage||6 August 1949||He married Alice Maxine Barrone, daughter of John Peter Franklin Barrone and Estella M. Sprang, on 6 August 1949 at Three Rivers, St Joseph, Michigan.|
|Death||2 June 1996||Robert Eugene Schaaf died on 2 June 1996 at age 69.|
Clinton Churchill Jr.
M, b. 4 March 1934, d. 30 June 2019
|Nickname||Clinton Churchill Jr. also went by the name of Bud.|
|Birth||4 March 1934||Clinton Churchill Jr. was born on 4 March 1934.|
|Death||30 June 2019||He 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
|Married Name||3 May 1947||As of 3 May 1947,her married name was Driefke.|
|Birth||15 January 1925||Marjorie P. Jackson was born on 15 January 1925.|
|Marriage||3 May 1947||She married Raymond J. Driefke, son of William Driefke and Bertha Moldenhauer, on 3 May 1947.|
|Death||2 May 2019||Marjorie 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|
|Married Name||20 June 1956||As of 20 June 1956,her married name was Spencer.|
|Married Name||27 June 1980||As of 27 June 1980,her married name was Hoy.|
|Birth||29 December 1939||Lucille M. Gudenschwager was born on 29 December 1939.|
|She was the daughter of Ernest Gudenschwager and Meta Schwanz.|
|Marriage||20 June 1956||Lucille M. Gudenschwager married James E. Spencer on 20 June 1956.|
|Death||4 March 2019||Lucille 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
Dorothy M. Schluter
F, b. 1 July 1930, d. 24 August 2019
|Married Name||8 February 1958||As of 8 February 1958,her married name was Stolte.|
|Birth||1 July 1930||Dorothy M. Schluter was born on 1 July 1930.|
|Marriage||8 February 1958||She married Paul E. Stolte, son of John Stolte Jr. and Paulina E. Klagos, on 8 February 1958.|
|Death||24 August 2019||Dorothy 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|
|Married Name||circa 1958||As of circa 1958,her married name was Holly.|
|Married Name||1976||As of 1976,her married name was Weiss.|
|Birth||21 April 1938||Mary Jean Sheahan was born on 21 April 1938.|
|She was the daughter of Ed Sheahan and Lorrayne Warren.|
|Marriage||circa 1958||Mary Jean Sheahan married Francis Holly circa 1958.|
|Marriage||1976||Mary Jean Sheahan married Gilbert Weiss in 1976.|
|Death||23 November 2018||Mary 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.