John H. Jensen

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Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn H. Jensen married Agnes Mathilde Paulson, daughter of Hans Paulson and Andrine Evensdatter.

Anton Jensen

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Father*John H. Jensen
Mother*Agnes Mathilde Paulson b. 27 Oct 1879
Life EventDateDescription
Anton Jensen was the son of John H. Jensen and Agnes Mathilde Paulson.

Edwin Jensen

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Father*John H. Jensen
Mother*Agnes Mathilde Paulson b. 27 Oct 1879
Life EventDateDescription
Edwin Jensen was the son of John H. Jensen and Agnes Mathilde Paulson.

Oscar Jensen

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Father*John H. Jensen
Mother*Agnes Mathilde Paulson b. 27 Oct 1879
Life EventDateDescription
Oscar Jensen was the son of John H. Jensen and Agnes Mathilde Paulson.

Robert G. Ringelstetter

M, b. 24 April 1936, d. 3 December 2020
Father*Rudolph Ringelstetter b. 12 Dec 1905, d. Apr 1984
Mother*Susan I. Acketz b. 20 Jul 1912, d. 7 Sep 2005
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 April 1936Robert G. Ringelstetter was born on 24 April 1936.
He was the son of Rudolph Ringelstetter and Susan I. Acketz.
Marriage5 October 1957Robert G. Ringelstetter married Bonnie Urfer on 5 October 1957 at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Death3 December 2020Robert G. Ringelstetter died on 3 December 2020 at age 84 Robert “Bob or Ringo” G. Ringelstetter, age 84, passed away Dec. 3, 2020 at The Pines in Prairie du Sac. He was born at home in Ithaca on Apr. 24, 1936 to the late Rudy and Susan (Acketz) Ringelstetter. Bob attended Spring Green High School, graduating in 1954. Following High School he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in Japan, Hawaii and California. Bob was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Urfer on Oct. 5, 1957 in Spring Green; she preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 2020. Bob worked as a machinist in Chicago for a short time; he and Bonnie later moved their family to Madison where Bob started a career with the Madison Fire Department. He served his community for over 25 years as a firefighter and paramedic. When not on shift with the Fire Department he worked at Gordon Flesch Co. In retirement, Bob and Bonnie moved to their home on Lake Wisconsin. He was an amazing inventor and problem-solver and loved to design gadgets and electronics in his garage. He enjoyed canoeing on the Wisconsin River, snowmobile trips up north, and spending time with friends, family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his 3 daughters, Pamela (Dennis) Reichardt, Diana (David) Allaby, Julie (Bradley) Miller; 8 grandchildren, Daniel (Valerie) Wopat, Trevor Reichardt, Hillary (Dominick) Marino, Joseph (Laura) Allaby, Brian (Michelle) Allaby, Amanda Allaby (Kevin Mayer), Zachary (Nikki) Miller and Ian Miller; 14 great grandchildren. He is further survived by brothers, Rudy Jr. (Carol) and Gary (Karrie) Ringelstetter.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bonnie; he was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Roberts.

Bob and Bonnie’s family wishes to thank the entire staff at The Pines for their wonderful care of dad and mom.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Bonnie Urfer

F, b. 23 September 1938, d. 11 September 2020
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name5 October 1957As of 5 October 1957,her married name was Ringelstetter.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 September 1938Bonnie Urfer was born on 23 September 1938.
Marriage5 October 1957She married Robert G. Ringelstetter, son of Rudolph Ringelstetter and Susan I. Acketz, on 5 October 1957 at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Death11 September 2020Bonnie Urfer died on 11 September 2020 at age 81 Bonnie Mae Ringelstetter, age 81, passed away Sept. 11, 2020 at The Pines in Prairie du Sac. She was born in Spring Green on Sept. 23, 1938 to the late Walter C. and Mae (Peterson) Urfer. Bonnie graduated from Spring Green High School; class of 1956. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert "Ringo" Ringelstetter, on Oct. 5, 1957 in Spring Green. Bonnie enjoyed teaching children piano lessons out of her home for over 10 years. She later went to work for G.A.B. in Madison for 10 years, until she and Ringo retired to their home on Lake Wisconsin. Together they enjoyed canoeing on the Wisconsin River, snowmobile trips up north, and spending time with friends, family and grandchildren. Bonnie held these memories close in her many photo albums. She was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and cheered them on whenever they played. Her chocolate chip cookies will never be matched.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Robert “Ringo”; 3 daughters, Pamela (Dennis) Reichardt, Diana (David) Allaby, Julie (Bradley) Miller; 8 grandchildren, Daniel (Valerie) Wopat, Trevor Reichardt, Hillary (Dominick) Marino, Joseph (Laura) Allaby, Brian (Michelle) Allaby, Amanda Allaby (Kevin Mayer), Zachary (Nikki) Miller and Ian Miller; 14 great grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Carlton) Overland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 siblings, Joyce Klusendorf, Richard Urfer, and Judith Donner.

(?) Steckelberg

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Child of (?) Steckelberg

Viola Schwartz

F, b. 1 September 1925, d. 17 October 2020
Father*Andrew Schwartz b. 1886, d. 1953
Mother*Claudia Ganser b. 2 Jul 1900, d. 24 Nov 2000
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name4 November 1943As of 4 November 1943,her married name was Gruber.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 September 1925Viola Schwartz was born on 1 September 1925.
She was the daughter of Andrew Schwartz and Claudia Ganser.
Marriage4 November 1943Viola Schwartz married Harold Gruber on 4 November 1943.
Death17 October 2020Viola Schwartz died on 17 October 2020 at age 95 Viola Gruber passed on October 17, 2020, at her home, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on the home farm in Roxbury on September 1, 1925, a daughter of the late Andrew and Claudia Schwartz. She married Harold Gruber on November 4, 1943. Harold preceded her in death on February 28, 1989. For many years they farmed in the Township of Prairie du Sac. They were known for having a pumpkin patch and Viola was locally nicknamed the 'pumpkin lady'. Recently Viola was vacationing in Fort Myers, FL and an individual recognized her and had fond memories of visiting her farm to get pumpkins. She greeted people with a smile and was loyal to her friends and family. She enjoyed playing cards with friends and was an active church member.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Gruber (Mike Noskowiak), four grandchildren, Kimberly Fehrman, Chris 'Tiger' Fehrman (Amy Yanke), Melissa (Mike) Selby of Decatur, GA and Nicholle Fehrman (Craig Hulburt) of Milwaukee. She is further survived by four sisters, Arlene Williams, Caroline (Bud) Ederer, Ella Akins, and Dorothy (Clarence) Mougin; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Schwartz, MaryAnn Schwartz and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lawrence and Harold Schwartz, sisters, Armella Meffert, Laura Endres and infant sister Loraine.

A visitation will be from 9:30-10:45 Friday, October 23 at Hooverson Funeral Home with the funeral mass taking place at 11 at St. Norbert's Parish in Roxbury, with Father Jerry Zhanay officiating. Interment will follow the service at St. Norbert's Cemetery.

Harold Gruber

M, d. 28 February 1989
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage4 November 1943Harold Gruber married Viola Schwartz, daughter of Andrew Schwartz and Claudia Ganser, on 4 November 1943.
Death28 February 1989Harold Gruber died on 28 February 1989.

Lynette M. Schaefer

F, b. 22 November 1921, d. 21 July 2020
Father*Ervin S. Schaefer b. 1888, d. 1934
Mother*Emma Repka b. 14 Jul 1888, d. 7 Oct 1976
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name30 May 1942As of 30 May 1942,her married name was Laughnan.
Married Name4 May 1980As of 4 May 1980,her married name was Diehl.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 November 1921Lynette M. Schaefer was born on 22 November 1921.
She was the daughter of Ervin S. Schaefer and Emma Repka.
Marriage30 May 1942Lynette M. Schaefer married John Laughnan on 30 May 1942.
Marriage4 May 1980Lynette M. Schaefer married Albert Diehl on 4 May 1980.
Death21 July 2020Lynette M. Schaefer died on 21 July 2020 at age 98 Lynette M. Diehl, age 98, passed away peacefully at Maplewood Nursing Home, Sauk City on July 21, 2020. She was born in Blackhawk on Nov. 22, 1921 to the late Ervin C. and Emma M. (Repka) Schaefer the second youngest of 8 children; 4 girls and 4 boys. Lynette attended the Harrisburg Country School where all eight grades were taught in one room. She graduated from Sauk City High School where she excelled at history and math and where she developed a lifelong love of poetry. Lynette married John Laughnan at St. Aloysius Church on May 30, 1942. She later married Albert “Bud” Diehl on May 4, 1980; he preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1984. Lynette enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul, playing cards with family and friends, fishing, and was always looking forward to a spur of the moment drive or trip.

Lynette is survived by her children, John Laughnan, Gregory (Galiya) Laughnan and Gretchen Cutler; 22 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; and her younger brother Maurice Schaefer. She is further survived by, Bud’s children, Sandra (Gary) Schlender, Richard (Virginia) Diehl, Curt (Nancy) Diehl, and Greg (Sharon) Diehl; and other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents and husband Bud, she was preceded in death by her children’s father John Laughnan; son in-law, Steve Cutler; and siblings, Laura, Erna, Verna, Ervin, Harley, and Stanley.

John Laughnan

M, d. before 2020
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage30 May 1942John Laughnan married Lynette M. Schaefer, daughter of Ervin S. Schaefer and Emma Repka, on 30 May 1942.
Deathbefore 2020John Laughnan died before 2020.

Albert Diehl

M, d. 1 November 1984
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAlbert Diehl was also known as Bud.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage4 May 1980Albert Diehl married Lynette M. Schaefer, daughter of Ervin S. Schaefer and Emma Repka, on 4 May 1980.
Death1 November 1984Albert Diehl died on 1 November 1984.

Maurice Schaefer

M, b. after 1921
Father*Ervin S. Schaefer b. 1888, d. 1934
Mother*Emma Repka b. 14 Jul 1888, d. 7 Oct 1976
Life EventDateDescription
Birthafter 1921Maurice Schaefer was born after 1921.
He was the son of Ervin S. Schaefer and Emma Repka.

Laura Schaefer

F, d. before 2020
Father*Ervin S. Schaefer b. 1888, d. 1934
Mother*Emma Repka b. 14 Jul 1888, d. 7 Oct 1976
Life EventDateDescription
Laura Schaefer was the daughter of Ervin S. Schaefer and Emma Repka.
Deathbefore 2020Laura Schaefer died before 2020.

Erna Schaefer

F, d. before 2020
Father*Ervin S. Schaefer b. 1888, d. 1934
Mother*Emma Repka b. 14 Jul 1888, d. 7 Oct 1976
Life EventDateDescription
Erna Schaefer was the daughter of Ervin S. Schaefer and Emma Repka.
Deathbefore 2020Erna Schaefer died before 2020.

Verna Schaefer

F, d. before 2020
Father*Ervin S. Schaefer b. 1888, d. 1934
Mother*Emma Repka b. 14 Jul 1888, d. 7 Oct 1976
Life EventDateDescription
Verna Schaefer was the daughter of Ervin S. Schaefer and Emma Repka.
Deathbefore 2020Verna Schaefer died before 2020.

Ervin Schaefer

M, d. before 2020
Father*Ervin S. Schaefer b. 1888, d. 1934
Mother*Emma Repka b. 14 Jul 1888, d. 7 Oct 1976
Life EventDateDescription
Ervin Schaefer was the son of Ervin S. Schaefer and Emma Repka.
Deathbefore 2020Ervin Schaefer died before 2020.

Harley Schaefer

M, d. before 2020
Father*Ervin S. Schaefer b. 1888, d. 1934
Mother*Emma Repka b. 14 Jul 1888, d. 7 Oct 1976
Life EventDateDescription
Harley Schaefer was the son of Ervin S. Schaefer and Emma Repka.
Deathbefore 2020Harley Schaefer died before 2020.

Stanley Schaefer

M, d. before 2020
Father*Ervin S. Schaefer b. 1888, d. 1934
Mother*Emma Repka b. 14 Jul 1888, d. 7 Oct 1976
Life EventDateDescription
Stanley Schaefer was the son of Ervin S. Schaefer and Emma Repka.
Deathbefore 2020Stanley Schaefer died before 2020.

LaVerne Pearl Schaefer

F, b. 3 January 1937, d. 5 July 2020
Father*Wilbert Frederick Schaefer b. 14 Apr 1914, d. 6 Aug 2006
Mother*Myrtle Lillian Girling b. 10 Oct 1919, d. 26 Mar 2005
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLaVerne Pearl Schaefer was also known as Pearlie.
Married Name15 September 1956As of 15 September 1956,her married name was Kindschi.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 January 1937LaVerne Pearl Schaefer was born on 3 January 1937.
She was the daughter of Wilbert Frederick Schaefer and Myrtle Lillian Girling.
Death5 July 2020LaVerne Pearl Schaefer died on 5 July 2020 at Wisconsin at age 83 LaVerne “Pearlie” Pearl Kindschi, age 83, died peacefully on July 5, 2020, at Pine Villa Assisted Living in Prairie du Sac, WI.

Pearlie was born on January 3,1937, at her grandmother’s home in North Freedom, WI to Wilbert and Myrtle Schaefer. Pearlie attended elementary school at Diamond Hill School in rural North Freedom and in 1954 graduated from Reedsburg High School.

On September 15, 1956, Pearlie married Verne W. Kindschi and moved to the family farm outside of Prairie du Sac. She was the bookkeeper at Woolworths in Baraboo until they adopted their son Brian in 1965. Three years later they adopted their daughter Susan and their family was complete. Pearlie was a hardworking farm wife. To her it was more than work; it was a part of her and an expression of her love. She fed farm workers at noon 6 days a week, did the farm books with Alice Kindschi and was an amazing wife, mom, daughter and daughter-in-law. After Brian graduated from high school, Pearlie went to work at Marie’s Dress Shop in Sauk City with her mother Myrtle.

Pearlie was a member of the Friendly Hours Homemaker Club from 1957 until it disbanded in the early 2000’s. She was a Sunday School teacher and 4-H leader while Brian and Susan were young. In 1983-1984 she was an AFS mom to Monica Vucasovic from Chile. That special bond continued until Pearlie’s passing. After retirement, Pearlie volunteered at Sauk Prairie Hospital and was a member of their auxiliary board for a number of years. She was the president in 1994. Pearlie and Verne traveled to every state in the continental United States in their Suburban, including 3 trips to Alaska. Pearlie’s grandchildren, Avery and Abby, held a very special place in her heart. She loved spending time with them on the farm as well as taking them on special trips.

Pearlie is survived by her husband of 63½ years Verne, daughter Susan (Alan) Williams, grandson Avery Williams, granddaughter Abby Williams, brother- in- law Ron (Donna) KIndschi, special sister-in-law Gertrude (Arthur) Christianson, numerous nieces and nephews, AFS daughter Monica Vucasovic and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Myrtle and Wilbert Schaefer, son Brian Kindschi and sister-in-law Marlene (Theodore) Meyer.

Evelyn A. Hodgson

F, b. 30 July 1940, d. 22 February 2020
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name7 December 1963As of 7 December 1963,her married name was Roessler.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 July 1940Evelyn A. Hodgson was born on 30 July 1940.
Marriage7 December 1963She married LaVern Roessler, son of Frank William Roessler and Edna Richgels, on 7 December 1963.
Death22 February 2020Evelyn A. Hodgson died on 22 February 2020 at age 79 Evelyn Roessler (nee Hodgson), age 79, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at UW Hospital in Madison.

Evelyn was born on July 30, 1940 in Mazomanie, WI, to parents Joe and Effie (nee Schultz) Hodgson. She graduated from Mazomanie High School in 1958 and was united in marriage to LaVern Roessler on December 7, 1963. For many years Evelyn worked at Graber’s in Middleton, as a teller at a bank, and in the kitchen at Wisconsin Heights High School.

Evelyn loved socializing with family and friends and following the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers. She loved cooking, gardening, spending time outdoors, watching birds, and enjoying nature. Evelyn was a talented self-taught artist; her paintings adorned the walls of the family home.

Loving wife of the late LaVern, Evelyn is survived by her children, Boyd (Diane), of Waukesha, WI, and Wes (Becky) of Tomahawk, WI; three grandchildren: Megan, Jordan, and McKenna. She is also survived by 6 brothers and 3 sisters: Ben (Luella), Don (Dot,dec'd), Paul (Karen), Phil (Gloria), Joe (Carol), and Ned; Barbara (Lawrence, dec'd) Paar, Averil (Gary) Sutcliffe and Verna (Don, dec’d) Wallace. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Effie (Schultz) Hodgson, a brother, Claude, and an infant daughter, Julie.

The funeral service will be on Saturday, February 29th at 11:00 a.m. at New Heights Lutheran Church, 1705 Center St., Black Earth. Pastor Bill Wineke officiating; a luncheon will follow. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 28th from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Hooverson Funeral Home, 702 Emily Rd., Mazomanie, and again on Saturday at 10:00 before the service at New Heights.

Daniel K. Meixelsperger

M, b. 17 January 1964, d. 19 November 2019
Father*Harold V. Meixelsperger b. 26 Sep 1935, d. 1 Sep 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDaniel K. Meixelsperger was also known as Danny.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 January 1964Daniel K. Meixelsperger was born on 17 January 1964.
He was the son of Harold V. Meixelsperger.
Death19 November 2019Daniel K. Meixelsperger died on 19 November 2019 at age 55 Daniel “Danny” K. Meixelsperger, age 55, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and closest friends on Nov. 19, 2019 at University Hospital in Madison after a valiant yearlong battle with melanoma. Danny was born at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital Jan. 17, 1964 to Harold and Eileen (Hetzel) Meixelsperger.

Danny loved to ride his bicycle around Mazomanie and could often be found listening to Delilah on Magic 98. His family and friends meant the world to him; his smile, mannerisms and his “oh boy” attitude will never be forgotten.

He is survived by his mother, Eileen Van Acker; siblings, Sharron Vosen (Jeffrey Dalby), Sheryl (Danny) Schaller, Sue (Alan) Dresen, Steve (Pattie) Meixelsperger, David (Laurie) Meixelsperger, Dale (Monika) Meixelsperger, Diane (Kevin) Fisher, Donnie Meixelsperger; many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Harold Meixelsperger and his stepfather, Fred Van Acker & 2 nephews.

A private family service will be held on Nov. 25, 2019. Burial will be held in the St. Luke’s Cemetery, Plain.

John Catlett

M, d. circa 1624
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJohn Catlett was born at Kent, England.
MarriageHe married Sarah (?) at 1st marriage for her.
Deathcirca 1624John Catlett died circa 1624 at Kent, England.

Child of John Catlett and Sarah (?)

Sarah (?)

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Catlett.
Married Name1624As of 1624,her married name was Rowzie.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageSarah (?) married John Catlett at 1st marriage for her.
BirthSarah (?) was born at England.
Marriage1624She married Lodowick Rowzie in 1624.

Child of Sarah (?) and John Catlett

Children of Sarah (?) and Lodowick Rowzie

Lodowick Rowzie

M, b. circa 1588
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1588Lodowick Rowzie was born circa 1588 at England.
Marriage1624He married Sarah (?) in 1624.

Children of Lodowick Rowzie and Sarah (?)

Ralph Rowzie

M, b. after 1624
Father*Lodowick Rowzie b. c 1588
Mother*Sarah (?)
Life EventDateDescription
Birthafter 1624Ralph Rowzie was born after 1624 at England.
He was the son of Lodowick Rowzie and Sarah (?).

Edward Rowzie

M, b. after 1624
Father*Lodowick Rowzie b. c 1588
Mother*Sarah (?)
Life EventDateDescription
Birthafter 1624Edward Rowzie was born after 1624 at England.
He was the son of Lodowick Rowzie and Sarah (?).

Sarah Rowzie

F, b. after 1624
Father*Lodowick Rowzie b. c 1588
Mother*Sarah (?)
Life EventDateDescription
Birthafter 1624Sarah Rowzie was born after 1624 at England.
She was the daughter of Lodowick Rowzie and Sarah (?).

William Catlett

M, b. 1670, d. 1698
Father*Colonel Jonathan Catlett b. 1624, d. 18 Apr 1670
Mother*Elizabeth Underwood b. 1632
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1670William Catlett was born in 1670.
He was the son of Colonel Jonathan Catlett and Elizabeth Underwood.
Death1698William Catlett died in 1698.

Lucille T. Wutz

F, b. 4 February 1923, d. 18 November 2020
Father*John B. Wutz
Mother*Ella Heiser b. Jul 1888, d. b 1982
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 September 1943As of 18 September 1943,her married name was Lindloff.
Married Name11 February 2006As of 11 February 2006,her married name was Bittner.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth4 February 1923Lucille T. Wutz was born on 4 February 1923 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of John B. Wutz and Ella Heiser.
Marriage18 September 1943Lucille T. Wutz married Elmer Lindloff on 18 September 1943.
Marriage11 February 2006Lucille T. Wutz married Laverne Bittner on 11 February 2006.
Death18 November 2020Lucille T. Wutz died on 18 November 2020 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 97 Lucille T. Bittner, age 97, of Reedsburg, died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center. She was born on February 4, 1923 in Plain, the daughter of John B. and Helena “Ella” (Heiser) Wutz. Lucille was a 1941 graduate of Reedsburg High School. On September 18, 1943, she was united in marriage to Elmer Lindloff. He preceded her in death on March 14, 1993. She later married Laverne Bittner on February 11, 2006. He died on June 23, 2014. Along with her husband, Elmer, she was a partner of the Big Store Home Furnishings where she was a bookkeeper and seamstress for many years. Lucille had also worked in the kitchen of the Reedsburg Hospital, Reedsburg Woolen Mill and at the Grocery Store in the Big Store until the fire in 1957. She enjoyed playing cards, going to dances, golfing, baking, knitting and gardening. She was an active and faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors include her niece: Virginia (Mick) Quindt, of Baraboo; her nephew: Roy (Barb) Wutz, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; two sisters-in-law: Catherine Lindloff and Janet Mahr; many other nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her brother: John G. (Mary) Wutz and an infant brother: Raymond Wutz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg with Father Patrick Wendler officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church would be appreciated.

The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.