Our Obituaries

David C. Read

April 24, 1944 - June 21, 2017

David C. Read, age 73 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his home in Stoughton. He was born on April 24, 1944 in Hampshire Illinois to Percy and Thelma (Halbmaier) Read. He is survived by his wife Gloria; 3 children Michael (Angie) Read, John (Heidi) Smithe and Sara (Jim) Scott; 4 grandchildren Isabelle and Saxon Read and Hope and Tristan Scott; sisters Pat Fagan, Shirley ...
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Donna Jean Woerpel

April 8, 1933 - June 21, 2017

Donna J. Woerpel, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Waunakee Manor. Donna was born in Madison on April 8, 1933 to Harry and Martha (Weigen) Hanson. She married Kenneth Woerpel on October 10, 1959 and was a lifelong resident of Sun Prairie. Early on she worked as a switchboard operator at Gisholt, but her primary focus was a homemaker and raising her family. She enjoyed...
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Daron Patrick Flatt

March 15, 1969 - June 19, 2017

Daron Patrick Flatt, age 48 passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home. He was born on March 15, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi. He was the son of Maj. Bryan and Elizabeth (Page) Flatt. He worked as a computer engineer and was an accomplished musician and pianist. He is survived by his daughter Samatha Elizabeth; his mother Elizabeth; 2 brothers, William (Grace), Sydney ...
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Alfonso "Al" Greco

December 9, 1964 - June 12, 2017

Alfonso "Al" S. Greco, age 52, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on December 9, 1964 in Springfield, IL to Dominic and Margaret (Ryan) Greco. He married Sherry Leipart on December 7, 1985 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Alfonso proudly owned Limo One Limousine Service for 22 years. He was currently the Cottage Grove Lions...
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Ralph A. Vernig

August 25, 1932 - June 5, 2017

Ralph Arnold Vernig, age 84, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at home among family. He was born August 25th, 1932 in Sun Prairie, the fourth child of nine to Carl and Mabel (Hoepker) Vernig. He lived the majority of his life on the Vernig Homestead across from Angel Park Speedway. Ralph attended Sacred Hearts School. Charlotte Annen won his heart and they married on April 21, 1951 at St....
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Betty June Goodman

June 3, 2017

Betty June Goodman, age 92, passed away on June 3, 2017 as a resident of Home Again Facility in Rio. She was born on March 14, 1925 to John and Myrtle (Ewin) Lamb in Fidelity, IL. Betty was united in marriage to Kenneth Goodman on March 13, 1948 in Madison. Betty was a dairy farmer wife for 40 years in the Cottage Grove area. She was an Elderly Care Giver, worked as a cook in the Head Start...
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Dolores "Dee" Drunasky

May 28, 2017

Dolores "Dee" Drunasky, age 87, passed away on Sunday May 28, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born the fourth child of eight on May 6, 1930 to Oscar and Florence (Lessner) Benisch in East Bristol. She graduated from Sun Prairie High School. Dee married Bernard Drunasky on May 6, 1950 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Dee was a member of Sacred Hearts Church...
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Mary Ann Fleury

May 26, 2017

Mary A. Fleury, age 79, died on Friday, May 26, 2017 in Sun Prairie. She was born on June 8, 1937 in Sun Prairie to Melvin and Florence (Krier) Kroetz. She married Rodney Fleury on June 11, 1956. She enjoyed embroidery, her cats and spending time with grandchildren and family. Mary was also known for making the best apple cake. The Love of the farm never left her. Planting a garden and flowers...
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Kenneth T. Grieve

September 9, 1947 - May 17, 2017

Ken Grieve passed away at home on Wednesday, May 17 2017. He was 69. Born and raised in New York City to Jesse and Josephine Grieve, Ken and his sister, Bonnie, were most fortunate that their mother was the family sparkplug and planner. Ken took great pride in achieving the Eagle Scout Rank with the Boy Scouts of America, earning it on the streets of Queens, NYC. He devoted over 20 years to...
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Vernon Pogue

May 12, 2017

โ€“ Vernon Everett Pogue passed away on Friday, May 12, surrounded by family. He was the eldest child of Everett and Beulah (Roberts) Pogue. Born on October 22, 1931, in the Town of Scott in Columbia County, Vern grew up on various area farms, and graduated from Marshall High School in 1951. There, he met the love of his life, Delores Scheel. They were married on October 17, 1953. Shortly...
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Ruth Ann Hoppman

August 22, 1939 - May 7, 2017

Ruth Ann Hoppman, age 77, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 after a brief illness at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Ruth was born on August 22, 1939 to Clarence and Agnes (Skalitzky) Blaschka in Madison. She married Jack Hoppman on September 14, 1957 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Ruth was a loving caring wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all that...
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Anthony Tony Blaschka

May 4, 2017

Anthony A. "Tony" Blaschka, age 78, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Tony was born on September 13, 1938 in Madison to his parents Benjamin and Elvina (Blaska) Blaschka. He married Mardell Pfaff on August 13, 1966 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Tony served in the U.S. Army for 2 years. He worked and owned Ben's Auto with his brother...
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Gary J. Feuling

December 24, 1932 - May 3, 2017

โ€“ Our Dad, Gary J. Feuling, age 84, went to heaven on May 3, 2017 at Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care Center. Dad passed away peacefully surrounded by Julie, Greg, Pam, Pamela, Roanna, Marcia, James, Emelia, Jenna, as well as the nursing staff. Dad was born December 24, 1932 to Francis and Ottilie Feuling, Sun Prairie WI. Dad married the love of his life, Constance S. Wroblewski, on October 8...
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Marjorie Beal

April 28, 2017

Marjorie J. Beal, age 91, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Columbus Nursing Home. She was born on March 14, 1926 in Madison and was the daughter of John and Grace Bluel. She married Albert Beal on April 14, 1945 in Salt Lake City, UT. She worked for 35 years at Oscar Mayer in Madison. She also loved having her flower gardens. She is survived by her children, Edward (Kathy) of Fall...
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Maurice Cooper

April 21, 2017

Maurice E. Cooper, age 88, passed away on Friday April 21, 2017 at the Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg Wisconsin with his daughter and grandson present. A man born with a smile on his face, a sunny disposition and a passion for the Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers, Maurice was in good health and living at home on the family farm with his son Bill, daughter-in-law Pam and their family until a...
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Terry Lee Cummings

January 15, 1946 - April 17, 2017

Terry L. Cummings, age 71, died peacefully shortly before midnight on April 17, 2017, at Meriter Hospital, Madison. Terry was born on Jan. 15, 1946 in Pekin, IL, to the late Charles W. Cummings and Dorothy M. (Simmons) Cummings and grew up in Monroe, WI with his twin brother Gary. Terry graduated from Monroe High School ('64) and Madison Area Technical College. Terry's fondest memories were...
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Shirley P. Harper

April 25, 1941 - April 12, 2017

Shirley Harper, age 75 , passed away on April 12, 2017 in Rochester, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 227 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie. Father Chahm Gahng will preside. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m...
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Mercedes M. Ptak

June 23, 1952 - April 11, 2017

Mercedes M. Ptak, age 64, passed away on April 11, 2017, after a struggle with multiple myeloma cancer. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 23, 1952, the daughter of Stanley and Marie Ptak. She attended Sacred Hearts High School in Rolling Meadows, IL, and then New Glarus High School. She was an employee of General Casualty Insurance (now QBE) for over 45 years. She was a valued insurance...
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Betty Lou Meixner

July 17, 1927 - April 4, 2017

Betty Lou Meixner, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Sun Prairie. She was born on July 17, 1927 in the Town of Windsor, the daughter of Clarence and Ella (Warren) Richards. She married Raymond Meixner on May 14, 1949 at North Windsor United Methodist Church in DeForest. She was a lifetime member of North Windsor United Methodist Church where she led the children's choir as well...
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Roger L. Ellingson

May 15, 1937 - April 2, 2017

Roger L. Ellingson, age 79, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Sylvan Crossings in Fitchburg. He was born on May 15, 1937 in the Town of Windsor, the son of Leslie and Ruth (Potratz) Ellingson. He married Carol Koch on July 3, 1964 at St. John's Lutheran Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne serving from 1957 to 1960. He owned and operated Service Auto Parts (NAPA) in...
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Roger C. Hau

May 17, 1929 - March 21, 2017

Roger C. Hau, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on May 17, 1929 in St. Cloud,WI the Holyland . He was the son of August and Julia Hau. He married Ann Clochesy on September 11, 1953 in Fond du Lac. Roger was a Veteran of the Korean War. He worked at Wisconsin Power and Light Co. for 42 years. He retired at age 62 as the Electric Marketing...
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James Ross

March 16, 2017

James C. Ross, age 88, died peacefully on March 16, 2017, at Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg. Jim was born on Feb. 27, 1929, near Belleville, to the late Clayton and Teresa (O'Donnell) Ross, and grew up in Brodhead. He graduated from Brodhead High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There he met his future wife, the former Mildred (Jody) Rieder, while scooping ice cream at Memorial...
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Donald Moriarty

March 12, 2017

Donald J. Moriarty, age 74, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on January 21, 1943 in Chicago to Michael and Eleanor (Macikas) Moriarty. He married Gloria Blaczeniak on June 24, 1978. Donald served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era from 1968 to 1970. He graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Donald worked as a Technician in the...
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Marian Weber

March 11, 2017

Marian K. Weber, age 79, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison after a brief illness. She was born on May 30, 1937 in Tomahawk, WI and was the daughter of Marinus "Mike" and Gertrude (Raatz) Van Ryen. She married Orin Weber on April 28, 1956 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in East Bristol. Together with Leon and Rosie Weber she and her husband operated the...
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Hilmer "Bud" Borchert

March 4, 2017

Hilmer "Bud" Borchert, age 91 passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2017. He was born on April 28, 1925 in Marshall and was the son of William and Hilda (Hoene) Borchert. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 in the South Pacific. He was accompanied by son Bruce on the Badger Honor Flight in 2012. Bud moved to Sun Prairie...
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Mary T. Parr

June 23, 1921 - March 3, 2017

Mary T. Parr, age 95, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, with her nieces Ellen and Judy at her side. She was born on June 23, 1921 in Waterloo, and was the daughter of Bernard and Anna (Blaschka) Motl. Mary requested that her obituary appears as she wrote it. She attended Waterloo High School and graduated in the class of 1939. Mary attended...
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Darrell Helmke

February 7, 2017

Darrell D. Helmke, age 67, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on January 8, 1950 in Madison and was the son of Ernest and Marcella "Sally" (Klubertanz) Helmke. He married Beatrice Knapton on Sept. 9, 1978. Darrell worked at Uncle Milty's Pizza and Hanley's in Sun Prairie, Derlein Scale Service in Madison, and then worked for Production...
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George D. Marick

January 21, 2017

George D. Marick, age 90, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Nazareth House in Stoughton. He was born on January 30, 1926 in Eau Claire and was the son of Phil and Rose (Ramharter) Marick. He graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1944 and entered the Army after graduation. He served 2 years and was stationed in Germany during WWII, after service he attended Dunwoody Institute in...
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Virginia Ott

November 14, 1938 - January 20, 2017

Virginia L. Ott, age 78, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Larson House in Columbus. She was born on November 14, 1938 to Valerius and Georgia (Stang) Stroede in Madison. She married Wilmer "Bud" Ott on June 27, 1959 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in East Bristol. Throughout her life Virginia enjoyed many hobbies. She was exceptionally creative and loved drawing, painting and...
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Jeffrey Lee Royle

December 30, 1968 - January 17, 2017

Jeffrey Lee Royle, age 48, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 as a result of a snowmobile accident. He was born on December 30, 1968 in Madison and was the son of Richard and Faye (Pfaff) Royle. He married Kathryn Raddatz on August 16, 1997 in Hazelhurst. Jeff worked for the family business, Royle Publishing in Sun Prairie for many years. He co-founded the Midwest Golfing Magazine. He...
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Trevor Wiltgen

January 12, 2017

Trevor Wiltgen, age 38, of Green Bay passed away peacefully on January 12th at the Agrace Hospice Center in Fitchburg. He was a long-time Sun Prairie resident and attended both Sacred Hearts School & Sun Prairie High School. He is survived by his parents Alan and Karen Wiltgen of Sun Prairie; mother Karen Schauer of Green Bay; children Anthony & Kelsey; sisters Tanya (Craig) Vande Hei of Fort...
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David Romine

January 12, 2017

David C. Romine, age 76, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 18, 1940 in Winona, MN and was the son of James and Ruth (Sweazy) Romine. He married Mary Liebsch on July 2, 1960 in Dakota, MN.Dave worked for 47 years in the Ag Construction and Supply; 7 years mowing lawn for the Sun Prairie School District; owned and operated a Dunkin Donuts. He also coached...
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Robert Patenaude

January 10, 2017

Robert "Bob" W. Patenaude, 86, of Sun Prairie (formally of Middleton and Saumico, WI), passed away peacefully on January 10, 2017 following a heart attack in November. Bob was born on April 10, 1930 in Green Bay. Eldest child of Francis and Margaret (Kennedy) Patenaude. From an early age Bob showed an interest and appreciation for the outdoors. This also led to his chosen profession in Geology...
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John Dean Bultman

June 26, 1955 - January 5, 2017

John D. Bultman, age 61, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at University Hospital in Madison. He was born to Floyd and Gladys (Bingham) Bultman on June 26, 1955, in Madison. He worked for Swiggum Concrete for many years. He loved fishing, hunting, playing cards and watching TV. He was a great uncle, nephew, and friend to many. He would have given the shirt off his...
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Susan Elaine Grindle

July 29, 1949 - January 3, 2017

Susan E. Grindle, age 67, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at her home in Mt. Horeb, with her family by her side, due to complications of kidney disease. She was born to Clark and Evelyn (Hughey) Davis on July 29, 1949 at home, in Verona. She married Allen A. Grindle on March 4, 1967 at Verona Baptist Church. Susan worked as an underwriter at WPS for many years. She is...
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Patricia Ann Hensen

November 6, 1939 - December 29, 2016

Patricia Ann Hensen, age 77, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at University Hospital in Madison. She was born on November 6, 1939 in Oklahoma City to Lee and Mary (Fry) Tramel. She married Ronald Hensen on October 15, 1960 in Oklahoma City. She is survived by her husband Ron; a son Todd; and daughter Kelly. Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400 www...
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Harold Wendler

December 26, 2016

Harold T. Wendler, age 82, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016, in Madison. He was born to Otto and Alice (Harrison) Wendler on June 1, 1934, in Milwaukee. He married his first wife Margaret Bauer on October 18, 1958, Harold married his second wife Jan (Hughey) on July 22, 2006. Harold was a graduate of Marquette High School and attended Marquette University. He also served our country in...
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Marion Pirozzoli

December 22, 2016

Marion P. Pirozzoli, age 88, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at her home. She was born to Frank and Anna (Kowalczyk) Mikulsky on April 20, 1928, in Pine Grove, Wisconsin. She married Frederick O. Pirozzoli on April 14, 1956, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waukesha. Marion graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1946. In 1950, she graduated from the College of St....
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Laura R. Tuschen

August 22, 1916 - December 18, 2016

LAURA R. TUSCHEN, age 100, died December 18, 2016 in Sun Prairie, Wisc. Daughter of Daniel and Mary (Laverty) McGraw, she graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1934 and St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Madison in 1937. Laura worked as a registered nurse for three years until her marriage to Robert M. Tuschen on November 30, 1940. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1957 in Phoenix...
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Eugene Billy Sickels

August 9, 1951 - December 12, 2016

Eugene B. Sickels, age 65, passed away after a battle with cancer on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg with family. He was born on August 9, 1951 in Madison and was the son of Marlin and Alice (Weisensel) Sickels. He served in the Marine Reserves. Gene worked for 39 years at Appliance Product Company in Sun Prairie. Gene is survived by his mother, Alice of Sun...
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Donovan Michael Weisensel

April 17, 2015 - December 7, 2016

Donovan Michael Weisensel passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison. Donovan was born on April 17, 2015, to Michael Weisensel Jr. and Tess Hammes in Madison. With Donovan's passing we are reminded that his life is to be celebrated. He will be forever in our hearts. Donovan's feisty spirit and...
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Donald W. Herlitz

March 23, 1945 - December 5, 2016

Donald Willard Herlitz (known as "Junior" by many) died on December 5th in the comfort of his home by his family. Donald was born March 23, 1945, the son of Carl Jr. Herlitz, and Lucille (Owens) Herlitz. Donald grew up in Richland Center and eventually ventured to Madison. He was united in marriage to Sharon Lee Stelse on January 28th, 1965 who preceded him in death 6 years ago. Donald, worked...
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Lloyd Moon

December 4, 2016

Lloyd Carl Moon, 83, of Marshall, WI, passed away, Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home. Lloyd was born February 16, 1933 in Stitzer, WI to George "Roy" and Wilma (Riddiough) Moon. Lloyd was an entrepreneur who ran his own business, Moon's Dairy Equipment, Inc., serving regional farmers for 30 years. Lloyd was a highly gregarious and playful man who loved to tell stories and share the new jokes...
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Mark Allen Singer

March 12, 1958 - December 4, 2016

Mark A. Singer, age 58, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at UW Hospital in Madison, after a lengthy illness. Mark was born on March 12, 1958 to Stewart and Marian (McGinnis) Singer in Stanford CA. Mark graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1976. He worked in the medical field most of his life, the last 15 years at UW Health in various positions. Mark was well liked by his...
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Laura Mae Blaska

April 2, 1926 - December 3, 2016

Laura Mae Blaska, age 90, died December 3rd, 2016 at Prairie Gardens Assisted Living Facility Laura was born on April 2, 1926 in Waunakee, WI. She was the second oldest of five children. Her parents were Margaret (Maly) and Constance Klein. Laura graduated from Waunakee High School and excelled in typing and shorthand. After passing the Civil Service stenographer test, she began working for...
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Francis Renz

December 2, 2016

Francis J. Renz, age 86, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Brookdale in Sun Prairie. He was born on June 11, 1930 to Anthony and Hilda (Ruffeis) Renz. He grew up in Sun Prairie, was the eldest of six children. Fran went to Sacred Hearts School first through tenth grade and Sun Prairie High School. As a Junior in High School he met the love of his life Lois. Fran then joined the U.S...
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Ramona Lynn Buquet

September 29, 1955 - November 30, 2016

Ramona Lynn Buquet (Mona), age 61, passed from this life into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. She died of heart failure at her home in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Ramona was born in Denver, Colorado, on September 29, 1955, to Richard and Eileen Buquet. She was the first of 6 children. Mona grew up in Wildwood and Grayslake, Illinois, attended St....
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Joseph Syty

January 22, 1932 - November 26, 2016

Dr. Joseph Syty, age 84, passed away on November 26, 2016. He was born to Russian immigrants Alex and Mary (Shostek) Syty on January 22, 1932 in Racine County. He married Donna Hoke on August 8, 1964, in Viola. Dr. Syty graduated from Rochester High School. He attended UW extension in Racine for 2 years and graduated from the UW and UW Medical School in 1959. He interned at St. Luke's...
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Josephine M. Koenig

November 13, 2016

Josephine Marie Koenig, age 80, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at her home. She was born on July 28, 1936 in Lodi and was the daughter of Thomas and Gertrude (Knuteson) Ryan. She married James C. Koenig on October 11, 1958 in Madison. During her husband's service of 26 years in the USAF she raised 5 children while traveling throughout the world. In addition, she worked as...
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Marian Hensen

November 18, 1915 - November 5, 2016

Marian Hensen, age 100 passed away on November 5, 2016 at The Waunakee Manor surrounded by her family. She was born on November 18, 1915 in the town of Springfield, Wisconsin, the daughter of Frank and Helen (Spahn) Acker. Marian grew up in Ashton. Marian married Clemence Hensen October 22, 1935 at St. Peters Catholic Church in Ashton. Marian and Clem farmed for many years in Sun Prairie. ...
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Ellen Gail Bambrough

September 17, 1941 - October 26, 2016

Ellen Gail Bambrough, age 75 passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Select Specialty Care in Madison. She was born in Waugekan, IL on September 17, 1941 and was the daughter of Frederick and Harriet (Barnes) DeRohan. She married Theodore Bambrough Sr. he preceded her in death in August of 1968. She is survived by a son Brian (Mary Ann); grandson Eric; and her 3 brothers, William ...
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Frances M. Rademacher

November 5, 1927 - October 23, 2016

Frances M. Rademacher, age 88, died peacefully on Sunday October 23, 2016, at her home. Fran was born in the Leeds area on November 5, 1927 and was the daughter of Carl and Sylvia (Baerwolf) Kvale. She was married to Robert Rademacher Sr. on August 7, 1947 in East Bristol. Fran attended elementary school in Leeds, then went to high school in DeForest where she graduated as Valedictorian. She...
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Rudolph "Rudy" Suchomel

February 23, 1919 - October 23, 2016

Rudolph "Rudy" Suchomel, age 97, died on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at The William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital in Madison. He was born on February 23, 1919 in Sun Prairie, and was the son of Vincent and Mathilda (Benisch) Suchomel. He married Janet Weisman on June 4, 1946 in Iowa City, Iowa. Rudy grew up on the family farm in Sun Prairie until he got drafted in 1941. He served our...
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Ann King

October 14, 2016

Ann M. King, age 79, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on February 28, 1937 in Sun Prairie and was the daughter of Roman and Estella (Scheuerell) Jesberger. She married Richard King on November 8, 1958 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Ann worked for Central Wisconsin Center as a volunteer cordinator. She retired in 1998. She belonged to...
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George Bob Loew

September 23, 2016

George "Bob" R. Loew, age 80, died on Friday, September 23, 2016 at The William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital in Madison. He was born on May 29, 1936 in Elm Grove, WI and was the son of George Loew and Lillian Carpenter. He married Murriel Hust on December 26, 1958 in Minnesota. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years and the Army National Guard for 12 years. He worked for the Teamsters...
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JoAnn Donna Steffes

May 30, 1962 - September 10, 2016

JoAnn Donna Steffes, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at her home. She lost her battle with the fight from her symptoms related to prescribed medication changes. She was born on May 30, 1962 in Madison and was the daughter of Robert and Carol (Ratcliffe) Steffes. JoAnn is survived by her parents, Robert and Carol; 1brother and 2 sisters, Joyce (John) Edmonds,...
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Robert L. Wolf

February 18, 1944 - September 4, 2016

Robert L. Wolf, age 72, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born in Madison on February 18, 1944 and was the son of Clayton and Mildred (Pemberton) Wolf. He married Nancy Hanley on February 27, 1965 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Robert owned and operated a Mink Ranch. He participated in the Sesquicentennial Coachmen's Drive...
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Jonathan Steffes

August 28, 2016

Jonathan Paul Steffes, age 36, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at his home. He was born on September 13, 1979 in Madison and was the son of Robert and Carol (Ratcliffe) Steffes. Jon enjoyed family vacations, fishing, garage sales, spending time with family, and most importantly being with his son. He will be deeply missed by his entire family. Jon is survived by his son,...
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Patricia L. Bollig

April 26, 1957 - August 27, 2016

Patricia "Patty" L. Bollig (Bork) passed away in her home on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 after an 11 month battle with cancer. She was 59. Patty was born on April 26th, 1957 in Cottage Grove, WI to her parents, Vernon and Rita Bork. She graduated from Monona Grove High School in 1975. She married William "Bill" Bollig in 1977, and together established their home in Sun Prairie, WI. Patty was a...
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Arleen Oestreicher

August 27, 2016

Arleen A. Oestreicher passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 5, 1930 to Ben and Elvina (Blaska) Blaschka. She graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1948 and was looking forward to her 68th Class Reunion next month. On April 15, 1950 Arleen married Louis Oestreicher Jr. While living in Watertown, Arleen was employed at Steinhorst's Egg Factory,...
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Jo Ann Godwin

August 23, 2016

Jo Ann Godwin, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Kindred Hearts in Sun Prairie. She was born in Madison on January 20, 1939 and was the daughter of George and Bessie (Anderson) Brown. Jo Ann worked for many years for the State of Wisconsin. She was a member of the Christ Fellowship Church. She is survived by her 2 children, Jennifer (Dale) Michaels of Greenville, S.C., Eric ...
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Marguerite Engleson

August 14, 2016

Marguerite (Peg) Resler Engleson passed away peacefully at age 88 on August 14, 2016. Peg was born to Emil and Katherine Resler on July 14, 1928 in Beloit, WI. She graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1946 and from Whitewater State College in 1950. In 1950 she married David Engleson, with whom she had four children โ€“ Richard (Nichoe), Catherine, Christine, and Michael (Kari). Peg is...
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Nicholas J. Oetzel

November 27, 1989 - August 7, 2016

Nicholas J. Oetzel, age 26, passed away on Sunday August 7, 2016 at home in Sun Prairie. He was born on November 27, 1989 in Madison to John and Susan (Weiss) Oetzel. Nick graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 2008. He completed a collision repair course at M.A.T.C which led to his job at Abra Auto Body. Nick was fortunate to have a very close group of friends. Nick is survived by his...
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Robert L. Seltzner

September 9, 1929 - August 7, 2016

Robert L. Seltzner, age 86, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Larson House in Columbus. He was born September 9, 1929 to Edward and Helen (Link) Seltzner in the Township of Bristol. He Married Elaine Derr on November 8, 1952 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. Robert was a lifetime member of St. Joseph's Parish in East Bristol. He enjoyed a lifetime of farming, going to farm...
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Marvin A. Frydenlund

November 23, 1927 - August 5, 2016

Marvin A. Frydenlund, age 88, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare in Janesville. He was born on November 23, 1927 in the Town of Burke-Token Creek to Alfred and Ester (Brumm) Frydenlund. He married Ieleen Wolf on August 19, 1948 at Sacred Hearts Church. Marvin served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He also worked as a carpenter mainly in...
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Patricia Rigney-Finken

May 6, 1944 - July 23, 2016

Patricia Ann Rigney-Finken, age 72, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Sylvan Crossings at Chapel Valley in Fitchburg. She was born on May 6, 1944 in Marshfield and was the daughter of Elmer and Verna (Brandt) Rigney. She married Donald Finken on September 11, 1965. They were married until 1981. Patricia then married and divorced to Michael Stanley. She worked for Wisconsin Bell,...
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Elizabeth Betty Lubinsky

July 20, 2016

Elizabeth E. "Betty" Lubinsky, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born August 29, 1937 in Madison, to Melvin and Claire (Coffey) Hauge. She married Richard Lubinsky on August 26, 1988. Betty truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Whether it be hanging out with her boating friends at Picnic Point, hitting the links or Badger...
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Ellen M. Czygan

October 27, 1920 - July 18, 2016

Ellen Margarete Czygan (nee Reusse), age 95, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2016. She was born to Rudolf and Helena Reusse on October 27, 1920 in Bremen, Germany. She moved to the United States in 1947 after the birth of her daughter Barbara. She spent most of her time in Chicago where she was a sales associate in a furniture store. She enjoyed morning golf before work and shopping at her...
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Patricia Anders

July 10, 2016

Sun Prairie Patricia Ann Anders, age 83 of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin died peacefully on July 10, 2016, surrounded by family at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, WI. Pat was born April 13, 1933 to Lyle and Vera Curry in Waukesha, WI. She graduated from Waukesha High School in 1951 and married her high school sweetheart Ivan Anders that same year. They wed at the Mission of San Juan Capistrano,...
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Anita Belz

July 8, 2016

Anita B. Belz, age 96, died on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Nazareth Health and Rehabilitation Center in Stoughton, WI. She was born in Menominee, MI to Henry and Susie (Puterbaugh) Charlson and lived in NE Wisconsin throughout her childhood. In 1939 she married Vernon Belz. They had two children, a son Gerald and daughter Nancy. Vernon died in 1999 and Gerald in 1996. She is survived by her...
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Janice M. McFarlin

June 27, 1951 - July 3, 2016

Janice Marie McFarlin, age 65 passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016 in Hawaii after a long battle with cancer. She was born on June 27, 1951 in Chicago and was the daughter of Raymond and Rose (Guerra) Beran. She graduated from Schurz High School in Chicago, IL. She married Douglas McFarlin on August 29, 1970 in Rochester, MN. Janice enjoyed spending time with her dogs, shopping and traveling to...
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John Kroetz

July 1, 2016

John Kroetz, age 83, passed peacefully to his field of dreams on Friday, July 1, 2016. He was born on November 24, 1932 in Madison and was the son of Oliver and Meta (Kessler) Kroetz. He grew up on the east side of Madison and graduated from Sun Prairie High School. John met his love, Joan Batz, at a Groundhog Day Dance at Forester Hall in Sun Prairie. He and Joan had a great appreciation for...
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David Weisensel

June 29, 2016

David R. Weisensel, age 60, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. He was born July 23, 1955, the son of Russel and Mary Devine Weisensel. He is survived by his mother Mary, sisters Kathleen Schink of Potosi, Maureen (Tony) Kilian of New Richmond; brothers, Brian of Waterloo, Daniel (Jan Chapelle) of Sun Prairie and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by...
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Charles F. Ande

April 4, 1956 - June 27, 2016

Charles F. Ande, age 60, passed away on June 27, 2016 at his home in Sun Prairie. Charles was born on April 4, 1956 to Melvin and Retha (Rogers) Ande in West Palm Beach, FL. He married Linda Marick on October 10, 1992 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. Charles received his Bachelor of Science and Agriculture from The University of Florida in 1979, Masters of Science in 1981, and Doctorate...
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Georgia R. Kuhn

February 22, 1947 - June 11, 2016

Georgia R. Kuhn, age 69, passed away on June 11, 2016 from cancer. She was born February 22, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois to Carl A. and Elaine M. (Anderson) Johnson. Georgia and her family moved to Rockdale, Wisconsin in 1959 while she was in the 8th grade at Rockdale Graded School. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1964 and moved to Madison, Wisconsin where she met her husband...
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George Weisensel

May 31, 2016

George B. Weisensel, age 88, died on May 31, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in 1927 in Sun Prairie, the son of Leo and Catherine Weisensel. He attended Sacred Hearts grade school in Sun Prairie, and Sun Prairie High School, and completed welding and advanced welding courses at Madison Vocational and Adult Education School. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and...
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Duane B. Knorr

October 8, 1956 - May 31, 2016

Duane B. Knorr, age 59, died on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at his home in Dane. He was born on October 8, 1956 in Minnesota, and was the son of Earl and Velva (Bjerke) Knorr. Duane worked as a painter in the auto body business. He enjoyed hunting with his dogs, Otis and Alli, and watching sports. He is survived by his wife Ellen Fisk of 17 years; children, Chad Knorr, Danielle (Zach) Zilm,...
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Harlan Grove

May 28, 2016

Harlan C. Grove, age 92, died on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at his home. He was born on November 1, 1923 in the Town of Bristol and was the son of Christian and Helena (Quamme) Grove. Harlan married Gladys Schulz on September 21, 1946 in Milwaukee. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Asian Pacific Theatre during WWII. He was a life-time farmer and life-long member of Spring Prairie Lutheran Church....
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Henrietta Feuling

May 20, 2016

Henrietta M. Feuling, age 91, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center. She was born on May 1, 1925 in Marshall. She married Paul Feuling on July 27, 1946 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. She was a owner with husband of Metal Forms Construction Co. She survived by her children, Pauletta (Mark) Lindner of Merrimac, David (Marilyn) of Sun Prairie, Jane ...
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Dianne C. Olson

June 30, 1951 - May 16, 2016

Dianne C. Olson, age 64, passed away on Monday May 16, 2016 at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born on June 30, 1951 in Madison to John and Henrietta (Nolden) Kurt. She married William M. Olson on September 11, 1971 at St. Michaels Church in Dane. Dianne worked as a Team Coordinator at Cuna Mutual for 25 years, prior to that she worked for the Department of Justice, as well as the Department...
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Geraldine F. Cooper

June 18, 1927 - May 10, 2016

Geraldine ("Gerry") F. Cooper, age 88, passed away, with her husband and son present, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Waunakee Manor. She was born on June 18, 1927 to Louis and Frieda (Lintner) Sommer in the Town of Windsor. Gerry married Maurice Cooper on February 18, 1950 at Arlington United Methodist Church. Gerry graduated from DeForest High School in 1945. She worked as a teletype operator...
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Alan J. Gehrke

November 22, 1972 - April 30, 2016

Alan Gehrke, age 43, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his home. He was born on November 22, 1972 in Madison and was the son of Gary Gehrke and Debra Williams. He married Julie Rolff on September 27, 1997 at Bristol Lutheran Church. Alan worked for the Concourse Hotel in Madison since 2004. In 2013 Alan was promoted to Night Audit Manager. Alan loved life. Making people...
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Joann Jordan

April 28, 2016

Joann G. Jordan, age 80, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on February 11, 1936 in Madison and was the daughter of John and Elinor (Stang) Dushack. She married Alvin Jordan Sr. on September 19, 1953 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. She is survived by her 11 children, Delores Hinman (Ray McElmurry), Deb (Greg) Weisensel, Denise Case, Sam...
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Bruce Ferris

April 27, 2016

Bruce Ferris, beloved brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, passed away at home April 27th. Bruce's stature was dwarfed only by his appetite for life. A voracious reader, fisherman, hunter, golf enthusiast, and devoted member of the Treige clan, Bruce's priority was his family. Bruce's gifts to this world extended beyond his holiday prime rib skills and knowledge of almost any subject served to...
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David Thompson

April 26, 2016

David Newell Thompson, Sr., age 52 of Madison, died on April 26, 2016 while vacationing in Jamaica with good friends. Dave suffered a stroke, and subsequent heart attack. Efforts to airlift him back to the U.S were unsuccessful. Dave, the son of Newell James Thompson and Anna (Shepherd) Thompson, was born on April 13, 1964 in Beloit. He attended grade school in Orfordville, middle school in...
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Darlene M. Weiglein

February 7, 1947 - April 20, 2016

Darlene M. Weiglein, age 69, passed away on April 20, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born February 7, 1947 in LeRoy, WI to Andrew and Barbara (Linden) Weiglein. Darlene is survived by her daughter Kristine (Todd) Heckl of Hustisford; and 2 grandchildren, Andrew and Allison. She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Ralph and Kenny Weiglein; and 1 sister Ruthie...
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Gregory Leroy Kreisler

April 3, 1941 - April 8, 2016

Gregory Leroy Kreisler, 75, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg after complications from a recent bout of pneumonia and a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. Greg was born April 3, 1941 in Madison, the youngest of five to Leroy and Nina (Thompson) Kreisler. He grew up in Monona and graduated from Monona High School in 1959. Upon graduation, Greg joined the US...
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Erma Sophia Koss

March 19, 1918 - April 8, 2016

Erma S. Koss age 98, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Sun Prairie Health Care Center. She was born on March 19, 1918, on a farm between Wonewoc and Hillsboro to Edward and Bertha (Miller) Santas. She was married to Victor Koss for 58 years. Erma worked in the spice department at Oscar Mayer for many years. She lived in Madison, Lake Sherwood, Sebring, FL, and Sun Prairie. Erma...
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Shelley Ann Meyer

March 29, 1969 - April 3, 2016

Shelley A. Meyer, age 47, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born on March 29, 1969 in Madison and was the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Derr) Green. Shelley graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1987. She worked for General Casualty and Royle Publishing. In 1988, Shelley was united in marriage to Jim Lee Meyer. Together they raised a wonderful...
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Donald J. Wollman, Jr.

September 11, 1950 - March 21, 2016

Donald J. Wollman Jr., age 65, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016 at his home. He was born on September 11, 1950 in Minneapolis to Donald and Geraldine (McGrath) Wollman. He married his wife Mary Lou Netka on October 23, 1970 in Minneapolis. Donald worked over 21 years as a Retail Counselor for Certco. He was also a lifelong Minnesota Viking fan. Donald is survived by his wife of 45...
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Eda Anna Hoffland

August 14, 1915 - March 16, 2016

Eda A. Hoffland, age 100, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Willows Nursing Home in Sun Prairie. She was born on August 14, 1915 in Madison to Anton and Anna (Schneller) Gassner. She married E. Milo Hoffland in 1937 in Iowa. She was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church in DeForest and current member of United Methodist Church in Sun Prairie. She was an avid Brewer and Packer...
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Joyce Lorraine Ellen Odell

September 13, 1928 - March 5, 2016

Joyce Lorraine Ellen (Horton) Odell, age 87, of Hayward and Sun Prairie, WI, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Madison. Joyce was born September 13, 1928 in St. Paul, MN to Anne Treleaven and Thomas Horton. Joyce graduated from St. Paul Central High School in 1946 and from the University of Minnesota in 1949. She then attended the Ancker School of Nursing in St. Paul. Following her passion for...
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Barbara Ann Young

October 6, 1936 - February 29, 2016

Barbara Ann (Belda) Young, age 79, died Monday, February 29, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Barb was born on October 6, 1936 in Windsor Township and was the daughter of Edmund and Bernice (Runde) Belda. She married William (Bill) Young on September 7, 1959 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. Barb was a proud graduate of the St. Mary's Hospital Nursing School in 1958. She practiced...
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Harvey Birkholz

February 26, 2016

Harvey G. Birkholz, age 82, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016 at his home. He was born the 13th of 14 children on January 4, 1934 in Wonewoc and was the son of Louis and Lela (Seflow) Birkholz. He was raised in Wisconsin Dells and played on the undefeated football team in High School. Harvey served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1954 to 1956 stationed in Alaska 60...
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William "Bill" Young

July 11, 1937 - February 23, 2016

William (Bill) L. Young, age 78, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Bill was born on July 11, 1937 in Reedsburg and was the son of Vernon and Dorothy (Osenroth) Young. He married Barbara Belda on September 7, 1959 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. He then worked at Wolff Kubly & Hirsig, Weiss and...
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Doris M. Ziegler

March 12, 1928 - February 23, 2016

Doris M. Ziegler, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Hyland Park in Sun Prairie. She was born in Sibula, Iowa on March 12, 1928 and was the daughter of John and Mabel (Giddings) Lawrence. She worked for Dane County Clerk of Courts for many years. She is survived by her children, Sharon Martin of DeForest, Dan Ziegler, Linda Nellen, Connie Ziegler all of Sun Prairie; six...
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Pearl Mosier

February 17, 2016

Pearl M. Mosier, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at her home after a final sleepover with her sisters and surrounded by her family. She was born on January 6, 1951in Kankakee, IL and was the daughter of Joseph Jr. and Josephine (Tofari) Mosier. Pearl worked for over 39 years at the Sun Prairie Public Library. Pearl had great joys in her life. The 1st was her family and the...
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Ernest Skalitzky

December 30, 1940 - February 17, 2016

Ernest M. Skalitzky age 75, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the Lighthouse in Sun Prairie after a lengthy illness. He was born on December 30, 1940 to Valentine and Gertrude (Goff) Skalitzky in Watertown. He was raised in Waterloo, WI with sisters Rachel and Barbara who are deceased. Growing up Ernie was an avid rifle and pistol sharpshooter, and active in the Waterloo High School...
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James "Jimmer" L. Bedner

October 15, 1957 - February 14, 2016

James "Jimmer" L. Bedner, age 58, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 14, 2016. He was born on October 15, 1957 in Madison to Leo and Marguerite (Schmitt) Bedner. He grew up on the Bedner family farm in Sun Prairie where he created countless family memories. Jim worked for more than 40 years as an HVAC installer, the last 7 years working for Service Specialists. He married Jodi Murray...
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Cynthia Kay Grob

March 15, 1950 - February 7, 2016

Cynthia K. Grob, age 65, died on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born on March 15, 1950 in Madison to Bernard "Poppy" and Dorothy (Fredenberg) Wagner. She married Daniel Grob on March 4, 1972 at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie. Cynthia worked at the Wisconsin Porcelain for over 32 years. During her retirement she helped care for her mother and...
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