Wisconsin Genealogy Trails
Dane County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices


Benjamin Franklin Adams
Benjamin Franklin Adams, born at Verona, Oneida county, New York, December 4, 1822; died at Madison, Wisconsin, February 6, 1902. In 1845 he was graduated from Hamilton college, where he was a charter member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. Later he taught Greek for two years in Hamilton academy; and in 1849 removed to Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. For ten years he lived in various localities, finally settling on a farm at Liberty Prairie, Wisconsin, where he lived until 1873. At that time he moved to a farm near Madison, where he resided until his death. In 1862 and 1872 he was a member of the state legislature. [Source: "Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin..."(published 1903); pages 142-147; by Florence Elizabeth Baker; transcribed by mz]

C. H. Adams
Friend of Arizona Dead
Chicago, July 12. Congressman C. H. Adams, of Wisconsin, died today at the Auditorium hotel, where he had been ill for several weeks. His home was at Madison, Wisconsin. Congressman Adams was one of the congressional party who visited Arizona last October for the purpose of learning the true conditions as bearing upon the proposition to make one state of Arizona and New Mexico. He visited every important city in the territory and became thoroughly convinced of the impracticability of joint statehood for Arizona and New Mexico. During the trip he became acquainted with the strong public sentiment here against the jointure, and when the statehood bill was before congress he was one of the truest friends Arizona had in the fight for justice to her people. The announcement of the death of Congressman Adams will create profound sorrow in this territory. [Source: Arizona Silver Belt July 19, 1906; submitted by BZ]

Isaac Adams
1879 - Hon. Isaac Adams died in Cottage Grove, Dane Co., Sept. 28th, in his fifty-fifth year. He was a native of Oneida Co., N.Y., and settled in Wisconsin in 1853. Besides filling many local offices, he was a member of the legislature for 1867 and 1875. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 445; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

John Adams
John Adams Dies in Pasadena, Cal. -  Early Pioneer of Wisconsin one of First Settlers in Lead District - Sons Gain Prominence, Alva, Frank, John and William Have Been Active in Political Affairs of Colorado -  Was in His 90th Year
Madison, Wis., Oct 24 - John Adams, an early pioneer of Wisconsin, twice a member of the Legislature, twice sheriff of Dane county, father of the family of men whose names have been synonymous with the upbuilding of Denver and Colorado for many years past, died from the infirmities of age at his home in Pasadena, Cal., last Sunday.  The funeral was held at Pasadena last Tuesday.  Mr. Adams was in his 90th year and had lived in that city the past 15 years.
He was born in Pulaski county, Ky., in 1819.  At the age of 13, in company with a half brother, he came to Indiana, then in 1837 to Winnebago county, Ill., and two years later to Dodgeville, Wis., where he was attracted by the lead mining.  For ten years he lived at Dodgeville, then in 1849 moved to Blue Mounds.  This town was then known as "Pokerville" because of the great amount of gambling there, and enjoyed a degree of prosperity from the gambling and the lead mining and the fact that it lay on the great highway of travel to Minnesota and the region farther west.
Prominent as Merchant
Mr. Adams did an extensive business as merchant, stockbuyer and farmer.  In the winter he kept a caravan of teams hauling goods to the pineries of northern Wisconsin.  In 1863 he moved to Black Earth, Wis., where he also conducted a large general store, but was burned out.  He then went to Blanchardville, where he built a large grist mill which, however, did not prove a paying venture.  Mr. Adams was a Democrat and was sheriff of Dane county in 1863 and 1864, and a member of the state Legislature in 1869-70 and 1872.  He was married at Dodgeville in 1846 to Miss Eliza Blanchard, a native of Cortland county, NY.  They had four sons, Alva, Frank, John and William, all of whom have risen to prominence in Colorado, and one daughter, Elizabeth, who lived with her parents.  Alva Adams had also spent the past month with his father.
Alva Gains Prominence
The story of the Adamses of Colorado is an interesting one. It was the illness of one of the brothers that first drew them there. When Alva first went there he assisted in the building of a railroad as a laborer. Then he obtained a position in a hardware store and later was in the same business at Colorado City and at Alamosa. He quickly became prominent in politics and was a member of the first Legislature of that state and a delegate to the Democratic national convention in Cincinnati in 1880. Since then he has been five times the candidate of his party for governor, and has been three times elected, although thrown out by a Republican Legislature while serving his third term, he lives at Pueblo, where he is president of a bank and connected with many enterprises.
Other Sons in Politics.
William H. Adams lives at Alamosa and has also had a remarkable political career in that he has served as state senator for over twenty years. His hold on the electorate is due to his support of rights and interests of the common people. In the campaign this summer he was prominently mentioned as the most available candidate for governor and almost secured the nomination. Frank Adams, for many years on the police and fire board of Denver, is now president of the Colorado Ice and Storage company.  Another brother, John Adams, is a prominent ranchman.  Mr. Adams is also survived by his widow.  One of his grand nephews is Harry Adams, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin and now city attorney of Beloit. [Weekly Watertown leader. (Watertown, Jefferson County, Wis.), 30 Oct. 1908]

Arthur J. Altmeyer
MADISON, Wis. - Arthur J. Altmeyer, an originator of the American s ocial security system and once honored as "Mr. Social Security," di d Monday in a Madison hospital after a brief illness. He was 81. Altmeyer was summoned to Washington by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1933 to head the Compliance Division of the National Recovery Administration (NRA) and a year later became Assistant Secretary of Labor. He served as chairman of the president's technical board which drafted the Social Security Act, and was named Social Security Board chairman in 1937, a position he held until 1946. Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 17 Oct. 1972, page 12;; transcribed by MZ]

Abel B. Anderson
ANDERSON, ABEL B., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Dane county, Wis., Dec. 6, 1847; was graduated at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1872, and at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1874; settled in Appleton, Minn., in 1888; the next year removed to Montevideo, and was a professor in Windom Institute. [Source: Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, Volume 14; Minnesota Biographies (1655-1912) published 1912; page 13; transcribed by mz]

Anders Anderson
1880 - Anders Anderson died in Pleasant Prairie, Dane Co., Nov. 18th. He came to Wisconsin from Norway in 1844, settling first in Whitewater, and in 1852 at Pleasant Prairie. He was a worthy and respected citizen, the father of Hon. John A. Johnson, of Madison, and Col. O. C. Johnson, of Beloit. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 473; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

George Anderson
1879 - Maj. George Anderson died at Madison, Jan. 10th, in the ninety-fifth year of his age. He was born on the banks of the Raritan, New Jersey, March 8th, 1784; and after residing successively on Staten Island, in Pennsylvania, and Illinois, he settled in Dane County, in 1839, and spent most of his life as a farmer. While residing in Madison, he served two years on the board of aldermen, and several years as supervisor in the county board, serving in the latter capacity at the time of his death. He survived his third wife two weeks. He was a gentleman of the old school, enjoying good health as a bright intellect almost to the last. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 430; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Julius P. Atwood
1880 - Hon. Julius P. Atwood died at Denver, Colorado, Nov, 30th, at the age of about fifty-five years. He was a native of Vermont, and came to Wisconsin in 1851, in company with Judge L. B. Vilas. He practiced law in Madison, filled a vacancy as county judge in 1854, and was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Madison, and afterwards for associate justice of the supreme court. Having been educated at Capt. Patridge's Military Institution, Norwich University, Vt., he was appointed lieut-colonel of the Sixth regiment, but resigned on account of poor health a few months after. Residing subsequently in Chicago, he was there an unsuccessful candidate for a judicial position; he afterwards removed to Grand Rapids, Mich., and still later to Deadwood in the Black Hills country, where he became a prominent member of the legal profession. He was a man of fine ability, a good lawyer, and a popular public speaker. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 474; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

John U. Baker
Madison, Wis., Aug. 26. - John U. Baker, aged 88, who died at the home of his son, N. D. Baker, at Mendota Beach Sunday night, was one of the pioneer residents of Wisconsin. He was born in England in 1815, and came to Wisconsin in 1837, settling first in Iowa county, where he remained until 1876, when he removed to Madison. Of his ten children, six are graduates of the state university. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 28 Aug. 1902; transcribed by mz]

Jeanette Elizabeth (Johanning) Balousek
VERONA - Jeanette E. Balousek, age 96, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016. She was born on April 20, 1920, in Highland, Wis., to Albert and Angela (Hebgen) Johanning. She married Robert Balousek in 1941 and had five children, Larry, Richard (Susie), Dale (Laurie), Sharon (Richard) O'Connor, and Thomas (Gail). She raised her family in Muscoda before moving to Verona in 1994. Jeanette was a religious instructor and a church volunteer for many years. Jeanette is further survived by her 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Bette (Maurice) Mayer, James Johanning, Lucille Casper, and Della Mackus; her sister-in-law, Eleanora Johanning; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents, Albert and Angela; her sisters, Marie Reger, Albertha Fibikar, Bernadette Svacina, Elnore McCarthy Halverson, her two sisters who died in infancy, Loretta and Mary; and brothers, Ivan, Vincent, Leo, Joseph and William Johanning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at ST. ANDREW'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 N. Main St., Verona, with Father William Vernon presiding. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery in Muscoda, Wis. Jeanette was a kind and loving person and will be missed by all who knew her. [Wisconsin State Journal, 29 May 2016; Sub. by Jim Honer]

Hannah M. Bartlett
DIED,In the town of Madison, July 17, 1878, Mrs. Hannah M., wife of Mr. Seth Bartlett, aged 52 years. Mrs. Bartlett was a daughter of the late Abraham Agden, Esq., and a sister of Mrs. John D. Welch, of this city. With her father, she became a resident of this city, over thirty years ago, and is well known to many of our people. Since here marriage with Mr. Bartlett, she has resided in the town of Madison, and has devoted herself largely to the home circle - discharging the duties of wife, mother and friend in a manner that won the esteem of all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. Her death is deeply lamented by a large circle of sincere friends. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Tuesday, 23 July 1878; transcribed by mz]

Emma Bascom
DIED. At her home in Madison, Wisconsin, Saturday morning, February 22d, Emma Bascom, aged 17 years, daughter of John and Emma C. Bascom. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Tuesday, 25 Feb. 1879; transcribed by mz]

B. S. Bell
Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Thursday afternoon for B.S. Bell, a resident of Ree Heights and community since 1883. He passed away at the home of his son, Harold, in Miller. Burton Scott Bell was born in Dane County, Wis., August 29, 1868, the son of Winfield and Hannah Bell. He was the eldest of two children - a sister passed away while only a child. In 1883 the family moved to a homestead 12 miles south of Ree Heights. May 9, 1912, he was united in marriage to Ivy Devine. To this union was born one son, Harold, and one daughter, who passed away at an early age. He was active in public affairs and improvement. He was a trustee on the town board for a number of years. [Source: Ree Heights Review (Hand County, SD) March 6, 1942; submitted by Denise Hargens. Note: He was buried in the Morningside Cemetery, Ree Heights, Hand County, SD near his parents, his wife and infant daughter, Frances]

John Benson
1881 - John Benson, a native of Ireland, died at Madison, June 1st, in his seventy-fourth Year. He had served in the army in the Seminole and Mexican wars, and was a member of the Seventeenth Wisconsin regiment in the late war, receiving a serious wound in the service, when he joined the invalid corps. He had been in the employ of the State most of the time since the war about the capitol, and received a pension from the government. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 483; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

George W. Bird 
Madison, Wis.- Col. George W. Bird, 76, died here today. Heart failure. [Source: The day book. (Chicago, Ill.), October 01, 1912 - Sub. by K.T.]

Wallace W. Bird
Wallace W. Bird, born in Madison county, New York, April 27, 1836; died at Milwaukee, March 26, 1902. His father, A. A. Bird, brought his family to Wisconsin in 1837. Wallace Bird was one of the early printers at Madison. After the war, in which he served in the First Wisconsin and the Forty-seventh Wisconsin infantry, he was one of the proprietors of the Madison Patriot. Some years later he removed to Milwaukee, where he became an expert compositer on the Sentinel, which position he retained until his last illness. [Source: "Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin..."(published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; pages 130-142; by Mary Stuart Foster; transcribed by MZ]

Gabriel Bjornson
A telegram was received by Mrs. Albert Swenson, of this city, yesterday, announcing the sudden death at Ada, Polk county, Minn., of her father, Hon. Gabriel Bjornson. Mr. Bjornson was a pioneer in Dane county, having resided in Madison for a number of years and also in Black Earth and the town of Perry. During his residence in Minnesota he was county judge of Polk county for a term or two. He was also county clerk of Dane county at one time. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 8 Feb. 1889; transcribed by mz]

Francis E. Both
MADISON / EVANSTON, Ill. - Francis E. Both, age 94, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He was born on July 5, 1920, in Evanston, Ill., the son of John and Josephine (Schmidt) Both. Frank was in the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre from September, 1942 until February, 1946 when he was honorably discharged a staff sergeant. He began work with the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in 1947, originally in Chicago/Evanston, Ill. area, then in Madison after his growing family moved first to Stoughton and then to Madison. Frank continued to carry mail until his retirement in 1980. He served several terms as both the local and state National Association of Letter Carriers Union representative and acting as their health insurance agent. He continued both these activities until his passing. Because of his commitment to the union, when the NALC opened a local union hall, it was named "Francis E. Both Union Hall, NALC". Frank was never one to sit around. After retiring, he became a salesman for Brookfield Uniforms, selling uniforms to carriers and clerks throughout Wisconsin and the U.P. until he reduced his territory to the local Madison area in 2003. He retired from Brookfield in 2013. Frank also worked for UW-Athletic, later Per-Mar, Security providing gate control for athletic and other events at the Kohl Center, Camp Randall and the Field House through 2012. You could find him at Gate 5 at Camp Randall until he became the guard for the tunnel to the locker rooms and the "good luck" mascot. All the players would rub his bald head for good luck, which lead to several Rose Bowl trips and back-to-back championships! Frank spent his free time helping his neighbors with odd jobs, volunteering, refinishing woodwork and caring for his house and yard. He started his life of strong faith as an altar boy at St. Nicholas in Evanston, later as a Level 2 Knights of Columbus life member and since the mid 1980's as usher and general helper every Sunday morning at Holy Redeemer. Frank met Nancy Becker, his mother's co-worker, when she invited Nancy to dinner. On May 19, 1951, they married in Stoughton, Nancy's hometown, and later welcomed three children into their family. Nancy preceded Frank in death, as did his parents and siblings. Frank is survived by his children, Peggy (Randy Chase) Both, John (Theresa) Both and Mary Both; grandchildren, Drew Ferguson, Antonio Francis Both, Nina Brooke (Brian) Engstrom and Blake Ipson; and great-grandchildren, Darren and Tanner Engstrom. He is further survived by Ned Ferguson and Jim Wolff, who were close friends to the end. Funeral Services will be held at HOLY REDEEMER, 144 W. Johnson St., Madison, at 10 a.m., on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, and at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. The family would like to extend grateful thanks to the staff at Heartland Hospice who helped with Frank's final weeks and a special note of thanks goes to Teri Bemis for care above and beyond. [Wisconsin State Journal, 2 Nov 2014; Sub. by JAH]

Alexander Botkin
Col. Alexander Botkin, an old and respected citizen of Madison, died suddenly at Sun Prairie, on the afternoon of the 5th. [Source: Jeffersonian Democrat (Monroe, Green County, Wis.); 12 Mar. 1857; Tr. by mz]

James B. Bowen
1881 - Dr. James B. Bowen, of Madison, died in Boston, where he had gone for medical treatment, Aug. 27th, at the age of sixty-six years. He was born at Killingly, Conn., Aug. 19th, 1815; he graduated as a doctor of medicine in 1848, and settled at Madison in April, 1852. In 1871, he served as mayor of the city. He achieved marked success in his profession, and in the acquisition of wealth. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 487; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

William Bradley
1881 - Wm. Bradley, chief engineer of the fire department of Madison, was accidentally drowned there, June 25th, at the age of thirty-five years. He had served with much reputation during the war.[Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 485; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Elizabeth F. Brigham
1879 - Mrs. Elizabeth F. Brigham died in Madison, Nov. 3d, in her eighty-seventh year--mother of Hon. J. R. Brigham, of Milwaukee, and of Mrs. H. G. Bliss, of Madison. She was born in Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 1st, 1793; married David Brigham, and settled in Madison in Nov., 1839. Mr. Brigham was a lawyer of good reputation, but died in the early days of the Territory. Mrs. Brigham was forty years a resident of Madison. She was a sister of George Ripley, for many years the literary editor of the New York Tribune. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 447; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Mrs. Charles E. Bross
Madison, Wis., Jan. 8. - The funeral of Mrs. Charles E. Bross, who died in Wingra Park Saturday night of pneumonia, was held this afternoon. Mrs. Bross was 63 years old. She came to Wisconsin early and first resided in Milwaukee, coming to Madison about forty years ago. Her husband was for several terms chief clerk of the state Senate and for several years has been the Madison manager for the Western Union Telegraph company. He and one daughter, Mrs. William Price, survive. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 10 Jan. 1901; transcribed by mz]

Carl Brovald
Verona --- Carl J. Brovald, 90, of Finley, Route 1, Necedah, Wis., a brother of Mrs. Edward Brost, Verona, died Saturday in a Marshfield hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Babcock, Wis., Congregational Church, and burial will be at Babcock. Friends may call today and tonight at the Feldner Funeral Home, Nekoosa. Mr. Brovald was born at Stoughton in 1879, and moved to Finley in 1898. Surviving, besides the sister in Verona, are his wife, the former Sara McMahon, to whom he was married in 1923; two daughters, Mrs. John Mauiokaitis, and Mrs. Chelsea Saylor, both of Route 1, Necedah; another sister, Mrs. James McConnell, Neillsville; two brothers, Clarence Babcock, and Lynn, Eau Claire, and three grandchildren. [Source: Capital Times (23 March 1970) Submitted by Diana Heser Morse]

Marie Louisa Brown
DIED, At Madison, on Sunday evening, 18th instant, Marie Louisa, wife of John A. Brown, aged 34 years. [Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Wednesday, 21 Apr. 1852) transcribed by mz]

Hiram C. Bull
1879 - Gen. Hiram C. Bull was gored to death by an elk, in a park adjoining his residence, Bull City, Kansas, October 12th, in his sixtieth year. He was born in Fredonia, N.Y., August 19th, 1820. He early settled in Milwaukee, then removed to California, and located at Madison, Wis., in 1854, engaging in the lumber business. In 1856, he was elected to the State senate, and subsequently came within a single vote of receiving the Republican nomination for governor. He was several years adjutant-general of the State. Journeying to New Mexico and Arizona in 1859, he returned in 1861, in time to early engage in the war. He raised a company for the Ninth Iowa Regiment, and commanded his regiment in the battle of Pea Ridge, in which he was wounded. On his recovery, he was appointed paymaster, serving in Washington City, California, Oregon, and Utah till the end of the war. He subsequently located at Leavenworth; and at the close of 1870, he established Bull City, bending his energies to the development of the country. He was a member of the Kansas legislature. He was a genial man, of noble liberality, and one of the early officers and benefactors of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) pages 446-447; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Ole Bull
1880 - Ole Bull, of world-wide fame as a musician, died at Bergan, Norway, Aug. 16th, in his seventy-first year. He was born in Bergen, Feb. 5th, 1810. Having been united in marriage with the daughter of Hon. J. O. Thorp, then of Madison, in 1870, he spent a portion of his time in that city, and took a special interest in the department of Norwegian literature of the Wisconsin University. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 466; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

George Bunker
George Bunker, born at De Ruyter, Madison county, N. Y., April 3, 1823; died at Madison, Wisconsin, January 18, 1902. In 1837 he came with his parents to East Troy, Walworth county, Wisconsin. From 1857-63 he was in the lumber business at Whitewater, and from the latter date for about twenty-five years he was associated in the same business with William Vroman at Madison. Mr. Bunker held only local political offices. [Source: "Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin..."(published 1903) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; pages 142-147; by Mary Stuart Foster; transcribed by MZ]

Anna E. Burt
DIED. At Madison, Wis., Wednesday, August 28, 1889, Anna E. Burt, beloved wife of Prof. John E. Davies, of the Wisconsin university, aged 45 years. Mrs. Davies has suffered for a long time intensely, but has borne with patience and Christian fortitude her trials. She was a woman of rare virtues and one well beloved by all who enjoyed an intimate acquaintance with her. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, 30 Aug. 1889; transcribed by mz]

Derrick C. Bush
1882: Judge Derrick C. Bush, at Lawson's Mills, Nebraska, May 17th, at the age of sixty-seven years. His early life was spent as a sailor on the seas, visiting many lands, and relating many experiences. He settled in Madison, in 1850, as an attorney at law, and was many years a justice of the peace, and at one time probate judge of Dane County. A few years before his death, becoming a paralytic, he removed west. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner]

Calvin Calder
Calvin Calder was born Nov. 2nd, 1888, and died March 30th, 1917. He was taken to Janesville for an operation for appendicitis a little more than a week ago, and seemed to be gaining. But on Friday the family received word to come that another operation was necessary, this was performed, and on Friday evening he was again operated upon, but of no avail, and about eleven o'clock the s pirit fled. He was conscious to the last. The body was embalmed in Janesville and brought to the farm home. Funeral services were held at the house and in the P.M. church on Albion Prairie, Rev. Gasch officiating. The Woodmen of which he was a member turned out in a body to the grave. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and little son Ellsworth, his mother Mrs. James Calder, three brothers Melvin and Leon and George who resides in Montana, two sisters Mrs. Wallace Drake from Edgerton and Mrs. Henry Vivian of Montana. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sorrow.[Source: Cambridge News (Cambridge, Wis.) Friday, 6 Apr. 1917; transcribed by MZ]

Robert J. Carter
Madison - Robert J. Carter, age 90, passed away peacefully Monday, May 9, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born May 25th, 1925 in Brewer, Maine to the late Alfred T. Carter and Lillian B. Farrington. He served in the Army Air Force in WWII in the European Theatre. He was a waist and tail gunner on B-17's in the 8th Air Force from England. He also served as a tail gunner on B-26's in the first Tactical Air Force from France. He flew a combined 36 missions. He graduated from Amherst College with a BA in Economics in the class of 1949. He married Irene Smotrys on September 14, 1952. He was blessed with six grandchildren and was very proud of all their accomplishments. His career involved sales of steel and metals and his last assignment was at Precision Steel Warehouse in Franklin Park, IL. Early in their retirement, Irene and Bob enjoyed traveling throughout Europe. They also enjoyed their summer vacations at Cape Cod with family. Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Irene Carter, four children, Karen (Kurt) Jaehnig; David (Sandy) Carter; Brian (Phyllis) Carter; Pamela (Kirk) Krueger; six grandchildren, Emily, Greg, Christopher, Sarah, Nicole and Kyle; one sister, Olive Reinhalter, many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. Bob was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Vigil and Madeline Turner and his brother, Alfred Carter. Family and friends may visit at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 5313 Flad Ave, Madison, WI 53711 on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 10am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Bob will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. [Wisconsin State Journal, 11 May 2016; Submitters Name: Jim Honer]

Thomas Chynoweth
Born at Red Ruth, England, January 18, 1840. Came to Wisconsin in 1855. Died at Mount Vernon, Dane county, December 24, 1904. [Source: "Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin..."(published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; pages 130-142; by Mary Stuart Foster; transcribed by MZ]

Charles Cottrell
Charles Cottrell, one of the oldest employes of the Milwaukee road, having been in the service as engineer for the past forty years, was stricken with apoplexy Saturday morning, Jan 11, and passed away soon after. Charles Cottrell was born in New York sixty-five years ago and a few years later came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cottrell, to Oconomowoc, being among the earliest settlers of the community. He was married Feb. 7, 1883, at Sun Prairie to Miss Nellie Britton and they made their home in Milwaukee until eight years ago, when they went to Oconomowoc to reside. Mr. Cottrell is survived by wife and one daughter, Miss Lois, and a sister, Miss Adelaide Cottrell, Oconomowoc. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the residence with interment in La Belle cemetery. [Source: The Waukesha Freeman (Thursday 23 Jan. 1913) page 6; submitted by Diana Heser Morse]

James D. Cunningham
Owner of St. James Hotel Leaves a $100,000 Estate
James D. Cunningham, 55 years old, died at the St. Mary's Hospital at 12:55 o'clock yesterday. Mr. Cunningham has been in poor health for several weeks. He was born in Madison, Wis., February 11, 1856. He lived at Sargent, Neb., where he engaged in the hardware and implement business with his brother-in-law, and at Brokenbow, Neb., where he was in the live stock business. In 1898 he moved to Enid, Ok., and started a hardware store, also serving a term as county treasurer for Garfield County, Oklahoma. In 1902 he moved to Keytoeville, Mo., where he made his home. He left an estate valued at $100,000 in Kansas City. He owned the St. James Hotel at Tenth and Locust streets and land in Southern Missouri and Oklahoma. His wife and seven children, Mrs. T. W. Smith, Mrs. George D. Key, both of Lawton, Ok., John W. Cunningham, a student of the University of Missouri; Orval J. Cunningham, a physician of this city and Grace Gladys, Leota Ellen and James D. Jr., all living at home.[Source: Kansas City Star, May 15, 1911, page 3 - Submitted by PT]

Onon Bjornson Dahle
Born in Telemarken, Norway, October 4, 1823. Came to Wisconsin in 1848. Died at Mt. Horeb, July 31, 1905. [Source: "Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin..."(published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; pages 130-142; by Mary Stuart Foster; transcribed by MZ]

James Davies
The funeral of James Davies, a former resident of Superior will be held today at Mazonami, Wis. Mr. Davies died Wednesday at the home for the aged and infirm in St. Cloud, Minn. He is well known in this city as a newspaper seller.[Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Friday, 13 June 1913; transcribed by mz]

Nathaniel W. Dean
1880 - Hon. Nathaniel W. Dean died in Madison, February 28th, in his sixty third year. He was born in Raynham, Bristol County, Mass., September 17, 1817 - descended from one of the old and noted families of New England. After residing four years in Michigan, and a short period in Illinois, Mr. Dean settled at Madison in 1842, engaging in mercantile business. He was a member of the legislature in 1857, and served several years as a regent of the State University. He was a man of much public spirit and enterprise. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 456; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Mrs. Joshua L. Doane
DIED, September 16, 1887, in Stoughton, Wis., Mrs. Joshua L. Doane, aged 74 years. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, 30 Sept. 1887; transcribed by mz]

Miriam Julia Dregne
MIDDLETON - Miriam Julia Dregne, age 93, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016. She was born on July 9, 1922, in Maple, Wis., to Alexander and Hilda (Aho) Antilla. She attended grade school in Maple and graduated from East High School in Superior in 1940. She was employed by a rural Co-op in Maple, as a legal secretary, and by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Veteran's Administration. Miriam was united in marriage to Bernard Dregne on June 9, 1950. They lived in Lancaster, Viroqua and Middleton. Miriam was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and was a volunteer in many areas. She was a member of the National Associate of Retired Federal Employees, where she held the office of Chapter 120 secretary for a number of years. She loved her home and loved having her family gather at her home. Miriam is survived by her daughters, Mary (Michael) McKenna and Barbara (Wayne) Wahler; grandchildren, Lt. Commander Patrick (Jenny) Mc Kenna, Christine (Scott) Hoebel, Nicholas Wahler, and Derek (Keri) Wahler; great-grandchildren, Michael and Elliott McKenna, Caitlin Hoebel and Elena Wahler; and a brother, Henry Antilla. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bernard Degne; and brothers and sisters. Memorial services will be held at ST. LUKE'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016, with the Rev. Heather Hayward presiding. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service. [Wisconsin State Journal, 28 Mar 2016; Submitters Name: Jim Honer]

Abel Dunning

1881 - Hon. Abel Dunning died in the town of Madison, May 13th, in his seventy-first year. He was born in Webster, Monroe Co., N. Y., Feb. 17th, 1811, and settled in Madison, July 7th, 1839. He was a member of the first constitutional convention, in 1846. Not ambitious of of public life, he devoted himself to farming. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 482; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Mrs. A.A. Dye
Died, Friday, May 20, at the home of Mr. L.I. Smith, Mrs. Dye, wife of Dr. A.A. Dye, of Madison, Wis.  Mrs. Dye was a cousin of Mr. Smith, and with her husband had spent the winter here.  Her daughters Mrs. Manson and Mrs. Thour, of Warsah, Wis., arrived some time ago and were with their mother when death came to release her form her sufferings.  The remains were taken back to her home for interment.  (DeFuniak Springs, The Breeze, 26 May 1910.  Transcribed by Heather Holley)

Francis James Eckerman
MONONA - Francis Eckerman died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. He was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroe and grew up in Warren, Ill. Fran attended Warren Schools, graduated at 17 and left for the U.S. Navy the next morning. He served in the Pacific where his ship was sunk by a kamikaze attack on May 4, 1945. After the war, he attended Platteville Teacher's College and graduate school at the University of Wyoming. Fran married Ruth Andrews in 1951. He taught and coached basketball at Brodhead for four years, and served as principal of Verona High School from 1954 until 1955. Fran was the safety director at American Automobile Association (AAA) until his retirement in 1987. Since his retirement, he has worked as a driver for Zimbrick Automotive, a job he dearly loved. Fran also enjoyed attending yearly U.S. Navy reunions with his shipmates. Fran is survived by his wife, Ruth; three children, Tim of Colorado Springs, Chris (Joseph Ripp) of Madison, and Dan of Mukwonago; eight grandchildren, Andrew Eckerman of Texas, Michelle Charlston of Colorado Springs, Eric Heitzinger of Madison, Jamie, Kyle, and Alyx Eckerman of Mukwonago, David Ripp of Madison, and Allison Ripp Simkins of Phoenix; two great-grandchildren, Ashton Charlston and Tyler Eckerman; sisters-in-law, Iva Modrich of Raton, N.M., and Norma Andrews of Wauwatosa; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and twin brother, Clifford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Dennis Catholic Church, 505 Dempsey Road, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, with Father Kent Schmitt presiding. Visitation will be held at Gunderson East Funeral Home, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, and also at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Saturday. Memorials may be made to Second Harvest, 2802 Dairy Drive, Madison, WI. 53718. Dad always took care of everything and everybody. He was always there for us, and we are all going to miss him. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (8 Feb. 2013) submitted by Jim H.]

Donald Endres
Donald Endres, Sun Prairie, Dies SUN PRAIRIE
Donald J. Endres, 50, a former stock car race driver, died Friday June 8, 1973 in a Madison hospital after a long illness. He was a race driver for abou t 14 years, and had been employed by the Brooks Implement Co. here. He mar ried Esther Feltzkowski in 1944. Mr. Endres was an Army veteran of World War H, and was a member of American Legion and Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Meister, Sun Prairie; his father, Joseph 2709 Dahle St., Madison; four sisters, Mrs. Vernon Bork, Rt. 1, Cottage Grove; Mrs. Harold Squire, 5014 Camilla Rd, Mrs. John Curtis, 3721 Johns St and Mrs. Duane Hohneke, 117 Crystal Lane, all in Madison; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the church. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at the Tuschen Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said at 8 p.m. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) Saturday, 9 June 1973; transcribed by mz]

Kathryn Ann Fahey
BELLEVILLE - Kathryn Ann Fahey, age 91, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at her home surrounded by family. She was born on Dec. 4, 1923, in Dodgeville, to her parents, John and Kathryn (Crossen) Conway. After graduating from Hollandale High School, Kathryn attended University of Wisconsin-Platteville, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She then went on to teach country school in Ridgeway, Campbellsport, and Paoli. On June 23, 1949, she was united in marriage to Arthur Fahey at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hollandale. As her family grew, she would continue as a substitute teacher, along with being a mother and farm wife. Kate was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Belleville and the Wisconsin Education Association. She was a great dancer who enjoyed polka, square, and round dancing with her husband for many years. Kate also enjoyed traveling and spending time with her husband of 66 years, and her family. Kathryn is survived by her husband, Art of Belleville; children, John (Gail) Fahey of Belleville, Art (Shelley) Fahey, Jr. of La Crosse, Connie Fahey of St. Louis, Mo., and Nancy Fahey of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Shawn (Jenny) Fahey, Brandon Fahey, Whitney (Andrew) Anderson, Jessica Williams, and Stacy Fahey; great-grandchildren, Evan and Sam Fahey, and Finnegan Anderson; special friend, Dianna Pasley; brothers-in-law, Don (Betty) Fahey and Herman Pfund; sister-in-law, Margaret Conway; and other close relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dennett Conway; sister, Colletta Elmer; and sister-in-law, Kathleen Pfund. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 338 S. Harrison St., Belleville, with the Rev. Michael Moon and the Rev. Kenneth Klink officiating, with burial in the St. James Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Belleville. The Becker-Beal Funeral Home of Belleville is assisting the family. [Wisconsin State Journal, 19 Apr 2015; Submitters Name: Jim Honer]

William T. Fish
Born in Kent, England, January 10, 1838. Came to Wisconsin in 1852. Died at Madison, December 14, 1904.[Source: "Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin..."(published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; pages 130-142; by Mary Stuart Foster; transcribed by MZ]

William Stephen Franken
MIDDLETON / OREGON - William S. Franken, age 72, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in the town of Rome. He was born on Aug. 26, 1942, in Madison, the son of Stephen and Catherine (Bouchard) Franken. William was united in marriage to Elizabeth A. Fleming on June 29, 1963, in Madison. Bill graduated from Edgewood High School in 1960, received a degree from Madison Business College and attended several law enforcement classes throughout the years. His passion for public service began as a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Madison, transitioning into law enforcement as a police officer for the City of Verona. He joined the Middleton Police Department in 1970 as officer No. 8. He was promoted to sergeant in 1975 and became Middleton's first lieutenant in December of that year. He became chief of police in 1982 and held that role until his retirement in 1998. While chief he served on the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association Board of Directors, president of the Dane County Chiefs of Police Association, served on governor's committees, assisted in the implementation of the EMS program, as well as the Advancement of the 911 system. Always having an "open door policy", he treated all of those who crossed his path over the years as extended family. He enjoyed many years of retirement including winters in Arizona, summers at Lake Sherwood in central Wisconsin, many home improvement projects, watching his grandsons play hockey, traveling and surrounding himself with friends and family. Bill is survived by his wife, Beth; daughter, Sue (Tim) Held; son, Steve (Tracy); grandsons, Adam and Alex; a brother, Dennis (Susan Merrell); sister, Lyn Mowafy; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Catherine; in laws, Clarence and Gertrude Fleming; and a sister, Patrica Lynch. A Celebration Gathering will be held at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL & CREMATION CARE, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015. The Franken family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Randall Haas and his staff at Dean/St. Mary's, Dr. David Lewis and his staff at Meriter/Wisconsin Heart, as well as the town of Rome Police, Fire and EMS. [Wisconsin State Journal, June 17, 2015; Sub. by JAH]

George L. Frost
1879 - Hon. George L. Frost died in Madison, while serving as a member of the legislature, Feb. 15th, in his forty-ninth year. Born at Springfield, Mass., March 18th, 1830, he graduated at Yale College at twenty, and two years later at Harvard Law School. Settling at Mineral Point in 1853, he engaged in the practice of law; was district attorney of Iowa County in 1854 and 1856, city superintendent of schools in 1862, member of the State senate in 1863-64, and an unsuccessful candidate for circuit judge in this latter year. In the fall of 1878, he was elected to the assembly from the first district of Iowa County. He was a man of much ability. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 432; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Walter B. Gavin
Madison--Walter B. Gavin, Age 61, of 4918 Tokay Blvd., died on Tues day, January 30, 1979 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born October 5, 1917 in Madison. He was an instructor in Fire Madison Area Technical College. He was a retired Fire Captain of the Madison Area Fire Department, where he had worked for 29 years. Mr. Gavin was member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Wisconsin Society of Fire Service Instructors and the National Fire Protection Association. Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret Showers; a daughter, Mrs Harry (Margaret) Conrad, West Des Moines, Iowa; three sons, Michael, Patrick and Timothy, all of Madison; a sister, Sister Amadeo, Lamont, IL; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at St. Maria Goretta Catholic Church, 5405 Flad Ave. at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 1979. The Reverend Thomas Kuehn will officiate. Burial will be in Resurrection cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 1 at Joyce Funeral Home, 5701 Odana Rd. where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 31, 1979 - Submitted by James A. Honer]

Edward R. George
Death of An Old Madisonian
The Omaha papers announce the death of Mr. Edward R. George, which occurred recently in that city. Mr. George was an early resident of Madison going back previous to 1840, and remained here till after the late war. He inherited from his father a part ownership of the old United States hotel, now Tenney's block, and some other property. He served in various capacities while he resided in this city, and was generally esteemed as a quiet good citizen. Some twenty-five years ago, he married the eldest daughter of the late Gilbert Dutcher, who was then proprietor of the Capitol house, now Pioneer block; and for many years was connected with Mr. Dutcher in the management of hotels in Chicago and St. Paul. For several years he has resided in Omaha. Many old Madisonians will remember Mr. George as an old time respected resident of the place. He was about 60 years of age at the time of his death. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (23 Nov. 1888) transcribed by Mary Dutcher]

Asher Galusha Greene
Born at Shaftesbury, Vt., March 10, 1917. Came to Wisconsin in 1839. Died near Stoughton, May 1, 1905.[Source: "Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin..."(published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; pages 130-142; by Mary Stuart Foster; transcribed by MZ]

Adam Grimm Dies
Adam Grimm, a resident of Bisbee (AZ) for the past 5 years and well known in the city, died of pneumonia a the Copper Queen hospital at 7 o'clock Friday evening.  Mr. Grimm was born in Madison, Wis., 44 years ago.  Surviving are three brothers, a wife, living in the city and a step son.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge.  Funeral services will be held from the Palace Undertaking parlors, Sunday at 4 p.m. [Bisbee daily review. (Bisbee, Ariz.), 01 Feb. 1913; Tr. by GT]

Patrick Guerin
1880 - Patrick Guerin, a pioneer of Milwaukee of 1839, and an ex-alderman, died in that city Oct. 5th. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 469; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Alban Lawrence Haag
MADISON - Alban Lawrence Haag, age 96, passed away at Sienna Crest Assisted Living Facility in Oregon on Friday, April 4, 2014. He was born on Jan. 16, 1918, in Perry Township to Albert and Mary (Sutter) Haag. Al was drafted into the United States Army in January of 1942 as part of the 385th Bomb Squadron. He became a medic and was stationed in England, being discharged in September of 1945. When Al returned from the service, he worked at St. Mary's Hospital, eventually becoming Director of Laundry, retiring at the age 66 in 1984. On Oct. 26, 1948, Al was united in marriage to Emma Marie Starczynski at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Perry. They moved to Madison where they raised six children and resided in the Vilas Park area for 60 years. Al was an active member of St. James Parish (now Good Shepherd Parish) where he served as an usher, helped clean the church and participated in many fund-raising activities as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also an active member of the VFW Post No. 245 in Cross Plains until his later years. In Al's free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, digging wild ginseng and repairing and refinishing old furniture that he and Emma sold at garage sales. He also enjoyed providing family and friends with black walnuts and homemade brownies. Al is survived by his children and their spouses, Rita (Charlie Severance) Haag, Carol (Jack Pedersen) Haag, Debra Haag, Kevin (Julia) Haag and Diane (Rob Meier) Haag; 12 grandchildren, Leah, Jesse, Marie, Lara, Kerry, Kurt, Scott, Luke, Kevin C., Kayla, Joel and Erica; and six great-grandchildren. He is further survived by nine siblings, Leonore Weber, Roman (Norma), Clem (Mary Ann), Bill (Ethel), Gladys (Dick) DePrey, Fritz (Barb), Theresa Cavan, Kris (Jack) Kellsvig and Monica "Heartsy" Vag erio; and sister-in-law, Alma Haag. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma on Feb. 4, 2014; daughter, Linda; his parents; his brothers, Art and Wallace Haag; and brothers-in-law, Daniel Cavan and Mike Handel. The family would like to extend a special thanks to caregivers, Pam, Lynn and Grace and to the staff at Sienna Crest where Dad has resided for the last several months. Thanks also to the many neighbors in the Vilas area who looked out for Mom and Dad. Your kindness made the neighborhood a very special place for our parents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Good Shepherd Parish at the St. James Catholic Church, 1128 St. James Court, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, with Monsignor Thomas Baxter presiding. Visitation will be held at Gunderson East Funeral Home, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Also a visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at church. Burial will be at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday in Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Perry. Source: Wisconsin State Journal (6 Apr. 2014) submitted by Jim Honer

Emma Marie Haag
MADISON - Emma Marie (nee Starczynski) Haag, age 90, of Madison, passed away at Sienna Crest Assisted Living Facility in Oregon, on Feb. 4, 2014. She was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Cross Plains, to Michael and Myrtle (Beard) Starczynski. She was a World War II veteran, and served as a sergeant in the Women's Army Corps (WAC). Emma was a member of VFW Post No. 245 in Cross Plains. On Oct. 26, 1948, she married Alban Lawrence Haag at Holy Redeemer Church in Perry. They moved to Madison, where they raised six children and resided in the Vilas Park area for 65 years. They were also very involved members of St. James Catholic Church. She enjoyed visiting, helping her neighbors, and playing scrabble and cards with her family. Her hobbies included doll collecting, reading and garage sales. Emma is survived by husband, Alban; children and spouses, Rita (Charlie Severance) Haag, Carol (Jack Pedersen) Haag, Debra Haag, Kevin (Julia) Haag, and Diane (Rob Meier) Haag; and 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is further survived by sister, Dora Lybeck; several in-laws; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents; daughter, Linda; sister, Eva; and brothers, Stanley and Paul. The family would like to extend a special thanks to caregivers, Pam, Lynn and Grace, and to the staff at Sienna Crest, where mom has resided for the last several months. Thanks also to the many neighbors who looked out for Mom and Dad. Your kindness made the neighborhood a very special place for our parents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Good Shepherd Parish at the St. James Catholic Church, 1128 St. James Court, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, with Monsignor Thomas Baxter presiding. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church. A Rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. at Gunderson Oregon Funeral Home, 1150 Park St., Oregon, on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Perry, Wis. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (5 Feb. 2014) submitted by Jim Honer]

Seneca Hale
1880 - Seneca Hale died at Hale's Corners, Milwaukee Co., Dec. 22d, aged sixty-nine years. He settled there, in 1836, with his brother, Wm. Hale. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 475; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Anne Hammersley
DIED, At the residence of her son, E. C. Hammersley, in the town of Madison, Dane county, Wis., Wednesday morning, March 6, 1889, Anne Hartley Hammersley, widow of William Hammersley, in the 70th year of her age. Thus has passed away a good Christian woman. Mrs. Hammersley was born in Liverpool, England, May 2, 1812, and came with her husband to Wisconsin in 1850 settling upon a farm in the town of Madison, where she has ever since resided, respected by all who knew her. Mr. Hammersley died while yet a member of the 3d Wisconsin cavalry, leaving his widow with a family of seven, the eldest son a mere boy; but a brave heart and industrious hands, aided by good and obedient children, enabled her to provide for the household. The death of this estimable woman removes another from the rapidly thinning ranks of the old settlers of the town of Madison. For about two years preceding her death, Mrs. Hammersley had been helpless from paralysis, and though apparently suffering but little pain, death to her was doubtless a relief. The family will receive the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, 8 Mar. 1889; transcribed by mz]

John T. Hanifin
John T. Hanifin, 56, of 391 University Ave., died Tuesday at a Madison hospital. He was born at Lake Delton and had lived in Madison for 13 years. He was a carpenter and belonged to the Madison Union. He was a member of Our Lady, Queen of Peace Catholic Church here. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Schweke; a son, Dr. Jon M. Hanifin, San Francisco, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Daniel J. Aspinwall, 4263 Moawh Sr., and Jill N. Hanifin, at home; two sisters, Mrs. R. R. Scbleck, Waunakee, and Mrs. Archie Cone, Homestead, Fla., and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the Frautsch Funeral Home. 3610 Speedway Rd., here, after 4 p.m. Thursday. The rosary will be recited there Thursday night at 8. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church, with Msgr. F. L. McDonnell officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Wisconsin Dells. ]Source: Capital Times (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) Wednesday, 30 Aug. 1967; transcribed by MZ]

Ruth Schweke Hanifin
REEDSBURG/MADISON - Ruth Schweke Hanifin, age 87, of Reedsburg, formerly of Madison, died on Sunday, August 23, 1998 in the Edward Snyder Nursing Home. She was born of April 3, 1911 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Gustave and Bertha (Reineke) Schweke. Ruth was a graduate of Reedsburg High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoyed traveling with her family and friends. She was a member of St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church. Survivors include three children, Dr. Jon (Virginia) Hanifin of Portland, Oregon, Judith Aspinwall of Madison, and Jill (Skip) Good of Monroe; five grandchildren, Lynn Aspinwall, Charles Hanifin, Michael Hanifin, Aaron Good, and Allison Good; two great grandchildren, Elizabeth and John; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Monday, 24 Aug. 1998; transcribed by MZ]

William H. Hartley
William H. Hartley, born at Todcaster, Yorkshire, England, November 30, 1812; died in the town of Westport, Dane county, Wis., December 12, 1901. His early years were spent at sea, at one time as an officer in the British navy and later in the merchant service. In 1850 he came to America and settled on the farm on which he spent the remainder of his life. He was a veterinary surgeon; and while he never sought political preferment, he was elected to various town offices. [Source: "Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin..."(published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; pages 130-142; by Mary Stuart Foster; transcribed by MZ]

Mary Lou Haas
MADISON - Mary Lou Haas, age 58, went home to Jesus on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. She was born on Oct. 9, 1954, in Plain, (Sauk County, WI) the daughter of LaVerne and Luella (Bauer) Haas. A hairdresser for thirty years, she also worked at St. Vincent de Paul, Langdon dorms, and UW Hospital food service. Mary Lou loved shopping at St. Vinnie’s, meeting people, as well as baking and crocheting. She loved to make joy her aim. Mary Lou was an active member of Madison Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Mary Lou is survived by her siblings, Gary, Mike, Bob (Laurie), Dennis, Theresa, Julie (Kent) Prather, and David (Wendy); along with two nieces, Montana and Mikayla; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held at ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 404 E. Main St., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec . 1, 2012, with Monsignor Kevin Holmes presiding. Burial will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Robert Hegeman and Dr. Kilpatrick and all those who said a prayer or lit a candle for Mary Lou. [Wisconsin State Journal, 23 Nov 2012; Sub. by: JAH]

The Rev. Monsignor George Hastrich
MADISON - The Rev. Monsignor George Hastrich entered eternal life on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the age of 88, at All Saints Assisted Living Center in Madison. He was born on Nov. 25, 1925, in Milwaukee, and is predeceased by his parents, George and Clara (Dettlaff) Hastrich; brother, Bishop Jerome Hastrich; twin sister, Lorraine Cleary; and brother-in-law, Robert Cleary. After attending Holy Ghost Grade School in Milwaukee, Father Hastrich attended Marquette University High School in Milwaukee. His collegiate studies included St. Francis Minor Seminary and Major Seminary in Milwaukee, where he completed his collegiate studies in philosophy and graduate studies in theology. Further graduate studies were at Gannon University in Erie, Penn. He was ordained by Archbishop Moses E. Kiley on May 27, 1950, at St. John Cathedral, Milwaukee, and received his Investiture of Prelate of Honor on Aug. 16, 2000. Monsignor Hastrich served the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist Cathedral, Milwaukee, and St. Mary Parish, Hales Corners; taught at Catholic Memorial High School, Waukesha, and was an associate pastor of St. Mary Help of Christians, West Allis. Upon incardination into the Diocese of Madison in 1955, Monsignor Hastrich served as an associate pastor of Sacred Hearts Parish, Sun Prairie; as pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Doylestown with Mission to St. Joseph Parish, Rio, while assisting the faculty at Edgewood High School, Madison in Religious Education. He served as pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish, Montello with Mission to Good Shepherd Parish, Westfield; St. Ann Parish, Stoughton; St. Joseph Parish, East Bristol; and St. Joseph Parish, Argyle with Mission to St. Michael Parish, Yellowstone, where he retired from in 2001. During his years of service to the Diocese of Madison until his death, Monsignor Hastrich served as president and spiritual director of the Latin American Mission Program (LAMP); confessor to the Auxiliaries of the Blessed Sacrament, Beloit; spiritual director of St. Martin House, Madison; Serra Club chaplain; and Vicar Forane for the Lafayette Vicariate Forane. Monsignor Hastrich was an avid baseball and football fan, especially of the Brewers and the Packers. He also had a love of trains and would ride them when possible. Monsignor Hastrich is survived by his nephew, Robert Cleary of Pecos, N.M.; his two nieces, Maureen (Marlin) Bredeson of Blanchardville, and Kathryn Cleary of Pecos, N.M.; a great-nephew, Erik Bredeson; great-niece, Andrea (Ben) O'Brien; two great-great-nephews, Chace and Alex; and many friends. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE CATHEDRAL PARISH OF ST. RAPHAEL, 404 E. Main St., Madison, on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. The Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, will be the main celebrant with the Rev. Monsignor Kevin Holmes as homilist. Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. until the start of Holy Mass at St. Patrick Church. Interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Milwaukee, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at 12 p.m. (noon). Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. [Wisconsin State Journal, 2 Nov 2014; Sub. by: JAH]

Peter A. Heim
DIED. In Madison, Wis., Sept. 8, 1888, at 9:45 o'clock, P. M., Peter A. Heim, aged 25 years, 2 months and 11 days. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, 14 Sept. 1888; transcribed by mz]

Joanne Elizabeth Hertel
MADISON - Joanne Elizabeth Hertel, 56, of Madison, formerly of Marshfield, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at her home. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gunderson West Funeral Home in Middleton. Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. A full obituary will be published in the Wednesday Marshfield News-Herald. [Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 18 July 2006, page 2A; Lorraine Markee Collection; transcribed by MZ]

Norman Ralph Hess
MADISON - Norman Ralph "Bird Man" Hess, age 79, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 21, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 1, 1933, to Jacob Hess and Agnes Huebsch Hess. He had battled cancer for 28 years. He married Jeanette Loether on June 19, 1954, and they moved to Madison at that time. Norman was active in softball and bowling for many years, holding a 205 average for several years, and winning many trophies. He volunteered at Bird Wise Pet Store and Fine Feathered Friends. They put on exotic bird shows for nursing homes and school children in the Midwest. His love of fishing provided many stories. Norman was known for his sense of humor, which he maintained even up until his death. Norman is survived by his wife, Jeanette; his children, Debra (John) Kuban, Donna Hess, Dianne Hess, Danette (Joe) Renn, Lisa Sheahan, Dave (Susie) Hess, Jim (Anne) Hess, and Rick Hess; grandchildren, Chris Nonn, Kortni Wolf, Nathan (Marinda) Burns, Kris Olson, Katy Olson, Tyler Renn, Terri Renn, Brittany Schmidt-Hess, Jamie Hess, and Jacob Hess; one great-grandson, Masen Schmidt-Hess; his siblings, Rita Gruber, Francis, Carol Nachreiner, and Robert; sister-in-law, Marlene (Eddie) Hess; many other relatives and friends; and his birds, Sammy, Tapangga, and Zoro. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Eddie; brother-in-law, Gene Gruber; grandson, Joey Kuban; and granddaughter, Ashley Olson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 5313 Flad Ave., Madison. A visitation will take place at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at St. Luke's Cemetery in Plain, Wisc. Grateful thanks to all the staff at U.W. Carbone Cancer Center, Agrace HoscpiceCare, and all our loving friends and relatives. God bless you all. Thanks for all the fun, Dad. We love you. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (22 July 2013) Submitted by JAH]

Thomas Hess
1880 - Thomas Hess, a well-known German musician, formerly of Milwaukee, died at Madison, Oct. 9th, in his eighty-seventh year. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 469; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Francis L. Hewuse, Sr.
DEFOREST/ MADISON - Francis L. "Fritz" Hewuse Sr., age 68, of DeForest and Madison, died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at University Hospital. He was born in Richland Center, on June 17, 1939, to Gifford and Dorothy (Gathright) Hewuse. He graduated from Prairie du Sac High School in 1958 and married the former Mary Ellen Lord in Richland Center on Aug. 1, 1959. Fritz served in the Army National Guard from 1958 to 1966 and he worked at Oscar Mayer Foods in Madison for more than 40 years, retiring in 2003. He was a member of St. Dennis Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his children, JoEllen (Michael) Dexter of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., Francis (Tammy) Hewuse Jr. of Tomah, Thomas (Diane) Hewuse of DeForest and Lori Ann (Brian) Curley of Sun Prairie; his grandchildren, Matthew Dexter, Brett Dexter, Ashley Utecht, Kevin Skogen Jr., Clarence Skogen, Cassandra Skogen, Tia Hewuse, Frances "Trey" Hewuse III, Stacia (Steven) Dibble and William Hewuse; his sisters, Donna Watson of Madison and Marie Gaudreau of West Bend; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Hewuse; his parents; his brother, Leroy Hewuse; and several aunts and uncles. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Fritz and Mary, who died on Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at ST. DENNIS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 505 Dempsey Road, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, with Father Kent Schmitt presiding. Fritz and Mary will be buried together at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a wake service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 and at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. Fritz's family wishes to thank palliative care and cardiology at University Hospital for their help with Dad. Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive [Wisconsin State Journal, 15 Nov 2007]

Samuel T. Hoisington
1881 - Samuel T. Hoisington died in Dane township, June 20th, in his seventy-fourth year. He was a native of Vergennes, Vt., and when a child was taken to Buffalo, and escaped from the place, Dec. 30th, 1813, where it was burnt by the British, and his father killed in its defense. He settled in Wisconsin in 1850; and while residing in Jefferson County. He was supported by his friends and neighbors as a temperance candidate for the legislature.[Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 484; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Ole S. Holum
Born near De Forest, August 21, 1847, Died at De Forest, March 8, 1905. [Source: "Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin..."(published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; pages 130-142; by Mary Stuart Foster; transcribed by MZ]

Beatrice Hoops
Mrs. Ray J. Hoops, 43, of 4214 Bagley Parkway, died late Saturday night at a Madison hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Bethel Lutheran church. The Rev. Stanley Klyve, assistant pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the First East Koshkonong church cemetery. Friends may call at the Frautschl funeral home from 7 p.m. today until noon Wednesday. The former Beatrice Anderson was born at Cambridge. She was married on Dec. 26, 1935, at the First Koshkonong church. She had been a Madison resident since 1946. Mrs. Hoops' husband is comptroller of the State Medical Society. She was a former treasurer of the West Side High school Parent-Teachers Association. Mrs. Hoops was a member of Bethel Lutheran church, Sunset village circle of the church, and was active in other church groups. She attended Ripon college and graduated from Whitewater State college in 1933. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Beverly and Nancy, and two sons, Ray John and Richard, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Anderson, Route 1, Cambridge; three brothers, Sanford, Cambridge; Orin, Edgerton; and Edmund, Monroe; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Hensel, Cambridge. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Monday, 26 Sept. 1955; page 2; Lorraine Markee collection; transcribed by MZ]

Ervin Hopkins
1880 - Ervin Hopkins died at Madison, July 25th, in his ninety-third year. He was born in Pawlet, Vt., Jan. 31st, 1788; and graduated at Middlebury College in 1808. He was large in size, with a large active brain. He was unambitious, and lived a quiet, secluded life. He resided some twenty years in Wisconsin, and was father of ten children, among them the late Judge James C., and Hon. B.F. Hopkins, Mrs. Horace Rublee, and Mrs. A. S. Frank. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 465; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

J. S. Hutson
Born near White Pigeon, Mich., February 11, 1841. Came to Wisconsin in an early day. Died at Stoughton, July 24, 1905. [Source: "Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin..."(published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; pages 130-142; by Mary Stuart Foster; transcribed by MZ]

Rev. A. Inama
1879 - Rev. A. Inama, a Catholic priest, and a member of the order of St. Norbert, died at Roxbury, Dane County, Oct. 18th, at the age of eighty-one - the oldest priest in arch-diocese [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 447; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Theodore Kayser
DIED, At his residence, 148 West Johnson street, Madison, June 30, 1888, Theodore Kayser, aged 74 years. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, 6 July 1888; transcribed by mz]

Philip H. Kiernan
Philip H. Kiernan, Jr., died at his home in Madison yesterday, aged about 23 years, after a brief illness, of congestion of the stomach. The deceased was well known in Milwaukee having been employed by the Telephone company to fix unruly instruments for complaining subscribers. [Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Jan 3, 1884 - Sub. by K.T.]

Janice Elizabeth Kinzel
MADISON - Janice Elizabeth (Hanley) Kinzel passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Friday, July 28, 2006, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center. A celebration of Jan's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2005 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Middleton. The Rev. Cynthia Ganzkow-Wold and the Rev. Stephen Ganzkow-Wold will preside. Janice was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Beloit to Berwyn and Gladys Hanley. She graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a degree in elementary education. On June 7, 1958, she was united in marriage to Ralph Clarence Kinzel in Birnamwood, by her grandfather, the Rev. Carl Musall. They resided in Peshtigo for 34 years, where she taught third grade at Peshtigo Elementary School. The children she taught were a precious part of her life both in and outside of the classroom. She touched many lives with her quick wit, incredible sense of humor, and her enormous caring heart. Jan loved all games, was a "shark" of a bridge player, and was a gifted artist as well. Her beautiful water color artwork is a wonderful remembrance of her creative spirit. Jan will be greatly missed by her husband, Ralph; two sons, Timothy (Gail) Kinzel of Middleton and John (Chris) Kinzel of Wisconsin Rapids; a daughter, Elizabeth (Ed) Bates of Ligonier, Pa.; 10 grandchildren, Sarah, Kyle, Joshua, Benjamin, Allison, Anna, Kristen, Jay, John, and Randy; and a great-grandson, Benjamin. They will always remember the many special times they shared with their Grandma. Her loving friends, who were as close as family to her, will also miss her dearly. We would like to give great thanks to Hospice Care for all the wonderful treatment given to Jan and our entire family. [Source: Central Wisconsin (Stevens Point, Portage County, Wis.) Sunday, 30 July 2006; page 2A; transcribed by MZ]

Kathryn M. Klubertanz
MADISON - Kathryn Marie "Kathy" Klubertanz, age 86, passed away after a short illness, May 5, 2016. She was born on June 19, 1929, in Richland County to Denis J. and Florence (Suda) Delaney and grew up in Avoca, Wis., graduating from high school there in 1947. Kathy married Bernard J. Klubertanz on Oct. 29, 1949. She worked at Madison General/Meriter Hospital in Telephone/Telecommunications for 35 years. She loved baking and cooking for family and friends, also dining out, reading, traveling, gambling and was a long-time Brewers (especially Bob Uecker) and Bucks fan and loved playing cards with her two very best friends, Marie Palmer and Fran Zirkel. She was mostly devoted to her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kathy cared for and helped countless people in her lifetime with unequivocal love, generosity and kindness, especially to those whose age or disability inhibited them from simple daily tasks. Generous, good humored, good natured, a friend's real friend. All who met her described her as such a wonderful person. She will forever be loved and missed by all. She is survived by her four sons, Robert (Cathy) of Bradenton, Fla., James of Madison, Wis., William (Lilith) of Madison, Wis., and Thomas of Middleton, Wis.; five grandchildren, Jennifer (John) Schrader, Dustin, Aaron, Kristin, Deanna; three great-grandchildren, Allison Schrader, Azalea Klubertanz and Norman Klubertanz; two sisters, Mary Schwartz of Sun Prairie, Wis., and Barbara (Roger) Renz of Sun Prairie, Wis.; along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997; brothers, Jim Delaney (in the Korean War in 1952), and John Delaney of Boise Idaho in 1996; and her sister, Margaret (Delaney) Driskill in 2008. At Kathy's request there will be no services. In kindness, donations may be made to Kathy's favorite charities, the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul and Wisconsin Public Radio. The family of Kathy would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of the UW Hospital in Madison that helped care for her during the last two weeks of her life. A Celebration of Kathy's life will held at the VFW, 349 S. Walker Way, Sun Prairie, Wis., on Sunday, June 5, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. [Wisconsin State Journal, 15 May 2016; Sub. by Jim Honer]

Belle Case La Follette
Bob La Follette's Widow Dies in Washington
WASHINGTON. Aug. 18 - Mrs. Belle Case La Follette. widow of the late Senator Robert M. La Follette of Wisconsin, died at 6:05 p. m. Tuesday in the Georgetown Hospital here. Senator LaFollette and his brother, Governor La Follette of Wisconsin, her two sons were at the bedside. A daughter, Mrs. George Middleton is en route from California, and another daughter, Mrs. Ralph G. Sucher, was at the hospital. The 72-year-old widow of Fighting Bob was operated upon Monday for an intestinal ailment. [Source: Dallas Morning News (19 Aug. 1931) - Sub. by FoFG]

Will I. La Follette
Senator La Folette's Brother Dead
Madison, Wisc. May 1 -- Will I. Lafollette, only brother of Senator Robert M. LaFollette, died this evening of heart disease after a prolonged illness. He was 66 years old. Mr. LaFollette was active in the recent Wilson campaign in Wisconsin. [Tulsa World (2 May 1913) - Sub. by a FoFG]

Ray Lansing
DIED. At the residence of his parents, in the 6th ward, Madison, August 24, 1889, Ray, son of C. B. and Clara Lansing, aged 4 months and 9 days. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, 30 Aug. 1889; transcribed by mz]

William H. Lansing
Born at Phillips, N.Y., in 1834. Came to Wisconsin before 1850. Died at Madison, May 7, 1905. [Source: "Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin..."(published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; pages 130-142; by Mary Stuart Foster; transcribed by MZ]

Patrick Leary
Born in County Kerry, Ireland, March 22, 1821. Came to Wisconsin in 1853. Died at Stoughton, May 5, 1905. [Source: "Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin..."(published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; pages 130-142; by Mary Stuart Foster; transcribed by MZ]

Marie Marjorie Lindholm
Marie Marjorie Lindholm left this life in the early morning of July 31, 2006, much as she lived it - in dignity and grace, surrounded by family and other loved ones. Marie was born in Helvetia, Wis., on May 23, 1921, to Carl Emil and Gertrude Eva (Seims) Swenson. She married James Earnest Lindholm on Oct. 3, 1942. They raised their two children, Peter and Ann, in the loving community on Owen Drive in Madison. Marie lived in Madison, where she worked in the local school system until her retirement in 1986. She relished her retirement and the opportunity it gave her to pursue her love of the arts and higher education, often accompanied by her dear friends. During this time she also opened her home to graduate students, many of whom would become lifelong friends. In 1992, she moved to Stevens Point to live with her sister, Carlene. For the past several months, Marie lived with her daughter, Ann, in Austin, Texas. Her beloved son, Peter James Lindholm preceded Marie in death in 1979. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Lindholm; daughter-in-law, Sharon McBroom; brother, Merlin Swenson and his wife, Lucille, sister, Carlene Lee (spouse, Robert E., deceased), sister, Janice Clapp and her husband, Roger; and numerous nieces, nephews and their children. She dearly loved her extended family, who revered her and honored her with many namesakes. The latest addition to Marie's legacy is Kaitlin Marie Lee, born on May 12, 2006. Marie was an inquisitive person who loved to travel and learn about the world and other cultures. She relished the challenge of a good game of bridge with a talented partner and worthy opponents. Her bright eyes, great smile, quick wit, and intelligence drew people of all ages to her throughout her life. Those of us lucky enough to have known Marie will remember her creativity, compassion, generous spirirt and her ability to build and maintain strong and enduring friendships. Her strength and perserverance in facing many personal losses and struggles were an inspiration to many and her selfless ability to reach out to others helped them realize their full potential. Memorial services are planned for Austin, Texas, Madison and Iola, Wis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Marie's cousin, Pat Hollenbeck best described Marie when she wrote, "all who find your circle of light are nurtured by your shining soul." Those of us lucky enough to have been touched by Marie's glow know we are forever blessed. Services entrusted to Austin-Peel and Son Funeral Home, Austin, Texas. [Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sunday, 20 Aug. 2006; page 2A; transcribed by MZ]

Richard E. Lord
DANE - Richard E. "Dick" Lord, age 83, made his peace with the Lord and said goodbye to his family on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. If you knew Dick, you knew he had an incredible sense of humor. What you may not have known was that his humor was often used to rile the unsuspecting and was always followed with a wink out of sight of his victim. And then he would laugh. Missing his laugh the most are his special friend, Helen Sampson; children, Teresa Padrutt (friend Zeke), James Lord (Joan), and Terri Wipperfurth (Leroy); stepson, Lon Jiran (Terrie); his many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brothers, Bob and Phil. Richard was born to Edwin and Helen (Kaul) Lord on Sept. 28, 1931. He had six siblings, Joan, Fritz, Philip, Edwin, Robert, and James. He enlisted in the Army and then Army Air Force, had four children with his former wife, Marian (Funk) Meier, and founded Dane Electric. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Richard; his siblings, Joan, Fritz, Ed, James; and a longtime companion, Shirley Jiran. A private graveside service is planned. All family and friends are invited to a celebration of life at the DANE VILLAGE HALL, 102 W. Main St., Dane, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Dad, Grandpa, Brother, and Pal, we will say goodbye to you as you always did to us. "Will see ya." [Wis. State Journal, 25 Jan 2015 - Sub. by Jim Honer]



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