Richland Center – Coroner Bert Hoskins called an inquest for Friday into the death of Bernard Banker, 36, whose skull was fractured yesterday when his head struck the highway pavement at Hub City, 13 miles north of here. Sheriff J. Ben McClaren said yesterday he was holding a 22 year old Milwaukeean with whom, he said he had been informed. Banker had started a fight outside a dance hall. [Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 18 July 1938, page 3; Lorraine Markee collection; tr. by MZ]
To-day’s Mazomanie Sickle says: “George Butler, one of the first settlers of Mazomanie, died at 6 o’clock on the morning of the 24th of October, 1889. He was born in Delaware county, New York, the 22d of July, 1815, and afterward lived for many years at Addison, Steuben county, where he was at different times engaged in the hotel and in the lumber business, and was there married to Maria Louise Welden, by whom he had three daughters, two of whom, Mrs. S. B. Duley, of Idaho, and Mrs. Hattie Pratt-Hillier, survive him. Mr. Butler moved to Madison, Wisconsin, in 1853, and to Richland Center in 1854, where, upon the death of his first wife, he married her sister, Anne Welden, who survives him. He made his home in Mazomanie village in 1855, the year of its nativity, and, with the exception of a trip across “the plains,” has resided here continuously ever since, and died in the possession of the warm personal friendship of every man in the community.” [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, 1 Nov. 1889; tr. by MZ]
Mrs. Francis E. Craig
Mrs. Francis E. Craig of Richland Center, Wis., died at the Swedish hospital after an operation. The deceased was a sister of License Inspector Scott and R. D. Robinson of South Omaha. The remains have been sent to Richland Center for interment. [Omaha Daily Bee. (Omaha [Neb.]), 11 July 1904]
1882: Capt. Henry Dillon, near Lone Rock, January 10th. He had been a resident of Richland County for twenty-eight years. He was among the first to respond to the call of his country, and went out in 1861, as captain of the 6th Wisconsin Battery, and served with credit in the many engagements through which he passed; and having served in the regular army for years in the old Sherman Battery, under Scott and Taylor in the Mexican War, he was employed at the outbreak of the civil war in disciplining men for the contest. His services were many and important. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner]
Elizabeth J. Durst
Elizabeth J. “Betty” Durst age 90 of Richland Center passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Schmitt Woodland Hills. She was born on January, 1923 the daughter of J. Floyd and Vivian (Rector) Blakeley in Sharon, WI. Betty served in the United States Navy during WW II training pilots. She graduated from Platteville Teachers College and her first teaching job was at Ithaca High School. She was married on April 24, 1946 to Francis F. Durst. Betty’s volunteer work included being a 4-H leader, Literacy volunteer, Board of Directors at Schmitt Woodland Hills, Keyesville Church Deanery, United Givers board and the honorary teacher’s society Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Keyesville. After retirement Betty and Francis traveled extensively throughout the United States and especially enjoyed many national parks they visited. Survivors include 6 children, Jeanne (Martin) Pollock of Yorktown Heights, NY, Cynthia Marcelais of Sanford, NC, Randall (Michele Nolen-Karras) Durst of Yuba, Patrick (Emma) Durst of Bangkok, Thailand, Doris (Bob Mertens) Durst of Chippewa Falls, WI, Eric Durst of NC, 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, a brother, Geryl Blakeley of Williams Bay, WI, a sister, Doris Kassera of Eau Claire, WI, 2 sisters-in-law, Lorna Blakeley of Ottawa, Kansas, Lauretta McGlynn of Cazenovia, a brother-in-law, Jerry Durst of Hillpoint, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Floyd and Vivian Blakeley, her husband, Francis Durst and a grandson, Chris Durst. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Keyesville. Fr. Wesley Janowski will officiate with burial in the church cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Local Veterans Military Memorial Honors Unit. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Stafford Funeral Home from 2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. and again at church on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass at 11:00 A.M. [Source unknown, dated 16 Feb 2013; submitted by Jim Honer]
William M. Fogo
William M. Fogo, editor of the Republican-Observer at Richland Ceneter, Wis., for nearly 40 years, died at his home in that city. [The Tomahawk.(White Earth, Becker County, Minn.), August 13, 1903; Sub. by KT]
H. W. Fries
1880 - Hon. H. W. Fries died at Richland Center, Feb. 14th. He was a native of Pennsylvania, of German descent, and had been county judge of Richland County ten years. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 454; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]
Janet M. Holtz
CROSS PLAINS - Janet M. Holtz, age 81, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Heartland Country Village. She was born on January 16, 1932, in Richland Center, the daughter of John A. and Alice H. (Anderson) Smelcer. On May 16, 1953, she was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" Holtz at Five Points Lutheran Church. Jan provided daycare and helped to shape many young minds in the area. She had a variety of interests including ceramics, cardinals, gardening and was especially proud of her yard. Janet is survived by her husband, Bob; her children, Richard (Patty), Ronald (Julie), Randall (Debbie); eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many friends. She was preceded in death by three children, Robert Jr., Robert D. and Rhonda Lynn Irby; and a brother, Richard Smelcer. Funeral Services will be held at ST. MARTIN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2417 Church St., Cross Plains at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Burial will be in Five Points Lutheran Cemetery, Akan Township, Richland County at 3 p.m. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and also on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. [Wisconsin State Journal, 19 June 2013; Submitted by JAH]
Robert J. Holtz
CROSS PLAINS - Robert J. Holtz, age 84, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Meriter Hospital. He was born on July 12, 1932, in rural Richland County, the son of William and Reba Holtz. He married Janet Smelcer on May 16, 1953. Robert is survived by his children, Richard (Patty) Holtz, Ronald (Julie) Holtz and Randy (Debbie) Holtz; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Janet in 2013; infant son, Robert Jr.; daughter, Rhonda Lynn Irby; son, Robert D.; brother, William Holtz; and sister, Lois Duhr. Burial will be at FIVE POINTS LUTHERAN CEMETERY, Akan Township, Richland County, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, followed by a Celebration of Robert's Life at the AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 245, 2217 American Legion Drive, Cross Plains, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.[Wisconsin State Journal, Feb. 19,2017; Submitted by JAH]
Catherine Elizabeth (Killoy) Honer
RICHLAND CENTER -- Catherine E. Honer, age 90, of Richland Center, died on Friday, May 17, 1991 at the Schmitt Woodland Hills in Richland Center. She was born on September 16, 1900 in Ithaca Township, Richland County, the only child of Michael Kieran. and Emma Bridget. (Murray) Killoy. She graduated from Edgewood High School in 1917 and attended Whitewater State Teachers College. She taught at the Wheat Hollow and Fairgrounds rural schools in Richland County and also elementary grades in Beloit. She was married to Otto J. Honer on June 30, 1926, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richland Center. They farmed in the Horse Creek and Ithaca areas(Rose Hollow) before moving to the Killoy farm in Hell Hollow, east of Aubrey corners in 1937. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church and St. Mary's Alter Society, Aubrey Homemakers Club, VFW Axillary Post 2267 in Richland Center, and the Edgewood Alumni. She is survived by three sons, Michael K. (Doris) of Cazenovia, James A. (Virginia) of Gainesville, Florida and Thomas O. (Ellen) of Elkhorn, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father in 1937; her mother in 1965; and her husband in 1981. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 20, 1991, at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richland Center. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Richland Center. Father Norman Boneck will be officiating. Friends may call on Sunday, May 19, 1991 from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Lunenschloss-Hansen Funeral Home. There will be a VFW Axillary service at 5:00 p.m. and a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 1991 at the funeral home. [Wisconsin State Journal, 19 May 1991; Sub. by Jim Honer]
Doris M. Honer
Doris M. Honer, age 81 of Richland Center, formerly of Cazenovia passed away after a courageous battle with leukemia on March 20, 2016. Doris was born on May 30, 1934 in Plain, WI the daughter of Tony and Emma (Ederer) Neuheisel. She graduated from St. Luke’s High School in 1952. She married Michael K. Honer on October 6, 1954 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Plain, WI. Doris and Michael farmed the Honer farm at Ithaca for six years prior to moving to a farm in the Cazenovia area. Besides the work of farm life, Doris worked many years in the Housekeeping Dept. of the Reedsburg Hospital. She loved to clean, cook and bake for family and friends. Spending time with her grandchildren was a special treasure for her. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Cazenovia and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Richland Center. Her membership in St. Anne’s Altar Society and St. Anthony’s Choir was very important to her. Doris is survived by her children: Beverly (Jed) Schacht of Green Bay; Luanne (Steve Mueller) Honer of Lime Ridge; Diane (Bob) Dembinski of Clearwater, FL; Duane (Joanne) Honer of Williamsville, NY; Brian (Melissa) Honer of LaValle
Nine Grandchildren: Carli (Jake) Krueger, Jenessa Schacht, Ryan Dembinski, Jennifer Honer, Kaitlyn Honer, Clayton Honer, Emma Honer, Sean Carrimon and Misty Miller
Great Grandsons: Dexter Paasch and Hayden Krueger
Sister: Ruth Nieman of Reedsburg
Brother-in-law: James (Virginia) Honer of Madison
Sister-in-law: Ellen Honer of Lake Geneva
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, Michael K. Honer, Sister, Lucy Ederer, and brothers-in-law; Don Nieman, Charles Ederer and Tom Honer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Cazenovia with Fr. Wesley Janowski officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday at the Cazenovia Chapel from 4-7 P.M. with a Rosary being prayed at 4P.M. and then again on Tuesday from 10 A.M. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be made in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. [Richand Observer, 24 Mar 2016; Sub. by Jim Honer]
Madeline (Schlueter) Honer
Madeline Honer, 65, of Eagle River and formerly of the Richland County area, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 1989 at the Wausau Hospital Center. Mrs. Honer was born in Richland Center Sept. 9, 1923 to Edward and Leata (Snyder) Schlueter. She married Francis W. Honer Feb. 15, 1942 and together they farmed in Richland County for 40 years. Then they owned and operated the Gull Rock Bay Fishing Camp at Red Lake, Ontario, Canada, during the summer months, since 1982. They also has residences at Eagle River and Summerville, Mo. Survivors include her husband, Francis W. Honer of Eagle River, one daughter, Mary Kunau of Eagle River; one son, John F. (Mary) Honer of Cazenovia; a brother Vernon (Clemy) Schlueter of Richland Center; a sister, Lorraine (Mrs. Maurice) Ewing of Spring Valley; and three grandchildren, Tom, Mark and Darren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Martin, of Fremont, Calif. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1989 at the First Congregational Church in Eagle River and Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1989 at the Pratt Memorial Chapel in Richland Center with Rev. James Osborne officiating. Burial was in the Sextonville Cemetery. [Richland Observer, 26 Jan 1989 - Sub. by Jim Honer]
Michael Killoy Honer
Michael K. Honer, age 87, of Richland Center, formerly of Cazenovia, passed away on February 17, 2015. Michael was born on June 17, 1927, in Richland Center, WI, the son of Otto and Catherine (Killoy) Honer. He graduated from Ithaca High School in 1945, and attended Short Course at Madison. He married Doris M. Neuheisel on October 6, 1954, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Plain. This past October 2014, they celebrated 60 years of marriage. He farmed rural Ithaca for 33 years, and in 1960, he moved to Cazenovia and farmed until he retired in 2000. He loved the land and helping with the farm work. He was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, and enjoyed his family and spending time with the grandchildren. Michael looked forward to attending class and family reunions and farm auctions. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Cazenovia, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Richland Center. He was also a KC member and Catholic Forester.
Michael is survived by his wife, Doris; Children: Beverly (Jed) Schacht of Green Bay, Luanne (Steve Mueller) Honer of Lime Ridge, Diane (Robert) Dembinski of Milwaukee, Duane (Joanne) Honer of Williamsville, NY, Brian (Melissa) Honer of LaValle; Nine grandchildren: Carli (Jake) Krueger, Jenessa Schacht, Ryan Dembinski, Jennifer Honer, Kaitlyn Honer, Clayton Honer, Emma Honer, Sean Carrimon, and Misty Miller; Great grandson, Dexter Paasch; Brothers, James (Virginia) Honer of Madison, Thomas (Ellen) Honer of Elkhorn; Sisters-in-law, Ruth Niemann of Reedsburg, Lucy Ederer of Tempe, AZ;
Along with nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Don Niemann and Charles Ederer.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Michael K. Honer will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Germantown, with Father Wesley Janowski and Monsignor Roger Scheckel concelebrating. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Cazenovia Chapel where the Rosary will be prayed at 4:00 PM. Visitation will also be held on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, is assisting the family with the arrangements. [Richland Democrat, 18 Feb 2015 - Sub. by Jim Honer; Permission to post this obit obtained by J. Honer from the Faber Funeal Home (Julie)]
Otto J. Honer
Otto J. Honer, 82 , of Route 2, Richland Center, died Thursday, October 22, 1981 at the Richland Hospital. Mr. Honer was born October 21,1899 in Richland County. He was the son of John and Anna (Gies ) Honer. He married Catherine Killoy on June 30, 1926, and she survives him. They farmed for many years in the Richland County area before retiring. Otto Honer is survived by his wife, Catherine; three sons, Michael (Doris) of rural Cazenovia; James (Virginia) of Gainesville, Fla; and Thomas (Ellen) of Elkhorn; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Zeller of Muscoda; two brothers, Lawrence of Muscoda and Clement of Beloit; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Richland Center at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 24th. Father Norbert Dall will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Lunenschloss-Hansen Funeral Home from 3 to 9 Friday where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.” [Submitted by Jim Honer - unknown newspaper, c. October 22, 1981]
Last Friday, Mrs. Catherine Schoeneman, sister and brother, who live here, received a telegram that their niece, Miss Bessie Jones, the 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David L. Jones, of Richland Centre, Wis., had died, and Mrs. Schoeneman left on the noon train to attend the funeral. Many will remember that Mr. Jones visited here last fall. [Dakota farmers' leader. (Canton, S.D.), 11 May 1906]
Bonnie L. Kelley
Richland Center --- Bonnie L. Kelley, age 56, of Richland Center, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 1990 at Meriter-Methodist Hospital in Madison. She was born on June 18, 1933 in Richland Center to Alvin and Leola (DeWitt) Vandervort. She had been Day Care Director for the Door Youth Center. Survivors include two sons, Fred (Michelle) Kelley of Monroe, Tim Kelley of Richland Center; her mother, Leola Vandervort of Richland; two granddaughters, Lacy Jo and Amber Kelley, and a grandson, Kyle Kelley, all of Monroe; a brother, Gale (Bea) Vandervort of Evansville; a sister, Wanda (Mel) Williams of Canyon City, Colorado; a special friend, Gordon Ewing of Richland Center; mother-in-law, Bernice Ray of Richland Center; several nieces; and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin; and a brother, William Alvin Vandervort. Service arrangements will be held at the Pratt Memorial Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28. Reverend Logan Holder will officiate, with burial in the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Pratt Chapel, and again from 8:00 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday. The family requests that flowers be omitted. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) Monday, 26 Feb. 1990, page 4D; submitted by Diana Heser Morse
1879 - Hon. Wm. Ketchum died at Richland Center, Sept. 14th, in his sixty-first year. He was born at Jericho, Long Island, May 24th, 1819, and settled in Richland County in 1851. He served in the State senate in 1864-65, and again in 1868-69; and four years as assistant State treasurer. He was a careful and able public officer, ans a good, benevolent and useful citizen. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 443; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]
Marie C. Killoy
Marie C. (Catherine) Killoy, 75, of rural Richland Center, died Friday (Feb. 22, 1985) at the Pine Valley Nursing Home. Miss Killoy was born Nov. 14, 1909 in the Town of Ithaca, the daughter of Daniel and Mary McDonough Killoy. Survivors include one brother, Michael L. Killoy of rural Richland Center; and several cousins. Funeral services were held Monday (Feb. 25, 1985) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richland Center. Rev. Leonard Kaiser officiated and burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Lunenschloss-Hansen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. [Source: Richland Observer, 28 Feb 1985 - Submitted By Jim Honer]
Michael Leo Killoy
Mike L. Killoy, age 81, passed away on Sunday May 22, 1988, in a farming accident at his residence. He was born on May 8, 1907 in the town of Ithaca to Daniel and Mary (McDonough) Killoy. He was married on May 9, 1946 to the former Flora Mueller. Mike was member of St. Mary's Church in Richland Center and a member of the Catholic Order of Forester. Survivors include; first cousin, Catherine Honer of Richland Center; second cousin , Mrs. (Mary) Bernard Lins of Richland Center; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Mary Killoy; his wife, Flora Killoy on June 7 1967; a sister. Marie Killoy, in 1985. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 26, 1988 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richland Center. Father Joseph Martinson will officiate with burial in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Keyesville. Friends may call from 5:00 until 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 25, 1988 at the Lunenschloss-Hansen Funeral Home, where a rosary will be held at 8:00 P.M. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal, May 25, 1988 - Submitted By Jim Honer]
Kathryn Marie 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]
RICHLAND CENTER – Mrs. Bessie Knauss, 64, died Saturday at the Richland county hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Orinn Methodist church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Monday, 26 Sept. 1955; page 2; Lorraine Markee collection; tr. by MZ]
E. H. Liscum
1880 - Capt. E. H. Liscum died at Richland Center, Oct. 22d, aged forty-eight years. During the war, he was a captain first in the Thirty-Third, and then in the Forty-Ninth Wisconsin Regiment. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 471; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]
Attorney E.E. McDonald received word this morning that his father, William McDonald of New Richland, Wis., passed away at a Minneapolis hospital this morning at 9 o'clock. The funeral will be held Friday. [The Bemidji Daily Pioneer. (Bemidji, Minn.), 01 Aug. 1917]
Mary Ann Milligan
Mary A. Milligan was born in Platte County, Missouri, March 6th, 1842, and died at her residence in Nelson, Nebraska, on June 12th, 1908, aged 66 years, 4 months and 6 days. She moved with her parents to Belmont county, Ohio in 1847 where the family lived until the fall of 1857, when they moved to Richland county, Wisconsin. In November 1860 she was married to Wm. Crandell and to this union two children were born; one, Mathias Crandell of Nelson, Nebr., still survives her, while the other died in infancy. On November 7th, 1867 deceased was united in marriage to James C. Reeve, to which union four children were born, all of whom are living. George G. Reeve, John C. Reeve, Charles B. Reeve, and Mrs. Amanda Dunken. Mrs. Reeve moved with her husband to Nelson, Neb., on June 8th, 1874, and she continued to reside here till the time of her death.
During her residence in Nelson she united with the First Baptist church there in January 1891 and lived in that faith till her death. She had a bright Christian experience and in all her times of sickness and suffering it was quite clear to all around her that she enjoyed the fellowship and favor of her Lord. She bore a great deal of pain without murmur or complaint and her patience was a great inspiration to her loved ones. When health permitted she was a frequent worshiper at the Methodist church in Nelson, for whose pastor and people she had a warm regard. She will be missed in the congregation and in the home but the influence of her life will be with us. We must follow her to the Homeland.
There was a very large attendance at the funeral services in the Methodist church, Nelson last Sunday afternoon. The Oddfellows and Rebekahs, of which latter Order Grandma Reeve was a member, formed a guard of honor at the house and marched in a body to the church where the ladies of the w. R. C. were also present. The church was nicely decorated with flowers and the Stars and Stripes.
The pastor, Rev. J. Henry Stitt preached from the text, “I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness. “Psalm 17:15. The Oddfellows and Rebekahs also marched to the Nelson cemetery, and before the casket was placed in it s resting place the beautiful symbolic ceremony was preformed by these two Orders of marching two and two with linked fingers past the remains of the departed sister. Sister C. E. Jensen, Sister Kinney and Sister Gee, as Nobel Grand, Vice Grand, and Chaplain, then read the beautiful burial service of the Rebekahs, and after all had marched around the grace and deposited sprigs of evergreen, the benediction was pronounced by the minister, and the mortal remains of our beloved mother and sister were left to await the glorious resurrection, “when the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in him shall be raised and made like unto His own glorious body, according to the mighty working whereby He is able to subdue all things unto Himself.” [Source: The Nelson (Nebraska) Gazette", June 18, 1908, page 1 - Submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie]
1880 - Mrs. Nancy Osborn, who long resided on Bear Creek, Richland County, died at her granddaughter's, at Lawrence, N.J., Aug. 20th, in her ninety-fifth year. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 467; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]
SUICIDE – A young man named Amenzel Palmer, hung himself in the town of Montrose in this county, last Thursday afternoon. He had lately come from Pine River, Richland county, and was staying with his brother-in-law, V. Parkhurst Esq. The case is a very remarkable one in many particulars; and no motive can be imagined for the rash act. Deceased was about 18 years of age. – Madison Argus [Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI) Saturday, 17 May 1851; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Mrs. Emmet Payne, nee Carrie Avery, a sister of Prof. A. H. Avery, of Woonsocket, formerly of this city, died near Ashton last week of consumption. Rev. Aaron Beede, of Redfield, conducted the funeral, which was the largest held in Ashton for several years. The deceased was born in Richland county, Wis., December 29, 1871, and was the youngest of seven children of whom only one now remains. She came to South Dakota in 1889, and lived with her brother until November 17, 1893, when she married Mr. Payne. She left one child, a boy 1 year old. [Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen SD) Monday, 20 Apr. 1896; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Death of P.P. Rouse
Winona, Minn., June 1- P.P. Rouse, who during the civil war served as lieutenant of the Third Wisconsin cavalry, died at his home in this city this morning after a protracted illness of several months. His remains will be taken to Richland Center, Wis., for burial. [St. Paul Daily Globe.(Saint Paul, Minn.), June 02, 1894; Sub. by KT]
T. A. Savage
Prairie du Chien, Wis., Oct. 31. – T. A. Savage, aged 90 years, a pioneer business man of the city, died last night after a lingering illness. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, Wis.) Thursday, 1 Nov. 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Died: At Rockbridge, Mrs. Ann Scott; aged about 45 years. [Source: Weekly Wisconsin Patriot (Madison) 12 Jan 1861; transcribed by Mary Dutcher]
Addison Stanley, 85, was dead on arrival at a hospital after heart attack Thursday (June 12, 1968). Mr. Stanley, retired farmer was a native of LaValle. Surviving are his wife, Alice; a daughter, Mrs. Ray Casey, Richland Center; and one grandson. The funeral will be at 3 pm. Saturday in the Pratt Funeral Home where friends may call after 2pm today. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie
James Robert Studnicka
Studnicka, James Robert MUSCODA - James Robert Studnicka, age 67, of Muscoda, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007, as the result of a tractor accident. He was born May 29, 1940, the son of Benedict and Cecelia (Kuchar) Studnicka. Jim attended UW-Platteville and transferred to Kansas State University, where he graduated in 1966, with a bachelor's degree in dairy production. He returned to Muscoda and formed Studnicka Brothers Farms with three of his brothers. On Aug. 7, 1971, Jim married Mary Ann Aide at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He had many broad interests, including hunting and fishing and gardening. Jim judged small animals at many local and county fairs. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Jim is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of Muscoda; four children, Lori (Chris) Neises of Coon Rapids, Minn., Jamie Studnicka of Coon Rapids, Minn., Corinna Studnicka of Cassville and Jason Studnicka of Detroit; two grandchildren, Erin and Emily Neises; seven brothers and sisters, Ben (Helen) Studnicka of Bartlett, Tenn., Ken Studnicka of Muscoda, Robert (Karen) Studnicka of Muscoda, Dorothy Holloway of Plain, Dan (Janell) Studnicka of Lone Rock, Betty (Mike) Foley of Woodstock, Ill. and Ron Studnicka of Muscoda; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard (Linda) Aide of Fox Lake, David (Lois) Aide of Edgerton, Maureen (Steve) Kraak of Sun Prairie and Jean Aide of Muscoda; long time family friends, Ron and Pat Zentz of Jewell, Kan. and Bill Bomkamp of Madison; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Francis and Mary Aide; brother, Joe Studnicka; sister and brother-in-law, Marianne and Don Schumacher and brother-in-law, Donald Aide. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 at 11 a.m. at ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH with Father Rob Butz officiating with burial to follow in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH on Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a parish rosary to be held at 4 p.m. Visitation will also be at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. The Godager Funeral Home of Muscoda is assisting the family with their arrangements. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (3 Aug 2007) submitted by Jim Honer]
Mary R. (Nee) Turgasen
RICHLAND CENTER - Mary R. (Nee) Turgasen, 94, of Richland Center, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Pine Valley Community Village. She was born on March 5, 1922, on the Nee family farm near Richland Center, the daughter of John H. and Lena M. (Klos) Nee. On Nov. 13, 1943, Mary was united in marriage to Frank B. Turgasen at St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church. Mary attended Richland Center High School. Her favorite subject was bookkeeping and she excelled at shorthand and typing. Her first job was working in the Richland County Farm Security office. She was transferred after two years to the Crawford County Farm Security office in Prairie du Chien, where she worked until the birth of her first child in 1944. Her bookkeeping skills were well utilized throughout her life. She kept all the farm records for the Sylvan T Farms. She was the treasurer for the Richland County Homemakers and the Richland County Dairy Breakfast, where she served until she was 90.
Mary is a lifelong member of St. Mary's parish. She was proud to became a lay minister for the Diocese of LaCrosse. She served as the communion minister for homebound parishioners and nursing home residents, and assisted with the rosary at visitations. Devotion to family and community were hallmarks of life for Mary. She was actively involved in 4-H, Homemakers and Richland County Farm Wives. Mary was a gifted gardener. The beauties of nature were deeply enjoyed and appreciated.
Mary is survived by her children, Kay (Larry) Gundlach, Cottage Grove, John (Connie) Turgasen, Richland Center, Sue (Gene) Simpson, McFarland, and Ellen Turgasen, Madison; son-in-law, John Ehlert, Fort Wayne, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, Larry Jr., Julie, Patrick, Shelly, Paul, Mark, Lisa, Sara, Nicole and Joshua; and 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom and John Nee; a sister, Jeri Kennah; and a brother-in-law, Philip Turgasen. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; two sons, Paul Turgasen and Mark Turgasen; daughter-in-law, Jayne Dull Turgasen; and daughter, Mary Ann Turgasen Ehlert.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. at ST. MARY'S OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Monsignor Michael Gorman and Monsignor Roger Scheckel officiating, with burial to follow in ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CEMETERY. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL, with a Rosary to be prayed at 8 p.m. A visitation will also be held on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at ST. MARY'S OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11 a.m.. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements. [Wisconsin State Journal, 18 Dec 2016; Submitters Name: JAH]
Alvin L. Vandervort
Deaths in Area
Richland Center --- Alvin L. Vandervort, 70, died Sunday at home. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) Tuesday 23 Dec. 1969; page 2, section 4; submitted by Diana Heser Morse
Leola M. Vandervort
Richland Center - Leola M. Vandervort, age 91, of Richland Center passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at the Pine Valley HRC. She was born in Brush Hollow, Vernon County, on March 4, 1908, the daughter of Levi and Sena (Thompson) DeWitt. Leola married the late Alvin L. Vandervort on December 20, 1925 in Winona, Minnesota. Leola was a life long member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include two children, Gale (Susie) Vandervort of Evansville, and Wanda Mae (Mel) Williams of Canyon City, Colorado; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Harris of Menomonee; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Leola was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin; an infant son; a daughter, Bonnie; a grandson, and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Jeanne Jones will officiate with burial in the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call the Pratt memorial Chapel from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 1999. Memorials can be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church in Richland Center. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Thursday, 17 June 1999, page 10A; submitted by Diana Heser Morse]
Arville N. Weitzel
Arvilla N. "Peg" Weitzel, age 82, of Bear Valley, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 1994 at her residence. She was born on November 4, 1911, in Richland Center, the daughter of John and Molly Davis. She was married on June 9, 1937 to Fred Weitzel. Arvilla was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Keyesville and the PCCW. Survivors include her husband, Fred Weitzel of Bear Valley; three daughters, Mary (Don) Gies of Janesville, and twin daughters, Janeane Weitzel and Janice (Dick) Rinehart of Madison; four grandchildren, Kevin (Julie) Gies of Janesville, Laurie (Tim) Balk of Dodgeville, Brian (Tammy) Gies of Janesville, and Michelle Rinehart of Madison; six great-grandchildren, Jordan, Kyle, Nicole and Courtney Gies, Samantha Rinehart and Trevor Balk. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Patricia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 1994 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Keyesville. Father Wayne Kidd will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 1994 at the Stafford Funeral Home in Richland Center, where a parish rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m.
The family would like to give special thanks to Home Health United, the Sauk County Hospice and the UW Hospital and Clinic. Arvilla, we love you and will greatly miss you. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (2 May 1994) submitted by Jim Honer]
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