Obituaries and Death Notices
Sauk County, Wisconsin
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Deaths - 5 Apr. 1899
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (6 Apr. 1899) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Baraboo, Wis., April 3. – Three old residents died here last night, George Townsend, aged 79, died of heart trouble; Mrs. R. Beardsley, aged 71, succumbed to paralysis; Mrs. Bridget F?hey, aged 72, died of dropsy.


Stephen V. R. Ableman
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 464; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1880 - Col. Stephen V. R. Ableman died at Ableman, Sauk Co., July 17th, in his seventy-first year. He was born in Bethleham, Albany Co., N.Y., Dec. 25th, 1809. His father, a native of Germany, was a soldier of the revolution. Early removing to Albany, the son received a good education, rose from a drummer to a colonel in the militia, and a city alderman; in 1845 he moved to Milwaukee and in 1850 to Sauk County. In 1853, he was appointed by President Pierce U.S. Marshal for Wisconsin, serving five years. He did much by his enterprise in building up the region in which he lived. He was almost a giant in size and strength, but genial and kind-hearted to all.


Mary Catherine Moon Beeson
Source: newspaper possibly Whittier Daily News; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Mary Catherine Moon was born Nov. 4, 1854, near Kokomo, Indiana, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith Barker, at Redondo, Calif., January 31, 1930, aged 75 years, 2 months, 26 days.

During the first year of her life, her parents, Solomon and Elizabeth Stringer-Moon joined a caravan of covered wagons in a move westward to the little Quaker settlement near Ironton, Wisconsin.

Here her life was spent amid the rugged beauties of wild forests, running brooks, springs of water and craggy hills.

Her education and recreations were in connection with the country school but under the influence and teaching of Jabez Brown of Spiceland Academy, Indiana, who had come to the settlement as its teacher.

She was an attractive, happy girl of modest habit and kind disposition, a favorite among her associates. In February, 1876, she was married to William F. Beeson, a young farmer of the same place. Both attended the neighborhood meetings, were converted in early life, and were faithful members of the Friends Church.

To them were born eight children, Fred M., now of South Gate, California; Bernie of Whittier; E. Lee of Los Angeles; Clarence, of Montebello; Mrs. Leila Overman, deceased; Mrs. Edith Barker, of Redondo, and Mrs. Edna Pickarts, of Los Angeles. In 1899 the family moved to Whittier, California, where the husband became an accomplished carpenter, and where the children grew to maturity and chose their mates. On April 5, 1921, the husband preceded his wife to the better land.

She leaves beside her children, fourteen grandchildren, two brothers, W. E. Moon and T. J. Moon, and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Patton. She was a great soul in a frail body. She lived her Lord, her church, her family and her friends.

She was of gentle nature, and ruled her household with love and tenderness, her greatest concern being the salvation and prosperity of her children and grandchildren. She was interested in every detail of church activity, but had little bodily strength with which to serve as she wished. "She did what she could."

She knew the end was near and she looked forward to her departure with happy anticipation, saying "I will soon be at home." Her brother-in-law, Rev. S.D. Horine, from his sickbed sends this: "No one who ever heard her can forget with what tender reverence she asked the blessing at the family table. We loved her better the more we knew her."

The funeral of Mary Moon-Beeson was held at 3 p.m., February 3, 1930, at the White-Emerson parlors, many friends and relatives attending. Floral tributes were profuse and beautiful, befitting the life so sweetly lived.

College girls sweetly sang "Asleep in Jesus" and " Beautiful Isle of Somewhere;" the obituary was read by Lydia M. Cammack, an old time friend of the family.

Rev. W. O. Trueblood read comforting portions from the Bible, offered earnest, tender prayer, and spoke briefly from the last chapter of Proverbs of the ideal woman.

He emphasized the self sacrifice of a true mother, service money could never buy; the love none else but a mother could lavish and the faith she has in her own children and in her God, which bears her through and above all difficulties of life, and makes her more than conqueror in life and in death.


Frank Beier
Source: submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Frank Jr. Beier was born April 25, 1862 in the town of Red Wood, New York. In early boyhood he came with his parents to Cazenovia where he grew to manhood.

On July 23, 1890 he was married to Nellie Robinson of LaValle. They then moved to South Dakota they resided for a number of years. To this union were born six children. They returned to the Cazenovia community where he engaged in farmed. Mr. Beier retired from farming twenty-nine years ago and he and his wife moved to Valton where the spent the reminder of his life.

He faithfully attended the Friends Church in Valton until failing health prevented.

He passed away May 8, 1958, in the Reedsburg hospital at the age of ninety-six years. Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers, and two sisters, a son-in-law, Herbert Mortimer, and a son, Lee.

Surviving Mr. Beier are his wife Nellie, a daughter, Florence Mortimer of Valton; a son, Vern and wife, Okla, of Valton; a son, Frank and wife, Ida of Cazenovia; a son, Bert and wife, Ella, of Hillsboro; a daughter, Iva and husband, Archie Shore of Valton; and a daughter-in-law, Eleanor Beier of Philadelphia, PA.; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Sunday May 11, in the Valton Friends Church with Rev. Winifred Eastman officiating, assisted by Rev. Norma Henderson and Rev. Royal Bailie. Burial was in the Valton cemetery. Pallbearers were Mr. Beier's seven grandsons, Duane Beier, Donavon Shore, Dean Beier, Dale Mortimer, and Lawrence, George and Harold Beier.


Anna Mary Bethscheider
Source: 11 Aug. 1959; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Mrs. Frank Jessie, 84, a former town of Sumpter resident died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Glenn Slark, Lodi, where she had lived for the past three and a half years.

She and her husband, who died in 1946, operated a farm in the town of Sumpter for 35 years.

Besides Mrs. Slark, she is survived by two sons, Clarence, Prairie du Sac; and Raymond, Town of Sumpter; a brother, John Bethscheider, North Freedom; a half brother, Paul Kuhnau, Milwaukee, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services are being held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in the Gattschall and Gruber funeral home, Prairie du Sac, the Rev. Henry Ferch officiating.


Amelia Julia Frieda Simon Betscheider
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Mrs. Amelia Julia Frieda Simon Betscheider died at her home in Honey Creek Monday evening, February 21, 1927, aged 88 years, five months and 27 days. Mrs. Betscheider was sick for about a year, although only confined to her bed for six weeks. Old age was the cause of her death.

The deceased was born in Stettin, near Berlin, Germany, August 25, 1838. She was united in marriage to Heinrich Kuhnau in the country of her birth. Her first husband died in Germany, and in 1873 she came to America with her children. On June 19 of the same year she came to Sauk City, where she resided until 1874 when she was united in marriage with Jacob Betscheider of Honey Creek. They made their home on a farm in that town and she resided there until her death. Mr. Betscheider died 31 years ago. This union was blessed with three children who survive -- Mrs. Frank Jessie of Sumpter and John and Albert at home. The children of her first marriage are Carl Kuhnau of Honey Creek, Paul Kuhnau of Elroy and Gust Kuhnau, who preceded his mother in death on November 7, 1921. She also leaves 16 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Catholic church in Denzer Friday forenoon. Father Schauenberg of Sauk City officiating. The pallbearers were John and Gottlieb Wawrock, Rudolph Leidig, Geo. Koltz, George Mockler and Casper Roeser.

Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kuhnau of Elroy; Mrs. Ferdinand Preis of Eyota, Minn. And Mrs. Carl Preis of Rochester, Minnesota.

Sympathy is extended the bereaved.


Mabel F. (Shore) Bradley
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Mabel F. Bradley, 83, died Aug. 23 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hillsboro.

She was born July 1, 1892 in Woodland Township to Ezra Harper Shore and Dora Stanley and married Harry Bradley in Valton Dec. 25, 1907.She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Ironton and the Women's Society of Christian Service.

She is survived by one son, Wallace, Sr. of Ironton; three daughters, Mrs. Hartwig Lange of Wonewoc, Mrs. Eunice Dooley of Reedsburg and Mrs. Francis Hanko of Cazenovia; two sisters, Mrs. Millie Mortimer of Wonewoc and Mrs. Jennie Mortimer of Eau Claire; 21 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Ironton with the Rev. Benjamin J. Talledge officiating. Burial was in the Valton cemetery. Hammer Funeral Home was in charge.


Edna Smith Burgess
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Edna Burgess, 82, passed away at the Reedsburg municipal hospital, June 26.She was born Dec. 2, 1883 in LaValle township to Jonathan and Mary Smith.

Her marriage to John Burgess took place on January 15, 1907. Four children were born to this union, Kenneth and Merlin of Reedsburg, (Dorotha) Mrs. Harry Janechek of Wonewoc, and (Maurine) Mrs. John Wilms of Avalon.

Survivors are her children; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Decot and Mrs. Earnest Seeley, LaValle; and Mrs. Clema Crownover of Edgerton, Wy; and one brother, Ernest Smith of Klamath Falls, Ore.

Mrs. Burgess was preceded in death by her husband and one sister.

She lived in the LaValle and Ironton area nearly all of her life. She was baptized in the Seventh Day Adventist church.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 29, in the Hammer funeral home in Reedsburg with Rev. Kenneth Waggoner of the Advent Christian church officiating. She was buried at the Resting Green Cemetery at Ironton.

Delores Nash sang. Pallbearers were Hugh Brown, Henry Johnson, Philip, Morris, and Clinton Decot and Irvin Johnson.


Leota Carpenter
Source: submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Sister Dies. Miss Leota Carpenter, 66, Valton, sister of Forest Carpenter, this city, passed away Sunday in a Hillsboro hospital. Mrs. Clara Lee of Madison, formerly of Reedsburg, is a sister. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Friends church, Valton.


W. H. Clark
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 444; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Major W. H. Clark, a a well-known lawyer and Democratic politician of Baraboo, twenty years ago, died at Dexterville, Wood County, towards the later part of September. He was an able public speaker, and a man of of genial disposition.


Gerald R. Collins
Source: submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Gerald "Jerry" R. Collins, age 72 passed away on Friday evening, Sept. 7, 2001 at his home. Jerry, the son of Bert and Elizabeth (Falk) Collins, was born on Feb. 28, 1929 in Baraboo. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. Jerry was united in marriage to Betty "Lou" Palmer on Nov. 16, 1954 in Baraboo. He managed the Clark Station on Broadway for 37 years until his retirement in 1991. Jerry was a member of the Church of God in West Baraboo. He was a life member of the Baraboo Elks Lodge #688 and was a member of its Waiter's Club since it's inception. Jerry was an avid bowler and enjoyed coaching junior bowlers. He is survived by: his wife Lou Collins of Baraboo; four children, his daughter Jane Williams of Baraboo, his son Kim Collins of Independence, Mo., his son Tracy Collins of Rock Springs and his daughter Cindy Collins of Chicago, Ill.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; six siblings, Orville (Margaret) Collins of Michigan, Arlene Boyd of Baraboo, Duane "Pat" (Donna) Collins of New Mexico, Dean Collins of Platteville, Gary Collins of California and Phillip Collins of Texas; other relatives and friends. Jerry was preceded in death by: his parents; a grandson, Daniel Heiser and three brothers, Audrey, Lawrence and Richard. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 at the Church of God in West Baraboo with Pastor William Haskins officiating. Interment will take place in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, Sept. 10 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo and on Tuesday from 2 p.m. until the time of services, at the church. An Elks Service will take place at 8 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home. Military Rites will be conducted at the grave.


Agnes D. Dederich
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) 28 June 2013l; submitted by J. A. H.

SPRING GREEN - Agnes D. Dederich, age 101, of Spring Green, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Greenway Manor Nursing Home in Spring Green. She was born on Aug. 31, 1911, in Bear Creek Township the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Dwyer) Fargen. She was married on Oct. 13, 1936, to Francis E. Dederich. Survivors include four children, Carol Kraemer of Wausau, Karen Dederich of Dodgeville, Sidney Dederich of Baraboo, Rita Kay (Dennis) Gilbertson of Mount Horeb; two granddaughters, Carolyn Sinden of Sandy Springs, Georgia, Kim Blanchard of Pony, Montana; three great-grandchildren, Zane, Oliver and Isabel Blanchard; a son-in-law, Wayne Thatcher of Oregon, Wis.; a sister, Rita Prouty of Danville, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Margaret Fargen of Spring Green; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Margaret Fargen; her husband, Francis E. Dederich; a daughter, Frances Thatcher; an infant sister, Margaret Fargen, four sisters, Vera Biser, Alice Manion, Eileen Ellefson and Jean Duren, two brothers, Joseph and LaVern Fargen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Loreto Ridge. Father Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green, from 4 p.m until 6 p.m. and again on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home.
 


Raymond Norbert Dederich
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (9 April 2012) Submitted by James A. Honer

BEAR VALLEY - Raymond Norbert Dederich, age 64, of rural Bear Valley, died peacefully at his home on April 5, 2012, after a long illness.

He was born on July 19, 1947, in Richland Center, the son of Leo and Margaret (McCluskey) Dederich. When Raymond was 4 months old, his parents bought the farm that remained his home until the end. He attended Madonna Catholic School in Keysville for grades 1-8 and spent his freshman year of high school at Ithaca. However, he finished high school at the newly built River Valley High School in 1965. From 1966-1968, Raymond served as a cook in the U.S. Army’s 67th Aviation Company. Although he was stationed in Germany for the majority of his service, he saw most all of Western Europe. After returning home from the service he began working as a mason for Wild Masonry and later for KBI. Recovering from a back injury, Raymond began to aid his father in operating the family farm. In 1976 he met Sharon Larsen and soon after, they were married (Oct. 23, 1976). Raymond purchased the farm from his dad in 1980 and embarked on the adventure of creating his own family. He started working at Pace Ind. in 1995 and did so until his retirement in 2011. Raymond enjoyed all types of hunting and fishing. He shared his love of these hobbies with many brothers, cousins, friends, nephews, sons, and grandson. Raymond worked hard (in front of the boss) and thoroughly enjoyed life otherwise. He answered to many nicknames including Snapper, Snoopy, and Mr. Bear Valley.

He is survived by three sons, Jack, Jed and Jake; a daughter, Jody (Derek) Brown and their mother Sharon; a grandchild, Andre Brown; two brothers, Leroy (Linda) Dederich of Madison, and Donald (Kathy) Dederich of Reedsburg; a sister, Patricia (Jack) Schweitzer of Spring Green; a brother-in-law, Bill Emer of Plain; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Cele Ann Emer. He has many great friends that stood by his side throughout his final days. Raymond will be greatly missed by all.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. at ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Loreto Ridge. Father Loren Bowens will officiate with burial in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Plain American Legion Post No. 398. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the church from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. and again on Wednesday at church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home of Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.


Eugene Dischler
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (25 June 2014) submitted by JAH 

SPRING GREEN - Eugene "Gene" Dischler passed away, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. 7, 1938, to Michael and Lorraine (Thering) Dischler. He attended St. Luke's High School, Plain, Wis. He was married to Luanne Kolan on Sept. 3, 1960, at St. John's Catholic Church, Spring Green. 

Gene is survived by his loving wife, Luanne; and four children, Jeffrey (Janet) Dischler of Waunakee, Gina (Dan) Schultz of Lake Mills, Mary Beth (Ralph) Liegel of Spring Green, and Gregory Dischler of Sextonville. He was very proud of his nine grandchildren; they were the apple of his eye; Ashley (Jake) and Josh Dischler, Samantha and Shane Schultz, Steven (Val), Scott, Seth and Shane Liegel and Hunter Dischler. He enjoyed attending their sporting events, camping trips and relished fun times hunting and fishing. 

Gene is survived by two sisters, Kate (Bob) Dischler-Noreen and Rose Ann (Tom) Parslow; and two brothers, Dan and Richard Dischler. He is also survived by in-laws, Mary Lee and Larry Anding, Mark and Therese Kolan and Roger and Lorraine Kolan. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James and Michael; along with grandparents; and many other relatives, including his mother and father-in-law, Marie and Ralph Kolan, and a brother-in-law, Ricky Kolan.

Gene was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Spring Green, where he served on the Building and Grounds Committee. He also served as administrator on the Prairie Sanitary District Board. He was a proud member of Carpenters Local 314, Madison, where he worked on many special projects including the Kohl Center. He was a lifelong carpenter in the area and continued to enjoy it after his retirement. Gene was a devoted family man and husband. He practiced what he believed; work hard, be there for others, accept life's challenges and celebrate its blessings. He enjoyed conversation, appreciated friendships and loved telling stories especially of days gone by. He treasured the time he spent at "The Cabin" in Wyoming Valley in the fall during the hunting season.

Gene's family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Charles Diggs, Dr. James Huehn and the entire staff at Sauk Prairie Oncology Clinic for their compassionate and loving care of Gene during his illness. You were all very special to him. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. at ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Spring Green. Father Mike Resop and Father Raymond Dischler will concelebrate with burial in the church cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of Mass at 4:30 p.m. Following the Mass, there will be a celebration of Gene's life held at Arthur's Supper Club in Spring Green. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Catholic Church, St. John's Catholic Cemetery or 4Pete's Sake. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.


S. A. Dwinnell
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 437; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1879 - Rev. S. A. Dwinnell died at Reedsburg , June 15th, in the sixty-seventh year of his age. Born in Lee, Berkshire Co., Mass., Aug. 9th, 1812, he was educated at Phillips' Academy, at Andover; but his health prevented him for some time from engaging in the work of the Christian ministry. In 1834, he united with the Abolitionists in their crusade against slavery. In 1835, he migrated to Indiana, and three years later to Walworth Co., Wisconsin. In 1850, he settled in Reedsburg, and two years later he was licensed to preach, and ordained a year later. He was a faithful minister, and very radical in his teachings on temperance, slavery, profanity, and sabbath-breaking. He founded the Congregational church in Reedsburg. He wrote and published much on the early history of Wisconsin, and left in manuscript notes on the pioneers and pioneer settlements of Walworth County, since placed by his widow in the archives of State Historical Society. He was a man of great purity and worth of character.


Rosa L. Elmer
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Mrs. Rosa L. Elmer, 78, of Valton, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 1968, at her Valton home after a long illness.

She was born in Richland County, April 13, 1889, to Mr. and Mrs. William Green, and she married Rev. Dayton Elmer, March 26, 1905.He died Jan. 16 1962.The family lived in various communities where the Rev. Elmer served Wesleyan Methodist churches.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Francis Lee, Mrs. Everett Mortimer, and Mrs. Lee Elmer, all of Valton, Mrs. Kenneth Rumpe of West Union, Iowa, and Mrs. Charles Sharp of Janesville;' two sons, Clifton of Beloit, and Fred of Stockton, Calif.; 25 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and several step grandchildren.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday in the Valton Wesleyan Methodist Church, Rev. Kenneth Rumpe officiating, and burial was in the Valton Cemetery. The Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro was in charge of arrangements. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sons.


Katherine Ann Faber Fargen
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (31 Mar 2012) Submitted by James A. Honer

PLAIN - Katherine A. Fargen, age 86, of Plain passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1926, in Bear Creek Township the daughter of Gerald and Bertilla (Schmitz) Faber. Kathryn was married on June 29, 1948, to Thomas H. Fargen. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Loreto Ridge and the Plain American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include, four children, Thomas G. (Jeanne) Fargen of Plain, Edward Fargen of Plain, Joanne (Ronald) Ripley of Loganville and Dennis Fargen of Eugene, Ore.; five grandchildren, Chris Ripley, Erin, Thomas W., Ellen and Katie Fargen; four siblings, Larry (Rosemary) Faber of Decorah, Iowa, Pauline Dobson of Reedsburg, Joey (Paul) Schilling of Watertown and Edith Fargen of Readstown, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Bertilla Faber; her husband, Thomas H. Fargen; and three siblings, Marjorie Parkhurst, Jane Schwartz and Philip “Top” Faber.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. at ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Loreto Ridge. Father Loren Bowens will officiate with burial in the Our Lady of the Fields Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the church from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Monday at church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.

"Mom, you said that your favorite part of Dad’s funeral was the way it ended by celebrating his life and you wanted that at your own funeral too. At the end of your funeral we’ll share our fond memories of you, just like you asked. We know you’d want that from your friends and family more than you’d want flowers or gifts. Hopefully you can be there, at the service, too, if only in spirit."

The family wishes to give special thanks to Brittany and Rochelle for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Katherine. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Parish Council of Catholic Women, the organization that Katherine gave her heart to.

"Katherine, your family loves and misses you more than words can express."

The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home of Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.


Thomas Henry Fargen
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (10 April 2006) Submitted by James A. Honer

PLAIN - Thomas H. Fargen, age 85, of Plain, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2006, at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie. He was born on Oct. 25, 1920, in Bear Valley, Wis., the son of Thomas E. and Helen (Byrne) Fargen. He was united in marriage to Katherine Ann Faber on June 29, 1948, at St. Kilian's Catholic Church in Bear Valley. Together they farmed for many years on the family farm they owned on Loreto Ridge. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from October 1942 to February 1946, in the South Pacific, receiving several commendation medals. He was one of the primary caretakers of Our Lady of The Fields Shrine located on Loreto Ridge, northwest of Plain. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all; including his survivors: his wife, Katherine Fargen of Plain; four children, Thomas G. (Jeanne) Fargen of Plain, Edward Fargen of Plain, Joanne (Ronald) Ripley of Loganville and Dennis Fargen of Eugene, Ore.; five grandchildren, Chris Ripley, Erin, Thomas W., Ellen and Katie Fargen; a brother, William Fargen of Hillpoint; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Helen Fargen; two brothers, Martin and Leroy Fargen; two sisters, Mary Dunphy and Kathleen Dolan; and two brothers-in-law, Lawrence Dunphy and William Dolan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at 11 a.m. at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Loreto Ridge. Father Larry Bowens will officiate with burial in the Our Lady of the Fields Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Plain American Legion Post No. 398. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH and on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


Belle M. Fisher
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Mrs. Belle M. Fisher, 73, died suddenly Sunday August 23, 1970, in a Garland, TX. Hospital after a heart attack. She was visiting a granddaughter and family. She had also been visiting her son, Robert, and family in San Antonio, TX.

She was born in Ironton, August 30, 1896 and was the daughter of Arthur Nobel and Ida M. Mathews.

She was married to William F. Fisher on Oct. 10, 1915.They resided in Cazenovia for 24 years.

To this union were born three children, William George, Robert William and Genevieve Rose.

She was employed and lived for several years at Wisconsin Dells, where she was a member of the Bethany Lutheran church.

After retiring from her work at Wisconsin Dells she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Walter Mortimer and family, Ironton. She attended the United Methodist church.

Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Ironton Eastern Star, LaValle Royal Neighbors, the Ironton card club, Ironton Shadyhill homemakers, and the Wisconsin Dells Legion auxiliary. As a member of the auxiliary, she ushered at the Indian ceremonials.

Surviving are a son, Robert, San Antonio, TX; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Mortimer, Ironton; and 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.


Isaac Flynn
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (15 Feb. 1889) transcribed by FoFG MZ

BARABOO, Feb. 12. – Isaac Flynn, a pioneer farmer of this county, died at his home in Fairfield, aged 60.
 


Blanche Mayo Frazier
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Mrs. Ernest Frazier dies of long illness
Mrs. Ernest Frazier, 82, 204 Plymouth Street, died Wednesday, April 9, in a nursing home after a long illness. The former Blanche Mayo was born Nov. 21, 1886 in Woodland township.

Surviving are three sons, Hartsel Mortimer, 203 South Willow St. Delbert Mortimer, Winona, MN; and Oliver Mortimer, Wisconsin Rapids; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Audrey Osborn, Tampa, Fl.; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Mayo, Union Center; and Fred, St. Paul, MN.; and sister, Mrs. Carrie Brooks, Union Center.

Services were held Saturday in the Hammer funeral home with Rev. Virgil Holmes, pastor of the United Methodist church, officiating, and burial was in the Valton cemetery.

Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Mrs. Blanche Mayo Frazier was born on Woodland Township on Nov. 21, 1886, to Mr. and Mrs. Willis Mayo.

In April 1903 she was married to David Mortimer. To this union, four sons were born.

After Mr. Mortimer died in 1921, she and the boys lived on a farm near Valton until 1930, when she was married to Ernest Frazier and moved to Adams. The couple lived in Adams and Winona, Mn., until they moved to Dunedin, Fl., where Mr. Frazier died in 1955.

Mrs. Frazier died Apr. 9 in a nursing home after a long illness. Survivors include three sons, Hartsel Mortimer, 203 S. Willow St.; Delbert Mortimer, Winona Mn.; and Oliver Mortimer, Wisconsin Rapids; a daughter Mrs. Audrey Osborn, Tampa, FL.; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Mayo, St. Paul, Mn.; and Joe, Union Center; and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Brooks, Union Center.

Services were held Apr. 12 in the Hammer Funeral Home with Rev. Virgil Homes, Pastor of the United Methodist church, officiating, and burial was in the Valton cemetery.


Nancy Williams Fry
Source: Reedsburg, newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Mrs. Mose Fry, 84, died Monday (Nov. 13, 1967) at her rural LaValle home after a brief illness.

The former Nancy Williams was born in Grant County and was a member of Valton Wesleyan Methodist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Lester and Earl, both of LaValle; Clifton, Eagle; and Clifford, Ironton; three daughters, Mrs. Isaac Small, LaValle, Mrs. Harold Frank, Reedsburg; and Mrs. Raymond Good, Wonewoc; a brother Benjamin, Woodstock; 42 grandchildren; and 61 great grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 pm Wednesday in the church. Friends may call after noon today at the Gant Funeral Home here.
 


Veletta Jean Frye
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Veletta Jean Frye, daughter of Gladys Frye Mortimer and the late Loren Frye, was born in Woodland Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin, on April 4, 1930.She came as the third child of the family and was a real source of joy to the home.

Betty, as she was familiarly known among her acquaintances, spent her entire life in the Valton community. She was a graduate of the Hall school and a member of the 1948 senior class of the Wonewoc High School. Her cheery disposition and youthful energy made her especially popular among her classmates and friends. She will be greatly missed in the Valton Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School and W.Y.P.S. where she attended regularly.

On Saturday evening March 20, Betty was involved in a car accident and in spite of all that loving hands could do, death came at the break of day on Saturday morning, March 27, 1948. She had reached the age of 17 years, 11 months, 23 days.

She was preceded in death by her father, Loren Frye, who passed away in 1939.The following year her little brother Dennis, was laid to rest beside his father. Those who remain to mourn are her mother, Gladys Mortimer, her step father, Oliver Mortimer, who at Betty's request anxiously waited at her bedside during her affliction; one brother Ezra Frye, four sisters, Neva or Mrs. Donavan Shore of Valton, Dawnene, Sandra and Nancy, all at home; 1 brother-in-law, Donavan Shore, her
maternal grand parents and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the Valton Wesleyan Methodist church on Monday afternoon with Rev. G. M. Hahn Officiating.

The body was laid to rest under a profusion of flowers in the Valton cemetery.


Aaron Fuller
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (11 Sept. 1850) transcribed by Mary Dutcher 

Died: On the evening of the 28th ult., at his residence near Russell's Corners, Sauk Co., Mr. Aaron Fuller, of consumption, aged 46 years.


Clara Geitz
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Saturday, March 20, 1999; submitted by FoFG MZ

Abstract: age 86, of LaValle
Died: March 19, 1999 at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center
Children: daughter, Norfna (Craig) Scott & sons, Lawrence (Helen) Geitz, Ervin, Eugene (Karen) Geitz & John (Marie) Geitz
13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren
Sister: Martha Westerberg
Burial: Oak Lawn Cemetery in LaValle


Earl B. Gibbons
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Funeral services for Pvt. Earl B. Gibbons, 22, who died in Italy, June 1, 1944, were held Saturday afternoon in the Friends' church at Valton, with the Rev. Nora Craven officiating, and burial was in the Valton cemetery.

Pvt. Gibbons was inducted into the army on May 10, 1943.He received his training at Camp Claiborne, La., and went overseas, to the North African area, in August. Later he went on to Italy. During the Cassino operations, a motor vehicle in which he was riding collided with an English convoy on a hill, on May 25.He was given prompt medical attention and comrades expected his recovery, but he passed away a week later. Memorial services were held on July 16 at Valton Friends' church, where he had been a faithful and active member.

Delegations from the LaValle and Wonewoc Posts of the American Legion, and the LaValle American Legion Auxiliary were present and assisted in the services.

Former schoolmates, all ex-service men, were pallbearers. They were Dale Mortimer, Harold Sosinsky, and Donovan Shore of Valton; Norbert Schroeder, Wonewoc; Loren Pearson, LaValle; and Jesse Lewis, Milwaukee.

Pvt. Gibbons was a graduate of the Wonewoc High school, class of 1939 and served with the 705 Engineers' Corps.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gibbons, LaValle, three brothers, Robert of Chicago, Harley of Hillsboro, and Karel of LaValle; one niece and two nephews.


Agnes Gibeaut
Source: Picha Funeral Home; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Agnes Gibeaut, age 84 of Mauston, Wisconsin died peacefully Sunday, March 23, 2003 at her residence.

Memorial graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. at the Valton Cemetery in Valton, Wisconsin with Reverend Richard Bonney officiating.

Agnes was born October 5, 1918 in Clinton, Iowa the daughter of Thomas and Myrtle (Herdendorf) McGraw. She was married to Rollus Gibeaut and he preceded her in death in 1979.

Agnes is survived by her sons, Roland and Renold, both of Mauston and Maurie (Elaine) of Pueblo, Colorado; a daughter, Donna Reget of Mauston; grandchildren, Michael (Tammy) Reget, Bryan and Brandon Gibeaut, Terri (Brent) Paulson, and Lance Telfair; and great grandchildren, Dylan Reget
and Logan Paulson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Dick and Earl and a sister, Lucille.

In lieu of flowers memorials of remembrance in Agnes' name may be given to the Children's section of the Hatch Public Library in Mauston.


Jesse Gibeaut
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Jesse Gibeaut, 81, Ironton, a retired farmer, died Tuesday (July 17, 1973) in a Reedsburg hospital after a long illness.

Surviving are his wife, Emma; two sons, Kenneth and Keith, both of Reedsburg; a sister, Mrs. Ervin Grover, Reedsburg; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


William Hendricks Gibeaut
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Will Gibeaut, son of Charles and Sophia Gibeaut, was born in Woodland Township on October 2, 1883, and passed away late Sunday afternoon, January 27, 1963, at the age of 79 years, three months and 25 days, at the home of his daughter, Norma, where he had resided for the past three
years.

On February 23, 1910 he was united in marriage to Anna Mosing of the Bethel vicinity, who preceded him in death on June 4, 1940.

With the exception of two years spent in LaValle and four years in Wonewoc, his entire life was spent in the Town of Woodland.

He was a regular church attendant and had a record of 24 years perfect Sunday School Attendance with the exception of two Sundays when he had strep throat and one Sunday of deep snow.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 30, 1963 at 1:30 in the Valton Wesleyan Methodist Church with Rev. Ard Blomberg officiating. Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Titus of Gillingham, Wis., sang, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "His Eye is On The Sparrow." Pallbearers were: Harry Jordon, Archie Shore, Kenneth Gibeaut, Donald Woolever, dale Mortimer and Charles Kredl.

Mr. Gibeaut is survived by his daughter, Norma; son-in-law, John Mortimer; one sister, Mrs. Ervin Grover of Reedsburg' one brother, Jesse, of Ironton; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends, including two little girls, Debbie and Sandy Woolever, whom he dearly loved.

Those who attended the funeral from away were: Vivian Gibeaut and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Holt of Belvidere, Ill.; Mrs. Walter Haroldson of Rockford, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Gibeaut, Garrith Gibeaut and Maurice Gibeaut of Milwaukee; Mrs. Everall Rockhill of Racine; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Woolever of Waterloo; Mrs. Joe Yunger and children of Madison; Mrs. Mary Gibeaut and son, Obed, of Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Mortimer of Dodgeville; Rufus Owens of Baraboo; other relatives and friends from Reedsburg, Cazenovia, Hillsboro, Wonewoc and the surrounding area. (Submitted by Mrs. John Mortimer)


Muriel L. Good
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Muriel L. Good, age 83, of Valton, rural Wonewoc, died on Monday, May 26, 2003, at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Hillsboro. She was born on Nov. 10, 1919, in the township of Woodland, Sauk County, Wis., to Thomas and Mabel (Huntley) Good. Muriel graduated from Wonewoc High School and attended Sauk County Normal College and completed her teaching degree at La Crosse State University. She taught elementary education in the Litz Country School, New Lisbon, Richland Center, and Port Washington School Systems for 45 years. Muriel retired from teaching in 1985. The important interests in her life were her nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed gardening. She was a lifelong member of the Valton Friends Church. She is survived by a brother, Thomas (Doris) Good of Grinnell, Iowa; brother-in-law, Paul Bauer of LaValle; and several nieces, nephews, along with other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mabel Good; an infant brother, Lewis; and two sisters, Charlotte Farra and Rachel Bauer. Funeral services for Muriel L. Good will be conducted on Saturday, May 31, 2003, at 11 a.m. in VALTON FRIENDS CHURCH, Valton with Pastor Paul Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Oaks Cemetery, rural LaValle. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at VALTON FRIENDS CHURCH. The Thompson Funeral Home in Wonewoc is assisting the family with the arrangements.


Liberty Gould
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 485; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Liberty Gould died in Merrimac, Sauk County, July 9th, at the age of seventy-one years. He had resided there since 1853.
 


Margaret Hartmann Guhl
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Mrs. Margaret Guhl died early Wednesday morning, after a long illness at the home of her son, Louis H. Guhl, Sauk City. She was born in the township of Prairie du Sac, living in this community all her life. She was married April 17, 1888.Her husband, who passed away Sept. 24, 1913, was a farm and stock buyer.

Following are the survivors: Louis H. Guhl, Son; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Kuhnau, Prairie du Sac, Mrs. Paul Kuhnau, Prairie du Sac; 2 brothers, Leonard Harman(n), Reedsburg, Joseph Hartman(n), Madison.

Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. at the Schwoegler Funeral Home, Sauk City, with Burial in the Sauk City Cemetery, Rev. Verduin officiating.

Friends may call at the Schwoegler Funeral Home after 2:00 P.M. Thursday.


Ruth Schweke Hanifin
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Monday, 24 Aug. 1998; transcribed by Marla Schweke Zwakman

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.


Sullivan Henderson
Source: 1970, newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Sullivan Henderson, son of Joseph and Emma Patton Henderson, was born on August 6, 1892 in Richland County. He moved to the present family farm south of Valton when he was a young boy. He was engaged in farming throughout his entire lifetime.

He was united in marriage to Hazel Frazier on October 31, 1918. To this union three children were born.

He passed away suddenly at his home on February 3, 1970 after an apparent heart attack. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Roscoe Hutchins, and Mrs. Jesse Cox, Sr.; and one brother Willard Henderson.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Lorene, Mrs. Fred Simons, Wonewoc; Rev. Norma Henderson, co-pastor of the Valton Friends Church, Wonewoc; and Delores, Mrs. Ronald Nash; three grandchildren, Becky, Brenda and George Nash; one sister, Mrs. Wert Potter, La Valle; and one brother Elmer Henderson, Hillsboro; nieces, nephews and many other relatives.

Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the Valton Friends Church. Rev. Winifred Eastman officiated, interment was in the Valton Cemetery. Thompson's Funeral Home, Wonewoc, was in charge of arrangements.

The pallbearers were: Harold Mortimer, Harvey Mortimer, Maynard Woolever, Roscoe Stanley, Dennis Holloway and Clarence King.


Cecil Mae (Mortimer) Hendricks
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Mrs. Cecil Mae Hendricks, 75, Valton, died Monday, October 12, 1970 in the Hillsboro hospital following an illness of about three months.

She was the daughter of Will and Ella Mortimer and was born on Sept 20, 1895 in the Valton community. She was united in marriage to Reinholt N. Hendricks on Oct. 18, 1912 at Valton, where she spent her entire life.

Surviving are a son, Lewis, of Bonner Springs, Kan.; and three daughters, Mrs. Lyle Dietz, Blue River; Mrs. Dean Beier, Valton; and Mrs. John Garlick, Cazenovia; a brother, Roy Mortimer, of Baraboo; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Bauer, Mauston; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1:30pm Wednesday, October 14, at the Friends Church, Valton, with Misses Rev. Eastman and Rev. Henderson officiating. Interment was in the family lot in the Valton Cemetery. The Thompson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were: Maynard Woolever, Roscoe Stanley, Harvey Mortimer, Maurice Moon, Paul Bauer, and Lee Chatten. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Elma Lamphear; and a son, Merlin.


Rienholdt N. Hendricks
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Rienholdt N. Hendricks, son of Jacob and Wanda Hendricks, was born in Milwaukee December 16, 1887. He came to the Valton community in 1911 and engaged in farm work.

On October 18, 1912, he was united in marriage to Cecil Mortimer. To this union six children were born.

In 1919 he went into business for himself in Valton as a blacksmith, continuing in this occupation for 20 years. Then they moved to a farm near Valton where they lived for a number of years. Due to his poor health they returned to Valton where they have since resided.

He passed away at St. Joseph's Memorial hospital, Hillsboro, on April 11, aged 75 years, 4 months and 25 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Ella and Minnie, one half-sister Anna and one half-brother William, and one grandchild Gary Leonard Escher.

He is survived by his wife; four daughters: Alma, Mrs. William Lamphear of Friendship; Ilis, Mrs. Lyle Dietz of Wonewoc; Delores, Mrs. Dean Beier of Wonewoc, and Lela, Mrs. Leonard Escher of Cazenovia; two sons, Merlin of Beloit and Lewis of Bonner Springs, Kansas; 14grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma Mueller of Montello.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Wonewoc for 50 years. He was very devoted to his family, and will be remembered by his many friends and neighbors for kindness and generosity. Funeral services were held on April 13 at 2 o-clock in the Valton Friends church with Pastors Eastman and Henderson officiating. Burial was in the Valton cemetery.

Card of Thanks: Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who remembered us in any way during the recent loss of our loved one. The family of Rhiney Hendricks.


Henry Holderman
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Henry Holderman, son of John and Rebecca Hunt Holderman was born in Indiana, March 14, 1861, and departed this life at the home of his son William on August 27, at the age of 95 years, five months, and 13 days.

He was one of a family of five children and came with the family to Wisconsin at the age of five years. They settled in the Valton community where he has since resided. Mr. Holderman knew the hardships of pioneer life and he was always ready and willing to help in time of trouble or sickness, or in any way he could. His parents, one brother, and two sisters preceded him in death. One sister, Mrs. Rella Collins, of Stetsonville, who is 93, survives.

On Christmas Day, 1884, was solemnized his marriage to Miss Harriet Ellen Shreve, daughter of Hezekiah and Rachel Shreve of Hillsboro. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride. To this union were born five children: William, of Wonewoc; Ernest, of Chickasha, Okla.; Jennie, Mrs. Willard Henderson, Stanley; a daughter Jessie preceded him in death at the age of two in the year 1895; and Bert, of Madison.

Mrs. Holderman passed away in 1951.Since that time, he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Willard Henderson, Stanley, and Mr. and Mrs. William Holderman of Wonewoc. Even in the last days when he was confined to home, he was always patient and gladly received the visits and remembrances of his many friends.

Mr. Holderman leaves to mourn their loss, one daughter, three sons, 20 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren, and a great host of other relatives and friends.

He will always be remembered for his kindly and friendly disposition.

Funeral services were held Wednesday Afternoon, Aug. 29, from the Nelson-Pratt Funeral Home, Cazenovia at 1:30; and at the Wesleyan Methodist church at Valton at 2:00.Rev. L. J. Poe officiated, assisted by Rev. Miss Norma Henderson of the Valton Friends church. Burial was in the Valton cemetery. Pallbearers were: Leo Thompson, Archie Shore, Sullivan Henderson, Harry Jordan, Harold Mortimer, and Dolph Mortimer.

Relatives who attended the services from away were: Ernest Holderman, Chickasha, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Holderman, St. Louis, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Holderman, Alice and Velma, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Holderman and Joanie Dale, Fond Du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Holderman and Jimmy, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Holderman, Stanley; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Henderson and Opal; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Henderson; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Henderson; Mrs. Norman Johnston and Mrs. Jake Manier, all of Stanley; Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Felix, and Mr. and Mrs. John Patton, Oshkosh, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shreve, Mrs. Minnie Shreve and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mellom, of Hillsboro.


Lucille Catherine Honer
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (7 May 2014) submitted by JH 

PLAIN - Lucille Catherine Kraemer passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on Monday, May 5, 2014, at the age of 91. 

She was born on Oct. 29, 1922, to William and Margaret (Bauer) Honer on a farm near Ithaca, Wis., the fourth of 10 children. On May 24, 1944, she married Vincent Martin Kraemer. They had 10 children and were married 58 years, until Vince's death in 2002. Her interests included playing euchre, bowling, golfing, successful sweepstaking, bingo and doing crosswords. 

Lucille is survived by her loving children, Marge (Patrick) Cloherty of Millbrae, Calif., Donny (JoEllen) of Spring Green, Evonne Kraemer of Green Bay, Chuck "Charlie" (Debbie) of Sauk City, Gary (Marcia) of Plain, Terri (Al) Larson of Reedsburg, Cathie (Scott) Truehl of Stoughton, and Mark (Cathy) of Madison. She was a proud grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Lucille is further survived by a sister, Katherine (Charles) Teach of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, John (Audrey) Honer of Ithaca, and Bill (Alice) Honer of Richland Center; a sister-in-law, Ardie Honer of Raleigh, N.C.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Paul William "Vince" Kraemer; an infant daughter, Elizabeth; three brothers, Clem (Helen), Ray (Ann) and Harry Honer; three sisters, Margaret (Tom) Neary, Virginia Richardson and Anna (Frank) Michel. 

She will be especially missed by her family and friends, and will always be remembered for her unconditional love and selfless concern for others. She was devoutly true to God and her faith. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Plain. Father Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at St. Luke's Catholic Church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and again on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of Mass. 

A special thank you to the Home Health United Hospice for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke's Endowment Fund or Home Health United Hospice. 

The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.


Lillie May Beeson Horine
Source: Reedsburg Free Press (Sauk Co, WI) November 5, 1931; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident

Ironton Lady Dies In California
The following obituary of a former Ironton resident was published in the Whittier News of Whittier, Calif. under date of October 22nd.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. S. B. Horine were held yesterday afternoon at the White-Emerson Funeral Parlors, conducted by the Rev. Ernest E. Day, pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church. Mrs. Jack Bliss and Mrs. Stauss, accompanied by Mrs. Winifred Folgleman Lawrence sang "He Leadeth Me", and "Sweet Peace the Gift of God's Love" and Mrs. Strauss sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." Interment was made at the Rose Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers were A. C. Coleman, A.D. Holloway, E. J. Sharpless, B.A. Smith, E. T. Stoddard and F. N. Velzy.

Lillie May Beeson was born September 21, 1866 near Ironton, Wisconsin, and died October 19, 1931, at Anaheim Hospital.

In the year 1854 Meredith and Melinda Mason-Beeson moved with other Quakers, by covered wagon, from Hamilton county, Indiana, to the picturesque forest-clad hills of the Little Baraboo Valley, near Ironton, Wisconsin, where there was a Quaker settlement.

Here they builded a home and reared a family of seven children, four having died in infancy. Lillie was next to the youngest. She was educated in the public schools and the Sunday School of that community, and by quiet Christian parents, and under good influence, a favorite among her young friends. She united with the Wesleyan Methodist Church, to which her parents adhered.

On October 27, 1887, she was united in marriage to Stephen D. Horine, a prospective minister of that pioneer place, who preceded her to the better land February 9, 1931. After their marriage they did pastoral work for three years in the suburbs of Chicago, where he later attended and was graduated from the Chicago Theological Seminary and was called to the pastorate of the Congregational Church at Ogden, Iowa. Here in 1896, Rev. S.D. Horine was stricken with that strange paralytic ailment which rendered him an invalid for practically the remainder of his life, the last twelve years of which he was helpless on his bed.

In 1901 the family came to Whittier where relatives and friends had sought health and prosperity. Here, a pioneer, with little means, an invalid husband and young children, Lillie Horine faced life bravely, courageously trusting in God and willing to do her whole part. She sacrificed all on the altar of love to God and her family and friends, never thinking of herself apart from devoted service to others.

Since the death of her husband eight months ago, she has been visiting a part of the time with her living children, all married and much attached to their mother, welcoming her at all times. Her Christian faith was shown in her daily life of which her children say "Nothing to too good to say about our dear mother, who was the best friend we ever had." Her shrine was always the invalid husband's chamber, always so neat, clean and cheerful with flowers, bright decorations and sunshine. Yet occasionally she arranged to slip away to her church, a social gathering or the W.C.T.U. to which she belonged.

So uncomplaining was she that even her family did not know of her physical condition, and her death after two weeks in the hospital was a shock to all.

Only one of her father's family is left, a brother, Rev. J. F. Beeson, of Monaca, Pennsylvania. Her brothers were Thomas, John, William, Jonathan, Charles and one sister, Mrs. Clementine Warner. To mourn the loss of a loving mother are four sons, Merrill of Victorville, Felix B. and Marcellus of Whittier, Scott of Long Beach, and one daughter, Mrs. Denelda Hoag of Huntington Park; also eight grandchildren. As her children were about her at the hospital, she said, "A kind Father is watching over you, be true Christians." Although she did not expect to die so soon, she had no fear of death, but the kind Father took her to meet the little boy, Douglass, the husband so lately gone and a host of other dear ones in that "sweet bye and bye." Her prayers and beckoning hand are for a united family in Heaven.


Ferdinand Hulbert
Source: The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) Wednesday, June 8, 1870; submitted by Jim Dezotell 

Died
HULBERT - In Delton, Sauk county, Wis., with inflammation on the lungs, April 6, 1870, Ferdinand, son of Shadrick S. Hulbert, formerly of Turin, Lewis county, aged 26 years and 6 months.


David Huntley
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (23 Nov. 1899) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Baraboo, Wis., Nov. 21. – David Huntley, aged 67 years, died yesterday from Bright’s disease. He has long been a resident of this vicinity.


Francis Hurley
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane Co. Wis.) 12 June 1971; submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Reedsburg --- Mrs. Francis Hurley, 61, Milwaukee, died Thursday (June 10, 1971) in a Milwaukee hospital after a long illness.
The former Mary Carrigan had taught in the area before retiring.

Surviving are her husband; a sister, Agnes; and two brothers, Francis and Leo Carrigan, all of Lyndon Station.

The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Gant Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Sunday.


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