Wisconsin Genealogy Trails
Sauk County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices


Armand Gail Jackson
Armand G. Jackson, age 83, of LaValle, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001 at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. He was born on September 23, 1917 in the Township of Woodland, the son of Albert and Mathilda (Mortimer) Jackson. He graduated from Wonewoc High School, class of 1936. On March 22, 1939 he was united in marriage to Clarice M. Beier at her parent's home. After their marriage, they farmed in the Township of Woodland and operated a grocery store in Valton for several years. They moved to Black Earth in 1963 where they lived for 25 years. He served as the township of Woodland treasurer, clerk and assessor for many years. Armand and Clarice sang for funerals, weddings and other occasions both in Black Earth and in the Valton area. He is survived by his wife, Clarice Jackson of LaValle; daughter: Kathleen (Mike) Stull of Nappanee, IN; son: Alan Jackson of Hillsboro; eight grandchildren: Jim, Gary, Alan, John, Sarah and Rebekah Jackson, and Michael jr. and Shane Stull; nine great-grandchildren; sister Wilma Huntly of Grantsburg; sister-in-law Mable Jackson of LaValle; a special friend Ruthie Jackson; along with other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Bonard Albert, his parents; a brother, Arland Jackson and a sister, Thelma Jackson.
Memorial services for Armand G. Jackson were conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, January 8, 2001 at the Valton Wesleyan Church with Reverand Terry Wolrol officiating. Friends called on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home in Wonewoc and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial of the cremains will be in the Valton Cemetery at a later date. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

J. S. Jackson
On the 23d of September J. S. Jackson, who formerly resided near Baraboo, was murdered in Fair Dale, Oregon, and his wife was badly wounded. The two were shot by unknown assassins while in bed, and another man who was in the house was killed by a blow from an ax. Mrs. Jackson was formerly Miss Annie Karstatter, of the town of Baraboo. She and her husband went west eight years ago. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Friday, 23 Oct. 1885) transcribed by MZ]

Frank W. Janechek
Frank W. Janechek, 78, Wonewoc, passed away on Monday, December 9, 1963, after an illness of about one year. He died at the home of his son Harry at Wonewoc. He was the son of Wencel and Barbara Janecheck and was born March 7, 1885 in Greenwood township. On September 19, 1911, he was united in marriage with Julia Root at Hillsboro. They spent their entire life in the Quaker Valley Community where they farmed. To this union seven children were born. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Harry, Wonewoc: Ray, Hillsboro; Francis, LaValle; and Donald and Harvey, both of Mauston; two daughters, Mrs. Virgil Mortimer, Wonewoc; and Mrs. Ralph Woodruff, Hillsboro; two sisters, Mrs. William Bulin and Mrs. Julia Beranek, both of Yuba; two brothers, Ed and James, both of Yuba; and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 12, from the Grace Methodist church, Wonewoc, with Rev. Kenneth Gelhaus officiating. Interment was in the Champion Valley Cemetery at Yuba.
Card of Thanks: Our thanks are sincerely extended to all who helped in any way at the time of the passing of our beloved husband and father; the pallbearers, the singer, the organist, those who left money and furnished flowers and the many acts of kindness. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. The Frank Janecheck Family. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Marie Stickler Jeffress
(1936-2002)
Mrs. Marie Jeffress, 66, St. Joseph, Missouri, died Sunday, November 3, 2002 at a St. Joseph hospital after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Jeffress was a day care teacher for over fifteen years, most recently at Wyatt Park Baptist Church. Born February 12, 1936 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. She lived most of her life in St. Joseph. On May 5, 1955 she married Homer E. "Jeff" Jeffress, Jr. He preceded her in death September 24, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Rhoda (Mortimer) Stickler. Mrs. Jeffress was a member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church where she was formerly active in the Baptist Women's Association. Survivors: two sons, Robert B. Jeffress, St. Joseph, Mo., and Gary S. Jeffress, Savannah, Mo.; two daughters, Pam Lloyd, St. Joseph, and Carol J. McCollum, Agency, Mo.; ten grandchildren; one brother, Jim Stickler, Topeka, Kan.; four sisters, Pat Gallacher, Sacramento, Calif., Joyce Sykes, Idaho, Linda Stickler, Arizona and Sherry Hawkins, Arizona. Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Meierhoffer Family Service Chapel. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. The Family will receive friends 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Service, where friends may call after 9 a.m. Wednesday. [Source: St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, Missouri (5 Nov. 2002) submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Florence M. Jessie
FLORENCE M. JESSIE, age 83, died on Wednesday, January 29, 1997 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Sauk City (Wisconsin). She was born near North Freedom in Sauk County on October 20, 1913, the daughter of the late Otto and Ida (SCHWANZ) MIELKE. She graduated from Baraboo High School in 1931 and was united in marriage to Clarence J. JESSIE on March 7, 1934 in Baraboo. Before retiring, Florence was employed as a secretary by Badger Army Ammunition Plant, Attorneys Ploetz and Glynn of Prairie du Sac, and at the Sauk County Courthouse. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Prairie du Sac, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the choir and was a member of the ELCA Women's group. She is survived by 2 sons, Norma JESSIE of Port Washington and Neal JESSIE of Prairie du Sac; 3 daughters, Lois (Hugh) BUCHANAN of Osseo, Jane (George) ALLAM of Thiensville and Jean JESSIE of Port Washington; 2 sisters, Esther GUNDLACH of Reedsburg and Meta MUELLER of North Freedom; 2 granddaughters, Rebecca BUCHANAN of San Antonio, TX and Emily (Jon-Mark) PETTERSEN of Sioux City, IA; a great-grandson, Brandon BUCHANAN of San Antonio, TX; a sister-in-law, Irene MIELKE of Baraboo; a brother-in-law, Raymond (Frantie) JESSIE of North Freedom; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, her husband, Clarence J. Jessie in 1975; 2 brothers, Fred and Obert Mielke; and 3 sisters, Bertha SMITH, Clara PUTTKAMER and Evelyn YOUNG, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church at 11:00 am on Friday, January 31, 1997 with Pastor Andy Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie du Sac Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 30, 1997 at Gnewikow-Hooverson Funeral Home and also at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Frank Jessie
Frank Jessie, aged 72 years, was born in the Town of Honey Creek on May 29, 1874 and died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in the Village of Prairie du Sac, early Wednesday morning, October 16, 1946.He spent his childhood and youth in Honey Creek, and on April 24, 1906, was united in marriage with Anna Bethscheider of Honey Creek. They settled on a farm in the Town of Sumpter. His entire life was spent in this community. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Anna, two sons, Clarence of Prairie du Sac, Raymond of the Town of Sumpter, and a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Slark of Lodi, one brother John of Argonne, Wisconsin, a sister, Miss Elizabeth Jessie of Milwaukee, one half-brother, Andrew Hackbush, of Witwen, and eight grandchildren, as well as many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a brother. Mr. Jessie was a man with a very cheerful disposition and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Gattshall & Gruber Fune ral Home, with Rev. E. A. Hendrichs officiating. "Abide with Me" and "I Lay M y Sins On Jesus" were beautifully rendered by Mrs. E. A. Hendrichs with Mrs. Hilmer Soelle at the piano. Pallbearers were all former neighbors of the deceased, John Litscher, Alex Steuber, Edwin Keitel, Ervin Young, Harry Groth and Otto Peetz. Relatives attending the funeral services from out of town were: J. K. Jesse of Argonne, Wisconsin, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jessie of Rhinelander, Miss Elizabeth Jessie of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hackbush of Witwen, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dahlman of Baraboo, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuhnau of Black Hawk, John Bethscheider, Charles Kuhnau and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Kuhnau of Honey Creek. [Source: newspaper unknown (16 Oct. 1946) submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Harry L. Jessop
Harry L. Jessop was born Mar. 20, 1887 at LaValle, the son of Junius and Medora Jessop. On Mar. 11, 1914, he was married to Bertha C. Mosing. He worked for the Wisconsin Power and Light Company for 17 years before his retirement. He was a faithful member of the Cazenovia Methodist church. He died Thursday, Oct. 28 in a Reedsburg hospital after a long illness. Survivors include two brothers, Edward, LaValle; and Leo, Black River Falls; and three sisters, Mrs. Martha Gardner, LaValle Mrs. Henry Rollette, Cazenovia; and Mrs. Thorpe Blossom, Madison. Mrs. Jessop and two brothers, Tom and Ray, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct 31 from the Cazenovia Methodist church. Rev. Norbert Miller officiated, and burial was in Oak Lawn cemetery at LaValle. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Mary Snyder (Mortimer) Johnston
Mrs. Mary Johnston, 83 highly respected resident of the Village of Wonewoc, passed away March 17th at St. Joseph's hospital, Hillsboro, Wis. Mary Snyder, daughter of Milanda Batteral and Lawrence Snyder, was born in Woodland Township, Sauk County, August 23, 1873.She attended school and grew to young womanhood in that community. In 1891 she was united in marriage with Albert Mortimer who preceded her in death in 1927. In the year of 1947 she was united in marriage to Thomas Johnston of Lime Ridge who preceded her in death on October 5, 1949. Funeral services were held in the Thompson Funeral Home, Wonewoc on Wednesday, March 20th and at the Friends Church at Valton with the Rev. Henderson officiating. Burial was in Pine Eden cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Johnston are two sisters, Mrs. Rose Harvey of Berkeley, California and Mrs. Eva Leatherberry of Baraboo; one brother, Walter Snyder of Hillsboro; three sister-in-laws' a brother-in-law; a step-son Melvin Johnston, and family of Lime Ridge; several nieces and nephews and many friends. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Andrew & Bertha Martin Kindschi
Double funeral Services for Mr. and Mrs. Kindschi. Victims of pneumonia rest in same grace. Two children present.
Double funeral rites were held for Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kindschi Saturday afternoon at the St. John's Lutheran church. The entire service was identical, the caskets, the hearses, and even the sprays of flowers being alike. The bearers were Henry Ruda, Albert and Julius Holweg, Paul Gierman, Fred Kasdorf and Al Kern. Internment was in the Walnut Hill cemetery where the remains were laid to rest in the same grave. The deceased parents leave three children; Mary and Walter, the eldest daughter and son, were able to be present at the services, but the 11 year old daughter, Edna, was unable to attend as she has not yet recovered from her illness. She is improving, as is Mrs. Kindschi's sister, Mrs. Roy Taylor, who it will be remembered, became ill with the flu while caring for Mr. and Mrs. Kindschi, who died from pneumonia contracted while ill with influenza. Her little daughter is also improving. Among those who attended the services from away were the Misses Emma and Albertina Martin and Herman Martin of Hustler and Wm. Martin of Denzer, who are brothers and sisters of Mrs. Kindschi. Friends and Neighbors from Merrimack were included in the large number at the services. Many floral offerings gave loving tribute also. The deceased parents leave three children; Mary and Walter, the eldest daughter and son, were able to be present at the services, but the 11 year old daughter, Edna, was unable to attend as she has not yet recovered from her illness. She is improving, as is Mrs. Kindschi's sister, Mrs. Roy Taylor, who it will be remembered, became ill with the flu while caring for Mr. and Mrs. Kindschi, who died from pneumonia contracted while ill with influenza. Her little daughter is also improving. Among those who attended the services from away were the Misses Emma and Albertina Martin and Herman Martin of Hustler and Wm. Martin of Denzer, who are brothers and sisters of Mrs. Kindschi. Friends and Neighbors from Merrimack were included in the large number at the services. Many floral offerings gave loving tribute also. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Willard V. Kindschi
BARABOO - Willard V. "Bill" Kindschi, age 90, of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at St. Clare Hospital. Willard, the son of Lyman and Essie (King) Kindschi, was born at home on Nov. 22, 1911, in the township of Sumpter. He was united in marriage to Margaret Towers on June 10, 1939, at her parent's home in the town of Caledonia. She preceded him in death in 1992. Bill and his wife farmed for many years near the Powder Plant, until 1942, when they moved to the town of Greenfield and began farming there. He was a member of the Emanuel United Methodist Church in Baraboo. He served on the board for the town of Greenfield for 25 years, and had also served on the Sauk County Fair board. Bill was also an avid bowler. He is survived by his daughter, Karen (Dean) Voeks of Madison; two grandchildren, Chad Voeks (fiancée Clare Nolan) of Astoria, Ore., and Christy (Andy) Kubitz of Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, James (Helen) Kindschi of Middleton; a brother-in-law, Ernest Mueller of West Baraboo; and other relatives and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret; a brother, Lloyd (Ellen) Kindschi; and a sister, Marian Mueller. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, December, 28, 2001, at REDLIN FUNERAL HOME, Baraboo. Private family committal services will take place in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (2001) submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

John Joseph Kintz
John Joseph Kintz, 60, of Port Orchard died of colon cancer Feb. 21, 2002, at his home. He was born Feb. 25, 1941, in Valton, Wis., to Paul and Ruby (Mortimer) Kintz. He graduated from Webb High School in Reedsburg in 1959. He married Betty A. Schuette on Oct. 6, 1962. Mr. Kintz was a certified orthotist/prosthetist and practiced in both California and Washington state. He also taught orthotics and prosthetics at Foot Hill Junior College in California. He was instrumental in forming the Washington State Orthotic Prosthetic Association. He was active in the Kitsap Crohn's Association Support Group and the Luther Center for Learning. Mr. Kintz enjoyed blacksmithing and metal art. Other interests included operating big equipment, traveling, fishing, investing, and entrepreneurship. Survivors include his wife; his parents, Paul and Ruby Kintz of LaValle, Wis.; a son, Scott, of Mountlake Terrace; a daughter, Karen Jorgenson of Boulder City, Nev.; a brother, Ralph, of San Marcos, Calif.; two sisters, Jan Wegenke of Horseshoe Bend, Alaska, and Nancy Claff of Glendale, Calif.; and six grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday at Spirit of Life Lutheran Church in Port Orchard. Arrangements are under the direction of Kitsap Cremation and Burial Society. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Theresa Anna Klaes
Theresa Anna Klaes was born in Honey Creek, Sauk County, Wisconsin June 13, 1860 and died at her home in Hebron, Nebraska, on April 7, 1945 at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 24 days. At the age of 19 years she came with her parents to Hebron which became her permanent home. She was united in marriage on June 8, 1886 to Andrew Bethscheider who preceded her in death April 13, 1926.To this union nine children were born: Lawrence, Margaret, Mary, Regina of Hebron; William of Berkley, Mich., Rudolph of Portland, Oregon and Henry of Oakland, CA and two who died in early infancy. Besides her children she leaves to mourn her departure, three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Cedarholm, Mrs. Josephine Stutz, Mrs. Wm. Schleif of Chester, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart church Saturday morning at 9:30, Rev. C. J. Crowley officiating. Relatives from out of town attending the funeral were William Bethscheider, Berkley, Mich., Rudolph Bethscheider, of Portland, Oregon, Henry and La Vieve of Oakland, Cal., Mrs. Wm. Schleif and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Schleif of Chester, Mrs. Fred Zingg of Platte Center, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shipman and Evvely of Beatrice and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Engel and Betty Jo of Wymore. [Source: submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Rev. Michael Emil Klarer
MONROE - The Reverend Michael Emil Klarer was born in Monroe on June 23, 1953. He was the son of Emil and Marcella Kammerude Klarer. He died on April 24, 2016, at Monroe Clinic Hospital from complications of cancer caused by his military service in the First Gulf War (Desert Storm). He was a student at St. Victor Grade School, Monroe High School and a 1971 graduate of Holy Name Seminary High School in Madison. He attended Edgewood College and St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn. He was ordained a priest of the Madison Diocese on June 1, 1979. Father Klarer was assigned associate pastor at St. Aloysius Parish in Sauk City, Wis., from 1979 to 1986. He was then assigned as associate pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Madison from 1986 to 1989. In May of 1989 he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps. He served proudly as chaplain to the 5th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton, as Chaplain to the Navy Ceremonial Guard in Washington, D.C., Chaplain at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and Catholic Chaplain to Navy Region South West. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Commander in the Navy Reserves. He was a disabled veteran. On June 12, 2002, he was assigned as Pastor of his home parish of St. Victor in Monroe where he was baptized on July 25, 1953, and had celebrated his first Mass on June 3, 1979. He was chaplain of the Monroe Fire Department, a member of Monroe Swiss Singers, and the president of the board of directors of Turner Hall of Monroe. Survivors include a brother, Patrick (Mary Alice Harris) of Verona; two sisters, Mary Kay Logemann of Platteville and Ellen (Mike) Malkow of Monroe; nephews and nieces, Jonathan (Sarah) and Teresa Logemann, and Jennifer (fiancé Kyle Thorp) and Christopher Malkow. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents and also his brother-in-law, Carl Logemann. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 29, 2016, at 11 a.m. at ST. CLARE OF ASSISI PARISH AT ST. VICTOR CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1760 14th St., Monroe, Wis., with the Most Reverend Robert Morlino, Bishop of Madison. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, followed by lunch at THE MANSION, 1417 Mansion Drive, Monroe. The Shriner, Hager, Gohlke Funeral Home of Monroe is coordinating arrangements. [Wisconsin State Journal, 27 Apr 2016, Submitters Name: Jim Honer]

Vincent Martin Kraemer
PLAIN - Vincent M. Kraemer, age 82, of Plain, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at home. He was born on Oct. 30, 1919, to John and Mary (Schwartz) Kraemer. Vince married Lucille Honer on May 24, 1944 in Keyesville, Wis., and they just observed their 58th wedding anniversary. He was a farmer in the Plain area most of his life. Vince was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He served for many years as supervisor on the board for the township of Franklin. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Lucille Kraemer of Plain; eight children, Marge (Pat) Cloherty of San Francisco, Donny (JoEllen) of Spring Green, Evonne (Jeffry) Berton of Green Bay, Chuck (Debbie) of Sauk City, Gary (Marcia) of Plain, Terri (Bob) Lins of Spring Green, Cathie (Scott) Truehl of Stoughton, and Mark (Cathy) of Madison; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Kraemer; brothers, Mike, George, Herb and Thomas; sisters, Katherine Gardner, Marie Von Landberg, Grace King, Helen Papp and Gertie Luther; a son, Paul; and an infant daughter, Elizabeth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 31, 2002, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Plain. Father Mike Resop will officiate, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2002, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Plain, and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Luke's School Endowment Fund or the University Station-Dialysis Center. The family would like to especially thank the staff and physicians at the University Station-Dialysis Center in Madison for their care and compassion; Ralph Soeldner and Bud Bethke for assistance in transportation; the Rev. Mike Resop; and Sister Helene Doll. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home, Spring Green, is assisting the family with the arrangements. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (29 May 2002) submitted by JAH]

Erna E. Kuhnau
Erna E. Kuhnau, 83, rural Baraboo, died Saturday, June 3, 2000 at the Cumberland Hospital, Cumberland, Wisconsin. She was born in Troy Township on February 17, 1917, the daughter of the late Alex and Rose (Fischer) Hosig. She was united in marriage to Henry Kuhnau on February 17, 1937. She was employed at Badger Ordinance, Naperville Newspaper Circulation Company and retired from Central Wisconsin Center in 1979. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Homemaker's Club and Quilting Club. Erna enjoyed attending her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sporting and music events. She is survived by: her husband, Henry, rural Baraboo; a son, Ron (Nancy) Kuhnau, Rockford, Illinois; a daughter, Marlene Schiffman, Prairie du Sac; seven grandchildren, Kimberly (Dan) Edlund; Kris (Mike) Nimmow; Brenda Schiffman; Mike (Beth) Schiffman; Lynn (Jeff) Brown; Cindy (Jeff) Franks; Scott (Cindy) Kuhnau; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest (Doris) Hosig, Prairie du Sac; Donald (Florence) Hosig, Prairie du Sac; nieces, nephews, other friends and relatives. Funeral services will be held at the First United Church of Christ, Sauk City, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 8 with Pastor Robert Rieke officiating. Burial will follow in the Prairie du Sac, Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7 at Gnewikow-Hooverson Funeral Home, Sauk City. Memorials may be given to the family for Dr. DeGiovanni's clinic in Haiti. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Elma Dorothy Hendricks Lamphear
Elma Dorothy Lamphear, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rhienholt Hendricks, was born on September 2, 1913 in Valton. She grew to young womanhood in this area. On June 25, 1935 she was united in marriage to William Joseph Lamphear. To this marriage, three children were born; Ronald, Mission, Kan.; Mrs. Marvin (Jeanne) Loomis, of Janesville; and Robert, Kansas City, Kan. After living in Friendship several years, she returned to the Valton community for a short time in 1965 before moving to Janesville to reside with her daughter. She passed away at a Beloit hospital on Sept. 11, 1966. She was an associate member of the Valton Friends Church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Friendship. In addition to her three children, those left to mourn her passing include her mother, Mrs. Rhienholt Hendricks; three sisters, Mrs. Lyle Dietz, and Mrs. Dean Beier, Both of Valton; and Mrs. Leonard Escher, Cazenovia; two brothers, Merlin of Beloit; Lewis of Bonner Springs, Kan.; ten grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the Valton Friends Church on Sept. 14 with Revs. Eastman and Henderson officiating. Burial was in the Valton Cemetery. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Bernard LaRue
LONGTIME MEMBER OF COUNTY BOARD DIES
Bernard LaRue, 67, Ironton, who served on the Sauk County board for a record 37 years, died Saturday in a Reedsburg hospital after a long illness. He was born October 26, 1899 in Ironton. For a number of years he operated farms in the area. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic church, LaValle. In April 1928 he was elected to represent Ironton on the county board and he served until January 1965, when he retired. During his years on the board, he was a member of the highway commission for 7 years, and vice chairman for 15 years. When Sauk County remodeled the old courthouse and built an addition and new jail at Baraboo, he was chairman of the building committee for the $1 million project. Surviving is his wife, Mamie. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in Holy Family church, with Fr. John W. Kravec officiating, and burial was in Calvary cemetery at Ironton. The rosary was said Monday evening at the Gant funeral home. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Elizabeth Casey La Rue
ELIZABETH CASEY LA RUE, daughter of Hugh and Anna Casey, was born on April 23, 1867 in the town of Ironton, and passed away at her home in Ironton Oct 14, 1952 at the age of 85 yrs. 5 mos. 21 days. She was the youngest of eight children. In January 1893 she was united in marriage to Wm. La Rue, and to this union one son, Bernard, was born. They made their home on a farm near Ironton until the year 1907 when they moved to town. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1941 and has since made her home with her son Bernard. Three months ago she fell and broke her hip, and had been bedfast ever since. She was a life long member of the Catholic Church. She leaves to mourn her loss besides her son and wife, several nieces and nephews, besides a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted Thursday Morning in the Holy Family Catholic Church at LaValle by Father Floyd Lewandski and the remains were placed at rest in the Catholic Cemetery near Ironton. [Source: submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Clara Carpenter Lee
Valton Native Dies In Florida April 15
Mrs. Clara Lee, 85, New Port Richey, Fl., died Wednesday, Apr. 15, 1970, in a hospital after a long illness. The former Clara Carpenter was born Sept. 25, 1884, in Valton. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Camilla Sparks, Port Richey, Fl.; two grandchildren; a brother, Forrest Carpenter, 136-2nd St.; and two sisters, Mrs. Edward Pridat and Mrs. Louis Rahn, Madison.Services were held Saturday inthe Gant funeral home with the Rev. Misses Winifred Eastman and Norma Henderson, pastors of the Valton Friends church officiating. Burial was inOak cemetery, Woodland Township. [Source: submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Maxine M. McCluskey
Maxine M. McCluskey, age 86, of Plain, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Richland Hospital in Richland Center. She was born Nov. 23, 1924, the daughter of Frank and Winnie (Phalen) Scallon. She was married on Nov. 29, 1952, to Thomas McCluskey. Maxine was very proud of her Irish heritage, she had a great memory and was known as a historian for the Loreto area. She enjoyed gardening and time with family and friends. Survivors include her children, Pat McCluskey of Plain, Helen (Tom) Massa of New Jersey, Tim (Shirley) McCluskey of Plain, and Maureen McCluskey of Lodi; grandchildren, Tom and Jackie McCluskey; great-grandchild, Kylee Wallace; and a brother, Dennis Scallon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Winnie Scallon; her husband, Tom; three sons, Eugene, John and Tom; and 10 brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St Patrick's Catholic church in Loreto Ridge. Father Larry Bowens will officiate with burial in Our Lady of the Field's Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2011, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at St Patrick's Catholic churchin Loreto Ridge and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with arrangements. [Wisconsin State Journal, 15 Mar 2011 - Submitted by James A.Honer]

Della Horton Mortimer
Mrs. Della Horton Mortimer was born near Valton, Wisconsin, February 1, 1873, the daughter of E. E. and Anne Eliza Horton. In 1889 she was married to Wilson Mortimer, and to this union were born two sons, Spencer and Gurdon, and one daughter, Lucy Balch. Her husbands and sons preceded her in death several years ago. In 1940 she was married to Will Mortimer, and he passed away in 1945 in Borger, Texas, where they had gone to live with her daughter, Lucy. Mrs. Mortimer had many varied interests. She was a loyal member of the Friends Church. She passed away February 6, 1958 in Borger, Texas. Surviving are one daughter, Lucy Balch of Borger, Texas; two stepdaughters, Cecil Hendricks of Valton and Thelma Bauer of Mauston; two stepsons, Lona and Roy Mortimer, both of Baraboo. After funeral services in Borger, Texas, on Feb. 8, Mrs. Mortimer's body was brought to the Thompson funeral home in Wonewoc. Services were held on Feb. 10 at the Valton Friends Church with the Revs. Eastman and Henderson officiating assisted by Rev. Taylor Guthrie of Iowa City, Iowa. Burial was in the Valton cemetery. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Dolph Mortimer
Dolph Mortimer, 87, Wonewoc, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 1969, in the Hillsboro Hospital after an illness of two weeks. He was the son of John and Rhoda Mortimer and was born on May 25, 1882 in the Town of Woodland. He was a Valton area farmer and a lifelong resident of this area. On June 30, 1908, he was united in marriage with Millie Stowe at Ironton. To this union, five children were born. Mrs. Mortimer preceded her husband in death on December 11, 1963. Surviving are four sons, Ronald and Walter, Ironton; Duane, Columbus; and Dean, Kankakee, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Arnold Blakeslee, Middleton; a foster son, Elmer Gaedtke, Nashau, N.H.; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday in the Valton Wesleyan Methodist Church with Rev. LeRoy Drake and Rev. Jerry Rott officiating. Interment was in the family lot in the Valton Cemetery. The Thompson Funeral Home, Wonewoc was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were James Hainstock, Harry Jordon, Isadore Miller, Ernest Rott, Archie Shore and Kenneth Judd, Jr. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Effa Colvin Mortimer
Effie Mortimer, daughter of Dennis and Mary Colvin, was born August 2, 1883 in the town of Woodland, Sauk County. She passed from this life at the Hillsboro hospital, June 4, at the age of 66 years, 10 months and 2 days. Her entire life was spent in the Valton community. She was united in marriage to Ralph Mortimer of the town of Woodland on January 17, 1906.To this union five children were born: two sons and three daughters. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, always ready and willing to help any who were I need. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and seven sisters. She is survived by her husband, Ralph, two sons, John of LaValle, Keith of Wonewoc; three daughters, Rhoda (Mrs. Gerald Stickler) Warrens, Ruby (Mrs. Paul Kintz) LaValle, Retta (Mrs. Clarence Wallendal) Mitchell, South Dakota; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, George of Brainerd, Minn. and Oscar of Wonewoc; and a host of other relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. The funeral was held at the Valton Wesleyan Methodist Church, June 7, at 11 a.m., Rev. Carl Holder officiating. Burial was in the Valton cemetery. Those who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Stickler, Mrs. Bernard Horkan, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Meyer, Reedsburg; Mrs. Adolph Churchhill, Valley Junction; Mr. and Mrs. John Markley, LaFarge; Laura Colvin, Mrs. Iva Haas and son, and Mrs. Violet St. John, Beaver Dam, Mrs. Leona Berg, Janesville; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Warn, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Leatherbury, Baraboo; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mortimer, Mt. Horeb; Mr. and Mrs. Bliss Blakeslee, Mazomanie; Mrs. Delbert Beatty, Richland Center; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Howland, Madison. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Glenn A. Mortimer
Valton Area Native Succumbs in Hospital
Glenn A. Mortimer Jr., 38, Lodi, a native of the Valton area, died unexpectedly Friday in a Sauk-Prairie hospital. A Madison resident for 14 years after he left Valton, he had moved to Lodi recently. He was a veteran of Korean conflict and received the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in action. For 20 years, he was a maintenance man for the Oscar Mayer Company, Madison. Survivors include his wife, the former Jacklyn Robeson; three sons, Glenn III, and John and Robert, at home; three daughters, Debra, Christie, and Sharon, at home; his mother, Mrs. Millie Mortimer, Valton; five brothers, Maurice, Milton, and Jerome, Wonewoc; Donald, Lodi; and James Valton; and five sisters, Mrs. LeRoy Hanko, Cazenovia; Mrs. Willis Stittleburg, LaValle; Mrs. Vivian Osborne, Reedsburg; Mrs. Ray Schrivens, Fond du Lac; and Helen Mortimer, Valton. Services were held on Monday morning at Lodi, and burial was in the Valton cemetery. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Ida May Murdock Mortimer
Ida May Mortimer, daughter of John and Susanna Murdock, was born in Valton, April 10, 1876 and died at the home of her son, Virgil, September 7, 1955 at the age of 79 years, 4 months, and 27 days. When 12 years old she moved with her parents to a farm two miles southwest of Valton where she resided until she was 30.In 1906, she was united in marriage with James Mortimer. After renting for a time, they bought a farm in Mortimer Valley where they lived for a number of years. Five years after their marriage, they lost their home when it burned to the ground. They sold their farm in 1916 and moved to the Murdock homestead. They continued to take full responsibility of the farm until their son, Virgil, assumed ownership. Mr. Mortimer preceded her in death, having passed away in January of 1940. Mrs. Mortimer leaves to mourn her passing, three sons and their wives: Gilbert and Dorothy of Eau Claire, Virgil and Sophia of Valton, and Wayne and Melva of Kelso, Washington, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Valton Wesleyan Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 11 with the Rev. Lloyd Poe officiating. Burial was in the Valton cemetery. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]
Died in California 1968
Ida Mae Mortimer, 92, Ontario, Calif. Passed away April 24, 1968 at San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, Calif. after an illness of several weeks. She was a retired dressmaker and a native of Reedsburg and Rapid City, South Dakota before moving to Ontario, Calif. eight years ago. Mrs. Mortimer was the daughter of John and Alice Osbourne, of Reedsburg. She was married to Abe L. Mortimer in Phillip, South Dakota, May 15, 1918, and they spent 23 years on their farm near Owanka, South Dakota. After Abe's death she resided in Rapid City until 1960 when she moved to Ontario, Calif. To make her home with Peggy and Orton Olmstead and family. The past few years have been spent in a nursing home following a fall which fractured her hip. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Grace Harper, Dallas, Tex. And Mrs. Ruby Reul, Missoula, Mont.; numerous nieces and nephews Funeral services were held at the Stone Funeral Home, Upland, Calif. On April 26. Interment was in the Bellevue Cemetery, Ontario, Calif. [Source: newspaper unknown (1968) submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Keith Mortimer
Phoenix, Ariz. Keith Mortimer, 62, died Sunday morning after a short illness. He was born in Valton, Wis., and he married Hazel Berg. Survivors include his wife; a son, Ernest of Beloit; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Muhl of Syracuse, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Kintz of LaValle, Wis., and Mrs. Gerald Stickler of Topeka, Kan. He was predeceased by a sister and brother. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Valton Methodist Church, with burial in Valton Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Thompson Funeral Home, Wonewoc, Wis. [Source: Beloit Daily News (Beloit, Wis.) Oct. 30, 1979; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Matilda Mortimer
Matilda Mortimer, daughter of James and Melinda Holderman Mortimer, was born in the town of Woodland on Jan. 9, 1883.She passed away at the Reedsburg hospital on Feb. 1, 1956, following an illness of three days, at the age of 73 years and 23 days. She was married to Albert Jackson Feb. 27, 1901.Two sons and two daughters were born to this union. She is survived by her sons and two daughters -- Arland and wife Mabel, LaValle; Gail and wife Clarice, Valton; Thelma, at home; Wilma and husband Robert Huntley, of Grantburg. By her eight grandchildren, Leota Jackson White and James Jackson; Nick, Rona Lee, Kim and Jackson Huntley; and Alan and Kathleen Jackson.By her one great grandchild, Randy White. Two sisters, Alice McKinsey, Wonewoc, and Tressie Leatherberry, Lodi, and one brother, Glenn Mortimer, Valton, also survive. Her husband preceded her in death by 14 months. She had been a member of the Valton Friends church for 48 years. Funeral services were held at the Valton Friends church on Sunday with Rev. Henderson and Eastman of the Friends church and Rev. Poe of the Wesleyan Methodist church officiating. Pallbearers were Isador Miller, Archie Shore, Ronald Mortimer, Leo Thompson, Elvie Lampke, and Vern Beier. Interment was in the Valton cemetery. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Mary Mortimer
Mrs. Mary Mortimer, 77 died at her home near Valton on July 18. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the Valton Wesleyan Methodist church, with the Rev. L. J. Poe and Rev. Carl Holder in charge. Burial was at the Valton cemetery. Those left to mourn her passing are two daughters, Jennie (Mrs. Lawrence Olds) of Rock Falls, Ill., Grace (Mrs. Ray De Vault) Cazenovia and two sons, Harold and Everet of near Valton. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Millie Ann Stowe Mortimer
Millie Ann (Stowe) Mortimer, daughter of William and Sarah Stowe was born in the town of Ironton, Sauk County, March 14, 1886.Death came suddenly at her home Dec. 11, 1963 at the age of 77 years, 8 months, 27 days. She was married to Dolph Mortimer, June 30, 1908 and lived her entire life at their farm home in the Valton community. They observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1958. While health permitted she was very active in the Valton Methodist church she loved. She enjoyed working with children, was primary Sunday school teacher for years and cradle roll superintendent. Millie was very interested in missionary work and just last week sent a missionary box to Honduras. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, 4 sons, Ronald of Wonewoc; Walter, Ironton; Duane, Columbus; and Dean, Green River, Wy.; and 1 daughter, Mrs. Arnold Blakeslee, Middleton; and Elmer Gaedtke of Boston, Mass., who spent his teen-age years in the Mortimer home. There are also 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; plus 1 brother Ner Stowe, West Allis; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Chamness, Milwaukee; Mrs. Clarence Kingery, Madison; and Mrs. Ed Ells, Platte, So. Dak. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 14, 1963 at 1:30 pm. In the Valton Wesleyan Methodist church with Rev. Ard Blomberg presiding.Mr. and Mrs. Gail Jackson sang, accompanied by Mrs. Blomberg. Burial was in the Valton Cemetery. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Ralph Mortimer
Rites for Lifelong Valton Resident: Ralph Mortimer, son of Rhoda Small and John Mortimer, was born April 23, 1880 in the town of Woodland, Sauk County. He passed away January 16, 1960, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul Kintz, LaValle. His entire life was spent in the Valton community. He was united in marriage to Effie Colvin of the town of Woodland, January 17, 1906. Five children were born to this union, two sons, and three daughters. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1950, and two brothers, Bert and Sim. He is survived by two sons, John of LaValle, Keith of Phoenix, Arizona; three daughters, Rhoda (Mrs. Gerald Stickler) of Phoenix, Arizona, Ruby (Mrs. Paul Kintz) LaValle; Retta (Mrs. Clarence Wallendal) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; fifteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one brother, Dolph and one sister, Millie Hutchens of Wonewoc and a host of relatives and friends. The funeral services were held on Sunday, Jan. 10 at the Valton Wesleyan Methodist Church with Rev. Clarence Titus officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Gail Jackson sang, "Beyond the Sunset," and "We are Going Down the River." Pallbearers were two grandsons and four nephews: Ralph Kintz, Ernest Mortimer, Harvey and Walter Mortimer, Blanchard and Bud Colvin. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Susie Mosing Mortimer
Susie Mosing Mortimer, daughter of Nels and Christina Mosing was born March 4th, 1876 at Mauston and died December 29th, 1955 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Kredl in Cazenovia. The early years of her life were spent in the Bethel Community. She was united in marriage to Bert Mortimer of Valton in the year of 1900. To this union were born three children. She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons, Herbert and Kenneth. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and later joined the Wesleyan Methodist church. For twenty-seven years, Mrs. Mortimer was in a wheel chair. Through physical handicap and suffering her faith held steady. Her kindly ways, her cheery disposition, won for her the respect and love of all who knew her. People in calling on her to cheer her found themselves cheered instead. She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter, Beatrice, and husband of Cazenovia; a daughter-in-law, Florence of Madison, a grandson, Dale and wife; two great granddaughters, Vicki Lynn and Kim Renee of Mineral Point; a sister, Mrs. Harry Jessop of Cazenovia, and other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Valton Wesleyan Methodist church, the Rev. L. J. Poe officiating assisted by the Rev. Norma Henderson. The songs, "Some Day the Silver Cord will Break'; and "No Night There" were beautifully rendered by Mr. and Mrs. Gail Jackson with Mrs. Poe at the organ. The pall bearers were Lewis Manglos, Ronald, Walter, John, Keith, and Harvey Mortimer. The beautiful flowers, the memorial gifts and the large gathering of sorrowing relatives and friends were mute evidence of the high esteem in which Mrs. Mortimer was held. Interment was in the Valton cemetery. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Harold E. Mueller
SUMPTER/ NORTH FREEDOM - Harold E. Mueller, age 60, of rural North Freedom, died on Friday, May 9, 2003, at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie. He was born on June 22, 1942, in Baraboo, the son of the late Edwin C. and Meta I. (Mielke) Mueller. Harold graduated from Prairie du Sac High School in 1961. He farmed all of his life on the family farm in Sumpter township. He was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Prairie du Sac, the church choir and the Badger Steam and Gas Engine Club. He is survived by his sister, Mary (Roger) Edge of Greenfield, and a niece, Rebecca (Bob) Hansen of Chilton. A funeral service will be held at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Prairie du Sac, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2003, with Pastor Donald Wendt officiating. Burial will be in Otter Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at GNEWIKOW-HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2003. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Meta Ida (Mielke) Mueller
Meta Ida (Mielke) Mueller, 88, Sumpter Township, died at home on Saturday, April 29, 2000. She was born in the La Rue area in Sauk County on December 16, 1911, the daughter of the late Otto and Ida (Schwantz) Mielke. She graduated from Baraboo High School and Sauk County Normal School in 1931. She taught school at Yanke Street School (rural Prairie du Sac), prior to her marriage to Edwin C. Mueller, on June 17, 1936. The couple farmed in Sumpter Township all of their married lives. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Prairie du Sac and it's Prayer Chain and a charter member of the Friendly Hours Homemakers Club. She is survived by: a son, Harold Mueller, Sumpter; a daughter, Mary (Roger) Edge, Milwaukee; a granddaughter, Rebecca Edge; a sister, Esther Gundlach, Spring Green; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by: her parents, her husband, Edwin; two brothers, Fred and Obert Mielke; four sisters, Clara Puttkammer, Florence Jesse, Evelyn Young and Bertha Smith. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 3 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Prairie du Sac with Pastor Donald Wendt officiating. Burial was in Otter Creek Cemetery. Gnewikow-Hooverson Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Shirley A (Johnson) Nachreiner
PLAIN/SPRING GREEN - Shirley A. Nachreiner, age 82 of Spring Green, took her last breath on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, while surrounded by her loving family in her home at The Meadows. Shirley was born on May 14, 1934, to Alvin and Alma (Mickelson) Johnson, one of 13 children. On Oct. 11, 1952, she married the love of her life, Wilfert Nachreiner. They farmed in the Plain area until they retired. They were blessed with five children, Beverly (Chuck) Ruetten of Spring Green, Joe (Marcia), Bob (Marybeth), Jerry (Vicky), Kevin (Jen McConkey) all of Plain; 13 grandchildren, Travis (Stacy), Renee (Todd) Feiner, Traci (Todd) Pretsch, Ryan (Kristi), Adam (Nichole), Andrew (Tori), Rebecca (Cody) Pusel, Nathan (Steph), Jeremey (Katie), Eric, Jessica, Courtney, and Whitney; 13 great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Carol (Francis) Nachreiner, Delores Gruber (Bob Gundlach), Alner Pletzer, Alyene Alt, Dorothy Bowell (Fred Aeschlimann), JoAnn Hill (Howard Fields), and Darlene (Dave) Meixelsperger; a brother, Tom (Luci) Johnson; a sister-in-law, Jen Kaun; and many nieces, nephews and good friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; mother and father-in-law, Bertha and Frank Nachreiner; three brothers, Albert, Johnny and Jerry; a sister, Mary Ellen Johnson; four sisters-in-law, Juan Johnson, June Johnson, Virginia Byrnes, and Cathy Johnson; seven brothers-in-law, Lenny Pletzer, Gib Alt, Sam Gruber, Bob Bowell, Howard Hill, Bernard Byrnes, and Bill Kaun. Shirley loved music, dancing and playing the spoons with her siblings in the Johnson Family Band. She touched many people throughout her life, sharing her love and kindness. Everyone who knew her feels very fortunate to have had her in their lives. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at 11 a.m. at ST. LUKE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Plain. Father John Silva will officiate, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at ST. LUKE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Plain from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. [Wisconsin state Journal Date: 7 Sep 2016]

Bertha S. Philipp
Funeral services will be held Thursday for Mrs. Bertha S. Philipp, 85, wife of Emanuel L. Philipp, Republican governor of Wisconsin from 1915 to 1921. She died Tuesday at her home, 1482 E. Lilac Lane, Fox Point, after a short illness. The rites will be at 2 p.m. at the Lake Park Lutheran Church. The body will be at the home on E. Lilac Lane after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Private services for the immediate family will be held there at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.
Mrs. Philipp was born Aug. 3, 1868, at Reedsburg, Wis., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Diedrich Schweke. Her father was a pioneer merchant of that area. With her husband, she came to Milwaukee in 1888. They were married a year earlier. She was one of the founders of Lake Park Lutheran Church in 1911. During World War I, she was a member of the National League for Women’s Service. She was active in Red Cross work in both world wars. She was a member of the Milwaukee Woman’s Club and Lake Park Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Cyrus L. Philipp, Milwaukee, a daughter, Mrs. Paul S. Knowles, Gulf Stream, Fla.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Florence Philipp Dieterle, died in 1925. [Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.) 26 May 1954; transcribed by Marla Schweke Zwakman]

Mrs. Christian Raasch
Mrs. Christian Raasch died Wednesday night, Jan. 15, 1913, at her residence in Oconomowoc, death being caused by pneumonia.
Mrs. Raasch was born in Germany in 1830, and was married there. About 1860 Mr. and Mrs. Raasch came to America, locating in Sauk county, Wisconsin; they also resided a few years in Neosho and Ashippun. They had lived in Oconomowoc nearly a score of years. She leaves, besides her husband, nine children: Herman, Oconomowoc; Mrs. Kruckenberg and Mrs. Isaacs, Edgerton; Adolph Raasch, Brownsville, Wis.; Christian and Otto Raasch, Waupun; Mrs. Anna Smeling, Janesville; Richard Raasch, Minneapolis; and Paul Raasch, Chicago. The funeral was held Sunday from St. Paul's Lutheran church, with burial in La Belle cemetery. [The Waukesha Freeman (Thursday, 23 Jan. 1913) page 6; submitted by Diana Heser Morse]

Clark Leslie Ray
Clark Leslie Ray, son of Mark and Edwina Ray, was born September 12, 1881 in Richland County, and passed away at his home in Ironton on Monday, July 29, 1963, at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 17 days. He grew to manhood near Richland Center, and then moved to Sauk county where he farmed until he retired. On November 6, 1903, he was married to Emma Dietzman, who preceded him in death on October 31, 1957.To this union were born three daughters, Ida, Mrs. Vird Clary, who passed away May 10, 1939; Blanche, Mrs. Harold Wade of Mazomanie; and Bertha Van Wormer who so faithfully cared for her father for several years. Also surviving is one brother, Harry Ray of Reedsburg; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends and relatives. One grandson, Robert Clary, after his mother's death, made his home with his grandparents for several years.
Cards of thanks: We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their expressions of sympathy and thoughtfulness, during the loss of our loved one. Also Reverend Gelhaus and White for their help and comfort. The family of Clark Ray.
Card of thanks: We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their cards and floral offerings, food and help they so generously gave; also the Sauk County Hospital and Home employees for their thoughtfulness; also Reverend Gelhaus and White for their comforting words during the loss of our father and grandfather. Mrs. Bertha Van Wormer and Karen. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Delores B. Reuter
BARABOO - Dolores Betty Reuter, age 74, of Baraboo, passed away on Friday evening, Sept. 26, 2003, at her home. Dolores, the daughter of Roman and Ann (Bayer) Schoenmann, was born on July 22, 1929, in Plain. Having been raised in Plain, she attended St. Luke's Catholic Church and School. Dolores had been employed as a switchboard operator in Spring Green when she met her future husband, Edwin Reuter. They were united in marriage on Oct. 12, 1949, at St. John's Church in Spring Green. They moved to Baraboo in 1952, and have resided in their present home for the last 44 years. Dolores had also once been a library aide at the Baraboo Senior High School, and more recently, had thoroughly enjoyed being the "demo lady" at Darrow's. She was prou d to have conquered a bout with breast cancer in 1994. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. Dolores is survived by her loving husband of almost 54 years, Ed Reuter of Baraboo; 10 children, Pam (George) McDonald of Madison, Patti (Jim) Pederson of Freeport, Fla., Dennis (Lynette) Reuter of Prairie du Sac, Michael (Jenny) Reuter of Madison, Peggy (Kirk) Garoutte of Anchorage, Alaska, Penny Young of Anchorage, Jill Walls of Madison, Jan Reuter (and friend, Jon Backeberg) of Reedsburg, Michelle Reuter of Madison, and Lisa (Dennis) Janke of Baraboo; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; her special cousins, Anita Bindl and Lorraine Lawrence; a brother-in-law, Gerald (Miriam) Reuter of Prosperity, S.C.; four sisters-in-law, Margie (Ray) Lease of Barneveld, Marie Reuter of Baraboo, Shirley Schmid of Waunakee, and Rosemary Herndon of Baraboo; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son-in-law, Tim Young; and two brothers-in-law, Verlyn Schmid and Red Herndon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Baraboo. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at St. Joseph's; and on Thursday, from 11 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church. The D of I will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. The Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo is assisting with arrangements. Dolores loved traveling and spending time socializing with her large family and host of friends, and entertaining them with her kazoo. [Wisconsin State Journal, 28 Sept 2003 - Submitted By Jim Honer]

Edwin H. Reuter
BARABOO, WI -- Edwin Henry Reuter, age 78, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2006, at St. Clare Hospital, after a battle with cancer, with many of his loving children at his side. Ed was born on Nov. 13, 1927, in Bear Valley, the son of Henry and Geraldine (Miller) Reuter. He graduated from Lone Rock High School in 1945 and from UW-Platteville in 1951 with a degree in teaching. From 1945 until 1947, Ed served with the U.S. Army in World War II as sergeant and PX store manager. He received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal in Japan. Ed was married to Dolores Schoenmann, the love of his life, on Oct. 12, 1949. Their marriage of 54 years was blessed with 10 children, Pam, Patti, Dennis, Mike, Peggy, Penny, Jill, Jan, Michelle and Lisa. Dolores, who preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 2003, was the calming influence in his life and was significantly responsible for Ed's many accomplishments. Ed taught agriculture at Ithaca High School in Richland County from 1951 until 1952. He then began a 33 year career in agricultural lending with Production Credit Association in Baraboo. After retiring from PCA, Ed began a new career when he started his own tax business, serving many of his farming friends until he sold the business in 2003. Ed further spent 22 years with Baraboo Mutual Insurance, served nine years on the Sauk County Fair Board, and was Chairman of the Wisconsin High School Rodeo for six years. Ed received numerous awards throughout his distinguished career that include: Meritorious Service from the Mutual Insurance Companies, Honorary Chapter Farmer from FFA, Life Membership Award in the Dairy Shrine Club, Tax Program Specialist from the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of St. Paul, and Honorary Life Membership Award from the Sauk County Young and Adult Farmer's Club. Ed has been a long time member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo and served with the Knights of Columbus. Ed also enjoyed his lifelong membership with the Baraboo Elk's Lodge. He is survived by 10 children, Pam (George) McDonald of Madison, Patti (Jim) Pederson of Freeport, Fla., Dennis (Lynette) Reuter of Prairie du Sac, Michael (Jenny) Reuter of Madison, Peggy (Kirk) Garoutte of Anchorage, Alaska, Penny Young of Anchorage, Alaska, Jill Walls of Madison, Jan Reuter (Jon Backeberg) of Reedsburg, Michelle Reuter of Baraboo, and Lisa (Dennis) Janke of Baraboo; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margie (Ray) Lease of Barneveld, Shirley Schmid of Waunakee, and Rosemary Herndon of Baraboo; a brother, Gerald (Mariam) Reuter of Prosperity, S.C.; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends. In addition to his wife, Dolores, Ed was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marie; three brothers-in-law, Verlyn Schmid, Red Herndon, and Milfred Robson; and his son-in-law, Tim Young. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2006, at ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Baraboo, with Father Larry Bakke officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery where military rites will be conducted. Friends may call on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the REDLIN FUNERAL HOME, 401 Madison Ave., in Baraboo; and at the church on Thursday, from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Clare Hospice Center. Ed will be missed greatly, but as you drive by the Fairgrounds, a well-manicured farm, a perfectly planted cornfield, or hear a distant organ playing your favorite song, his memory will live with us all. [Wisconsin State Journal, 26 Mar 2006 - Submitted By Jim Honer]

Penny Louise Reuter-Young
Penny Louise Reuter-Young, age 53, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in her home in Anchorage, Alaska. Penny was born April 20, 1958, at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo, to Edwin and Dolores Reuter. She was a student at St. Joseph's Catholic School. Penny and her brothers and sisters were always involved in 4-H and other Sauk County Fair activities. She went on to graduate from the Baraboo Senior High School, class of 1976. Penny made Baraboo her home, when she started working at the Thunderbird Lanes that landed her then dream job. She loved the bowling leagues and was named the ugliest bartender one year while working there. She then decided to move to North Freedom where she worked for many years tending bar at Stebblers and then at the Freedom Inn, owned by Jim and Linda. Penny pursued her next job in Fond du Lac at Prange Way working in the outdoor department until she moved on in 1993.
She began planning a vacation to the last frontier of Alaska where she continued on to travel to that great state. After a six week vacation, she decided to make Alaska her home. That is where she met and later married Sgt. Timothy Young of Anchorage, Alaska, until his death on Sept. 18, 2002. Her first job in Anchorage was at the Carr's Safeway grocery chain where she was a lead checkout clerk. She then moved to the floral department where she stayed for 10 happy years. It was years later when she met the love of her life, Mitch McNamee, formally of Bakersfield, Calif. She and Mitch loved to go camping at Portage Glacier and mountain biking all around the area. Nothing made her happier than to spend time in the great outdoors with him. His sense of humor and wit made her life so enjoyable. She was at her best with him. She and Mitch have been together for eight loving years. After pursuing a career as a floral arranger, she then moved on to Muffy's Magical Garden where she found her calling of arranging and delivering flowers to the local residents. She thoroughly enjoyed her job at the flower shop at Elmendorf Air Force Base. Her part time career interest was as a dental assistant, juggling work and her classes at the dental school in Anchorage. She held odd jobs like light housekeeping at Susitna Energy Systems and at the State of Alaska tie-down office in Anchorage. Penny worked as much as she could until she took on the challenge of chemotherapy that made her slow down for the many months while she battled this terrible disease.
Penny was a member of St. Patrick's Parish in Anchorage, Alaska. Deacon Felix Maguire was her mentor and came to visit her in the hospital during her fight with cancer. A special mass was said in Penny's honor on July 3, 2011, at the church. Penny had the power of faith in her, so you know she made peace with herself before her passing. Before her journey back home, with family accompanying her, Deacon Felix blessed her ashes and sent her home to spend her final resting place in Baraboo.
Penny is survived by her longtime boyfriend, Mitchell McNamee of Anchorage, Alaska; her siblings, Pam (George) McDonald of Madison, Patti (Jim) Pederson of Freeport, Fla., Dennis (Lynn) Reuter of Prairie du Sac, Michael (Jenny) Reuter of Madison, Peggy (Kirk) Garoutte of Anchorage, Alaska, Jill Walls of Madison, Jan (Jon) Backeburg of Reedsburg, Michelle Reuter of Baraboo, and Lisa (Dennis) Janke of Baraboo; aunt and godmother, Shirley Schmid of Waunakee; aunt, Rosemary Herndon of Baraboo; aunt and uncle, Margie and Ray Lease of Barneveld; aunt, Miriam of Prosperity, S.C.; many, many wonderful cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives; and too many friends to list. In addition to her late husband, Sgt. Timothy Young; Penny was preceded in death by her wonderful parents, Edwin and Dolores Reuter; aunt, Marie Reuter; and uncles, Verlyn Schmid, Red Herndon, Milfred Robson and Gerald Reuter.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at 11 a.m. at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH in Baraboo with a Christian burial to follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday at church. Penny's family invites all who loved her to join them at the Reuter family farm on Hwy 113. Penny will be sorely missed. She had that great laugh, a very loud whistle and all the memories, laughter and love are the treasures that we will keep forever. Let those good memories play over and over in your heart. "Bless our sister with Your Love and keep her in Your care. She deserves the best you know, so please Lord, if you would; fill her days with happiness and everything that's good." [Wisconsin State Journal, 17 July 2011 - Submitted By: Jim Honer]

Charles Rich
Faulkton, S. D., July 5. – Charles Rich, a farmer and one of the original homesteaders of Faulk county, died very suddenly Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock of heart failure. He is survived by his wife and two children. His funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the state home and the body was shipped to Baraboo, Wis., for internment. He was a prominent Mason and the funeral services were attended by the Masonic order in a body. That body was accompanied by his family and a Masonic escort to Baraboo. [Aberdeen American SD (6 July 1912) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Carl Richolson
Winter Haven, Florida: Carl "Ron" Richolson, age 63, of Winter Haven, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Winter Haven Hospital. He graduated from Prairie du Sac High School and UW-Platteville. He lived in Madison and moved to Winter Haven in 1977.He served in the Army National Guard. He is survived by his wife, Rita C. Richolson of Winter Haven; two sons, Leo M. Richolson of Orlando, and Gregory R. Richolson of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Renea Moyer of Okinawa, Japan; a brother, Melvin Richolson of Sauk City; three sisters, Shirley Parchem of Baraboo, Donna Zech of Prairie du Sac, and Dorothy Kuhnau of Sauk City; his mother Mabel Richolson of Sauk City; and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fred; and his father, Carl. A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at 10:30.am. at St. Dennis Catholic Church, 413 Dempsey Road, Madison, with visitation one hour prior to the service. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Mrs. Charles Risley
Baraboo, Wis., Nov. 21. – Mrs. Charles Risley, aged 40, died yesterday evening of peritonitis after a long illness. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (23 Nov. 1899) transcribed by FoFG]

Emma Rosenthal
REEDSBURG – Miss Emma Rosenthal, former resident of Reedsburg, died Thursday night at a Fond du Lac hospital shortly after an operation. The funeral was held in Reedsburg Sunday afternoon at the St. Peter’s Lutheran church. It was conducted by the Rev. Carl Schimmerer. Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Fred Rosenthal; her sister, Mrs. Arthur Thayer, Baraboo, and two brothers, Ewald Rosenthal, Reedsburg, and Reinhold Rosenthal, Columbus. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin) Wednesday, 25 May 1932; transcribed by MZ]

Ewald Rosenthal
REEDSBURG — The funeral of Ewald H. Rosenthal, 80, who died Saturday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Gant Funeral Home. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today. [Source: Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) Monday, 20 December 1971; transcribed by MZ]

Mrs. John Rosenthal
REEDSBURG—Mrs. John Rosenthal died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul Tilker, Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Tilker, Madison, came Sunday to attend the confirmation at St. John's Lutheran church Sunday. William Rosenthal, West Allis, was called here by the death of his mother, Mrs. John Rosenthal. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin) Sunday, 3 May 1931; transcribed by MZ]

Reinhold F. Rosenthal
COLUMBUS – Reinhold F. Rosenthal, 74, died Thursday in a Columbus hospital of an apparent heart attack. Born at Reedsburg, Mr. Rosenthal moved to Columbus in 1932. He was employed as a sheet metal worker at the Columbus Hardware Store until retiring nine years ago. He was a World War I veteran. He was a past commander of the American Legion Post and was the first commander of The World War I Barracks. He also was a member of Zion Lutheran Church here. Surviving are his wife; the former Rena Brandt; a son, Eugene, Lake Mills; a daughter, Mrs. Billy J. Adkins, Columbus; a brother, Ewald, Reedsburg; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Thayer, Baraboo, and five grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the church. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zeidler Funeral Home here. [Source: Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) Friday, November 22, 1968; transcribed by MZ]

David Sansum
Word was received here this week by John Martindale, telling of the tragic accident that befell David Sansum, father of Mrs. Rose Martindale and Mrs. Margaret Engelking, a former school teacher at Thomson. The letter from Mr. Martindale follows:
Baraboo, Wis. (July 25, 1932)
Dear folks:
Am late as usual in writing but this time I have a good excuse. We have had a sad accident, happened last Friday night, July 22, 1932 about 5 o’clock. David Sansum was struck by an auto and while he is still alive we hardly think he will last the night thru. He was crossing the cement highway after going to the Lyons store and a car came along, going like a bat out of Halifax, and they came together. He was taken to the hospital and they found his ribs broken, a cut on his skull and bruises all over his body; later it was found that he was hurt internally. We came up from Merrimack about 7:30 and he knew us but since then he has been in a semi-conscious condition and the doctor thinks there is no chance for him. Margaret is here and Will is on the road from California. The girls are all at the hospital now. Frances was here Saturday but went back to school Sunday evening. Will write more after we know the outcome. I was not much surprised for he has been very careless on the highway and about town.
We are all well as common and glad you are both feeling better. Have had another hot dry spell but it is cooler tonight and has rained a nice shower or two this evening and may rain some more before morning. Are your glads in blossom yet? They should be showing spikes about now. I have some nice dahlia blossoms but it has been too dry for them. Will not write much more tonight. I have Margaret’s boys, and Virginia and Imogene with me, and they are just going to bed. Ross just came in and there is not much change at the hospital. Will eave the letter open and add a line in the morning if there is any change. Good night and lots of love. Write when you can. - Ed.
News has since been received that Mr. Sansum died Monday night, July 25, 1932 and that funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 from the home of his daughter Mary, and from the Baraboo church at 10:30, with interment at that place. Surviving Mr. Sansum are the following children: Bill of Santa Barbara, California, Pearse of Baraboo, Rowland and John of California, Rose Martindale of Baraboo, Margaret Engelking of Mount Carroll, Mary Fellows of Baraboo, with whom he made his home and Harriett Schultz of Baraboo. (Source: Thomson Review (Thomson, Illinois) Thursday, July 28, 1932; submitted by Alice Horner, who adds this note: He was born in England in 1849 and immigrated to the United States in 1870, apparently with his brother Charles Henry Sansum, who lived with David Sansum and his family. He married Elizabeth Risley, who died in 1922. He is buried at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin.)

Elizabeth Sansum
Mrs. David Sansum of Baraboo, Wisconsin, mother of Mrs. Ed Martindale of Thomson, passed away at her home Friday morning, September 22, 1922 after an illness of several weeks duration, from heart disease. Mrs. Martindale, who had been at her bedside for the past two weeks, returned to Thomson last Thursday, her mother appearing to be improved but she was taken worse that evening and although Mrs. Martindale was immediately called, had answered the final summons before her daughter reached her. The funeral was held Sunday at Baraboo. She leaves her husband and a large family of children, all of whom are grown, to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. During her visits here she made many friends who extend their warmest sympathy to the sorrowing relatives. [Source: Daily Times Journal (Savanna, Illinois) Sept. 26, 1922; submitted by Alice Horner who adds this note: Mrs. David Sansum’s maiden name was Elizabeth Risley, and she was born in 1850, according to her listing at Findagrave.com. She is buried at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin. Her daughter, the Mrs. Ed Martindale referred to in the obituary, was Rose Elizabeth Martindale, whose husband’s full name was Thomas Edward Martindale. His parents were John Edward and Susannah [Frazier] Martindale of Thomson. Elizabeth [Risley] Sansum’s husband’s obituary leaves a detailed list of their children and where they lived.)

Marlene E. Schiffman
Marlene E. Schiffman, 63, Prairie du Sac, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital. She was born in Madison on June 14, 1937, the daughter of Henry and Erna (Hosig) Kuhnau. She was employed for many years at Central Wisconsin Center, retiring in 1996, and was also a licensed real estate broker. She enjoyed her grandchildren and supported and encouraged them in their pursuits. She was an avid Packer and Badger fan and also enjoyed traveling. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Sauk City, and the Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by: her father, Henry Kuhnau, Baraboo; her children, Kimberly (Dan) Edlund, Sun Prairie; Kristi (Mike) Nimmow, Prairie du Sac; Brenda Schiffman, Madison; Michael (Beth) Schiffman, Waunakee; six grandchildren, Matthew, Christopher and Sarah Edlund, Jessica and Melissa Bongard, Bryce Schiffman, a brother Ron (Nancy) Kuhnau, Rockford. She was preceded in death by: her mother, Erna Kuhnau. Funeral services were held at the First United Church of Christ, Sauk City, Saturday, January 13 with Pastor Robert Rieke officiating. Burial was in the Prairie du Sac Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family for Dr. DeGiovanni's Clinic in Haiti. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Florence E. Marklein Schmitz
BEAR VALLEY/ RICHLAND CENTER - Florence E. Schmitz, age 83, of Richland Center and formerly of Bear Valley, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Greenway Manor Nursing Home in Spring Green. Florence was born on June 23, 1928, the daughter of Herman and Erna (Willey) Marklein of Plain. She met her husband, Francis Schmitz at a dance. They were married on Oct. 12, 1948, and spent 55 years working hard together at the Schmitz Bear Valley Cheese Factory. After their retirement in 1987, they moved to Richland Center. Together they raised four sons and a daughter, Gerry (Alice) of Hawthorn Woods, Ill., Kathy (Wayne) Morgenthaler of Richland Center, Peter (Cindy) of Sun Prairie, Tom (April) of Spring Green and Dale (Mary) of Naperville, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Imelda (Don) Lins of Prairie du Sac, two sisters-in-law, Rita Marklein and Anne Marie Ring both of Spring Green; two brothers-in-law, Joseph (Catherine) Schmitz and Erwin (Lindy) Schmitz both of Bear Valley; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis; four brothers, Ray, Vincent, Larry and Lloyd; and two sisters, Viola Marklein and Laura Moran. Florence was known for her love of family, her deep faith, wonderful home-made bread and delicious "shipwreck". She had a great sense of humor, quick smile and enjoyed cross-stitching, crocheting and spending time in her huge beautiful rock garden. She endured over 15 years from a stroke with great dignity and strength without complaint. She gave her children good values and strong work ethics which are now her grandchildren’s. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Richland Center at 11 a.m. Father Roger Scheckel will officiate with burial in the St. Kilian’s Catholic Cemetery in Bear Valley at 2 p.m. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 23, 2012, at the STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME in Richland Center from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. where a scripture service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. A special thanks to Dr. Tom Richardson and the staff at Greenway Manor for their tender and loving care of Mom over the last seven years. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (23 Mar. 2012) Submitted by James A. Honer]

Ida Schuck
REEDSBURG – Ida A. Schuck age 91, died at the Snyder Nursing Home in Reedsburg where she was a patient for 3 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl in April 1, 1972. Mrs. Schuck is survived by three sons, Gerhart of Loganville, Lawrence of Loganville and Raymond of Reedsburg; a daughter, Viola, Mrs. Wilbert Koenig of Loganville; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rock Springs. Rev. H. Marcun Schwartz will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Friends may call at the Gant Funeral Home in Reedsburg after 3 p.m. on Friday. [Source: Madison Capital Times (Madison, Wis.) Thursday, 13 Apr. 1978; submitted by FoFG]

Harriett Schultz
Relatives have recently been received word of the death of Mrs. Louis Schultz, who made her home on a farm at Baraboo, Wisconsin. She was a sister of Mrs. Ed. Martindale of Baraboo and also of Mrs. Henry Engelking of Lanark. Death occurred from a heart attack as she was about to drive away from the beauty shop where she had just been a customer. She is survived by her husband, and one daughter, Imogene, who lives in Florida. [Source: Thomson Review, Thomson, Illinois Thursday, October 11, 1945; submitted by Alice Horner. (Alice Horner’s note: Her maiden name was Harriett Sansum, and she was born about March 1890 to David and Elizabeth [Risley] Sansum. I was unable to find her exact date of Harriett Schultz’s death. The sister married to Ed Martindale was Rose Elizabeth Sansum; Ed Martindale’s full name was Thomas Edward Martindale. Her sister married to Henry Engelking was Margaret S. Sansum.) ]

Diedrich G. Schweke
D. G. Schweke, 74, Reedsburg Merchant, Dies
REEDSBURG — D. G. Schweke, 74, merchant here, died at a Madison hospital Sunday following an Illness of four months, when he suffered a stroke. Mr. Schweke was a brother of Mrs. Emanuel Phillips, widow of the late governor. He is survived by the widow, two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Fuchs, Reedsburg; Mrs. George. Hoover, Chicago, a grandson, a brother, G. C., Reedsburg; two sisters, Mrs, Phillips, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Dora Hemer, California. Mr. Schweke at the time of his death conducted a ladies' ready-to wear and dry goods store which he opened with his son-in-law, Mr. Fuchs, four years ago. The store also has a large drug department. He had been in the merchandise business all his life, except for a period of 10 years. He was a member of the Municipal hospital board of trustees and vice-president of the Farmers & Merchants bank.Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon from St. Peter's Lutheran church, the Rev. L. Schneider officiating. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) Tuesday, 20 Apr. 1937; transcribed by Marla Schweke Zwakman]

Gustave C. Schweke
REEDSBURG — Services for Gustave C. Schweke, 85, retired merchant and lifelong resident of Reedsburg, will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. at his home and at 2 in St. Peter's Lutheran church, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Carl Schinnerer and the Rev. Albert Hemer, Mondovi, will officiate. The body will be taken to the home this afternoon from Bartlett funeral home. Mr. Schweke died Friday afternoon in his home, following a heart attack suffered 10 days previously. He had celebrated his 85th birthday Mar. 14. Survivors include two sons, Philipp and Rupert, both of Reedsburg; three daughters, Mrs. F. A. Sauger, Lake Delton, Mrs. H. F. Paddock, Balboa, Panama Canal Zone, and Mrs. John Hanifin, Reedsburg; eight grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. E. L. Philipp, Milwaukee, widow of the former governor of Wisconsin. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) Sunday, 27 Mar. 1949; transcribed by Marla Schweke Zwakman]

Mary Schweke
Mrs. D. G. Schweke REEDSBURG — Mrs. D. G. Schweke, 80, lifelong Reedsburg resident, died Friday in a Chicago hospital, where she had been visiting relatives. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Louis Fuchs, Reedsburg and Mrs. George Hoover, Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Pride, and Mrs. George King, both of Chicago, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:45 p. m. Monday in the Kant funeral home, Reedsburg, and at 2 in St. Peter’s Lutheran church The Rev. Carl Schimmerer Reedsburg, and Albert Hemer Mondovi, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) Sunday, 9 Jan. 1949; transcribed by Marla Schweke Zwakman]

Phillip R. Schweke
REEDSBURG — Phillip R. Schweke, age 91, died on Saturday, September 7, 1985, at a Madison hospital following a long illness. He was the owner and operator of the Big Store in Reedsburg until his retirement. He married Myrna Cahoon on April 22, 1935, in Baraboo. He is survived by his wife Myrna; a son, Phillip P. of La Crosse; a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Sally) Miller of Reedsburg; five grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Hanifin of Madison. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 on Wednesday, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Reverend Dennis Hipenbecker officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the Gant Funeral Home. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Monday, 9 Sept. 1985; transcribed by Marla Schweke Zwakman]

Robert A. Schweke
BARABOO – Robert A. Schweke, 30, Baraboo, stock broker associated with Bell and Farrell, Inc., Madison, was found dead in the garage of his home Tuesday. Dr. James Tibbitts, Reedsburg, Sauk county coroner, said he considered the death accidental and carbon monoxide poisoning was suspected. He added that investigation of the death is continuing.
Dr. Tibbitts is awaiting the results of laboratory tests. An autopsy conducted Tuesday did not reveal the cause or time of death, he said. The test results are not expected until early next week. Mr. Schweke was found dead about 9:30 a.m. by his wife. The coroner said Mr. Schweke had returned from a business trip to Madison late Monday night or early Tuesday. He said Mrs. Schweke was not sure whether her husband entered the house after putting his car in the garage. Mr. Schweke worked as a stock broker in New York for several years. He was a member of the Elks lodge in New York and also of the Musician’s union there. He was a member of Trinity Episcopalian Church in Baraboo. Born in Minneapolis, he grew up in Reedsburg and graduated from high school there in 1944. He was a navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Arthur, Paul, and Peter, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Schweke, Reedsburg. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Episcopal Church, Baraboo. Burial will be in St. Peter’s cemetery, Reedsburg. Friends may call at the Phelps funeral home, Reedsburg, from noon today until 11:30 a.m. Thursday. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) Wednesday, 28 Nov. 1956; transcribed by Marla Schweke Zwakman]

Rupert R. Schweke
Ex-Sauk Board Official Rupert Schweke Dies
REEDSBURG — Rupert R. Schweke, 75, a former member of the Sauk County Board, died Tuesday (May 18, 1971) in a hospital after a long illness. A lifelong Reedsburg resident, he was vice-president of the Schweke Brothers Corp., a department store, and served 24 years as county supervisor from Reedsburg's Second Ward. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion and the World War I Barracks. Surviving are his wife, Minnie; a brother, Phillipp, Reedsburg; three sisters, Mrs. Norma Sauger, Reedsburg; Mrs. Naomi Paddock and Mrs. Ruth Hanifin, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the United Methodist Church. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hammer Funeral Home. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) Wednesday, 19 May 1971; transcribed by Marla Schweke Zwakman]

Oscar William Shore
Oscar William Shore, the son of William and Melissa Shore was born October the first 1875 on a farm near Valton and grew to young manhood in this vicinity. He died Monday night, May 41st just as the clock struck half past one, being 62 years, 8 months and 29 days of age. On New Years Eve in 1898 he was married to Minnie Shaeffer. To this union were born four sons, Jasper,.... (the rest is missing) [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Hazel Sarah Small
Hazel Sarah Small, daughter of Ephraim and Edith Good Small, was born August 26, in Woodland township, where she lived until 1960 when she moved to the village of Ironton. She had been in failing health the past year, and passed away at the Reedsburg memorial hospital on Jan. 25, 1969 at the age of 69 years and 5 months. Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Pherbia Smothers of Mather, and brothers, Zimri Small of Reedsburg and Isaac Small of Ironton. Services were conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Ironton United Methodist church with the Rev. Henderson and Eastman of Valton officiating. Burial was in the Valton cemetery. Pallbearers were: Ronald Mortimer, Walter Mortimer, Norman Jasper, Harvey Mortimer, Edward Straight, and Junior Good. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Francis E. Spurrier

Francis E. Spurrier was born May 23, 1883 in Woodland township, the son of John and Eliza Spurrier. On Dec. 23, 1910 he was married to Beatrice Bradley, a union that was blessed with three children. He was an employee of the Badger ordnance works when the powder plant was first built. He had also worked at the blacksmith shop in LaValle. He died Saturday, Feb. 8, in a local hospital after a long illness. Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, (Sylvia) Mrs. Arnold Schwartz, 436-5th St.; and (Delores) Mrs. Lyle Gudenschwager, LaValle; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Alice Stanley, Richland Center.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 10, in the Hammer funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Whitley, pastor of the Advent Christian church at LaValle, officiating, and burial was in Oak Lawn cemetery, LaValle. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Obed Lorenzo Steffens
Obed Lorenzo Steffens, son of Mary and Henry Steffens, was born in the town of Woodland, Dec. 17, 1894. On June 22, 1921, he was married to Hazel Mc Williams of LaValle. They operated the home farm in Woodland until the fall of 1959, when it was rented to a neighbor. In the spring of 1965, the farm was sold, but they kept their residence there until Oct. 1, when they moved to their new home in Reedsburg. The above farm was in the Steffens family for over 100 years.
He passed away after a short illness at the Reedsburg municipal hospital, Feb. 23 at the age of 71 years, two months and six days. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister. Survivors are his wife, Hazel; and two sisters, Mrs. Leona Piehl, Valley City, N.D; (Hilda) Mrs. Harry Jordan, Wonewoc. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 25 in the Advent Christian church at LaValle. Rev. Kenneth Waggoner, pastor of the Advent church, and Rev. Robert Yauch, pastor of the Bible Baptist church at Reedsburg, officiated. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Maude Stickler
Maude Stickler was born Jan. 7, 1886, in Osceola, Ia., the daughter of Tom and Mathida Jackson. On Nov. 25, 1902, she was married to Edward Stickler. To this union seven children were born.
The family lived in the Reedsburg area the past 42 years, the last 23 of them at 911-4th St. They celebrated their 62^nd wedding anniversary Nov. 25, 1964.She passed away at the Reedsburg hospital May 8, 1967 after a lingering illness. Surviving are three sons, Gerald, Phoenix, Ariz.; Jack, Lebanon, Mo.; and Keith, three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Churchill, Waterford; Mrs. Mildred Watland, Albuquerque, N.Mex.; and Mrs. Lucille Strutz, Sheboygan; 31 grandchildren and 58 great grandchildren; one sister, Ruby, Albuquerque, N. Mex. One son, Bernard, preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Pythian Sisters, the Women's Relief corp. and the United Methodist church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 11 from the Gant funeral home with the Rev. Virgil Holmes pastor of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood cemetery. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Mrs. George Stopper
BARABOO – Mrs. George Stopper, 80, died Saturday night in her home at Baraboo. She was the mother of Vera Stopper, 109 W. Wilson st., Madison. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Catholic church, Baraboo. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Monday, 26 Sept. 1955; page 2; Lorraine Markee collection]

Marsena Temple
MAUSTON, Wis., April 24. – Marsena Temple died yesterday, after a short illness, in his 77th year. He was an early settler in this state, coming to Newport, Sauk county, in 1855. In 1860 he was elected to the legislature, and was draft commissioner for Sauk county during the war. He removed to Mauston in 1865, where he has since resided. He has frequently been elected to office, and was at the time of his death justice of the peace and chairman of the county board of supervisors. Mr. Temple was married to Miss Caroline P. Stillman, in Middlefield, N. Y., his native town, in 1840, where six children were born, all of who, and his wife survive him. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, 26 Apr. 1889; transcribed by FoFG]

Adeline Hintz Thomas
MADISON- Adeline Thomas, age 86, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2003. She was born on Oct. 30, 1916, in the Town of Freedom, Sauk County, the daughter of the late Edward and Ella (Driefke) Hinz. Adeline married Homer Thomas on Nov. 16, 1940. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1983. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Pearl Rohde. Adeline was employed by General Casualty Insurance from 1960 until her retirement in 1981. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton. Adeline enjoyed reading, word puzzles, and cross-stitching, but most of all, cherished the time spent with her family and close friends. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Rick) Paris of Colgate; two sons, Richard (Bonnie) of Middleton and Stuart (Lynn) of Verona; five grandchildren, Rick (Mary Beth) Thomas, Karen (Eric) Kreuser, Kevin, Kelly and Lisa Thomas; four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Emily and Zachary Thomas and Gannon Kreuser; her brother, Edward (Janice) Hinz of Reedsburg and other very special relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held at ST. LUKE'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2003. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2003, at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Avenue. (near Parmenter St.), Middleton and also on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Gunderson Funeral Home 608-221 5420 [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (6 July 2003) submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

A. G. Tuttle
Born at Watertown, Conn., December 30, 1814. Came to Wisconsin in 1846. Died at Baraboo, July 25, 1905. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1906) Wisconsin Necrology, page 141; transcribed by FoFG ]

David S. Vittum
1880 - Col. David S. Vittum died at Baraboo, April 10th, in the sixtieth year of his age. He was a native of New Hampshire, and had lived in Wisconsin over thirty years. He represented Sauk County in the State senate in 1853-54. He raised a company of cavalry at the beginning of the war, joining Barstow's Third Cavalry, serving till 1865, when he was mustered out as lieutenant-colonel. He was grand treasurer of the Masonic order in the State, and was a prominent and wealthy citizen. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 460; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Floy U. Waddell
Baraboo - Floy U. Waddell, 87, of Baraboo, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 1993.Mrs. Waddell, the daughter of Ellsworth and Bessie Thomas was born on Nov. 22, 1905 in Vernon County, Wisconsin. She had been a longtime resident of the Baraboo area. After graduation from Baraboo High School, Floy attended Reedsburg Normal Teachers College in the early 1920s. She taught for several years in rural schools, until her marriage to Arthur Waddell in November of 1927. Arthur, an electrician, and Floy were owners and operators of the Waddell Refrigeration Co. in Baraboo until their retirement. Floy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Baraboo, the Retired Teachers Association, and a past member of the Phthain Sisters.
Survivors include six children:Gordon (Betty) Waddell of Verona, Joan (Walter) Leudtke of Janesville, Patricia Gage of Baraboo, Janice (Frankie) Kallian of Mauston, Neil (Millie) Waddell of Stoughton, Mary (Jerry) Alexander of Baraboo; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur on May 20, 1977, her son Arthur Jr. on March 24, 1991, one grandson Thomas Kallian, one brother and one sister. She is also survived by one brother Leslie Thomas, and three sisters: May Baer, Frantie Jessie, and Elsie Barker. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 1993 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Baraboo with Pastor David Hutchens officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Gordon F. Waddell
Verona-- Gordon F. Waddell, age 65, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 1995 at St. Mary's Care Center after a courageous battle with malignant melanoma. He was born on July 18, 1930, in Baraboo, the son of Arthur and Floy (Thomas) Waddell. He married the former Betty Sobek in September 10, 1951, in Madison. He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church. Gordon served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 until 1953 and was a member of the Oregon -- Brooklyn VFW Post #10272.He worked a number of years for Borden's Dairy and retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1990 after 30 years of service. Gordon was an avid gardener and garage saler. In addition to his wife Bett, he is survived by a daughter, Susan Neff (Peter Halsey) of Verona; two sons, Bruce (Lora) of Cottage Grove and Brett (Heather Peterson) of Madison; two granddaughters, his huggers, Maren and Alicia of Cottage Grove; four sisters, Joan (Walter) Luedtke of Janesville, Pat Gage of Baraboo, Janice (Frank) Kallian of Mauston and Mary (Jerry) Alexander of Baraboo; a brother Neil (Millie) of Lake Mills; a sister in law, Jean Waddell of Baraboo and his mother-in-law, Helen Sobek of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Arthur Jr. in1991.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 1995 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 301 North Main Street, Verona with the Reverend Delbert Schmelzer officiating. Burial will follow in St. Andrews Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday evening, December 5, 1995 at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Joyce-Verona Funeral Home, 118 North Franklin Street, Verona, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The family wishes to thank Dr. Frontiera and his staff at the Dean Clinic for their kindness and care. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Blanche Ray Wade
Blanche Wade (nee Ray) was born Feb. 15, 1906, in LaValle to Clark and Emma Ray. On September 16, 1925 she was united in marriage to Harold Ray Wade. They lived in this area until 11 years ago when they moved to Mazomanie. She died Tuesday, Aug. 3 in a Madison hospital after a short illness.
Survivors are her husband; three daughters (Betty) Mrs. Edwin Schroeder of black Earth; (Marylu) Mrs. Verlin Klingaman of Whitewater; and Mrs. Bertha Wilk of Mazomanie; one son James of Madison; nine grandchildren; and a sister Mrs. Bertha Van Wormer of Reedsburg. One daughter and two grandsons preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Aug. 5, 1965 at the Ironton church. Rev. Donald Teasdale officiated. Burial was in the Lime Ridge cemetery. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

Retta Marie (Mortimer) Wallendal
Mrs. Retta Wallendal, 50, Baton Rouge, LA, formerly of the Valton area, died Feb. 17, 1972 in a New Orleans hospital following a two-week illness.
She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Effie Mortimer and was born April 28, 1921 in the Town of Woodland. She attended Wonewoc High School.
On August 19, 1938, she married Clarence Wallendal at Valton. They lived in several mid-west cities and spent the past 14 years in Baton Rouge. Mrs. Wallendal had worked as a practical nurse.
Surviving are her husband, Clarence; two daughters, Mrs. James Jessie, Rosemead, Cal.; and Mrs. Ronnie Lipsey, Baton Rouge, LA, one son Richard of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Mrs. Gerald Stickler, Topeka, Kan.; Mrs. Paul Kintz, LaValle; two brothers, Keith Mortimer, Phoenix, Ariz., John Mortimer, Wonewoc; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday Feb. 21 in the Thompson Funeral home, Wonewoc. Interment was inthe Valton cemetery, Rev. J. K. Peckham of the Wesleyan church officiated.
Pallbearers were: Walter Mortimer, Harvey Mortimer, Bob Zimmerman, Dennis Hauser, Harold Sosinsky, and Gail Jackson. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]

E. G. Wheeler
1880 - Judge E.G. Wheeler died at Yankton, sometime in July, aged sixty-eight years. He was a pioneer of Sauk County, Wisconsin, and was county judge in early times. He removed from Reedsburg to Yankton in 1874. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 465; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Sarah C. Williams
On Saturday evening, March 12th, Sarah C. Williams, the wife of Charles H. Williams of Baraboo, Wis., died at her home. She was born in St. Clairsville, October 28th, 1823, and was the eldest daughter of Benjamin and Johanna Thomas. Of ten brothers and sisters, only one brother, Wm. B. Thomas, of Baraboo, is surviving. The deceased was by birth a Quakeress. She was well known and highly esteemed in this place. At the time of her marriage, about 1850 she left here, going first to Cincinnati, and moving to Wisconsin in 1853. While she lived here, the family occupied the house which stood on the present site of Jepson's grocery. She is described as a model woman. Of vigorous mind, she held strong convictions on all subjects, and was charitable, kindly and sympathetic, cheering those who needed it, and doing good in a thousand unobtrusive ways. Besides her husband, three sons survive her. There being when she went to Baraboo, no church of the Society to which she belonged, she allied herself with the Unitarian Church, as being near to her own belief. The remains were interred at Milwaukee, Wis. [Belmont Chronicle. (St. Clairsville, Ohio), 24 March 1892]

Mrs. Major Williams
To Miss Kittie M. Crandall
Box 525 - Olympia, Washington.  
Baraboo, Wis, Mch. 1892
Dear Friends -- I drop you this postal to tell you of some news that will make you very sad.  Mrs. Major Williams died last evening at 6:30 of pneumonia, after an illness of about three weeks.  She was unconscious for about a week before she died, and at last passed peacefully away.  She will be buried Tuesday in Milwaukee.  Her sons Samuel and charles were with her.  Mack was unable to come.  Wm. Thomas also is here.  The Major has been very sick also, but is better.  This is a severe blow to him and I fear he will be down again when the excitement is over. However at present he appears to be bearing up bravely.  Sincerely Sarah A. Powers  [Transcribed from a letter To Miss Kittie M. Crandall from Sarah Powers]

Amos Willis
Prairie du Sac, Jan. 13. – Amos Willis, a prominent carpenter and builder and an old resident of this city, died today from a stroke of paralysis. He was 74 years of age. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 15 Jan. 1903; transcribed by FoFG]

Bertha Mitchell Woolever
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident
Bertha Mitchell Woolever, 74, died on Thursday at the home her daughter, Mrs. ...(unreadable) Apple, LaValle. She is survived by four children, Mrs. Rufus F. Wilz, Mrs. Apple, Maynard and George of Valton, and other relatives. The funeral was held on Saturday at 1 pm at the Apple home in LaValle, and at 2 pm at the Methodist church in Valton, with the Rev. G. M. Hahn officiating. Burial was in Oaks cemetery.


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Rupert R. Schweke
Ex-Sauk Board Official Rupert Schweke Dies
REEDSBURG — Rupert R. Schweke, 75, a former member of the Sauk County Board, died Tuesday (May 18, 1971) in a hospital after a long illness. A lifelong Reedsburg resident, he was vice-president of the Schweke Brothers Corp., a department store, and served 24 years as county supervisor from Reedsburg's Second Ward. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion and the World War I Barracks. Surviving are his wife, Minnie; a brother, Phillipp, Reedsburg; three sisters, Mrs. Norma Sauger, Reedsburg; Mrs. Naomi Paddock and Mrs. Ruth Hanifin, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the United Methodist Church. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hammer Funeral Home. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) Wednesday, 19 May 1971; transcribed by Marla Schweke Zwakman]


Oscar William Shore
Oscar William Shore, the son of William and Melissa Shore was born October the first 1875 on a farm near Valton and grew to young manhood in this vicinity. He died Monday night, May 41st just as the clock struck half past one, being 62 years, 8 months and 29 days of age. On New Years Eve in 1898 he was married to Minnie Shaeffer. To this union were born four sons, Jasper,.... (the rest is missing) [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]


Hazel Sarah Small
Hazel Sarah Small, daughter of Ephraim and Edith Good Small, was born August 26, in Woodland township, where she lived until 1960 when she moved to the village of Ironton. She had been in failing health the past year, and passed away at the Reedsburg memorial hospital on Jan. 25, 1969 at the age of 69 years and 5 months. Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Pherbia Smothers of Mather, and brothers, Zimri Small of Reedsburg and Isaac Small of Ironton. Services were conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Ironton United Methodist church with the Rev. Henderson and Eastman of Valton officiating. Burial was in the Valton cemetery. Pallbearers were: Ronald Mortimer, Walter Mortimer, Norman Jasper, Harvey Mortimer, Edward Straight, and Junior Good. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]


Francis E. Spurrier
Francis E. Spurrier was born May 23, 1883 in Woodland township, the son of John and Eliza Spurrier. On Dec. 23, 1910 he was married to Beatrice Bradley, a union that was blessed with three children. He was an employee of the Badger ordnance works when the powder plant was first built. He had also worked at the blacksmith shop in LaValle. He died Saturday, Feb. 8, in a local hospital after a long illness. Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, (Sylvia) Mrs. Arnold Schwartz, 436-5th St.; and (Delores) Mrs. Lyle Gudenschwager, LaValle; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Alice Stanley, Richland Center.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 10, in the Hammer funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Whitley, pastor of the Advent Christian church at LaValle, officiating, and burial was in Oak Lawn cemetery, LaValle. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]


Obed Lorenzo Steffens
Obed Lorenzo Steffens, son of Mary and Henry Steffens, was born in the town of Woodland, Dec. 17, 1894. On June 22, 1921, he was married to Hazel Mc Williams of LaValle. They operated the home farm in Woodland until the fall of 1959, when it was rented to a neighbor. In the spring of 1965, the farm was sold, but they kept their residence there until Oct. 1, when they moved to their new home in Reedsburg. The above farm was in the Steffens family for over 100 years.
He passed away after a short illness at the Reedsburg municipal hospital, Feb. 23 at the age of 71 years, two months and six days. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister. Survivors are his wife, Hazel; and two sisters, Mrs. Leona Piehl, Valley City, N.D; (Hilda) Mrs. Harry Jordan, Wonewoc. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 25 in the Advent Christian church at LaValle. Rev. Kenneth Waggoner, pastor of the Advent church, and Rev. Robert Yauch, pastor of the Bible Baptist church at Reedsburg, officiated. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]


Maude Stickler
Maude Stickler was born Jan. 7, 1886, in Osceola, Ia., the daughter of Tom and Mathida Jackson. On Nov. 25, 1902, she was married to Edward Stickler. To this union seven children were born.
The family lived in the Reedsburg area the past 42 years, the last 23 of them at 911-4th St. They celebrated their 62^nd wedding anniversary Nov. 25, 1964.She passed away at the Reedsburg hospital May 8, 1967 after a lingering illness. Surviving are three sons, Gerald, Phoenix, Ariz.; Jack, Lebanon, Mo.; and Keith, three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Churchill, Waterford; Mrs. Mildred Watland, Albuquerque, N.Mex.; and Mrs. Lucille Strutz, Sheboygan; 31 grandchildren and 58 great grandchildren; one sister, Ruby, Albuquerque, N. Mex. One son, Bernard, preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Pythian Sisters, the Women's Relief corp. and the United Methodist church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 11 from the Gant funeral home with the Rev. Virgil Holmes pastor of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood cemetery. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]


Mrs. George Stopper
BARABOO – Mrs. George Stopper, 80, died Saturday night in her home at Baraboo. She was the mother of Vera Stopper, 109 W. Wilson st., Madison. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Catholic church, Baraboo. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Monday, 26 Sept. 1955; page 2; Lorraine Markee collection]


Marsena Temple
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, 26 Apr. 1889; transcribed by FoFG mz

MAUSTON, Wis., April 24. – Marsena Temple died yesterday, after a short illness, in his 77th year. He was an early settler in this state, coming to Newport, Sauk county, in 1855. In 1860 he was elected to the legislature, and was draft commissioner for Sauk county during the war. He removed to Mauston in 1865, where he has since resided. He has frequently been elected to office, and was at the time of his death justice of the peace and chairman of the county board of supervisors. Mr. Temple was married to Miss Caroline P. Stillman, in Middlefield, N. Y., his native town, in 1840, where six children were born, all of who, and his wife survive him.


Adeline Hintz Thomas
MADISON- Adeline Thomas, age 86, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2003. She was born on Oct. 30, 1916, in the Town of Freedom, Sauk County, the daughter of the late Edward and Ella (Driefke) Hinz. Adeline married Homer Thomas on Nov. 16, 1940. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1983. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Pearl Rohde. Adeline was employed by General Casualty Insurance from 1960 until her retirement in 1981. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton. Adeline enjoyed reading, word puzzles, and cross-stitching, but most of all, cherished the time spent with her family and close friends. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Rick) Paris of Colgate; two sons, Richard (Bonnie) of Middleton and Stuart (Lynn) of Verona; five grandchildren, Rick (Mary Beth) Thomas, Karen (Eric) Kreuser, Kevin, Kelly and Lisa Thomas; four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Emily and Zachary Thomas and Gannon Kreuser; her brother, Edward (Janice) Hinz of Reedsburg and other very special relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held at ST. LUKE'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2003. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2003, at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Avenue. (near Parmenter St.), Middleton and also on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Gunderson Funeral Home 608-221 5420 [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (6 July 2003) submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]


A. G. Tuttle
Born at Watertown, Conn., December 30, 1814. Came to Wisconsin in 1846. Died at Baraboo, July 25, 1905. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1906) Wisconsin Necrology, page 141; transcribed by FoFG ]


David S. Vittum
1880 - Col. David S. Vittum died at Baraboo, April 10th, in the sixtieth year of his age. He was a native of New Hampshire, and had lived in Wisconsin over thirty years. He represented Sauk County in the State senate in 1853-54. He raised a company of cavalry at the beginning of the war, joining Barstow's Third Cavalry, serving till 1865, when he was mustered out as lieutenant-colonel. He was grand treasurer of the Masonic order in the State, and was a prominent and wealthy citizen. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 460; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]


Floy U. Waddell
Baraboo - Floy U. Waddell, 87, of Baraboo, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 1993.Mrs. Waddell, the daughter of Ellsworth and Bessie Thomas was born on Nov. 22, 1905 in Vernon County, Wisconsin. She had been a longtime resident of the Baraboo area. After graduation from Baraboo High School, Floy attended Reedsburg Normal Teachers College in the early 1920s. She taught for several years in rural schools, until her marriage to Arthur Waddell in November of 1927. Arthur, an electrician, and Floy were owners and operators of the Waddell Refrigeration Co. in Baraboo until their retirement. Floy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Baraboo, the Retired Teachers Association, and a past member of the Phthain Sisters.
Survivors include six children:Gordon (Betty) Waddell of Verona, Joan (Walter) Leudtke of Janesville, Patricia Gage of Baraboo, Janice (Frankie) Kallian of Mauston, Neil (Millie) Waddell of Stoughton, Mary (Jerry) Alexander of Baraboo; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur on May 20, 1977, her son Arthur Jr. on March 24, 1991, one grandson Thomas Kallian, one brother and one sister. She is also survived by one brother Leslie Thomas, and three sisters: May Baer, Frantie Jessie, and Elsie Barker. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 1993 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Baraboo with Pastor David Hutchens officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]


Gordon F. Waddell
Verona-- Gordon F. Waddell, age 65, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 1995 at St. Mary's Care Center after a courageous battle with malignant melanoma. He was born on July 18, 1930, in Baraboo, the son of Arthur and Floy (Thomas) Waddell. He married the former Betty Sobek in September 10, 1951, in Madison. He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church. Gordon served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 until 1953 and was a member of the Oregon -- Brooklyn VFW Post #10272.He worked a number of years for Borden's Dairy and retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1990 after 30 years of service. Gordon was an avid gardener and garage saler. In addition to his wife Bett, he is survived by a daughter, Susan Neff (Peter Halsey) of Verona; two sons, Bruce (Lora) of Cottage Grove and Brett (Heather Peterson) of Madison; two granddaughters, his huggers, Maren and Alicia of Cottage Grove; four sisters, Joan (Walter) Luedtke of Janesville, Pat Gage of Baraboo, Janice (Frank) Kallian of Mauston and Mary (Jerry) Alexander of Baraboo; a brother Neil (Millie) of Lake Mills; a sister in law, Jean Waddell of Baraboo and his mother-in-law, Helen Sobek of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Arthur Jr. in1991.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 1995 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 301 North Main Street, Verona with the Reverend Delbert Schmelzer officiating. Burial will follow in St. Andrews Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday evening, December 5, 1995 at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Joyce-Verona Funeral Home, 118 North Franklin Street, Verona, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The family wishes to thank Dr. Frontiera and his staff at the Dean Clinic for their kindness and care. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]


Blanche Ray Wade
Blanche Wade (nee Ray) was born Feb. 15, 1906, in LaValle to Clark and Emma Ray. On September 16, 1925 she was united in marriage to Harold Ray Wade. They lived in this area until 11 years ago when they moved to Mazomanie. She died Tuesday, Aug. 3 in a Madison hospital after a short illness.
Survivors are her husband; three daughters (Betty) Mrs. Edwin Schroeder of black Earth; (Marylu) Mrs. Verlin Klingaman of Whitewater; and Mrs. Bertha Wilk of Mazomanie; one son James of Madison; nine grandchildren; and a sister Mrs. Bertha Van Wormer of Reedsburg. One daughter and two grandsons preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Aug. 5, 1965 at the Ironton church. Rev. Donald Teasdale officiated. Burial was in the Lime Ridge cemetery. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]


Retta Marie (Mortimer) Wallendal
Mrs. Retta Wallendal, 50, Baton Rouge, LA, formerly of the Valton area, died Feb. 17, 1972 in a New Orleans hospital following a two-week illness.
She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Effie Mortimer and was born April 28, 1921 in the Town of Woodland. She attended Wonewoc High School.
On August 19, 1938, she married Clarence Wallendal at Valton. They lived in several mid-west cities and spent the past 14 years in Baton Rouge. Mrs. Wallendal had worked as a practical nurse.
Surviving are her husband, Clarence; two daughters, Mrs. James Jessie, Rosemead, Cal.; and Mrs. Ronnie Lipsey, Baton Rouge, LA, one son Richard of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Mrs. Gerald Stickler, Topeka, Kan.; Mrs. Paul Kintz, LaValle; two brothers, Keith Mortimer, Phoenix, Ariz., John Mortimer, Wonewoc; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday Feb. 21 in the Thompson Funeral home, Wonewoc. Interment was inthe Valton cemetery, Rev. J. K. Peckham of the Wesleyan church officiated.
Pallbearers were: Walter Mortimer, Harvey Mortimer, Bob Zimmerman, Dennis Hauser, Harold Sosinsky, and Gail Jackson. [Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident]


E. G. Wheeler
1880 - Judge E.G. Wheeler died at Yankton, sometime in July, aged sixty-eight years. He was a pioneer of Sauk County, Wisconsin, and was county judge in early times. He removed from Reedsburg to Yankton in 1874. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 465; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]


Amos Willis
Prairie du Sac, Jan. 13. – Amos Willis, a prominent carpenter and builder and an old resident of this city, died today from a stroke of paralysis. He was 74 years of age. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 15 Jan. 1903; transcribed by FoFG]


Bertha Mitchell Woolever
Source: newspaper unknown; submitted by Jeanne Wallendal Jessie, former Sauk County, Wisconsin resident
Bertha Mitchell Woolever, 74, died on Thursday at the home her daughter, Mrs. ...(unreadable) Apple, LaValle. She is survived by four children, Mrs. Rufus F. Wilz, Mrs. Apple, Maynard and George of Valton, and other relatives. The funeral was held on Saturday at 1 pm at the Apple home in LaValle, and at 2 pm at the Methodist church in Valton, with the Rev. G. M. Hahn officiating. Burial was in Oaks cemetery.


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