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Waushara County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices

Alonzo B. Ayers
Died, In Auroville, Wis., Alonzo B. Ayers, after an illness of three weeks. [Source: The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) Wednesday, 27 Apr. 1864; transcribed by JD]

Milton L. Baumgartner
Milton L. Baumgartner, 80, of Plainfield passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 26, 2006, at the Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Brooklyn, the son of Leslie and Oline (Rote) Baumgartner. He married Janice E. Patterson in 1947. She preceded him in death Nov. 14, 2004. Milton lived in the Brooklyn area until moving to Evansville in 1961. Upon retiring, Milton and his wife moved to the Plainfield area to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren. Milton was a custodian for many years at the Evansville Grade School until his retirement. He loved the outdoors, especially puttering around the yard and in the garden. He is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Randy VanHaren) Baumgartner of Plainfield; two grandchildren, Ben and Abby; his mother, Oline Baumgartner of Madison; and one sister, Margie (Willard) Knott of Verona. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife, Janice, he was preceded in death by his father, Leslie; and sister, Mardel Casida. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. in the Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home, Plainfield. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. [Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sunday, 29 Oct. 2006; page 2A; Lorraine Markee collection, transcribed by MZ]

Henry Blair
Henry Blair, father of Leander Blair, died at the home of his son Monday morning March 5, 1906. Had he lived until the 13th of May next, he would have been 104 years of age. The funeral was held at the M. E. church Wednesday. An obituary has been promised for next week. [Source: The Wild Rose, Wild Rose, Wis. - Thursday March 15, 1906. Transcribed by L. Rodriguez]

Mrs. Chase
A Mrs. Chase, of Wautoma, Wisconsin, died lately, aged 16 years, 6 months and 10 days.  Mrs. C. was married about three years ago, and has left three little children to mourn a mother's loss - a sad commentary on the error of such early marriages.  Let parents beware, and girls take warning.  [The Southern Enterprise. volume (None), 21 June 1860] NOTE:  In other newspaper, the last name is spelled CASE.

Thomas Chittenden
Thomas Chittenden, son of Thomas J. Chittenden of Berlin, Wis., died in that city, April 20th, aged 77.  Mr. Chittenden was born in Williston Vt., on the 20th day of February 1791.  He was the only son of Noah Chittenden, who was the oldest son of Thomas Chittenden, the first Governor of Vermont.  He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1809.  He was a soldier in the war of 1812, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, and served during the war as Quartermaster of the 31st Regiment of the Vermont Infantry. [Green-Mountain Freeman. (Montpelier, Vt.), 06 May 1868]

Lillie Crandall
Plainfield, Wis., Sept. 8. – The funeral of Miss Lillie Crandell, daughter of John Crandell of this city, was held here yesterday. She was only 22 years old and died of quick consumption. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, Wis.) Thursday, 11 Sept. 1902; transcribed by FoFG]

Dehling (Infant)
Wautoma: The funeral for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Dehling of this village, who died here Saturday, was held in Frieden's German Lutheran church Monday, October 28, with Rev. E. G. Behm officiating. [Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 1 Nov. 1934]

Capt. David Evans
Capt. David Evans, of the United States revenue marine service, died at Berlin, Wis., of old age.  He had been retired a few months ago.  [The Princeton Union. (Princeton, Minn.), 31 Oct. 1895]

Eugene Fitzpatrick
A pedestrian killed in a Waushara County accident sent Wisconsin’s 1980 traffic fatality toll to 823, compared with 818 on this date last year. Eugene Fitzpatrick, 89, of Redgranite, was fatally injured when he was struck by a car Tuesday morning on Wisconsin 49 in front of his home. [Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 5 Nov. 1980; page 5; contributed by Lorraine Markee; transcribed by MZ]

Amanda Lee Hansen
Amanda Lee Hansen, 18, of Plainfield died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, as the result of a car crash in the town of Plainfield. Funeral arrangements are pending at Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home in Plainfield. [Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sunday, 13 Aug. 2006; page 2A; Lorraine Markee collection, transcribed by MZ]

Lester E. Hill
Lester E. Hill, 74, Plainfield, died unexpectedly at 4:20 p.m. Sunday at his home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Goult-Gasperic Funeral Home, Plainfield. The Rev. Edward M. Ketcham, Plainfield United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainfield Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Hill was born March 31, 1902, in Oakfield, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Viene C. Hill. He married Irene Wing on June 15, 1932, at Belvidere, Ill. He lived in Waukesha until moving to Plainfield about 29 years ago. He was a grocery store owner. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert, Plainfield, and John, McHenry, Ill.: two daughters, Mrs. David (Marian) Buckholt, Wautoma, and Mrs. James (Darlene) Vroman, Plainfield; one brother, Elwyn, Eagle; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Wrighton, Waukesha; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Hill was a member of the Grange. He was in the Unites State Navy from 1919 until 1922. [Source: Stevens Point Daily Journal (27 Apr. 1976) submitted by Diana Heser Morse]

Harmon Hoaglin
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Radley and Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hoaglin were notified Saturday evening of the death of Harmon Hoaglin father of Mrs. Radley and E. H. Hoaglin. The funeral was held at Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended. [Source: The Wild Rose, Wild Rose, Wis. - Thursday March 15, 1906. Transcribed by L. Rodriguez]

Mrs. Inda, the aged mother of Frank Inda, died at the home of Frank Korleski, Sunday, and was buried Tuesday, the burial taking place at Heffron. [Source: The Wild Rose, Wild Rose, Wis. - Thursday March 15, 1906. Transcribed by L. Rodriguez]

Jefferson B. Mitchell
ASHLAND, Wis., May 16. – Jefferson B. Mitchell died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. R. Prince. The deceased was a veteran of the civil war, belonging to Company I heavy artillery and a brother of United States Senator John Mitchell of Pennsylvania. The remains were taken to Plainfield, Wisconsin, this morning for burial. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 17 May 1903; Submitted by FoFG]

Morris Moriarty
Wautoma, Wis., April 5. – Morris Moriarty, aged 80, an old and respected resident of the town of Marion, died yesterday. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 6 Apr. 1899; transcribed by FoFG]

John Nowatny
Army Casualty:  Killed in Action:  John Nowatny, Wautoma, Wis. [Grand Forks Herald. (Grand Forks, N.D.), July 23, 1918]

L.M. Peterson
Marine Corps Casualty: Killed in Action: Pvt. L.M. Peterson, Berlin, Wis. [Grand Forks Herald. (Grand Forks, N.D.), 30 Dec. 1918]

Scott Harold Pockat
Graveside services for Scott Harold Pockat, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Pockat, Plainfield, who died Sunday at Wild Rose Hospital, will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Plainfield Cemetery. The Rev. Harold Gray will officiate. Scott was born March 25 at Wild Rose Hospital. Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, Perry and Curtis; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Spear, Plainfield, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bernard Pockat, Tigerton. [Source: Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis.) Monday, 28 Mar. 1966; transcribed by MZ]

R.L.D. Potter
Author of the Potter law
Ex-State Senator R.L.D. Potter, author of the famous Potter railroad law of 1873, since repealed, died yesterday at Berlin, Wis.  He was elected mayor of the city last spring. [Evening star. (Washington, D.C.), 03 Nov. 1893]

Reese E. Reese
Reese E. Reese, a pioneer resident and merchant of Berlin, Wis., died, aged 80 years.  [Evening Times-Republican. (Marshalltown, Iowa), 18 July 1901]

Glenn Stanley Simonson
Died of Wounds - Wis., Wautoma - Private Glenn Stanley Simonson   [The Washington Times. (Washington [D.C.]), 21 Jan. 1919]

Frank Smazanke
Third Private Dead: Atlanta, Ga., Sept 26 - Frank Smazanke, private, Company C, Third Infantry, whose home is at Berlin, Wis., died at Fort McPherson today, of typhoid fever. [The Saint Paul Globe. (St. Paul, Minn.), 27 Sept. 1898]

John Waala
Wautoma, Wis., July 29. – The funeral of John Waala, of Wild Rose was held from his late residence yesterday. Deceased died Saturday evening after a long illness of typhoid pneumonia. He was a former hardware merchant of this village and had held the offices of town clerk and treasurer for a number of years. He is survived by a wife and several children. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 31 July 1902; transcribed by FoFG]

Valerie Ann Wilkins
Valerie (Val) Ann Wilkins, of Plainfield went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, as she was surrounded by numerous family members and friends at St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point. She was born Aug. 30, 1955, in Del Rio, Texas, to Byron and Marcella (Kortas) Goodwin. She married David H. Wilkins on May 29, 1977, in Plainfield. Val was a proud and loving mother and grandmother of five children, Ian (Jennifer Wilfahrt), Brooke (Daniel) Barker, Adam (Kasie Stroik), Rory, Tyler and her beloved granddaughter, Hailey Ann, daughter of Adam and Kasie. Val spent her free time in the kitchen, reading and nurturing family and friends. Val spent her life serving people in her career, as a friend and as a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Val is survived by eight brothers and sisters, Reinie (Gregg) Ruffalo, Ron Goodwin, Terry Goodwin, Wendy (John) Caves, Hal Goodwin, Tim (Donica) Goodwin, Tom (Mariah) Goodwin, and Pat (Julie) Goodwin; and four in-laws, Cristi (Al) Johnson, Curt (Sue) Wilkins, Miles (Lynn) Wilkins and Peter Wilkins. She is further survived by 33 nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. A visitation at Leikness and Stahl Funeral Home, Plainfield will be held Friday Nov. 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Hancock Weslyan Church with Pastor Al Spitler officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. through the time of service. Burial will be in Plainfield Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at the Hancock Community Center from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Pastor Gary Zacharias sharing during dinner. [Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sunday, 29 Oct. 2006; page 2A; Lorraine Markee collection, transcribed by MZ]


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