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Arleen Oestreicher

August 27, 2016

Arleen A. Oestreicher passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 5, 1930 to Ben and Elvina (Blaska) Blaschka. She graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1948 and was looking forward to her 68th Class Reunion next month. On April 15, 1950 Arleen married Louis Oestreicher Jr. While living in Watertown, Arleen was employed at Steinhorst's Egg Factory,...
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Jo Ann Godwin

August 23, 2016

Jo Ann Godwin, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Kindred Hearts in Sun Prairie. She was born in Madison on January 20, 1939 and was the daughter of George and Bessie (Anderson) Brown. Jo Ann worked for many years for the State of Wisconsin. She was a member of the Christ Fellowship Church. She is survived by her 2 children, Jennifer (Dale) Michaels of Greenville, S.C., Eric ...
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Marguerite Engleson

August 14, 2016

Marguerite (Peg) Resler Engleson passed away peacefully at age 88 on August 14, 2016. Peg was born to Emil and Katherine Resler on July 14, 1928 in Beloit, WI. She graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1946 and from Whitewater State College in 1950. In 1950 she married David Engleson, with whom she had four children – Richard (Nichoe), Catherine, Christine, and Michael (Kari). Peg is...
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Nicholas J. Oetzel

November 27, 1989 - August 7, 2016

Nicholas J. Oetzel, age 26, passed away on Sunday August 7, 2016 at home in Sun Prairie. He was born on November 27, 1989 in Madison to John and Susan (Weiss) Oetzel. Nick graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 2008. He completed a collision repair course at M.A.T.C which led to his job at Abra Auto Body. Nick was fortunate to have a very close group of friends. Nick is survived by his...
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Robert L. Seltzner

September 9, 1929 - August 7, 2016

Robert L. Seltzner, age 86, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Larson House in Columbus. He was born September 9, 1929 to Edward and Helen (Link) Seltzner in the Township of Bristol. He Married Elaine Derr on November 8, 1952 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. Robert was a lifetime member of St. Joseph's Parish in East Bristol. He enjoyed a lifetime of farming, going to farm...
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Marvin A. Frydenlund

November 23, 1927 - August 5, 2016

Marvin A. Frydenlund, age 88, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare in Janesville. He was born on November 23, 1927 in the Town of Burke-Token Creek to Alfred and Ester (Brumm) Frydenlund. He married Ieleen Wolf on August 19, 1948 at Sacred Hearts Church. Marvin served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He also worked as a carpenter mainly in...
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Patricia Rigney-Finken

May 6, 1944 - July 23, 2016

Patricia Ann Rigney-Finken, age 72, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Sylvan Crossings at Chapel Valley in Fitchburg. She was born on May 6, 1944 in Marshfield and was the daughter of Elmer and Verna (Brandt) Rigney. She married Donald Finken on September 11, 1965. They were married until 1981. Patricia then married and divorced to Michael Stanley. She worked for Wisconsin Bell,...
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Elizabeth Betty Lubinsky

July 20, 2016

Elizabeth E. "Betty" Lubinsky, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born August 29, 1937 in Madison, to Melvin and Claire (Coffey) Hauge. She married Richard Lubinsky on August 26, 1988. Betty truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Whether it be hanging out with her boating friends at Picnic Point, hitting the links or Badger...
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Ellen M. Czygan

October 27, 1920 - July 18, 2016

Ellen Margarete Czygan (nee Reusse), age 95, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2016. She was born to Rudolf and Helena Reusse on October 27, 1920 in Bremen, Germany. She moved to the United States in 1947 after the birth of her daughter Barbara. She spent most of her time in Chicago where she was a sales associate in a furniture store. She enjoyed morning golf before work and shopping at her...
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Patricia Anders

July 10, 2016

Sun Prairie Patricia Ann Anders, age 83 of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin died peacefully on July 10, 2016, surrounded by family at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, WI. Pat was born April 13, 1933 to Lyle and Vera Curry in Waukesha, WI. She graduated from Waukesha High School in 1951 and married her high school sweetheart Ivan Anders that same year. They wed at the Mission of San Juan Capistrano,...
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Anita Belz

July 8, 2016

Anita B. Belz, age 96, died on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Nazareth Health and Rehabilitation Center in Stoughton, WI. She was born in Menominee, MI to Henry and Susie (Puterbaugh) Charlson and lived in NE Wisconsin throughout her childhood. In 1939 she married Vernon Belz. They had two children, a son Gerald and daughter Nancy. Vernon died in 1999 and Gerald in 1996. She is survived by her...
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Janice M. McFarlin

June 27, 1951 - July 3, 2016

Janice Marie McFarlin, age 65 passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016 in Hawaii after a long battle with cancer. She was born on June 27, 1951 in Chicago and was the daughter of Raymond and Rose (Guerra) Beran. She graduated from Schurz High School in Chicago, IL. She married Douglas McFarlin on August 29, 1970 in Rochester, MN. Janice enjoyed spending time with her dogs, shopping and traveling to...
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John Kroetz

July 1, 2016

John Kroetz, age 83, passed peacefully to his field of dreams on Friday, July 1, 2016. He was born on November 24, 1932 in Madison and was the son of Oliver and Meta (Kessler) Kroetz. He grew up on the east side of Madison and graduated from Sun Prairie High School. John met his love, Joan Batz, at a Groundhog Day Dance at Forester Hall in Sun Prairie. He and Joan had a great appreciation for...
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David Weisensel

June 29, 2016

David R. Weisensel, age 60, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. He was born July 23, 1955, the son of Russel and Mary Devine Weisensel. He is survived by his mother Mary, sisters Kathleen Schink of Potosi, Maureen (Tony) Kilian of New Richmond; brothers, Brian of Waterloo, Daniel (Jan Chapelle) of Sun Prairie and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by...
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Charles F. Ande

April 4, 1956 - June 27, 2016

Charles F. Ande, age 60, passed away on June 27, 2016 at his home in Sun Prairie. Charles was born on April 4, 1956 to Melvin and Retha (Rogers) Ande in West Palm Beach, FL. He married Linda Marick on October 10, 1992 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. Charles received his Bachelor of Science and Agriculture from The University of Florida in 1979, Masters of Science in 1981, and Doctorate...
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Georgia R. Kuhn

February 22, 1947 - June 11, 2016

Georgia R. Kuhn, age 69, passed away on June 11, 2016 from cancer. She was born February 22, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois to Carl A. and Elaine M. (Anderson) Johnson. Georgia and her family moved to Rockdale, Wisconsin in 1959 while she was in the 8th grade at Rockdale Graded School. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1964 and moved to Madison, Wisconsin where she met her husband...
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George Weisensel

May 31, 2016

George B. Weisensel, age 88, died on May 31, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in 1927 in Sun Prairie, the son of Leo and Catherine Weisensel. He attended Sacred Hearts grade school in Sun Prairie, and Sun Prairie High School, and completed welding and advanced welding courses at Madison Vocational and Adult Education School. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and...
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Duane B. Knorr

October 8, 1956 - May 31, 2016

Duane B. Knorr, age 59, died on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at his home in Dane. He was born on October 8, 1956 in Minnesota, and was the son of Earl and Velva (Bjerke) Knorr. Duane worked as a painter in the auto body business. He enjoyed hunting with his dogs, Otis and Alli, and watching sports. He is survived by his wife Ellen Fisk of 17 years; children, Chad Knorr, Danielle (Zach) Zilm,...
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Harlan Grove

May 28, 2016

Harlan C. Grove, age 92, died on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at his home. He was born on November 1, 1923 in the Town of Bristol and was the son of Christian and Helena (Quamme) Grove. Harlan married Gladys Schulz on September 21, 1946 in Milwaukee. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Asian Pacific Theatre during WWII. He was a life-time farmer and life-long member of Spring Prairie Lutheran Church....
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Henrietta Feuling

May 20, 2016

Henrietta M. Feuling, age 91, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center. She was born on May 1, 1925 in Marshall. She married Paul Feuling on July 27, 1946 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. She was a owner with husband of Metal Forms Construction Co. She survived by her children, Pauletta (Mark) Lindner of Merrimac, David (Marilyn) of Sun Prairie, Jane ...
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Dianne C. Olson

June 30, 1951 - May 16, 2016

Dianne C. Olson, age 64, passed away on Monday May 16, 2016 at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born on June 30, 1951 in Madison to John and Henrietta (Nolden) Kurt. She married William M. Olson on September 11, 1971 at St. Michaels Church in Dane. Dianne worked as a Team Coordinator at Cuna Mutual for 25 years, prior to that she worked for the Department of Justice, as well as the Department...
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Geraldine F. Cooper

June 18, 1927 - May 10, 2016

Geraldine ("Gerry") F. Cooper, age 88, passed away, with her husband and son present, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Waunakee Manor. She was born on June 18, 1927 to Louis and Frieda (Lintner) Sommer in the Town of Windsor. Gerry married Maurice Cooper on February 18, 1950 at Arlington United Methodist Church. Gerry graduated from DeForest High School in 1945. She worked as a teletype operator...
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Alan Gehrke

April 30, 2016

Alan Gehrke, age 43, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his home. He was born on November 22, 1972 in Madison and was the son of Gary Gehrke and Debra Williams. He married Julie Rolff on September 27, 1997 at Bristol Lutheran Church. Alan worked for the Concourse Hotel in Madison since 2004. In 2013 Alan was promoted to Night Audit Manager. Alan loved life. Making people...
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Joann Jordan

April 28, 2016

Joann G. Jordan, age 80, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on February 11, 1936 in Madison and was the daughter of John and Elinor (Stang) Dushack. She married Alvin Jordan Sr. on September 19, 1953 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. She is survived by her 11 children, Delores Hinman (Ray McElmurry), Deb (Greg) Weisensel, Denise Case, Sam...
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Bruce Ferris

April 27, 2016

Bruce Ferris, beloved brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, passed away at home April 27th. Bruce's stature was dwarfed only by his appetite for life. A voracious reader, fisherman, hunter, golf enthusiast, and devoted member of the Treige clan, Bruce's priority was his family. Bruce's gifts to this world extended beyond his holiday prime rib skills and knowledge of almost any subject served to...
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David Thompson

April 26, 2016

David Newell Thompson, Sr., age 52 of Madison, died on April 26, 2016 while vacationing in Jamaica with good friends. Dave suffered a stroke, and subsequent heart attack. Efforts to airlift him back to the U.S were unsuccessful. Dave, the son of Newell James Thompson and Anna (Shepherd) Thompson, was born on April 13, 1964 in Beloit. He attended grade school in Orfordville, middle school in...
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Darlene M. Weiglein

February 7, 1947 - April 20, 2016

Darlene M. Weiglein, age 69, passed away on April 20, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born February 7, 1947 in LeRoy, WI to Andrew and Barbara (Linden) Weiglein. Darlene is survived by her daughter Kristine (Todd) Heckl of Hustisford; and 2 grandchildren, Andrew and Allison. She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Ralph and Kenny Weiglein; and 1 sister Ruthie...
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Gregory Leroy Kreisler

April 3, 1941 - April 8, 2016

Gregory Leroy Kreisler, 75, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg after complications from a recent bout of pneumonia and a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. Greg was born April 3, 1941 in Madison, the youngest of five to Leroy and Nina (Thompson) Kreisler. He grew up in Monona and graduated from Monona High School in 1959. Upon graduation, Greg joined the US...
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Erma Sophia Koss

March 19, 1918 - April 8, 2016

Erma S. Koss age 98, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Sun Prairie Health Care Center. She was born on March 19, 1918, on a farm between Wonewoc and Hillsboro to Edward and Bertha (Miller) Santas. She was married to Victor Koss for 58 years. Erma worked in the spice department at Oscar Mayer for many years. She lived in Madison, Lake Sherwood, Sebring, FL, and Sun Prairie. Erma...
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Shelley Ann Meyer

March 29, 1969 - April 3, 2016

Shelley A. Meyer, age 47, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born on March 29, 1969 in Madison and was the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Derr) Green. Shelley graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1987. She worked for General Casualty and Royle Publishing. In 1988, Shelley was united in marriage to Jim Lee Meyer. Together they raised a wonderful...
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Donald J. Wollman, Jr.

September 11, 1950 - March 21, 2016

Donald J. Wollman Jr., age 65, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016 at his home. He was born on September 11, 1950 in Minneapolis to Donald and Geraldine (McGrath) Wollman. He married his wife Mary Lou Netka on October 23, 1970 in Minneapolis. Donald worked over 21 years as a Retail Counselor for Certco. He was also a lifelong Minnesota Viking fan. Donald is survived by his wife of 45...
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Eda Anna Hoffland

August 14, 1915 - March 16, 2016

Eda A. Hoffland, age 100, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Willows Nursing Home in Sun Prairie. She was born on August 14, 1915 in Madison to Anton and Anna (Schneller) Gassner. She married E. Milo Hoffland in 1937 in Iowa. She was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church in DeForest and current member of United Methodist Church in Sun Prairie. She was an avid Brewer and Packer...
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Joyce Lorraine Ellen Odell

September 13, 1928 - March 5, 2016

Joyce Lorraine Ellen (Horton) Odell, age 87, of Hayward and Sun Prairie, WI, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Madison. Joyce was born September 13, 1928 in St. Paul, MN to Anne Treleaven and Thomas Horton. Joyce graduated from St. Paul Central High School in 1946 and from the University of Minnesota in 1949. She then attended the Ancker School of Nursing in St. Paul. Following her passion for...
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Barbara Ann Young

October 6, 1936 - February 29, 2016

Barbara Ann (Belda) Young, age 79, died Monday, February 29, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Barb was born on October 6, 1936 in Windsor Township and was the daughter of Edmund and Bernice (Runde) Belda. She married William (Bill) Young on September 7, 1959 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. Barb was a proud graduate of the St. Mary's Hospital Nursing School in 1958. She practiced...
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Harvey Birkholz

February 26, 2016

Harvey G. Birkholz, age 82, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016 at his home. He was born the 13th of 14 children on January 4, 1934 in Wonewoc and was the son of Louis and Lela (Seflow) Birkholz. He was raised in Wisconsin Dells and played on the undefeated football team in High School. Harvey served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1954 to 1956 stationed in Alaska 60...
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William "Bill" Young

July 11, 1937 - February 23, 2016

William (Bill) L. Young, age 78, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Bill was born on July 11, 1937 in Reedsburg and was the son of Vernon and Dorothy (Osenroth) Young. He married Barbara Belda on September 7, 1959 at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. He then worked at Wolff Kubly & Hirsig, Weiss and...
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Doris M. Ziegler

March 12, 1928 - February 23, 2016

Doris M. Ziegler, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Hyland Park in Sun Prairie. She was born in Sibula, Iowa on March 12, 1928 and was the daughter of John and Mabel (Giddings) Lawrence. She worked for Dane County Clerk of Courts for many years. She is survived by her children, Sharon Martin of DeForest, Dan Ziegler, Linda Nellen, Connie Ziegler all of Sun Prairie; six...
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Pearl Mosier

February 17, 2016

Pearl M. Mosier, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at her home after a final sleepover with her sisters and surrounded by her family. She was born on January 6, 1951in Kankakee, IL and was the daughter of Joseph Jr. and Josephine (Tofari) Mosier. Pearl worked for over 39 years at the Sun Prairie Public Library. Pearl had great joys in her life. The 1st was her family and the...
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Ernest Skalitzky

December 30, 1940 - February 17, 2016

Ernest M. Skalitzky age 75, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the Lighthouse in Sun Prairie after a lengthy illness. He was born on December 30, 1940 to Valentine and Gertrude (Goff) Skalitzky in Watertown. He was raised in Waterloo, WI with sisters Rachel and Barbara who are deceased. Growing up Ernie was an avid rifle and pistol sharpshooter, and active in the Waterloo High School...
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James "Jimmer" L. Bedner

October 15, 1957 - February 14, 2016

James "Jimmer" L. Bedner, age 58, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 14, 2016. He was born on October 15, 1957 in Madison to Leo and Marguerite (Schmitt) Bedner. He grew up on the Bedner family farm in Sun Prairie where he created countless family memories. Jim worked for more than 40 years as an HVAC installer, the last 7 years working for Service Specialists. He married Jodi Murray...
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Cynthia Kay Grob

March 15, 1950 - February 7, 2016

Cynthia K. Grob, age 65, died on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born on March 15, 1950 in Madison to Bernard "Poppy" and Dorothy (Fredenberg) Wagner. She married Daniel Grob on March 4, 1972 at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie. Cynthia worked at the Wisconsin Porcelain for over 32 years. During her retirement she helped care for her mother and...
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Barbara Bobbie Holzem

January 30, 2016

Barbara "Bobbie" Holzem, age 90, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Oakwood East. She was born on July 21, 1925 in New London and was the daughter of Albert and Mary (Crain) Van Alstine. She married Claude Holzem on October 6, 1948 in New London. Bobbie was a Registered Nurse and worked at St. Vincent's in Green Bay, New London and St, Mary's in Wausau. She is survived by her 3...
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Donald Hayes

January 26, 2016

Donald Hayes, 88, died quietly on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at Heritage Assisted Living in Monona. He was born in Janesville on April 5th, 1927, to Vincent and Esther (Stone) Hayes. A 1949 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Don married Geraldine Hettig in Green Bay that same year. Don began his career in retail at J.C. Penney on Capitol Square while still at UW. He then worked at Penney...
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Gregory Dean Rust

December 14, 1957 - January 25, 2016

Gregory D. Rust, age 58, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 at his home in Sun Prairie following a 21 month battle with cancer. Greg was born on December 14, 1957 in Boscobel to Rodney and Elizabeth (Sanger) Rust. He married Theresa Doud in 1988 in Madison. Greg is survived by his wife Theresa; daughter Sage Rust; brothers, John (Patty) Rust, and Steve (Julie) Rust; sister Lisa Rust; and...
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Linda Ankomeus

January 23, 2016

Linda I. Ankomeus, age 72 left this world peacefully entering into eternal life after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on January 23, 2016 at UW Hospital. She was born on March 26, 1943 in Madison, the daughter of Robert and Florence (Bausch) Reed. She grew up in Cassville, lived and worked in Dubuque, Iowa and Madison, Wisconsin. Married to Ron Ankomeus for 34 years and lived in Las...
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Marie Catherine Matykowski

July 7, 1925 - January 4, 2016

Marie Catherine Matykowski, 90, died Monday, Jan 4, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Marie was born on July 7, 1925 in Racine and was the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Kressig) Mueller. She married Henry Matykowski on May 1, 1946. Marie spent most of her life raising 6 sons and working with Hank running Matty Oil Company and Matty's Discount Barn. Hank and Marie moved from Crivitz to...
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Lawrence Tonstad

January 3, 2016

Lawrence S. Tonstad, age 87 passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Kindred Hearts in Sun Prairie. He was born on September 29, 1928 in Hayward and was the son of Sigurd and Bernadine (Curd) Tonstad. He married Mary Davis on February 29, 1954. Larry served in the U.S. Army and worked over 30 years for the Post Office in Madison. He was a Packer and NASCAR fan, who also enjoyed crossword...
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Lois Renz

January 1, 2016

Lois J. Renz, age 83 passed away on Friday, January 1, 2016 at the Lighthouse in Sun Prairie. She was born on September 20, 1932 in Madison and was the daughter of Kenneth and Georgia (Helmenstein) Harvey. She married Francis Renz on December 29, 1951 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Lois was a graduate of the Whitewater College. She loved teaching elementary school for 30 years at Sacred...
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Martha D. Grove

May 31, 1925 - December 29, 2015

Martha D. Grove, age 90, died on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 in Columbus. She was born on May 31, 1925 in Cleveland, OH to Peter and Martha (Popovich) Wukovich. She married Clairmont Grove on October 5, 1985 in Madison. Martha enjoyed traveling and became a tour escort in her retirement. She toured Russia, Yugoslavia, Hawaii, the Caribbean and Alaska. She enjoyed gardening, especially her...
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Mary Devine

December 6, 2015

Mary Devine passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Mary was born in Lodi, WI. The youngest of six of the late George and Alice Skarda on October 13, 1930. She married her love Charles F. Devine on April 22, 1950. Married one month shy of 56 years together. He preceded her in death on March 23, 2006. Mary worked for Demco in Madison for 20 years. Neuendorf Transportation for 20-25 years. ...
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Betty L. Culp

January 19, 1948 - December 2, 2015

Betty L. Culp age 67 died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at her home. She was born on January 19, 1948 in Oklahoma and was the daughter of Dave and Neva (Melton) Phifer. She married Robert Culp in 1975 in Sun Prairie. She worked for Dane County Social Services for 20 years. Betty was a great cook and loved to bake for many parties and family. For relaxing Betty would play cards,...
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Walter Buschkopf Jr.

November 25, 2015

Walter E. Buschkopf Jr., age 84, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Marshfield, WI. He was born on July 25, 1931 and was the son of Walter and Lulu (Maloof) Buschkopf. He married Mary Ann Keel on August 10, 1956 in Juneau, WI. Walt was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked for over 40 years in the dental industry. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed his golfing buddies. He enjoyed...
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Charles Hemenway Sr.

November 22, 2015

Charles Daniel Hemenway Sr., age 83, died on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at U.W. Hospitals in Madison. He was born on May 5, 1932 in Shelton, CN. He married Gretchen Kernen in 1987. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife Gretchen; sons, Charles Jr. (Rose), Chad, Clayton (Brenda); grandchildren, Jessie, Brandon (Bimini), Joshua, Cory, Kyle, Kari (Juan) Olalde; great...
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Joanne Handley

November 13, 2015

Joanne Handley, age 75, of Sun Prairie passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Joanne was born in Madison on July 10, 1940 to Bertha Sabroff and Peter Morschauser. She attended High School at Central High in Madison. Joanne' s first job was at St. Mary's Hospital in the laundry department and then retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company after many...
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Mary Ann Kumbalek

March 26, 1946 - November 10, 2015

Mary Ann Kumbalek, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born on March 26, 1946, in Cooperstown, WI. She married Harold Kumbalek on October 16, 1972 in Las Vegas. She is survived by her husband; 3 daughters Catherine (Rob) Jansen of Marshall, Joanne (Edward Jr.) Marking of Madison, and Michelle (Michael Paul) Kumbalek of Port Richey, FL;...
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Leslie C. Lee

January 29, 1949 - November 8, 2015

Leslie Charles Lee went to meet his friend Jesus on November 8, 2015, after making each and every day count following a pancreatic cancer diagnosis in August of 2014. He played the hand he was dealt with courage and a positive attitude. His journey taught us that life goes by in the blink of an eye and we must appreciate the moments. Les was born to Clarence Sr. and Sena Lee on January 29th,...
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Jason Fehrman

November 1, 2015

Jason J. Fehrman, age 41, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. He was born on September 29, 1974 in Madison and was the son of Roger and Kristi (Ward) Fehrman. He graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1992. He was a production worker at Walgreens Distribution Center for many years. Jason played hockey for several years and enjoyed watching his...
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Gary Lee

November 1, 2015

Gary P. Lee, age 75, died on Sunday, November 1, 2015 in Park Falls. He was born on November 11, 1939 in the Town of Leeds to Ernest and Hazel (Ihland) Lee. He married Sandra Herrick on April 2, 1971. Gary served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1966 then worked at Oscar Mayer until his retirement in 1997. He also farmed his and the family farm. Gary loved being up north especially the Park...
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Mynetta "Mickey" Colwell

June 5, 1940 - October 31, 2015

Mynetta "Mickey" Duscheck Colwell passed away Saturday October 31, 2015. She was born June 5, 1940, the only child of Walter and Doris (Warnke) Duscheck in Columbus, Wisconsin. On July 30, 1960, she married her lifelong dance partner Robert Colwell. They were married at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Doylestown, Wisconsin. Mickey graduated from Columbia County Teachers College and taught in...
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Helen L. Stoiber

March 25, 1920 - October 26, 2015

Helen L. Stoiber, 95, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015 at Kindred Hearts in Cottage Grove. She was born on March 25, 1920 in Hartford, and was the daughter of Abner and Ida (Trapp) Riley. She married Donald Stoiber on October 18, 1947 in Neosho. Don and Helen loved square dancing, camping and going to Florida in the winter. She was a beautician for many years. Helen is survived by...
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Mary Elizabeth Mulcahy

August 6, 1917 - October 13, 2015

Mary Elizabeth Mulcahy, age 98, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Lighthouse in Sun Prairie. She was born on August 6, 1917 in Darien, Wisconsin to William and Elizabeth (Knight) Vance. She graduated from Delavan High School in 1935 and received both Bachelor and Master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Mary taught for over 30 years in various Wisconsin...
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Deanna Drunasky

October 9, 2015

Deanna Lynn Drunasky went to her resting place with God on Friday, October 9, 2015 after a long illness. Deanna graduated from Sun Prairie High School and then attended Palmer Chiropractor College. She worked at University Hospital, Madison Wisconsin for 35 years. Deanna was very active in Homemakers Club of Sun Prairie, the Sun Prairie Garden Club and the Sound of Sun Prairie Band. Deanna...
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Agnes M. Hemenway

October 4, 1937 - October 1, 2015

Agnes M. Koellen Hemenway, age 77, died on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Badger Prairie Health Care Center in Verona. She was born on October 4, 1937 in Watertown to Joseph and Evelyn (Shaffer) Koellen. For the past 15 years Agnes suffered with Alzheimer's, she is finally at peace. She is survived by her mother Evelyn; sons, Charles (Rose), Chadwick and Clayton (Brenda); brothers Lloyd (Lois)...
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John Sr. Renz

September 26, 2015

John J. Renz Sr., age 78, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at his home. He was born on December 1, 1936 on the family farm and was the son of Joseph and Beatrice (Klubertanz) Renz. He married Mary Lou Olson on January 13, 1962 at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Madison. John grew up on the family farm and continued on farming until his death. He served in the U.S. Army from...
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Margaret Elaine Dunn

March 13, 1919 - September 23, 2015

Margaret (Elaine) Dunn, age 96, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. She was born on March 13, 1919 in New London, Wisconsin to Frank and Molly (Ahearn) Allen. She graduated from New London High School in 1936. She then attended Outagamie County Teachers Normal College in 1937 and taught in country schools for six years. She moved to Madison in...
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Anna Grace Sturm

September 18, 2015

Anna Grace Sturm, beloved daughter of Stephen and Kelly Sturm, Sun Prairie, was born sleeping on Friday, September 18, 2015, one day before her due date, at Meriter Hospital, Madison. Anna is survived by her parents, Stephen and Kelly, sister Caitlin, and brothers Jacob, Adam and Matthew; grandparents Stephen and Mary Sturm, and Robert and Susan Knobloch, all of Oshkosh; aunts and uncles,...
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Edwin Baerwolf

September 17, 2015

Edwin R. Baerwolf, age 82, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015 on the farm that he loved and had lived on for over 70 years. Ed was born on January 16, 1933, to Edward and Florence Baerwolf of Poynette and moved to his home farm in Columbus when he was 13. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1951. On Sept. 12, 1953, he married Mary M. Morgan and took over the family dairy farm...
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Charles Treige

September 10, 2015

Charles P. Treige, age 91, passed away peacefully with his family and dear friends at his home on Thursday, September 10, 2015. He was born on December 14, 1923 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada to Emil and Mary (Grof) Treige. Charles (Charlie) proudly served in the Canadian Army during World War II from 1940 - 1945. He was an infantryman that participated in the European Theatre, including...
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Yvonne E. Baker

September 20, 1947 - August 22, 2015

Yvonne E. Baker, age 67, joined her Heavenly Father, after a 5 year battle with cancer, on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at her home in Deforest. She was born on September 20, 1947 in Lansing MI and was the Daughter of Dareld and Rosie (Fenstemaker) Cunningham. She married Larry Baker on October 6, 1972 in Lansing Michigan. Yvonne was a teacher's aide at DeForest High School, working as a special...
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Cyril A. Yelk

July 5, 1940 - August 21, 2015

Cyril A. Yelk, age 75, passed away unexpectedly at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison on Friday, August 21, 2015. He was born on July 5, 1940 in Madison and was the son of Edwin and Olva (Williams) Yelk. He married Dora Parcels on September 3, 1960 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Cy began his accounting career in 1962. He had been a longtime partner at Virchow-Krause when he...
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Marcella "Sally" Gmeinder

March 9, 1916 - August 21, 2015

Marcella "Sally" Helmke Gmeinder, age 99 died on Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Willows Nursing Home. She was born on March 9, 1916 in Sun Prairie and was the daughter of Anton and Sophie (Hemel) Klubertanz. She married Ernest Helmke on June 8, 1936 at Sacred Hearts and after his death on January 6, 1964. She later married Norbert J. Gmeinder on October 5, 1968 at Sacred Hearts. Sally worked...
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Barbara Czygan

August 13, 2015

Barbara Czygan, a recently retired US Postal worker and resident of Madison, died unexpectedly on August 13, 2015 at the age of 68 while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was born in Delmenhorst, Germany on August 27, 1946. She and her parents, Ellen and Wolfgang Czygan, moved to the US when she was 3. They lived in the Chicago area for many years until moving to Madison. ...
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Rick Frame

July 29, 2015

Rick A. Frame, age 57, passed away on Wed., July 29, 2015 at University Hospitals in Madison. He was born in March 1958 in Madison and was the son of Arthur and Lorraine (Hawkinson) Frame. He is survived by his loving life partner, Sue Hahn; a sister Christine (Robin) Frame –Heiman. He was also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Rick was preceded in death by his...
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William Bill Sanford

July 29, 2015

On the evening of July 29, surrounded by his family, William Sanford passed away. William (Bill) was born in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, on January 20, 1935 to John and Mae (Slusser) Sanford. He was the second of fifteen children. Early in his 20s Bill met Germaine (Geri) Lafler; the pair quickly fell in love and on October 27, 1956, they were married. During their 50 years together, the couple...
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Gregory A. Martel

December 31, 1950 - July 23, 2015

Gregory A. Martel, age 64, died on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on December 31, 1950 in Detroit MI to Wallace and Juanita (Pinks) Martel. Greg married Patricia Storch on April 15, 2005 in Madison. Greg served 3 tours in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a tank commander, from 1970 to 1974. Gregory is survived by his wife Patricia Storch Martel; son...
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Marilyn W. Trewartha

August 11, 1937 - July 13, 2015

Marilyn Trewartha, age 77, died on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on August 11, 1937 in Madison to Arthur and Thea (Lyster) Kruse. Marilyn married Jay Trewartha on June 27, 1959 at Peace Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie. Marilyn was a registered nurse at various Madison hospitals and retired from Central Wisconsin Center in 1997. She was very active in...
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Caroline Beaver

January 4, 1928 - July 10, 2015

Caroline Beaver passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at Harmony of Brentwood in Franklin, WI. She was born on January 4, 1928 in Columbus, WI to Otto and Grandma Will. Caroline was married to Vernon Beaver. She owned and operated a clothing store "Hawaiian Flair" for many years. Caroline is survived by her son Dan; daughter Dixie Borszack; grandchildren Carrie and Jody; 3 great-grandchildren...
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Jerome Butler

July 4, 2015

Jerome M. Butler, age 89 died on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center He was born on April 22, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland and was the son of Jerome and Mary (Neun) Butler. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe from 1944 to 1946. He married Elise Charlton on August 26, 1951. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a...
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Willis "Bill" Irwin

June 12, 1925 - June 29, 2015

Willis D. Irwin, age 90, died Monday, June 29, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born June 12, 1925 in Madison, the son of Lester and Ann (Howe) Irwin. He married Jean Smith, daughter of Orville and Ruth (McGovern) Smith, on September 6, 1947 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Bill served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 and was a signal man on a landing ship. He was a very...
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Donald J. Rortvedt

April 26, 1958 - June 25, 2015

Donald James Rortvedt, age 57, died in a single car accident June 25, 2015. He was born April 26, 1958 in Sun Prairie, the son of Charles and Joan (Skalitzky) Rortvedt. He was married on October 27, 2001 to Cynthia Knaack and they lived in Milton. Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his wife of 14 years Cindy; parents Charles and Joan Rortvedt;...
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Madeline M. Carome

December 19, 1931 - June 12, 2015

Madeline M . Carome, age 83 passed away at home on Friday, June 12, 2015. She was born on December 19, 1931, in Milford, CT to James and Veronica Molyneux. She married Charles J. Carome on October 25, 1958 at St. Mary's Church in Milford CT. She is survived by her children, Robert James, Patricia Margaret, and Charles Scott; and a sister Veronica Logiodice. Madeline enjoyed a wide variety...
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Phyllis Leone Frank

December 6, 1939 - June 8, 2015

Phyllis Leone (Statz) Frank, of Sun Prairie, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on June 8, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Phyllis was born December 6, 1939, in Martinsville, to George and Clara (Zander) Statz. She was a lifelong member of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church. She graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1957 as the...
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Robert John "Toot" Faust

April 10, 1940 - May 31, 2015

Robert John "Toot" Faust; On May 31, 2015, Robert John Faust, age 75, passed away at home surrounded by family. Robert was born at home in Sun Prairie on April 10, 1940 to loving parents, Robert Faust Sr, and Jane (Knapp) Faust. Robert grew up in Sun Prairie making many lifelong friends. He graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1959 where he excelled at athletics, including football,...
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Norman H. Larsen

July 12, 1922 - May 12, 2015

Norman (Bud) Herbert Larsen went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 12 at Clare Bridge Alzheimer's Care Center in Sun Prairie, WI two months short of his 93rd birthday. He was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin on July 12, 1922 to George and Ida (Ross) Larson. He is preceded in death by his parents and three older brothers and their wives, Robert, Harvey and Elmer. He married Elinore ...
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Phyllis Murphy

May 11, 2015

Sun Prairie Murphy, Phyllis Mae, age of 71, beloved daughter of her father, Lawrence (deceased) and mother, Florence (still living at the age of 100) Murphy, her parents and sister of Patricia (Murphy) Dishaw residing in Sun Prairie, and sister of Larry Murphy residing in Wisconsin Dells, and sister of Kathleen (Murphy) Cramer residing in St. Michael, MN. Phyllis was born on September 28,...
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Carol Jean Grenier

April 26, 1932 - April 19, 2015

Carol J. Grenier, age 82, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Flagstaff Medical Center, Arizona as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born on April 26, 1932 at home in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of John and Emma Flegle. Carol graduated from Washington High School, Two Rivers, WI in 1950. ...
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Dennis Robertson

April 16, 2015

Dennis Edward Robertson, age 69, died peacefully at his home on April 16, 2015. He was born in Boston, MA to Jim and Eleanor (Duffy) Robertson. They relocated to Platteville where he was raised. He attended the University Lab School for his elementary education. He was an Eagle Scout and participated in the Order of the Arrow. Denny graduated from UW- Platteville, and UW-Madison Law School. ...
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Lorraine Knorr

April 13, 2015

Lorraine Knorr, Age 95, passed away gracefully on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center. She was born on February 1st, 1920 in Bristol Township the daughter of Otto & Edna (Schroud) Weisman. She met her husband Robert Knorr while attending DeForest High School where they both graduated in 1938. Lorraine married Bob on October 21, 1940 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary...
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Patricia Virnig

April 12, 2015

Patricia Elizabeth Virnig, age 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Oakwood Village East in Madison. She was born on December 10, 1935 in Madison and was the daughter of Hugh and Rosalie (Kenney) Macken. A graduate of Edgewood High School and Edgewood College, she impacted the lives of many students while teaching business courses in the Green Bay Public School District as...
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Jameson Jim Hartman

April 11, 2015

Jameson David Hartman, "Jim" age 44 died on Saturday, April 11, 2015 after a long illness. He was born April 27, 1970 in Anchorage, AK to Jerry and Gloria (Anderson) Hartman. He lived in Alaska for 11 years, Auburn WA for 14 years, then settled in WI where he was known for his mechanical skills, love of people, music and pizza. He is survived by his wife Cynthia Hartman; parents Jerry and...
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Lorraine "Lori" Breszee

April 5, 2015

Lorraine M. Breszee, age 94, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at her home. She was born on October 7, 1920 in Sun Prairie and was the daughter of Stephan and Anne (Thomas) Paksy. She married William Breszee in August 1946 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Lori worked for Dane County for 32 years and was a Librarian at the Law Library. She is survived by her 2 sons, James (Kristi) Breszee...
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Eugene Quamme

February 16, 2015 - April 2, 2015

Eugene A. Quamme, age 78, passed away on April 2, 2015 at Sun Prairie Health Care Center. He was born on February 16, 1937 to Harold and Ione in Madison. He graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1955 then served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960. Eugene was a carpenter in the home construction industry. He married Irma Weber on July 21 , 1962 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary...
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Robert A. Pfaff

July 7, 1940 - March 31, 2015

Robert A. Pfaff, age 74 passed away at home on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 after a long illness. He was born on July 7, 1940, in Madison to Wilmer and Loretta (Coffey) Pfaff. He graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1958. Bob served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961. He married Cathy Renz on September 29, 1962, at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Bob...
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Naoma E. Lyster

July 5, 1925 - March 27, 2015

Naoma Eleanor Lyster, age 89, passed away at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge on Friday, March 27, 2015. She was born on July 5, 1925, in Mt. Tabor, Wisconsin. The beloved daughter of Frank and Elva (Calhoun) Hudovernik and dear sister of Phyllis, Glaires, and Nonavee, she kept a special place in her heart for the rugged hills and valleys of her childhood home in Vernon County. She graduated from...
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Helen Tuschen

March 18, 2015

Helen Henrietta Tuschen, 89, passed away peacefully at Select Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, surrounded by her family on March 18, 2015. She was born on June 25, 1925 to Frank Cline and Clara Pulvermacher in Dane, Wisconsin. She was the sixth born of eight children. She worked on the family farm until she completed her freshman year at Lodi High School where she exceled in track. She then...
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James Koenig

March 12, 2015

James C. Koenig, age 54, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 12, 2015. He was born on July 30, 1960 in Molesworth, England and was the son of MSgt. James (USAF Ret.) and Josephine (Ryan) Koenig. Jim was a member of the Sun Prairie Lions Club and volunteered for the Dream Park and the Sun Prairie Ice Arena. He was an avid Badger, Packer, Brewer and Sun Prairie sports fan. He also loved to shoot...
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Michael J. "Clutch" McCutcheon

August 29, 1950 - March 7, 2015

Michael John "Clutch" McCutcheon left this world peacefully, surrounded by love on March 7th, 2015 after a courageous battle with leukemia. If you were lucky enough to know Mike, you know that he remained positive and fought the battle until the very end. Mike was born on August 29th, 1950 in Stevens Point, the son of Dale and Rose (Jankovich) McCutcheon. He graduated from Madison West in 1968...
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Harland Weisensel

March 5, 2015

Harland A. Weisensel, age 90 died on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Sun Prairie Health Care Center. He was born on July 22, 1924, in the Town of Sun Prairie to Harold and Annetta (Benisch) Weisensel. Harland married Arlene Schmitt on September 17, 1946, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in East Bristol. He was a lifelong farmer in the Sun Prairie area. He was also a lifetime member of the Catholic...
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Nancy Louise Miller

December 28, 1949 - March 2, 2015

Nancy Louise (Iotte) Miller, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 after a courageous 8 year battle with cancer. She was born on December 28, 1949 in San Francisco, CA to Robert and Betty (Brostrom) Iotte. Nancy grew up on Madison's east side graduating from LaFollette High School. She then went on to attend and graduate from U.W. Madison. For many years Nancy worked at Gardner's Bakery where she...
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Lawaine "Sis" Rudnicki

March 11, 1939 - March 1, 2015

Lawaine "Sis" Marie Rudnicki passed away with family by her side in Madison, WI on Sunday, March 1, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Sis was born on March 11, 1939 in Monroe, WI to Edward and Genevieve (Clements) Foley. After graduating high school, she moved to Madison, WI were she attended beauty school and met her husband. On April 23, 1960 she married Gene Rudnicki at St. Victor's...
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