Dargel, Herman Henry. Herman Henry Dargel was born August 26, 1866 at LaValle, the son of Frederick Dargel and Mary nee Maas. He was baptized October 3, 1886 at St. Peter's Lutheran church in Reedsburg by the Rev. August Rohrlack. After thorough instruction in the fundamentals of the Christian religion he was confirmed in his faith on April 13, 1900. On April 12, 1912, he was united in marriage with Bessie Alford, by the Rev. P. Schaller. God blessed this union with nine children, one of whom, Edwin, passed away in 1945, while serving in the Armed Forces of his country. He lived in the vicinity of Reedsburg all his life, except for one and one half years which were spent in Minnesota. He was engaged in farming all his life. For the past two years he had been ailing. Since last winter he rapidly grew weak and became more frail. He passed away on January l5, having reached the age of 68 years, fou r months and 19 days. He is survived by his widow, Bessie; eight children, Mrs. Esther DeBeir of LaValle; Frederick of Holley, Michigan; Mrs. Ruth Barets of Warren, Michigan; Mrs. Mable Wagner of Flint, Michigan; Herbert of Lime Ridge; Mrs. Harriet Krayer of Reedsburg; Mrs. Eva Mittelstaedt of Reedsburg; Frank of Grand Blanc, Michigan and 21 grandchildren. Funeral services were held on January 19 at St. Peter's Lutheran church, the Rev. Carl Seile officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Taken from the Reedsburg Times Press of February 10, 1955
Darger, John. John Darger who lived about 3 1/2 miles southwest of the city died Sunday morning of old age. His health had been good for a man of his years until about 3 months ago when he became unable to get around much. He made his home with his only child, Mrs. Ernest Wolter, his wife having died about 2 years ago. Mr. Darger was born in Barum, Province of Hanover, Germany, August 31, 1822 and died in the town of Reedsburg October 25, 1903, making him 81 years, 1 month and 24 days old. He came to Reedsburg from Germany in 1862, being among the first settlers here. After spending about 2 years in "town" he moved onto the farm where he lived until the time of his death. He leaves 2 sisters, Mrs. Sorge of Duluth and Mrs. Huebing of Chicago and the daughter and son-in-law with whom he lived, to mourn his death. The funeral was held at St. Peters Church on Tuesday afternoon.
Davis, Margaret Louise. Margaret "Maggie" Louise Davis, age 39 of Perham, Minnesota, passed away on March 6, 2003 in Perham. Maggie spent her childhood on a farm near Merrill, Wisconsin. She graduated from Wausau West High School. Maggie lived in various locations in Minnesota while operating her accounting business. She is survived by her mother, Charlotte Davis; her brothers and sisters, Gordon Davis, Sally Witte, Sue Hyer, David Davis, and Timothy Davis, all of the Baraboo area; numerous aunts and cousins in the Merrill, Wisconsin and Joliet, Illinois area. Maggie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Vernie and Irene Ellingson; and her father, Harold Davis. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2003 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend Dr. Forrest Clark officiating.
Decot, Evelyn E. Evelyn E. Decot, age 84, of Reedsburg, died Friday, July 11, 2003 at the Sauk County Health Care Center. She was born on March 27, 1919 in Bennington, Vt. to Elmer and Eva (Hohn) Burgess. On May 23, 1937, she was united in marriage to Philip Decot. The marriage was blessed with four children. Evelyn had been a cook at the Sauk County Health Care Center, and a 4-H leader for many years. She enjoyed her garden, especially flowers, and loved to travel. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Philip on January 20, 1991; a granddaughter, Debra Bauman; a great-grandson, Chad Good; a son-in-law, Donavan Herritz; three sisters, a brother; several brothers and sisters-in-law. She is survived by: her children, Wanda (Eugene) Bauman of Mission, Texas; Donna Herritz of Reedsburg; Leah May of Milwaukee; Wayne "Fudd" (Sharon) Decot of Masury, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Darlene Decot of Reedsburg; 16 grandchildren, Daryl, David, Jesse, Delia, Dawn, Tim, Steven, Scott, Patrick, Terry, Donavan, Latricia, Stephanie, Amy, Kerri and Philip; 29 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Ralph Burgess of Bennington, Vt., Bernard (Rita) Burgess of San Mateo, Calf., Elmer Burgess, Jr. of Bennington, Vt.; sister, Lorraine Markiewicz of Watervliet, New York; brother-in-law, Dorres Decot of Hancock; sisters-in-law, Hazel Decot of Wonewoc, Wilma (Decot) Vose of Bennington, Vt. Alice Decot of Reedsburg; special friend, Meriadine Arzt of Reedsburg; numerous nieces, nephews, along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Evelyn E. Decot will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in Reedsburg, with Pastor Bob Brandhagen officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery in LaValle. Friends may call on Monday, from 4-8 p.m. at the Farber Funeral Home, and on Tuesday from 10 a.m.. until the time of the service at the church. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
DeHaitre, Jeannie Y. Reedsburg Times Press December 23, 1995 Jeannine Y. DeHaitre, 64, Cazenovia died Thursday at University Hospital in Madison following a long illness. She was born on March 16, 1931 in Chicago, the daughter of Ernest Uken & Marie LaBelle. She was preceded in death by her father. Jeannine is survived by her mother, Marie Uken of Reedsburg; brother, Lon (Kaye) DeHaitre of Arlington Heights, IL; close friends, Robert and Diane Krikston of Cazenovia. Funeral services for Jeannine DeHaitre were held Thursday, at the Farber Chapel in Cazenovia with Pastor Willis Graves officiating. Friends called Thursday at the Farber Chapel in Cazenovia. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Dierks, Elizabeth. Elizabeth Dierks died at Bloomer. She was born September 19, 1845 and came to America in 1865. In 1867 she was married to William Dierks. In May of 1882 they moved to Bloomer. Mr. Dierks died February 28, 1912. She was the mother of 3 children; William C. of Pittsburg, Edward in the West and Mrs. E. H. Rogers who died August 19, 1889. The funeral was held February 1 at the German Lutheran church.
Dischler, Michael J. Michael J. Dischler, age 66, of Rock Springs, died on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at St. Marys Hospital in Madison. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at 10 a.m. in ST. LUKE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Plain, with Father Michael Resop officiating. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Catholic Cemetery with military graveside rites being conducted by the Reedsburg V.F.W. Post 1916. Friends may call on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at ST. LUKE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Plain. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Dix, Harold N. Harold N. Dix, 76 of Cazenovia, died unexpectedly doing what he enjoyed on Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at his home. He was born May 26, 1929, in Westford Township, Richland County, the son of Clarence J. and Tresa (Rauer) Dix. On May 14, 1952, Harold was united in marriage to Mary Alice Louis in Keysville. This marriage was blessed with 11 children. Harold was employed as a mechanic with Simpson Tractor for 37 years, as well as a farmer in rural Cazenovia. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church where he served on the Parish Council. He was also a member of St. Anthony's Knights of Columbus. Harold enjoyed playing cards, traveling and especially spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Joe Dix; and sisters, Katherine Weist and Betty Jasper. He is survived by his wife, Mary of Cazenovia; children, Colleen Johnson of Reedsburg, Arlene (Gene) Degner of Reedsburg, Marietta (Ron) Rick of LaValle, Patty Dix of Reedsburg, Charlie Dix of Cazenovia, Clara (Jim) Berlin of Missouri, Lynette (Rick) Pieper of Cazenovia, Bernard (Rhonda) Dix of Hillpoint, Lawrence (Bonnie) Dix of Reedsburg and Jane Dix of Reedsburg; daughter-in-law, Helen (Don) Dix-Breneman of Reedsburg; 19 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Lins of Reedsburg; brothers and sisters in law, Hulda Louis of Ithaca, Val (Rose) Louis of Reedsburg and Bernie (Dee Dee) Solchenberger of Cazenovia; nieces and nephews along with other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial for Harold N. Dix was conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Cazenovia with Father Andre Panek officiating. Burial followed in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Friends called on Monday, Aug. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cazenovia Chapel where a Knights of Columbus rosary was prayed at 8 p.m. Friends also called on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dobell, Sofia L. Sofia L. Dobell, age 86, of Baraboo, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. She was born on June 13, 1915, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, the daughter of Manuel Francisco and Angela (Herrerias) Lopez. She married Curzon Dobell on Sept. 11, 1956, and he preceded her in death in 1976. She was an executive assistant for an engineering firm. She is survived by a step-son, Colin Dobell of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; a step-daughter, Judith (Robin) Berlyn of Montreal, Quebec, Canada; three step-grandchildren, Malcolm, James and Anna; her many nieces and nephews, including Paul (Arline) Beagan of Baraboo, Frank (Lori) Lopez of Houston, Sonya (Richard) Guidice-Mehrten of Northridge, Calif., Angela Creais of Portland, Ore., Joseph Beagan of Durham, N.C., and Ronald Hatcher of East Grand Rapids, Mich.; many great-nieces and great-nephews, especially Catherine and Corrine; other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at RAGO FUNERAL HOME, Baraboo, on Saturday, Jan. 19 2002, at 1 p.m., with Father Gerald P. Vosen officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Baraboo/Sauk County.
Dorner, Leon Philip Sr. Leon Phillip "Lee" Doerner Sr., of Reedsburg, died on Thursday evening, Aug. 28, 2003, in the Wisconsin Dells Health and Rehab Center after a long and courageous battle with congestive heart failure. He was born on May 1, 1917, in Valley City, N.D., and spent his early life in Bismarck, N.D., where he graduated high school. Lee attended the North Dakota School of Forestry in Bottineau and the University of Arizona in Tucson. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served aboard the U.S.S. Phaon in the South Pacific, participating in the fierce campaigns including Saipan and the Marianna Islands. After World War II, Lee worked with the North Dakota Highway Patrol and spent 34 years in federal government service including the Social Security Administration, Department of Defense, Job Corps and the National Park Service. With the NPS he worked at White Sands National Monument, Petrified Forest National Monument, Glacier National Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office in Philadelphia, and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, where he retired in 1978. In December 1954, he was married to the former Mary Margaret McGinley. She preceded him in death in 1976. He later married the former Helen Kucher on Nov. 18, 1981. He was actively involved in the American Legion, V.F.W., Elks Club for 58 years and the Eagles. He was a star athlete and loved playing baseball and was on the Bismarck Phantoms basketball team. He also loved boxing, golf and collecting clubs. In 1967, he won the Pro-AM Bowling Tournament in Las Vegas, teaming up with Ray Bluth. He was a member of the Catholic church. Survivors include his wife, Helen; four sons, Leon Jr. (Angie) of Fairfax Station, Va., John of Hardin, Mont., Edward Todd of Greensboro, N.C., and Richard (Maureen) of Alexandria, Va.; four granddaughters, Allissa, Ashley, Madeline and Rosemary; a niece, Katherine Fleck and family; a step-son, Jan (Ronda) Kucher of Madison; and two step-grandchildren, Erik and Greta Kucher. In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, August and Isabelle (Brick) Doerner; and his sister, Eileen. Memorial services will be conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, in Washburn, Wis. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
Domke, Wilhelmina. Reedsburg Times Press Feb 23, 1939 Mrs Wilhelmina Domke died at her home in Ableman on Tuesday, Feb 21. She was 88 years of age. She had been in excellent health until about 5 weeks ago when she fell down the cellar stairs. Since then she had failed in health. Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran Church in Ableman on Friday, Feb 24 at 2 pm and interment will be made in the Ableman cemetery. Rev. Philip Lehman will conduct the last rites. Survivors include the following sons and daughters; August Domke of Wilton, Fred of Sparta, Emil of La Salle, IL, Albert of Montana, Otto and John of Ableman, Mrs. A. B. Klatte, Mrs. Bertha Gall of Chicago, Mrs. Emil Hass of La Salle, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son William. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Oehlers and Howland funeral directors have charge of arrangements.
Dorow, Mary Verthein. Mary Verthein Dorow , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Verthein, was born October 9, 1865 at Roebbel, Hanover, Germany and died at Reedsburg, Wis., Mar. 5, 1912, aged 46 years, 4 months and 26 days. When two years of age she came with her parents to America and they settled on a farm near Loganville. Her mother's death occurred when the child was 8 years old. She continued to live at her father's home until after his second marriage. After a few years the illness of Mrs. Verthein made it necessary to give up the farm and they moved to this city where the deceased has since resided. Her marriage to Chas. Dorow was solemnized Dec. 2l, 1892 in this city. Three children were born to them, Martha, Edna and Leona, who with the husband, aged father, two brothers, Herman and Henry Verthein, an uncle, Henry Verthein of Ableman, and other relatives, survive. Mrs. Dorow was only ill eight days with acute stomach trouble, her death being a great shock to the family. The funeral was held from St. Peter's Lutheran church, Friday afternoon, March 8, Rev. Paul Schaller serving. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper of March 15, 1912
Dorow, Ida. Ida Dorow, 101, 423 Plum, died Friday, May 12, 1972 at the Sauk County Health Care Center after a long illness. She was born on November 22, 1871 to Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Mittlesteadt. She was married on September 23, 1903; her huband died in 1947. Mrs. Dorow was a member of St. John's Lutheran church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vern (Alta) Kingsley, Reedsburg. Funeral services, arranged by the Gant funeral home, were held on Monday, May 15 at the church. Rev. F. Behrens officated. Burial followed at St. John's cemetery. Taken from the Reedsburg Times Press of May 18, 1972.
Dorow, Charles Frederick. Charles Frederick Dorow was born to Gottfried and Whilemina Dorow, January 19, 1875, in the town of Westfield, Sauk County. He was married to Minnie L. Gluth June 26, 190l. To this union four children were born. He lived on the Dorow homestead all his life with the exception of two years when he lived at Reedsburg, but returned to the farm home in the year 1918. In the early dawn on the 2lst day of July, 1932 God summoned the life of Mr. Dorow who had been in failing health for over a period of three years suffering with pernicious anemia. On Friday, the 18th of July, he became seriously ill, complications developing and was confined to his bed. Monday, July 19th, he wished to be taken to the Wisconsin General Hospital at Madison. Both he and his family believing that such care would soon bring him home again with renewed strength. The end came as a great shock to his family and entire community. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and four children, Erwin, Bennie, Lela and Violet besides one sister, Mrs. Charles Gluth and one brother, William Dorow of Reedsburg. His parents and one brother, Henry Dorow, preceded him in death several years ago. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Schneider who gave a scripture reading at the house and a prayer and Mr. Dorow's favorite hymn "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" was sung by Mrs. Lenard Zobel and Mr. Lund, ac companied at the organ by Miss Milda Schneider. At the church Rev. Schneider brought a comforting message from a well chosen chapter of St. John, chapter 10 v. 20, the singer again rendering the songs he loved to hear, "Rugged Cross". He body was laid to rest in the Greenwood cemetery . Sadly missed by his family but with a comforting thought in mind that we will meet in the Sweet Bye and Bye. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper of July 29, 1932.
Dorow, Henry. Henry Dorow, 71, died at his home here on Friday evening at about 8 o'clock. Henry Walter Dorow, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dorow, was born in the town of Reedsburg on April 20, 1876. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church for 43 years. On September 23, 1903, he was united in marriage to Ida Blank. He followed the occupation of farming until 10 years age when he retired to the city to make his home. About 6 years ago he was taken ill with a stroke wich maimed him. On Thursday evening before his death he suffered another stroke and passed away the following day. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Alta Austin, Reedsburg; and 2 brothers, Edward and Fred, both of Reedsburg; and 2 grandchildren. The funeral was held on Monday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran church with services conducted by the Rev. H. F. Leschensky. Burial was in the church cemetery. Taken from the Reedsburg Times Press of May 15, 1947.
Douglas, Lowren F. Lowren F. Douglas, 67, of R 3, Reedsburg, died Friday afternoon, April 15 of an apparent heart attack while fighting a small grass fire at his home. Lowren was born April 5, 1910, the son of Frank and Nellie (nee Jackson) Douglas. He graduated from Reedsburg high school in 1929. On June 30, 1944 he was married to the former Dorothy Pierce at the Advent Christian Church in Baraboo. He was a retired employee of Hankscraft Co. and before that had worked at Reedsburg Foods and had farmed near LaValle. He had also taken training at Four Lakes Airport in Madison to get his private pilot's license and his aircraft mechanic's license. He worked at the Baraboo airport and operated the Reedsburg airport for a time. Lowren was a lifelong member of the LaValle Advent Christian church where he was a trustee for many years, sang in the choir, and taught the Adult Sunday School class. He was a 25 year member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. He sang with the Chore Boys Quartet for 18 years, started with the Valleytones in 1974 and for the last year sang with the Four Sons Gospel Quartet. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three daughters, Elaine of Marshall, Carole (Mrs. Kris Stutzman) of Chicago Ridge, Illinois and Mary at home; l brother, Russel of LaValle. Services were held Monday afternoon at the Advent Christian Church in LaValle. Interment was in Oak Lawn cemetary in LaValle. Taken from the Reedsburg Times Press of April 21, 1977
Dowling, James. James Dowling died at his home at 332 Fifth street this morning about 1:30. Deceased was born at Killgraffin, Roscomon, Ireland, in 1822, being 95 years old. In 1854 he was united in marriage to Ann Dever at Pittsburgh, and April 14, 1904, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mrs. Dowling preceded him in death about three weeks. Mr. Dowling was a retired railroad employee and an old pioneer of Baraboo. Eleven children blessed this union, nine of whom are living. They are: James, Hartford, Conn.; Thomas, Lincoln, Nebr.; John, Everett, Wash.; Michael, Chicago, Ill.; Edward, Eau Claire; Mary All Holland, Providence, R. I., Mrs. A. W. Rock, Eau Claire; Mrs. Catherine Rackett and Grace Dowling, Baraboo. Funeral Wednesday morning at 9:30 from St. Joseph's church. Interment in St. Joseph's cemetery. Taken from the Baraboo Daily News of 11-5-1917. Funeral services for James Dowling were held Wednesday morning at 9:30 at the St. Joseph church, Rev. E. C. O'Reilly officiating. The singing was furnished by the regular church choir. The pallbearers were James Wiley, T, P. Foley, Patrick Davenport, E. Clark, Ambrose Kelley, T. Desmond and Mr. Gleeson of Milwaukee. Interment was in St. Joseph's cemetery. Among those from out of town to attend were: Thomas Dowling, Nebraska; Edward Dowling, Eau Claire; Michael Dowling, Chicago; Mrs. Bock, Eau Claire, and LaMoine Rackett, Chicago. Taken from the Baraboo Daily News.
Dreifke, Louis Herman Fredric. Baraboo News Republic(WI) Thursday, Aug 30, 1945 Louis Herman Fredric Dreifke, son of the late Fred & Minnie Dreifke, was born in the village of Ableman, Wisconsin, on July 8, 1896. He was baptized on August 9, 1896 in the Lutheran faith and on April 3, 1910 he was confirmed with the class of that year by Rev. Popp. After attending the local schools he entered the Baraboo Business college. He enlisted in WWI and served 18 months. After his honorable discharge he was employed as a bank teller in Chicago where he became ill. His health however did not improve. He was taken to the US Veterans hospital at Downey, IL. After 10 years of illness he passed away suddenly on Aug 18, 1945, attaining the age of 49 years, 1 month, 10 days. His immediate survivors are a sister, Mrs Ella Hinz, Ableman; 2 brothers, Arthur Dreifke, Janesville and Vern Dreifke, Baraboo. A large host of relatives mourn his departure
Dreifke, Douglas G. Reedsburg Times Press Thurs, Nov 25, 1993 Douglas G Dreifke. Douglas Gerald Dreifke, age 54 of Glendale, formerly of Baraboo, died on Sat, Nov 20, 1993 at the Green Tree Health Care Center in Glendale following a long illness. He was born on Feb 21, 1939 in LaCrosse. He was the son of Verne Dreifke & Viola Baumgarten. Doug was a 1957 graduate of Baraboo High School. He enjoyed doing ceramics and was also an avid sports fan. Survivors include his mother and stepfather; Viola & John Pieper of Reedsburg; a stepbrother; Richard Pieper of Baraboo; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father in June 1982. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Mon, Nov 29, 1993 at the Hammer-Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg with Pastor Charles Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo. The Hammer-Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
Dreifke, Fred Ernest. Fred Ernest Dreifke was born on December 23, 1866 in Johannes-hoff, Pommerania, Germany. Here he was baptized and confirmed in the true Christian faith. At the age of 20 years he came alone to America in the year 1886, and travelled directly to Ableman, Wis. During the first few years he worked at odd jobs and thereafter he located on a farm in the town of Freedom. On Dec. 8, 1893 he entered the holy state of matrimony with Minna Bittrich. After toiling on the farm for nearly forty years he retired, and moved to the village of Ableman in 1932, together with his wife. During all these years he was a faithful member of St. John's Congregation until his blessed end. Shortly after New Year, three and a half months ago his health failed him and he was bedridden most of the time, suffering from a weakened heart and other complications, until his strength completely left him, so that he slowly and calmly went to sleep on Saturday morning, April 17, 1937 at 8 o'clock. He was 70 years, 4 months and 14 days old. His survivors are his bereaved wife Minna, one daughter, Ella, now Mrs. Edward Hinz, of Ableman; three sons Louis Dreifke, of Chicago, who was unable to be at his father's funeral service because his physical condition after suffering for eight years from a nervous breakdown, did not allow him to leave the Veteran's hospital at Chicago; Arthur Dreifke of Janesville; and Vern Dreifke, of Ableman; one son-in-law, Edward Hinz; two daugters-in-law, Mrs. Arthur Dreifke, and Mrs. Verne Dreifke; three grandchildren, Adeline, Pearl and Edward Hinz; one sister, Mrs. Pauline Engel, of Elroy, Wis.; and four brothers, William, of Reedsburg; August, of Ellendale, N. D.; Gustav, of Reedsburg; and Frank of Elroy. One sister, Mrs. Alvina Voelzke and two brothers, Herman and Charles, preceded him in death. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper.
Dreifke, Verne P. Reedsburg Times Press Thurs, June 17, 1982 Verne P. Dreifke, age 79, of Baraboo, passed away Wed, June 9, 1982 at St Clare Hosp after a short illness. Mr Dreifke was born in Rock Springs on August 1, 1902. He had farmed in Rock Springs from 1932-1942 and then moved to Baraboo where he was employed at the Badger Ordinance Plant and the Soiltest Corp up until his retirement in 1967. He was married to the former Viola Baumgarten on August 18, 1932 in Baraboo. He was a member of St John’s Lutheran Church and AARP. Survivors include his wife, Viloa of Baraboo; a son, Douglas of Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs Ella Hinz, Baraboo; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Funeral services were held Sat, June 12, at 11 am at St John’s Lutheran church with Pastor Emil Topel officiating. Burial was in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Redlin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the St John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Dreifke, Arthur. Reedsburg Times Press Aug 28, 1958 Former Rock Springs Man Passes Away. Arthur Dreifke, 59, a former Rock Springs resident, died Tuesday, Aug 19, in Janesville, where he made his home. Mr Dreifke was employed by the Chevrolet Division of General Motors for many years. Surviving are his wife, Elsie; a sister, Mrs Edward Hinz Sr, Rock Springs; and a brother, Verne, Baraboo. Funeral services were held Friday in Janesville.