Waddell, Gordon F. 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. Memorials can be made to the Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792. The family wishes to thank Dr. Frontiera and his staff at the Dean Clinic for their kindness and care.
Waddell, Floy U. (Thomas). 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 Mqy 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.
Wade, Blanche (Ray). 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.
Wagner, Helen. Helen Wagner, age 68 of Necedah, Wisconsin died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003 at her residence with her loving family by her side. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the Conway-Picha Funeral Home in Lyndon Station, Wisconsin with Reverend Jeffrey Fairchild officiating. Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Helen was born Nov. 29, 1934 at the Hunter's Bridge Village near Galesville, Wisconsin the daughter of Julius and Ida (Littlesoldier) Whitedog. In 1971 she married Joseph Wagner in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She had been employed as a floor checker at the HoChunk Bingo Hall. Helen is survived by her husband, Joe; sons, Brian, Juan, Chris, Gordon and Casey; a daughter, Colleen; a sister, Geraldine Deere; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marilyn; a sister, Lucille Blackcoon and a brother, Calvin WhiteEagle. Visitation will be held at the Conway Picha Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 29, 2003 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Wallendal, Retta (Mortimer). 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 I the 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.
Wareham, Mary. Baraboo News Mrs. Mary Wareham, a resident of Baraboo for many years, died at one o’clock this afternoon at her home at 626 Mound street. She had been in failing health for some time and had been taken seriously ill just a week ago. Survivors include a family of four sons and one daughter, Miss Frieda Wareham who resided with her, Dr. W. W. Wareham of Baraboo, Ralph of Superior, Arthur of Dallas, Texas and Lawrence of Milwaukee; and also several brothers and sisters. Her husband had preceded her in death some years ago. Funeral services have not been completed this afternoon and will be announced later. Taken from the August 25, 1938 Baraboo Paper.
Warren, Mrs. Ray (Allegra Wood). Mrs. Belle Wood received word yesterday of the death of her niece, Mrs. Ray Warren, 47, of Racine. Mrs. Warren is the former Allegra Wood of this city and she was born in Baraboo and spent her girlhood here. She graduated from Baraboo High school at the age of only 15 years. For two years before her marriage she taught in the rural schools of the county. Besides her husband she leaves a sister and two brothers, Miss Ellen Wood, who teaches in Chicago, Chester Wood of Chicago, and Thomas Wood of Woodstock, Ill. Her mother-in-law, Mrs. Ed. Warren, of this city was called to Racine Tuesday by word of her serious illness. Her death Thursday morning followed several months of illness. Taken from the Baraboo Paper of March 1944.
Wedekind, Henry Joseph. Henry Joseph Wedekind, age 61, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, November 3, 2001, to be with his Savior. He was born in Baraboo on December 7, 1939, the son of Joseph Charles and Lena C. (Klingenmeyer) Wedekind. He owned and operated Baraboo Floral Company for over 22 years, retiring from that business in 1996. He worked in the floral industry for over 35 years, starting at Ross Floral in Baraboo. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus-Monsignor OReilly Council No. 746, BPOE Lodge No. 688, and the U.W. Blue Line Club. Henry was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Delores Otto and Rosemary Wedekind; and one brother, Richard. He is survived by his longtime companion, Geneice and her children, Kristin Matson of Stockton, Calif., Kyle Isenberger of New Glarus, and Kurt (Amy) Isenberger of Minneapolis, Minn; and her two grandchildren, Myles Isenberger and Natalie Matson. Henry is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Joseph H. (Betty Jean) Wedekind of Baraboo, Betty (Earl) Emery of Rock Springs, Irene (Ron) Kalman of Sun City Center, Florida, and James (Judy) Wedekind of Reedsburg; his sister-in-law, Carol Wedekind of Madison; his brother-in-law, Joe Otto of Baraboo; also many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 9, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Gerald P. Vosen officiating. Interment will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the Rago Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 8:00 p.m. There will also be a visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday.
Wedekind, Michael D. Michael D. Wedekind, age 45 of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2001 with his family at his side, at the Divine Savior Nursing Home in Portage following a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. Mike was born on May 10, 1956 in Baraboo. He was a Viet Nam Era veteran, having served in the U.S. Army; and had participated in Military Rites for local veteran's funerals. He most recently was employed by Hill Ford in Portage as a Sales Consltant; and was well known in the area for his many years of employment with Kruse Oldsmobile in Baraboo, and various other car dealerships. He had occasionally worked part-time at Turner's Phillips 66 Station on Broadway. Cycling was a big part of his life, and he thoroughly enjoyed riding his Gold Wing along with his many cycling friends. Mike was an avid classic car enthusiast, having at one time owned one that he enjoyed displaying in area car shows. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo. Mike was also a past member and Public Relations Coordinator for GWRRA, the Sauk County Two Wheelers, the Spirit Lake Mountain Men, Baraboo Elks Lodge #688, and an advocate of the Ski Down for Cancer. He is survived by his daughter, Heather and Jeffrey Wedekind of Baraboo; his sister, Rhonda and Gary Wallsch of Baraboo; the love of his life, Aleta Wells of Poynette; a close friend, Patty Schreiber of Baraboo; a brother, David Wedekind of Ohio; his stepfathers, Raleigh and Betty Prothero of Bergland, MI and Harold and Wilma Abel of Mitchell, IN; aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. Wedekind and Maxine E. Abel; two brothers, Donald and Kevin Wedekind; and an infant sister. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, December 10, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo with Pastor David Gilmore officiating. Interment will take place in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Redlin Funeral Home; and at the church on Monday, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memeorials may be made to the family. An Elks Service will be held at 8:00 P.M. on Sunday at the funeral home. Military Rites will be accorded at the grave. "It is often said that the brightest stars burn out too soon, but keep in mind they're also the most remembered."
Weidenkopf, George. Baraboo News Jan. 24, 1957 George Weidenkopf, 84, of Baraboo passed away this morning at St. Mary’s Ringling hospital after a brief illness. He had been a lifelong resident of this vicinity, and was a retired railroad man. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving Mr. Weidenkopf are his wife, Maude, one daughter, Miss Arlene Weidenkopf of Madison, one son, Vane, of Las Vegas, Nev., two stepsons, Berton D. Pond, and Herbert F. Pond of Kansas City, Mo., and many other relatives and friends. The body is at the Hanson funeral home with funeral arrangements are pending.
Weidman, Adeline E. (Bergman). Adeline E. Weidman, age 92, formerly of Rock Springs, died on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 in the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center. She was born on September 26, 1914 in the Town of Excelsior, Sauk County, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Doro) Bergman. On April 8, 1938 she was married to Grier M. Weidman. Adeline's greatest passion in life was her children and grandchildren. Survivors include two daughters: Valeria (James) Hutchens, of Janesville and Cindy (Robert) Schanke, of Reedsburg; six grandchildren; three step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step great-granchildren; two sisters; Sophia Bergman of Reedsburg and Mary Flohr, of Weyerhauser; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Grier, on February 27, 1992; one brother; George Bergman and one sister, Esther Gates. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Novermber 10, 2006 at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg with Pastor Michael Lopp officiating. Interment will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated. The Hoff Funeral Home is serving the family. Taken from the Reedsburg Independent.
Weinke, Robert J. Robert J. "Bob" Weinke of Prairie du Sac, died on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at home. He was 60. He was born on Dec. 5, 1941 in Baraboo, the son of the late Lawrence and Ella (Hartmann) Weinke. He was united in marriage to Judith Ann Loether on Aug. 1, 1964. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Berlin Crisis. Mr. Weinke was employed for almost 30 years by Wisconsin Power and Light Alliant Energy at the Prairie du Sac Hydro Dam, with the later part spent as chief hydro mechanic, in which he took great pride. During the non-struggling years, he enjoyed race car driving, bowling, sports, especially football, being an avid Packer fan through the thick and thin. He was a fabulous cook and griller and enjoyed endless cooking contests, and always appreciated the beauty of the outdoors. He showed the most inspirational strength and courage battling the destructive disease of cancer with dignity and grace. He is survived by his wife of 37 years; a son, Jeffery (Sandy) of Sauk City; a daughter, Rebecca (Neal) Boys of Prairie du Sac; a foster daughter, Heather (Jason) Miller of Sauk City; six grandchildren, Joshua, Christina, Ella, Robert, Brianna and Hannah; two brothers, Duane (Illeen) of Fond du Lac; Richard (Lucy) of Merrimac; a sister, Mary (Tom) Radtke of Waukesha; his mother-in-law, Priscilla "Toddy" Loether of Sauk City; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Earl Loether. Private family services will be at the Prairie du Sac Hydro Dam. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Robert Weinke family, where the proceeds will be disbursed to benefit a cure for cancer.
Wenger, Mary Anna. Mary Anna Wenger, age 62, of Sauk City, passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital. She was born in Martinez, Calif. on October 3, 1940, the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Higgins) Jennings. She was united marriage to Robert Wenger on Aug. 19, 1962, in Reno. Nev. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Merrimac. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Wenger of Sauk City; three children, Stacy (Ranae) Wenger of Monticello, Ind., Rodney (Traci Cowan) Wenger of Sauk City and Cynthia (Richard) Breunig of Lodi; ten grandchildren, Amber, Robert, Joshua, Tony, Megan, Lindsay, Michael, Kate, Betsy and Jacob; a sister, Alvina Ferris of Boise, Idaho; and two brothers, Jerry and Harry Jennings, both of San Diego, Calif. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dale. Funeral services will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Merrimac, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, with Pastor M.L. Jacobson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Merrimac. Friends may call at GNEWIKOW - HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2002.
Westedt, Eric H. Eric H. Westedt, of Loganville, found peace, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, May 26, 2006, after a courageous battle with heart disease at the age of 88. He was born on December 28, 1917 in the Town of Washington, Sauk County, the son of Henry and Helena (Meyer) Westedt. On January 24, 1941 he was united in marriage to Marie A. Trachsler at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillpoint. Eric was a farmer and a carpenter in the Loganville area all of his life. He served as a supervisor for the Town of Franklin in Sauk County for 27 years with diligence, honesty and integrity. He was also an agent for Reedsburg-Westfield Mutual Insurance from 1962-1996. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Eric was specially proud to have made 50 big game hunting trips out West with his son and grandson. He also enjoyed his John Deere 730 gas tractor. urvivors include his wife, Marie; two children, Judith (Bill) Courtney of LaValle and Harlan Westedt and his friend, Pam Wollin, of Loganville; two grandchildren, Danny (Jane) Nobs, of LaValle and Tricia (Corey) Denman, of Portage; one great grandson, Mason Denman; step great-grandchildren, Brittany Hahn, Courtney Hahn and Andrew Scheuer; his sister, Lillian Venden, of New York; his brother, Vern (Clara) Westedt, of Reedsburg; brothers-in-law, Vern (Adeline) Trachsler, Duane Trachsler and Eugene Luedtke; sisters-in-law, Betty Oetzman, Faye (Blaine) Tourdot, Audrey Westedt and Lois Westedt; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Tiffany Westedt; one sister, Eleanore Reimer; two brothers, Paul and Walter Wstedt; brothers-in-law, Lester Oetzman, Lyle Rhode, Kenneth Trachsler, Ace Trachsler and Herman Reimer; and sisters-in-law, Doris Trachsler, Lorraine Trachsler, Marcella Rhode and Helen Luedtke. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Loganville with Pastor Duane Dacke officiating. Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Hillpoint. The family received friends from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tueday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family. Taken from the Reedsburg Independent.
Whiteford, James Larry. Eric H. Westedt, of Loganville, found peace, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, May 26, 2006, after a courageous battle with heart disease at the age of 88. He was born on December 28, 1917 in the Town of Washington, Sauk County, the son of Henry and Helena (Meyer) Westedt. On January 24, 1941 he was united in marriage to Marie A. Trachsler at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillpoint. Eric was a farmer and a carpenter in the Loganville area all of his life. He served as a supervisor for the Town of Franklin in Sauk County for 27 years with diligence, honesty and integrity. He was also an agent for Reedsburg-Westfield Mutual Insurance from 1962-1996. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Eric was specially proud to have made 50 big game hunting trips out West with his son and grandson. He also enjoyed his John Deere 730 gas tractor. urvivors include his wife, Marie; two children, Judith (Bill) Courtney of LaValle and Harlan Westedt and his friend, Pam Wollin, of Loganville; two grandchildren, Danny (Jane) Nobs, of LaValle and Tricia (Corey) Denman, of Portage; one great grandson, Mason Denman; step great-grandchildren, Brittany Hahn, Courtney Hahn and Andrew Scheuer; his sister, Lillian Venden, of New York; his brother, Vern (Clara) Westedt, of Reedsburg; brothers-in-law, Vern (Adeline) Trachsler, Duane Trachsler and Eugene Luedtke; sisters-in-law, Betty Oetzman, Faye (Blaine) Tourdot, Audrey Westedt and Lois Westedt; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Tiffany Westedt; one sister, Eleanore Reimer; two brothers, Paul and Walter Wstedt; brothers-in-law, Lester Oetzman, Lyle Rhode, Kenneth Trachsler, Ace Trachsler and Herman Reimer; and sisters-in-law, Doris Trachsler, Lorraine Trachsler, Marcella Rhode and Helen Luedtke. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Loganville with Pastor Duane Dacke officiating. Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Hillpoint. The family received friends from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tueday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family. Taken from the Reedsburg Independent.
Wiatrok, Alma F. Alma F. Wiatrok age 85 of Alma's Cottages in Baraboo, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2003 at her home with her children and grandchildren by her side. Alma, the daughter of Lewis and Lillian (Lange) Zastrow, was born on January 19, 1918 in Merrimac. She was united in marriage to Alfred J. Wiatrok in 1941. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1992. Alma was employed as a waitress at Baker's Restaurant and the Warren Hotel; as a fringer for the Hammock Factory; and as a baker for the Farm Kitchen and Devi-Bara. She and her husband, Alfred, also owned and operated Alma's Cottages from 1949 to 1992. She is survived by 2 daughters, Joan (Donald) Fluette-Morley of Baraboo and Shirley (Michael) Rowe of Baraboo; 4 granddaughters, Melody and Peggy Morley, Holly (Joe) Vittengl, and Michelle (David) Thompson; 4 great-granddaughters, Brooke, Skylla, Mystique, and Hannah; a sister, Pearl Carpenter of Baraboo; other relatives and friends. Alma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alfred; a great-grandson, Mark Morley; and two brothers, Ivan and Ralph Zastrow. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at the Assembly of God Church in Baraboo with Pastor Michael Dotson officiating. Interment will take place in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Assembly of God Church or the Alzheimer's Association. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Wickus, Robert H. Robert H. Wickus of Baraboo passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001 at St. Clare Hospital at the age of 86. Robert was born on March 14, 1915 to Harland and Iva (Watkins) Wickus. He was united in marriage to Lillian Dwars on Nov. 5, 1934 in Baraboo. Bob was employed by Prudential Insurance for many years. He enjoyed volunteering at the local senior meal site for the Commission on Aging. Bob was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo. He is survived by two grandchildren, Dave Wickus and Amy Wickus, both of Madison; a special friend, Emma Potter of Baraboo; a brother, Ray (Vera) Wickus of LaCrosse; a daughter-in-law, Mary Wickus Barbian of Baraboo; a sister-in-law, Vera Dwars of Baraboo; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lillian, his son Robert Wickus, and two brothers, Harold and Harland Wickus. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2001 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastor Myron Schwanke officiating. Interment will take place in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Friends may call on Thursday, Dec. 27 from 5-8 p.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo and on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Wickus, Roger. Roger A. Wickus, age 83, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born in Baraboo on June 12, 1920, the son of Adelbert "Del" and Zoe (Hampton) Wickus. He married Barbara "Bobbie" L. Donovan on January 18, 1964 at First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo. He moved to Darlington, Wisconsin in 1932, where he finished school and graduated in 1938. In 1941, he joined the Army Air Corps and served as a Tactical Reconnaissance Pilot in North Africa, Sicily and Italy during World War II. He retired from the Air Force as a Major after 18 years of service. He worked as a salesman for many years covering the state of Wisconsin, specializing in institutional foods, until his retirement in 1985. Roger was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and a member of the building committee during the rebuilding of the church. He was a life member of the Baraboo Elks Club and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge #332, Adams. He also served on the board of the Friends of the Baraboo Zoo, Inc. Roger is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Bobbie of Baraboo; his daughter, Sue (Jim) Horman of Baraboo; his grandson, Nick (Erin Jachowicz) of Milwaukee; Sue's mother, Betty Wickus of Portage; two brothers, Russell (Dorothy) of LaCrosse, and Ron (Carmen) of Puerto Rico; two sisters, Kaye (Hans) Mickelson of Wisconsin Dells, and Bette O'Keefe of Portage; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Krome of Milwaukee and Jean Turner of McKinley Park, IL; his step-brother, Charles (Imogene) Turner of Madison; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Richard, and his step-brother, Keith Turner. Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Monday, August 11, 2003 at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor David Gilmore officiating. Interment will take place in Walnut Hill Cemetery at a later date with military honors accorded at the grave. There will be a visitation at the church from 10:00 until the time of service on Monday with a Masonic service beginning at 11:15 a.m. The family has requested that memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church. The Rago Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Wickus, Harold E. June 11, 1957 Funeral services for Harland E. Wickus were held yesterday afternoon at 2 at the Hanson funeral home with the Rev. Maurice E. Jones of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Masonic rites were conducted at the funeral home and the cemetery by Baraboo Lodge F. and A.M. No. 34. The retired Baraboo businessman was highly regarded by his many friends, as the many floral offerings attributed. Mrs. Martha Lange was the organist. Pallbearers were Maurice S. Jones, John Lange, Arthur Schade, Robert Newman, William Ott, and Lawrence Herfort. Burial was made in the Walnut Hill Cemetery.
Wiese, Diane Helen. Diane Helen Wiese, 34, LaValle, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002 at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse. She was born on April 8, 1967 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Lawrence and Helen (nee Burmester) Wiese. Diane attended grade school at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Wonewoc and was a member of St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church. Diane was the author of the weekly articles titled "Bethel News," which were printed in the Times Press, Independent and the Trail Messenger. She was a big racing fan and spent most Saturdays at the Dells Speedway. She had a love for cats. Most importantly, Diane cherished the time she spent with her two nieces, Chelsea and Kaitlin. She is survived by her father, Lawrence Wiese, LaValle; brother, Wayne (Jamie) Wiese, Wonewoc; nieces, Chelsea and Kaitlin Wiese, Wonewoc; aunts and uncles; cousins, along with other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen, and her grandparents. Funeral services for Diane Helen Wiese will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Thompson Funeral Home in Wonewoc with Pastor David D. Rosenow officiating. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home.
Wiese, Dorothea (Hartig). Funeral services for the late Dorethea Wiese, who passed away Thursday, July 19th, at 11:00, were held Sunday afternoon from St. John's Lutheran church, Rev. Schneider officiating. Dorethea Catherine Hartig, daughter of Jurgen Hartig and Anna Garbus Hartig, was born May 19, 1845 at Over Havenbeck, near Luneneberg, Province Hanover, Germany. She was united in marriage to Henry Bartels in 1863, the family coming to this country and to the town of Westfield in 1868, where her husband died in 1895. Two children were born to this union. In 1900 the deceased was united in marriage to John Wiese of the town of Washington, who passed away in 1904. Since that time she had made her home with her two daughters, Mrs. Henry Schultz of Loganville, and Mrs. Carl Dorrow of this city, for the past five residing here in the city with Mrs. Dorrow. While attending the Missionfest at Loganville on June 26th, Mrs. Wiese had the misfortune to fall and break her hip, since which time she had been an acute sufferer. She passed away suddenly on Thursday morning, July 19th, while her physician was dressing her injury. Besides the two daughters there are 12 grandchildren and 14 great granchildren surviving. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper of July 27, 1923.
Williams, John Frederick Henry. John Frederick Henry Williams was born on December 22, 1840, in Hohenbinstadt in Hanover, Germany. As a young man of 21 years he left his home country and came across the sea. He settled down at first in Madison. After five years he came to the town of Loganville, where he arrived at about 1866. The town at that time was in its beginning, so he belonged to the pioneers and was one of the oldest settlers of this place. He was married twice during his life. His first wife was Catharina Elizabeth Meyer. She died on April 17, 1883, at the age of 41 years. God blessed this first marriage with 9 children, of whom three sons are still living: William in Loganville, Edward in Madison, and Herman in Minneapolis. In the year 1892 he was a seconed time united in matrimony with Catherina Dorothea Manning. She died three years ago on November 17, 1929. This second marriage was blessed with one daughter, Ella, who is married to August Steinhorst in Loganville. The old parents finally made their home with the daughter and their son-in-law, and were truly cared for, till their end came. The deceased was blessed with the gift of good health during his long life, but the decline of his bodily strength on account of his old age could not be hindered. In the last days of the past week it became evident that his end was approaching. He died without any serious sickness peacefully on Monday, May 23, 1932, at 6:20 p.m., at the age of 91 years, 5 months and 1 day. He leaves to mourn his death his three sons and the one daughter with their families; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.
Williams, Herman. Herman Williams of 2333 N. 60th St., Milwaukee, passed away Wed., May 15, 1968 at the Methodist Manor-aged 90-years,-beloved brother of Ella Steinhorst of Loganville, Wis. and Ed Williams of Madison, Wis.; also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. Services Sat., May 18 at 11 a.m. at the Ritter Funeral Home, 5310 W. North av. Interment Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call on Sat. from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Wilms, John. John H. Wilms, age 98, of Ironton, died on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at his son's home in Chico, California. He was born on December 21, 1904 in Davenport, Iowa. As a young boy his parents, Henry and Elise Wilms, moved to the Lake Delton area. John operated a thrashing crew, worked as a carpenter, was a guard at Badger Ordance Works and drove bus for the Lake Delton Schools. He was an active member of the Baraboo Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was married to Maurine Burgess in 1934. She preceded him in death in June, 1981. He married Margaret Miller in 1982 and they made their home in Ironton. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two daughters: Shirley (David) Wright, of Scottsburg, Indiana and Lilah (John) Brereton, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; one son: Dr. Dale (Linda) Wilms of Chico, California; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three step children: Fred (Sandy) Miller, of Sun Prairie; Linda (Richard) Fike, of LaPorte, Indiana and David Miller, of Columbus; seven step grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Dorotha Janechek, of Reedsburg and Audrey (Albert) Schanke, of Rock Springs; two brothers-in-law: Emil (Ida Mae) Erickson, of Waunakee and William Yngsdal, of Prairie du Sac; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME in Reedsburg with Rev. William Ochs officiating. Interment will be in the Resting Green Cemetery in Ironton. There will be a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
Wischman, Elmer Herman. Elmer Herman Wischman of Reedsburg died Friday, October 13, 1989 in the Reedsburg Memorial Hospital following a long illness. He was born April 21, 1908 in (Ableman) Rock Springs, to Herman Wischman and Frieda (Beth) Wischman. He married Elva Brunhoefer on September 15, 1933 in Winona, MN. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and served on several church committees. He had been employed by Reedsburg Foods for 40 years until his retirement. Funeral services were held Monday in St. Peter's Lutheran Church with Rev. Dennis Hipenbecker officiating. Burial was made in St. Peter's Cemetery. Gant-Farber Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Mr. Wischman is survived by his wife, Elva; one daughter, Gerry Krueger, Baraboo; one grandson, Mark and one granddaughter, Tina. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper.
Wiseman, Arthur. Arthur Wiseman was born Oct. 29, 1885, and died of typhoid fever and complications Nov. 21, 1919, aged 34 years, 23 days. He was the youngest son of Jacob and Augusta Wiseman, and twin brother to Mrs. John Paff of Ableman. He had always lived in this vicinity and had led a quiet home life. On April 9, 1909, he was united in marriage to Alma Kramp of Ableman. Two children blessed this union, Helen, aged 4, and Mildred, aged 2 years. Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn, an aged mother, three sisters, Mrs. Reinhold Kramp of the state of Oregon, Mrs. Ed Warren and Mrs. John Paff of Ableman, and a brother, Ed Wiseman, who resides near Ableman, three sisters, two brothers and his father preceded him in death. He had been in poor health for some time, but would not yield to his indisposition until scarcely more than a week before his death when he was compelled to take to his bed, being dilirious most of the time. All was done for him that doctors and loving hands could do, but to no avail as he was too weak to combat the dreadful disease. The community feels the loss of a good friend and neighbor and extends the sincerest sympathy to the bereaved ones. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at one o'clock in the Baptist Church at Ableman, conducted by Rev. Cooke of Reedsburg, assisted by Rev. Matz of the Ableman Baptist Church. The choir of the same church furnished the music, Mr. Faust, the singing evangelist, assisting. Interment was made in the cemetery at Ableman. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper of November 1919.
Witwen, J.P. Baraboo News Nov. 6, 1912 Former County Clerk J. P. Witwen, veteran and highly respected citizen, died this morning after a long illness. For many days and even weeks it was known that he could not recover. Last summer he began to fail and went to a sanitarium to regain his health. After returning home he went again and came back in a weakened condition. Since then he has continued to fail until relieved by death. Mr. Witwen was born in Hadenstein, Graubuenden, Switzerland, February 9, 1840. He came to Wisconsin in 1851, first locating at Watertown in 1851, for one year. He came to Sauk county about the time many other Swiss families found homes among the Honey Creek hills. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the 26th Reg. Wis. Inf., which was organized at Milwaukee and in October of the same year became a part of the army of the Potomac. In October 1863, his regiment was transferred to the Western army commanded by Grant, and when Grant became commander of all the armies his regiment was placed under Gen. Sherman. He remained in the services until the close of the war and returned home, July 1st, 1865, with three years of honorable service to his credit. In 1866 Mr. Witwen and his brother built a grist mill on Honey Creek, which place is called Witwen. He continued the milling business until 1876 when he was elected County Clerk for Sauk county where he was continued until 1887. For a number of years he was associated with the well known mercantile firm known as Clavadatscher & Co., The Fair Store. After leaving that business he opened an insurance and real estate office which he conducted until his last illness came upon him. He was a most highly respected citizen and his many old friends deeply regret his death. He leaves a wife and three daughters; Mrs. Wesley Schmidt, Spring Green; Miss Emma Witwen of Aurora schools and Miss Mary Witwen who is with the Reedsburg bank. The funeral will be held at the home on Sunday at 2:30.
Wood, Rollo G. Rollo G. Wood, aged 66 years, of Baraboo passed away Tuesday afternoon at the St. Mary’s Ringling hospital after a brief illness. For several years he was employed in the offices of the Chicago and North Western railroad. Later he became sexton of Walnut Hill cemetery, a capacity which he filled until 1945. Recently he was employed as a salesman for the Collins Monument company at Reedsburg. Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, several other relatives and many friends. Funeral services for Mr. Wood will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 at the Scheible funeral home, the Rev. Harold W. Singer officiating. Burial will be made in the Walnut Hill cemetery. Friends wishing may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9. Taken from the Baraboo Paper of December 1953.
Woolever, Bertha (Mitchell). 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.
Wright, Dr. Rufas. Dr. Rufus Wright, age 88, of Lake Delton, Wis., died Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at the Wisconsin Dells Health and Rehabilitation Center. Rufus was born Sept. 3, 1914, in Adair, Okla., the son of Edward and Ora (Cumming) Wright. He attended Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan., and earned a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1940. He spent World War II on radar development with MIT's radiation laboratory. In 1945 he came to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1976. On the occasion of the Naval Research Laboratory's 75th anniversary, Rufus received an award for his work on counter measures. Rufus believed in the good possible when people work together toward common goals. A charter member of the Mount Vernon Unitarian-Universalist Church of Alexandria, Va., he served as Sunday school teacher, newsletter worker and as board of director chairman. A firm advocate of public education, Rufus served on PTA's at Hollin Hall Elementary School and Fort Hunt High School and as a member and vice chairman of the Fairfax County School Board during the turbulent 1970s. An energetic community member, he helped build Tauxemont Pre-School building, coached Hollin Hall Little League teams and served on the board of directors of Mondlock House, offering shelter to battered women. After retirement Rufus worked for the Democratic party, canvassing, working the polls and hosting the annual Mount Vernon district ice cream social in his Westmoreland Road back yard. Many sports delighted Rufus but tennis held a special spot in his heart. Rufus is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gertrude (Leonard) Wright; sons, Edward L. (Patricia) Wright of Los Angeles, Calif., and William Rufus (Nancy) Wright of New York City, N.Y.; a daughter, Eleanor Wright (Stephen) Chiquoine of Reedsburg, Wis.; grandchildren, William J. Wright, Diana L. Wright, Alexander D. Chiquoine, Nicholas W. Chiquoine and Elizabeth H. Chiquoine; numerous nephews and nieces; and by Laura (Shipman) Wright, the widow of his son, Donald. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, John, Woodrow, Helen, Christine, Lina Lee and Edward; and by his youngest son, Donald K. Wright. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at 3 p.m. at the MOUNT VERNON UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, 1900 Windmill Lane, Alexandria, VA 22307. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials of remembrance to the Mount Vernon Unitarian-Universalist Church or to the Free Congregation of Sauk City, 307 Polk Street, Sauk City, WI 53583. The Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Lake Delton, Wis., assisted the family with arrangements. For on-line condolences and information, go to www.pichafuneralhome.com (608) 253-7884.