The Lodi Enterprise: Obituaries

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Ardys Saager
Posted: June 30, 2015 - 6:05 pm

POYNETTE - On the beautiful, sunny afternoon of June 27, 2015, heaven opened its arms and welcomed Ardys Saager (nee Huber), age 89, of Poynette, to eternal peace and joy. Her husband, Eldon, children, and grandchildren were at her side.

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Thursday 06/25/2015
LaVerne K. Gorman
Posted: June 25, 2015 - 1:59 pm

TOWNSHIP OF DEKORRA - LaVerne K. Gorman, age 92, of the Township of Dekorra, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at his home.

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Andrew T. McKenna
Posted: June 23, 2015 - 1:09 pm

LODI-Andrew T. McKenna was spending time on the Wisconsin River on June 19, 2015 with his father Elliot, brother, Nathaniel and some friends. Unfortunately, a tragic accident took the lives of Andrew, age 5 years old and his father, Elliot, age 29 years old.

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Elliot James McKenna
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 11:24 am

LODI – Elliot James McKenna was spending time on the Wisconsin River on June 19, 2015 – with his sons Nathaniel, Andrew, and some friends. Unfortunately, a tragic accident took the lives of Elliot, aged 29 years old, and his youngest son, Andrew, aged five years old.

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Evelyn F. Schmidt
Posted: June 23, 2015 - 1:04 pm

DANE-Evelyn F. Schmidt, age 85, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015. She was born on Dec.20, 1929. 

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
Helen (Anderson) Jamieson
Posted: June 17, 2015 - 1:48 pm

POYNETTE - Helen (Anderson) Jamieson, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Country Terrace Assisted Living in Poynette.

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Raymond L. Lloyd
Updated: June 17, 2015 - 1:48 pm

LODI-Raymond L. Lloyd, age 93, of Lodi, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Ray was born Nov. 24, 1921, on Lloyd’s Pioneer Farm in Capron, Ill., to Leslie and Alice (nee Smith) Lloyd. He was raised on his family’s dairy farm. On June 15, 1946, Ray married Darlene Whitacre, and he passed away just five days short of their 69th Wedding Anniversary.

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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Carol Schmitt
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Carol Schmitt, 74, Dane, died on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at American Way Assisted Living in Portage, Wis. Carol was born in Roxbury on Dec. 17, 1940 to Carl and Leontina (Breunig) Fassbender. 

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Robert C. Redell
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 5:35 pm

ARLINGTON – Robert C. Redell, 84 passed on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Waunakee Manor, Waunakee, Wis.

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Dennis Stephen Dobija
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 5:35 pm

LODI-Dennis Stephen Dobija, age 70, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at home following a courageous battle with Leukemia. 

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Remedios “Remy” de la Paz Lirios
Posted: May 27, 2015 - 3:30 pm

LODI- Remedios “Remy” de la Paz Lirios passed away on April 25, 2015 at Cardinal Santos Memorial Hospital in Greenhills, Philippines. She was born on March 31, 1928 in Guagua, Pampanga, Philippines the daughter of Fabian and Irene (Songco) de la Paz. Remy was married to Secundino “Dino” F. Lirios on Sept. 8, 1954. Remy worked as a Certified Public Accountant at the Philippine National Bank until she retired. She was an avid Scrabble player and enjoyed crossword puzzles. She was a former Scrabble champion at the bank she worked at. If you ask anyone who knew Remy, she will be described as friendly, sociable, happy, upbeat and youthful. She had a great business sense. She put herself through college with small business ventures and part-time work. Remy was a woman of faith. Everyone who needed special prayers went to her. She could be seen with her prayer books and rosary praying most of the day. Best of all, she will always be remembered as a loving and generous mother and grandmother.  She is survived by her children Nicky (Bona) Lirios, Irene (Scott) Geske, Cherie (Jerry) Hurley and Vinchy (Elisha) Lirios; her grandchildren Kenny, Regina, Dino, Aileen, Stephanie, Bradley, Ian, Monica, Marsha and Misha. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Dino, her son Joseph Benjamin, her parents, brother, Ernesto de la Paz, sister, Leonida Hernandez.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Blessed Trinity Catholic Parish at St. Patrick’s Church, 521 Fair St. Lodi with Rev. Fr. Chad M. Droessler presiding. Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Lodi. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the mass at church. Memorials may be made in Remy’s name to Blessed Trinity Catholic Parish.

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Mary Lee
Posted: May 27, 2015 - 3:18 pm

LODI-Mary C. (O’Connell) Lee, age 81, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Mary was born on Sept. 13, 1933, in the Town of Vermont, Wis., to James and Margaretta (Powers) O’Connell. She married Robert (Bob) Lee on July 11, 1953 and together they raised four daughters in Lodi, Wis. While raised in the small town of Mazomanie, after marrying Bob, she found herself quickly adapting to life on a farm and spent the rest of her active life helping him on the family farm. Mary enjoyed roller skating, dancing, gardening, reading, classic country music and crossword puzzles. Above all else, she loved her family and found great joy in being a grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Karen (Bill Molkenthen) Lee-Molkenthen, Diane Lee (friend Bob Lang), Judy (Jim Richerson) Lee and Grace (Steve Beaverson) Lee; grandchildren, Ted Pertzborn, Rob (Heather) Pertzborn, Adrian (Andrea) Mitchell, Chad (Kristy Stevelt) Mitchell, Melissa (John Marshall) Mitchell, Austin Lee-Richerson, Zak Lee-Richerson, Megan Robson, Carissa Beaverson and Amanda Beaverson; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Ethan, Kaelyn, Ryan, Nathan, Dylan, Blake, Kylee and Connor; brother, John (Olive) O’Connell; brothers-in-law, Ronald (Shirley) Lee, Roger (Rosemary) Lee, and Donald Petersen; sisters-in-law, Lois O’Connell, Deanna O’Connell, Janice (Ken) Dixon, and Alice Padley along with several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Joe and James; great-granddaughter, Haley Stevelt Mitchell and sister-in-law, Rose Petersen. A funeral service will be held at Hamre Gunderson Funeral and Cremation Care, 157 S. Main St., Lodi at 11 a.m., on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, and again from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lodi Woman’s Club Public Library (, Wisconsin Public Television ( or Agrace HospiceCare ( Online condolences may be made at

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Ronald Hazard
Posted: May 27, 2015 - 3:15 pm

POYNETTE - Ronald Hazard, age 89, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at American Way in Portage.  

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Ronald Hazard
Posted: May 21, 2015 - 12:31 pm

POYNETTE - Ronald Hazard, age 89, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at American Way in Portage.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Remedios “Remy” de la Paz Lirios
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 1:00 pm

LODI- Remedios “Remy” de la Paz Lirios passed away on April 25, 2015 at Cardinal Santos Memorial Hospital in Greenhills, Philippines. 

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Monday 05/04/2015
Warren D. Thiessen
Posted: May 04, 2015 - 8:26 am

WYOCENA - Warren D. Thiessen, age 89, of Wyocena, died on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena.

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Terry Lynn Syvrud
Updated: April 29, 2015 - 9:28 am

Poynette - Terry Lynn Syvrud, age 56, of Poynette passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at home after fighting a long courageous three-year battle with cancer on April 27, 2015.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Sylvia D. King
Posted: April 23, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Sylvia D. King, age 84, of DeForest passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the St. Clare Hospital surrounded by her family. 

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Monday 04/20/2015
Robert “Bob” John Weber
Posted: April 20, 2015 - 10:44 am

Bob Weber, age 82, died Thursday, April 19, 2015 from complications of diabetes. He was born to Elizabeth and John Weber of Lodi, Wis. on May 25, 1932.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Karen C. Struck
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 10:05 am

POYNETTE – Karen C. Struck, age 69, of Poynette, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 at her home.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Ardis Rachel (nee Neal) Harrison
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 6:48 am

Ardis Rachel Harrison, age 95 left this world and entered the kingdom of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Heartland Country Village in Black Earth, Wisconsin. 

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Ashley Michelle Schill
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 6:47 am

LODI-Ashley Michelle Schill, 22, Lodi, died at 12:14 a.m., Sunday, April 5, 2015, from injuries sustained in a tragic two vehicle accident in rural Blue Mounds, Wis.

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Thursday 04/09/2015
Gene M. Roelke
Posted: April 09, 2015 - 6:44 am

LODI-Gene M. Roelke, age 76, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, surrounded by his family. 

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Thursday 04/02/2015
Viola G. “Vi” Kaltenberg
Posted: April 02, 2015 - 12:50 pm

WAUNAKEE – Viola G. “Vi” Kaltenberg, age 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 30, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison.

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
Susan Adele (Markgraf) Jackson
Posted: April 01, 2015 - 10:20 am

Susan Adele (Markgraf) Jackson, age 70, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015 at her home in Baraboo. 

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
Claude “Dave” M. Davis
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 1:42 pm

HILLSBORO - Claude “Dave” M. Davis, age 89 years, of rural Hillsboro, entered God’s beautiful Kingdom on March 23, 2015, surrounded by loved ones at home.

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Monday 03/23/2015
Helen Henrietta Tuschen
Posted: March 23, 2015 - 11:21 am

Sun Prairie - Helen Henrietta Tuschen, 89, passed away peacefully at Select Hospital in Madison, Wis., surrounded by her family on March 18, 2015.

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Friday 03/20/2015
Marion O. Egan
Posted: March 20, 2015 - 9:21 am

LODI - Marion O. Egan, age 96, of Lodi, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on Feb. 27, 1919, the daughter of Cora (Egan) and Robert John Eiffler in Middleton.

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Friday 03/13/2015
Scott A. Olson
Posted: March 13, 2015 - 3:08 pm

LODI- Scott A. Olson, age 56, of Lodi, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 suddenly at home. He was born on June 1, 1958 in Rockford IL, the son of Arnold and Alice Olson. Scott married Janice (Lindner) Olson on May 18, 1985 in Poynette, Wis.

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
Harvey R. Domstrich
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 3:19 pm

POYNETTE - Harvey R. Domstrich, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at his home in Poynette surrounded by his loving family.

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Geoffrey L. Hamilton
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 11:04 am

Geoffrey L. Hamilton, age 73 of Yorkville, Ill. passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill. He was born on Oct. 9, 1941 in Appleton, Wis. the son of Leo and Dorothy (Bailey) Hamilton.

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Monday 03/02/2015
Ellen Ann (Litschauer) Haarklau
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 10:43 am

LODI-Ellen Ann (Litschauer) Haarklau, passed away on Feb. 23, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born March 25, 1940, the daughter of Marvin and Kathryn Litschauer in Madison, Wis.

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Jane Burt Moore
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 10:41 am

Jane Burt Moore passed away Feb. 24, 2015. She was a resident of Mobile, Ala. Jane was born Sept. 3, 1941 in Lodi, Wis. to Alice and Lloyd Burt and graduated from Lodi High School. 

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James H. Roth
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 8:56 am

Lodi, WI: On Feb. 25, 2015, James H. Roth lifted off “into the wild blue yonder” (to quote a WWII song he was fond of singing.) That may be an unconventional way to launch an obituary, but Jim was an unconventional guy and right now is standing on the other side, saluting this tribute.

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Roberta Florence (McDonald) Brendel
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 10:37 am

POYNETTE - Roberta Florence (McDonald) Brendel, age 93, of Poynette, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at Divine Savior Healthcare Hospital in Portage.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Peter Howard Van Ness
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 7:55 am

LODI-Captain Peter Howard Van Ness, USN, Ret. died peacefully on Feb. 23 in Lodi, Wis. at the age of 69 of pancreatic cancer.

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Monday 02/23/2015
Doris M. Wheeler
Posted: February 23, 2015 - 8:55 am

POYNETTE - Doris M. Wheeler, age 67, passed away on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at Country Terrace in Poynette surrounded by her loving family.

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Arlene S. Rasmussen
Posted: February 23, 2015 - 8:46 am

ARLINGTON-Arlene S. Rasmussen, age 86, passed away on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, surrounded by her family. 

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Patricia Kruse
Posted: February 23, 2015 - 8:23 am

Patricia Kruse, age 84, of Elgin, Ill, passed away Feb. 14, 2015, peacefully in her sleep at Good Samaritan Society in Lodi. 

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Linda M. Chadwick
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 8:42 am

POYNETTE/PORTAGE - Linda M. Chadwick, age 63, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Madison.

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Wednesday 02/18/2015
Minnie “Min” Oyen
Posted: February 18, 2015 - 2:34 pm

LODI-Minnie “Min” Oyen, age 100, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at home. 

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Thomas H. Howard, DVM, PhD
Posted: February 18, 2015 - 2:31 pm

Thomas H. Howard, DVM, PhD

Tom Howard died unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 14 while working with a newborn Angus calf, doing what he loved best. 

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Ellen Zimmerman Hooker
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Ellen Zimmerman Hooker, 88, of Millstadt (formally of St. Charles, Ill.) passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Ellen was born in Beirut, Lebanon to David and Margaret Zimmerman. 

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John Charles Delany
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 2:10 pm

POYNETTE - John Charles Delany, loving father and husband, age 75, of Poynette, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at his home.

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Patricia “Pat” A. Ryan
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 2:12 pm

DEFOREST – Patricia “Pat” A. Ryan, age 56, passed away peacefully at home after a long courageous battle with lung cancer on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. 

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Monday 02/09/2015
Judith McClain Mauerman
Posted: February 09, 2015 - 8:34 am

LODI/OKEE-Judith McClain Mauerman, beloved wife of Bill, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. 

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Thursday 02/05/2015
Harold O. Stoltenberg
Posted: February 05, 2015 - 12:18 pm

Harold O. Stoltenberg, age 89, passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at his home. 

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Monday 02/02/2015
Pat Ryan O’Day
Posted: February 02, 2015 - 7:30 am

Marquette, Mich. - Pat Ryan O'Day, longtime owner, editor-in-chief and publisher of the Marquette Monthly, passed away at U.P. Health System in Marquette on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, following a brief stay at the hospital.

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Friday 01/30/2015
Vance Meyer
Posted: January 30, 2015 - 12:47 pm

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Friday 01/23/2015
Brandon R. Contildes
Posted: January 23, 2015 - 9:28 am

DEFOREST - Brandon R. Contildes, age 29, of DeForest, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

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