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Monday 07/13/2015
Obituary: Charles Banks
Posted: July 13, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Charles E. Banks, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and Park Ridge, Ill., passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at his home in Door County after spending a wonderful string of weekends with his family. Chuck was a friendly, loving and talented man who touched many people with his music, humor and genuine interest in their lives.

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Obiturary: Robert Thompson
Updated: July 13, 2015 - 9:13 am

Robert D. “Bob” Thompson, age 78, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born July 1, 1937 in Janesville, the son of John J. and Gertrude (Fisher) Thompson.

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Friday 06/26/2015
Obituary: Christopher Ziegler
Posted: June 26, 2015 - 9:03 am

Christopher Ziegler, age 49, Waunakee, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend died unexpectedly on Sunday June 21, 2015.

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Obituary: Alfred Karls
Posted: June 26, 2015 - 8:56 am

Alfred F. Karls, 89, of Waunakee passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the Waunakee Manor Health Care Center.

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Obituary: Richard Wandschneider
Posted: June 23, 2015 - 3:43 pm

Richard A. Wandschneider “Rich,” age 64, of Waunakee, passed away peacefully at Oakwood Village West-Hebron Nursing Home in Madison on June 19, 2015, as a result of complications from a rare neurological disease known as Multiple Systems Atrophy.

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Monday 06/01/2015
Obituary: Peter Bloch
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 8:46 am

Westport – Peter Conrad Bloch passed away on May 27, 2015, after fighting two difficult cancers over the past two years. In his last days, he was surrounded by his loving family at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospital. He was born in Cedarhurst, New York on June 8, 1944, and died just short of his 71st birthday. Peter was the son of the late Konrad Emil Bloch and Lore Teutsch Bloch, who were fortunate to be able to immigrate to the USA from Germany in the late 1930s. He was married to Marianne “Mimi” Bloch for just over 45 wonderful and adventurous years, and is survived by his three wonderful children, Benjamin Nieman Bloch (Venice, Ca.), Emilie Bloch Sondel (Madison), Jesse Sondel (Madison), his sister, Susan Elizabeth Bloch (Philadelphia), and two much loved grandchildren, Jordan and Evan Sondel (Madison). He is survived also by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Vicki and Ken Alterwitz (Palm Springs, Ca.), Diana and Michael Rothenberg (New York, N.Y.) and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly. His family includes Anne Bloch and Lenny and Linda Bloch (New York), Jeffrey Bloch (New Zealand), Evelyn Berkowitz (South Africa), Lewis and Lars Koch, Anne Behrmann, Ned, Susan, Scott, Jenna, Marc, and Dawn Kalin, Paul and Sheri Sondel and their family members.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
Obituary: Beverly Statz
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 9:50 am

Waunakee – Beverly “Bev” Marie Bischoff Statz, age 81, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015, with her family by her side. She was born in Madison on March 2, 1934, to Herman and Mabel (Penn) Bischoff. Bev married Thomas (Tom) Statz on Aug. 4, 1960, and together they raised seven children. She relied on her strong faith in God and was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church where, for many years, she loved to sing in the choir. Bev graduated from DeForest High School in 1952 where she excelled playing clarinet. She worked at SEARS in the accounting department and did bookkeeping for TomSil Builders. She and Tom also operated the Hofbrau Haus in Waunakee.

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Obituary: Robert Raemisch
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 9:45 am

Robert Henry “Bob” Raemisch, age 86, of Waunakee, passed away peacefully in God’s arms on May 25, 2015, at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg. Bob was a lifelong resident of Waunakee, most recently at Artisan Assisted Living in Middleton. He was born on Oct. 26, 1928, to Franklin and Lillian Raemisch. Bob and his wife, Betty, were united in holy matrimony on May 11, 1950, at St John’s Church. They raised five children together. Bob was an active member of St. John’s parish for his entire adult life. Bob’s loving wife, Betty, preceded him in death (on 2-8-15).

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Obituary: Theodore Pertzborn
Posted: May 27, 2015 - 9:22 am

Baraboo/Waunakee- Theodore “Ted” A. Pertzborn, II, age 84, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015. He was born on Nov. 21, 1930, in Springfield Corners, Wis., to Theodore A. Pertzborn, Sr. and Elizabeth (Grosse) Pertzborn. Ted proudly served our country in the United States Air Force from Feb. 7, 1949, and was honorably discharged on October 16, 1952. He met his future wife while in the service and they were married on October 21, 1952, in Rapid City, South Dakota, and moved to Wisconsin shortly afterwards, where they raised their family. He was an independent insurance agent and started his own insurance agency in Waunakee, working there until he retired. He was one of the founding members of the Waunakee Rotary, belonged to the American Legion Post 360, the WISM snowmobile club, and the Knights of Columbus.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Bobby Damon
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 8:27 am

Bobby Joe Damon passed away unexpectedly at the early age of 43 due to cardiovascular disease.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Obituary: Romain Kessenich
Updated: May 06, 2015 - 9:54 am

Romain G. Kessenich, age 85, of Waunakee/ Verona, died on Monday, May 4, 2015, at Four Winds Manor in Verona. He was born Aug. 15, 1929, to Gerald and Pearl (Borchers) Kessenich. He married Arlene Theisen in 1951. She preceded him in death in 1984. In 1985 Romain married his new found love and favorite dance partner Jeanette (Wittwer) Rieder. She preceded him in death in 2013.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Obituary: Dalton Holmen
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 3:38 pm

WAUNAKEE-Dalton L. Holmen, age 49, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

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Friday 05/01/2015
Obituary: Sister Virginia Adler, CSA
Posted: May 01, 2015 - 2:06 pm

Sister Virginia Adler, CSA, formerly Sister Helen Marie, died peacefully at Nazareth Center on Nov. 8, 2014.

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Monday 04/27/2015
Obituary: Mary Ann Anderson
Posted: April 27, 2015 - 9:05 am

WAUNAKEE- Early Friday morning on April 24, 2015, the angels came down from the heavens to retrieve the spirit of our dear mother, Mary Ann J. Anderson. At the age of 75, Mary Ann passed away at Maplewood Nursing Home in Sauk City, Wisconsin. She was a lifelong resident of Waunakee, born here on Jan. 3, 1940. Mary Ann was the youngest of five children of Frank and Marcella (Uebersetzig) Endres. Her siblings include: Jim (Mary Lou) Endres, Lois (Mac) McMillen, Charlene (Marv) Unger, and Frankie (Judy) Endres.

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Virginia Sabin
Posted: April 27, 2015 - 8:35 am

Virginia “Ginny” Diane (Ikeman) Sabin, age 65, of Waunakee, Wis., passed away April 23, 2015, at her home.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Obituary: Betty Schleicher
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Waunakee – Betty Schleicher lived and loved her 89 years of life to the last second, after being extended by 35 years of pacemakers, when her big heart failed on Monday, April 20, 2015.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Obituary: Louise Sande
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 8:47 am

Louise M. Sande, age 90, of Waunakee, is now at peace with those she loved who passed before her. Her beautiful smile is now smiling down on us from Heaven. Louise was born on April 1, 1925, in Waunakee to Louis and Mary (Illgen) Diericks. She married Edwin Sande on May 3, 1947. He was her beloved and cherished husband and soulmate of more than 51 years. He preceded her in death in 1998. Together Edwin and Louise adopted their daughter, Mary, in 1958 and fulfilled a dream of becoming parents. She was a lifelong resident of Waunakee.

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Monday 04/13/2015
Obituary: Robert Laufenberg
Posted: April 13, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Waunakee - Robert A. Laufenberg, age 79, passed away at home with his family by his side on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Obituary: Greg Martens
Posted: April 08, 2015 - 8:50 am

Greg Martens, 92, Oconto Falls, died peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, at a Madison area hospice care facility. He was born March 13, 1923 in Coleman to Charles and Julia (Rabichaud) Martens. Following graduation from high school and attending college in Oshkosh, Greg entered the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, now known as the U.S. Air Force and served as a bombardier with the 351st Bomb Group, stationed in Polebrook, England while flying 35 missions over Germany.

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Monday 04/06/2015
Obituary: Glenn Bakke
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 1:02 pm

DANE-Glenn O. Bakke, age 78, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the family farm surrounded by his family. He was the son of Lewis and Iva (Vogts) Bakke. Glenn was born on July 8, 1936, in the family farmhouse where he was raised and worked until his passing.

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Thursday 04/02/2015
Obituary: Viola "Vi" Kaltenberg
Posted: April 02, 2015 - 10:40 am

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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Monday 03/30/2015
Obituary: Peter O'Neil
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 9:25 am

J. Peter O’Neil, 68, of Eden Prairie, Minn., died March 25, 2015. He is survived by his wife Carol (Sypniewski); his daughter Kelly (Kevin Gross); his son Tom (Erica) and four grandchildren, Cassie, Allie, Michael and Gus.

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
Obituary: Barbara Lennox
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 8:55 am

Racine – Barbara J. Whitnall Lennox, age 68, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. She was born on Aug. 31, 1946, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Jeanne (Dalton) Whitnall. Barbara loved sewing. She took several classes and enjoyed visiting fabric shops all over. She is very patriotic, a former military daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, and she always had a strong belief in supporting our veterans. Barbara’s family was incredibly important to her. She grew up in Beaver Dam and spent many summers at Green Lake. As an entrepreneur she combined her creative energy to develop and manage various businesses. Barbara was adventurous, she had the ability to manage, maintain and reestablish herself across many areas. She was very strong in her faith. Barbara enjoyed helping people realize their potential and achieving their goals.

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Monday 03/23/2015
Obituary: Donna Karls
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 4:41 pm

Donna Rachel (Adler) Karls, age 62 of Waunakee, died on Sunday March 22, 2015, at St. Mary's Hospital following a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Donna was born in Dodgeville with her twin brother, Daniel on Aug. 15, 1952, to Walter and Florence (Knuth) Adler. She attended Sauk Prairie Schools. Donna was united in marriage to Michael G. Karls on Nov. 3, 1973, and they lived in Waunakee. She had been employed at Kerry Ingredients for 14 years.

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Obituary: Linda Johnson
Posted: March 23, 2015 - 9:19 am

DeForest – Linda Jean Johnson, age 66, passed into eternal life on March 19, 2015,at Nazareth Health and Rehab in Stoughton, surrounded by her family after a long battle with diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

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Friday 03/13/2015
Obituary: Paul Duren
Posted: March 13, 2015 - 4:23 pm

aul William Duren, husband, father, grandfather, mentor and most recently farmer and axeman, was called home in the early morning hours on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, prematurely bringing to an end a storied life.

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Obituary: David Parker
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 8:43 am

Waunakee – David L. Parker passed away peacefully with family at his side at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg on March 1, 2015, at the age of 78. David is survived by his 4 children: Jeff (Pam) of Waunakee, Joy of Deforest, Jim (Karen) of Austin, Texas and Jay (Patti) of Madison; 8 grandchildren, Justin (Bailey), Jeremy (Elise), Janelle (Dan), Ashley (Justin), Kjersten (Jay), Michael, Suzy (Jeff) and Allie; as well as 4 great-grandchildren with one more on the way. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce and his parents.

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Monday 02/23/2015
Obituary: Kathleen Wipperfurth
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Kathleen “Kay” A. Wipperfurth (Sweeney), (formerly known as Kippley), age 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday Feb. 22, 2015. with her family by her side.

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Monday 02/09/2015
Obituary: Betty Raemisch
Posted: February 09, 2015 - 4:03 pm

Elizabeth “Betty” Raemisch, age 85, of Waunakee passed away peacefully in God’s arms on Sunday Feb. 8, 2015, at the Waunakee Manor Assisted Living in Waunakee. Betty was a lifelong resident of Waunakee. She was born on July 20, 1929, to Norbert and Regina (Keller) Miller. Betty and her loving husband, Bob, were united in holy matrimony on May 11, 1950, at St John’s Church, where Betty was an active member her whole life. As part of her family’s traditions, Betty worked in her parents’ grocery store learning how to deal with people and providing gracious service to customers. Betty was also great support to her husband with FH Raemisch and Sons

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Obituary: Mark Zurbuchen
Updated: February 09, 2015 - 3:50 pm

Mark R. “Zurbie” Zurbuchen, age 55, passed away with dignity on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in his home in Waunakee.

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Donald Miller
Posted: February 09, 2015 - 10:00 am

Deforest/ Waunakee – Donald “Donnie” Joseph Miller, age 82 passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at St. Mary’s hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Waunakee on Oct. 13, 1932, to Norbert and Regina (Keller) Miller. Donnie married his true love, Carol Buhler, on Oct. 14, 1954. He served in the army from 1952-1954. He was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church for many years and attended St. John School as a young boy. He graduated from Waunakee High School in 1951. Donnie spent many years in the family grocery business, beginning at age 3 when he cracked nuts in his Grandpa Miller’s store. In 1988, he received the Wisconsin Grocer of the Year award. He was very active in numerous community organizations including the Waunakee Volunteer Fire Dept., American Legion, and the Rotary. Most recently, Donnie and Carol were members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Westport. Donnie enjoyed raising his children and spoiling his grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was a life-long Green Bay Packers Fan and enjoyed attending games including the “Ice Bowl”.

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Friday 01/30/2015
Obituary: Neal Burkle
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Neal Burkle of Waunakee, Wis., was called to his heavenly home on Jan. 29, 2015.

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Thursday 01/29/2015
Obituary: Albert Kuehn
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 11:53 am

Albert “Al” Kuehn, age 90, of Waunakee, died on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the Waunakee Manor. He was born on Jan. 25, 1925, in the Town of Springfield to John and Appolonia (Schroeder) Kuehn. Al married Olga Bowar on May 26, 1948, and she preceded him in death in 2006. He was employed at Oscar Mayer for over 35 years and served as the Waunakee Village Assessor for 11 years. Al volunteered for 10 years with Meals on Wheels and was a member of St John the Baptist Parish for 66 years.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Obituary: Catherine Kopp
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 8:57 am

Catherine Magdalene (Ruppert) Kopp, age 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Sienna Crest Assisted Living. She was born on Aug 29, 1920, in Dodgeville to Frank and Elizabeth (Dallas) Ruppert.

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Friday 01/23/2015
Obituary: Martha Rotelli
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 9:19 am

Waunakee – Martha Y. Rotelli, 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. She was born in McKeesport, Penn., to the late Dane and Mildred (Terbovich) Yancic. She was the devoted and loving wife of Leo A. Rotelli. They married and moved to Chicago, where Martha fell in love with "her city." She treasured Chicago, its fashion, fine dining, opera, parades and circuses alike. Martha liked to always "make memories" as she would say and to observe holiday traditions. She was the original "Martha Stewart," a talented gourmet cook, seamstress and knitter. She enjoyed politics, liked to fish and played golf so well that she even got a hole-in-one. Martha was a school board member, a den mother and everything in between. Above all though, she treasured her role as a mother, a “Granny” and a “Gum-Gum,” and made sure her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren always felt special and loved.

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Tuesday 01/13/2015
Obituary: Ronald Wenzel
Updated: January 13, 2015 - 9:26 am

Waunakee – Ronald Wenzel, age 79, died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. He was born on Feb. 2, 1935, in Freeport, Ill., to the late Edward and Verna Wenzel. Ron graduated from Shannon High School, where he was the Valedictorian of his class. After graduation, he served in the Army and was stationed in Germany. Ron moved to Madison, Wis., after his military service, where he married Wanda Hauser. Ron worked for Consolidated Oil, where he was the district manager. After a wonderful career at Consolidated Oil, he worked at National Guardian Life Insurance Company in Madison for many years. He finally retired after working with the state of Wisconsin.

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Monday 01/12/2015
Obituary: DuWayne Statz
Posted: January 12, 2015 - 9:02 am

March 1, 1948 – Jan. 9, 2015 – DuWayne William Statz, 66, of Madison, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, peacefully and unexpectedly at his home from heart disease. Visitation will initially be held Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 4-7 p.m. at Winn-Cress Funeral Home 5785 Hwy Q in Waunakee, WI. Funeral services will be held Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Church 209 South St in Waunakee, WI with prior visitation starting at 10 a.m.

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Thursday 01/08/2015
Obituary: Theresa Stutz
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 4:18 pm

Madison – Theresa Stutz, age 92, passed away at home on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. She was born on Dec. 1, 1922, in Springfield Corners, the daughter of Lawrence and Eva (Niesen) Endres. She graduated from St. John’s Catholic Union Free High School in Waunakee. She married Howard Stutz on Oct. 26, 1946.

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Friday 01/02/2015
Obituary: Belva Kersten
Posted: January 02, 2015 - 1:11 pm

Belva Lucille Kersten, age 95, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at Wisconsin Rapids Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Tuesday 12/23/2014
Obituary: Anne Boruff
Posted: December 23, 2014 - 9:23 am

Waunakee – Anne C. Boruff, age 97, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Artisan Senior Living in Middleton. She was born on Aug. 13, 1917, in Panama, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph and Amelia (Bucco) Piazza. Anne was united in marriage to Charles “Ken” Boruff on September 27, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, drawing and spending time with family and friends. Anne was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Waunakee.

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Friday 12/19/2014
Obituary: Thomas Helt
Posted: December 19, 2014 - 10:57 am

On Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, we said goodbye to our loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Thomas N. “Tom” Helt. Tom was warmly greeted by his son Danny and infant son Travis. He fought so patiently and courageously the battle of pancreatitis. Tom was born on April 18, 1939 in Ashton to William and Rose (Ripp) Helt where he grew up on the family farm playing many games of cards and baseball. He found the love of his life at a Fish Lake dance and married Marlene Haas on July 12, 1960. Once a farmer, always a farmer. Tom worked as a young man for Joe Wagner, Fuzzy Fassbender, Fuchs Trucking and in 1963 rented the Raemisch farm and purchased it in 1976. This is where Tom and Marlene farmed and raised their children to be good stewards of the land, to return to the land what you receive and instilled in them the importance of treating everyone like you would want to be treated.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Obituary: Margaret Laufenberg
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 9:34 am

Margaret Loretta Laufenberg, age 101, of Waunakee, died on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at the Waunakee Manor Health Care Center. She was born on Sept. 14, 1913, in Dane to Chris and Julia (Endres) Koch. She married Theodore Laufenberg on Oct. 22, 1935, and he preceded her in death in 1998. She was employed by the K-Mart Corp. for 22 years until retiring in 1983. Margaret was a lifelong member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Middleton and the Christian Mothers Society and was very active in both. She enjoyed playing cards with numerous card groups over the years, loved to crochet pot holders, and baked the best chocolate chip cookies ever!

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
Dorothy Schmid
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 8:42 am

Waunakee: Dorothy (Murray) Schmid, age 96, our mom and grandma, left us on Dec. 14, 2014, to start her new journey. She was a lady of great faith. Our family will take this time to grieve our loss and will continue with a Celebration of her life in the coming months. Our thanks to all who had any part in her care and everyday life. You were not only a blessing for mom but for us as well. God’s blessings to all of you, you know who you are. Please share a memory at www.CressFuneralService.com.

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Monday 12/15/2014
Obituary: Rita Endres
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 9:11 am

Rita M. Endres, 92, of Waunakee passed away on Friday Dec. 12, 2014, peacefully at her home in Waunakee. Rita was born in Marxsville on Aug. 12, 1922, to Louis and Teresa (Meinholz) Meier. She married Edward Endres on Oct. 21, 1943, and he preceded her in death in 2012. As a young woman she was employed by the Aldo Leopold family and always enjoyed relating those stories to her family. Rita enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grand-children. She was a long time member of St John’s Catholic Church in Waunakee.

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Thursday 12/11/2014
Obituary: Irene Wymore
Posted: December 11, 2014 - 11:02 am

Irene Anna Wymore of Martinsville and Waunakee slipped softly through the veil to return to her Heavenly Father, loving family, and friends on Dec. 10, 2014, just shy of her 95th birthday, due to complications from lung cancer. Born at home on the family farm near Martinsville, Dane County, Wis., Dec. 22, 1919, she had the strong German Catholic work ethic deeply instilled in her life.

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Monday 12/08/2014
James Endres
Posted: December 08, 2014 - 9:04 am

James “Jim/Franco” Endres, age 64, of Waunakee died peacefully at his home, following a 9-year battle with lymphoma cancer, surrounded by his family. He was born to Harold and Laura (Schwartz) Endres on June 6, 1950. He graduated from Waunakee High School in 1968. He married Rosemary “Rose” Acker on April 18, 1970 in Ashton. Franco worked for Yahara Materials over 32 years and was very proud of the road projects he worked on, especially Hwy 151 to Dubuque. He and his brothers were known for tackling any project. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and giving them rides on his golf cart. He also enjoyed cruising the country side with Rosie in his ’84 Corvette and going on “tour” in his red GMC pickup with his buddies. He was drafted to the Army 1970-1972, a member of American Legion Post 360, 1st Vice Commander, and was very involved with the Fish Fries. He was proud to help his son-in-law on their farm as well as an active contributor to the Relay for Life.

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Tuesday 12/02/2014
Obituary: Vernon Ripp
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 10:15 am

Vernon J. Ripp, age 87, of Waunakee, went to his eternal home in Heaven on Dec. 1, 2014. He was born on July 27, 1927, to James and Eleanor (Meier) Ripp. He was married to Doris Spahn on Sept. 22, 1949. Together they raised 4 children, Ron (Nancy) of Poynette, Tom of Waunakee, JeanAnn (Don) Stronach of Rio, Dan (Lori) of Waunakee; six grandchildren; Jason Ripp, Travis Stronach, Brandon (fiancée Nykole) Matthew Ripp, Michelle (Joel)Acker, Mike (Kelly Ziegler) Ripp; five great-grandchildren: Azyiah, Conor and Corwin Ripp, Brooks Acker, Kenadi Ziegler Ripp; one sister, Charlene Arnold, and many nieces and nephews and relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dick Ripp, and a brother-in-law, Jim Arnold.

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Obituary: Marvin Greiber
Posted: December 02, 2014 - 8:59 am

Marvin “Marv” Greiber, age 63, of Waunakee passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, surrounded by his wife and children after a month’s diagnosis with liver cancer.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Obituary: Jerry Meyer
Posted: November 25, 2014 - 1:57 pm

WAUNAKEE – Jerry Meyer, age 73, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014, at his home with family. He was born on April 11, 1941, in Monroe, WI and was the son of Elaine and Clarence Wieman-Meyer. He married the love of his life, Debra “Debbie” Muir, on June 21, 1980. Together they raised their two children, Melissa and Scott. Jerry was employed at Oscar Mayer for 30 years and upon retirement, drove bus for the Waunakee School District for 35 years. He will be fondly remembered for his smile, hilarious personality, his love for his community, cruising on his Harley as “EZ Rider,” and most of all, his love for his family.

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Obituary: Robert Imhoff
Posted: November 19, 2014 - 1:14 pm

Robert B. Imhoff, age 89, of Packwaukee/Westport, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family the morning of Nov. 18, 2014. He was born in Highland, Wis., on May 13, 1925, to Ben and Lena (Munz) Imhoff. On July 21, 1948 he married Edith Urban in Madison. He was the father of Marilyn Brown, Mary Imhoff, Audrey Imhoff, Janet Imhoff, David (Lisa) Imhoff, Annette (Jim) Vanover, and Terry and Linda Caulkins. Grandfather to Vito (Caitlin) DiPiazza, Catherine DiPiazza (Jeff Boatman), Russell DiPiazza (Megan McKay), Suzanna Imhoff, Alesha Imhoff, Jessica Yittri, and Carey Nelson-Yittri; Great-grandfather to Vito DiPiazza, Dominic DiPiazza, Isaac Imhoff, and Emily Nelson. He will be missed by his brother John and many other cherished friends and family members.

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