Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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Waunakee: Marcus Martin Roelke, age 90, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. Marcus was born in Lodi on May 15, 1929, the son of Norman and Helen Roelke. He married the love of his life, Beverly (Jacobson), on June 6, 1953. Together they raised seven chil…

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There was something magical about Margie being from Newfoundland. Her kids knew it. Her grandkids knew it. And, boy, did her husband know it. Those glorious trips back to “The Rock” to visit Jack, Maisy, Jim, Regina, Geri, Percy and the rest of Margie’s family remain some of his most preciou…

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WAUNAKEE — William R. “Bill” Dahmen, age 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Jan. 8, 2020, at UW Hospital after suffering a stroke shortly after returning home from a night of his favorite past time of pitching horseshoes. Bill was born on Nov. 2, 1938, to Joseph and Cyril…

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WAUNAKEE – Janet F. Thony (nee Helgeson), age 84 of Waunakee, died on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Madison, on Jan. 23, 1935, to the late Leon and Mildred (Hook) Helgeson. She attended Black Earth High School.

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WAUNAKEE – On early Tuesday morning, Dec. 24, 2019, Marilyn Priscilla (Bowar) Karls received her wings after a valiant battle with emphysema.

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Joseph R. Pobjoy, age 61, a resident of Eagle River, died Saturday Dec. 7, 2019. He was born in Madison, WI on Oct.7, 1958, to parents Grant and Ethel Pobjoy.

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Robert William “Bob” Lee, age 71, of Waunakee/Necedah, Wisconsin, passed away on Dec. 1, 2019, at home, peacefully. Bob was born on Jan. 16, 1948, in Beloit, WI., the son of William and Lois (McGraw) Lee.

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Billie Rita Thompson Bannen Roelke Schoepp, age 91, of Waunakee/Westport, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side.

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Armella C. (Acker) Endres died peacefully at the age of 95 on Dec. 3, 2019.

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Don & Colleen Soper, age 87, of Waunakee , together in life and sadly but fittingly were together at the time of death on Saturday Nov. 30, 2019. Don was born on May 30, 1932 in Blanchardville to Everett and Edna Soper. Colleen was born on Nov. 7, 1932, in Hollandale to Elmer and Geneva …

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Maurice “Maury” E. Costello passed away at Waunakee Manor on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Maury was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Pittsburgh, Penn. The only son of Maurice A. and Rose Hull Costello, he was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mildred Plummer. Maury spent 44 years in Pittsbur…

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Robert (Bob) Louis Bernards, 92, of Waunakee, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in the home he built for his family in 1956.  A funeral mass was held on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, 209 South Street, Waunakee, WI.  Burial was in St. John’…

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Gary R. “Garbe” Dahmen, age 65, of Waunakee, passed away at his home on Oct. 30, 2019, surrounded by his immediate family. He was born on Oc. 24, 1954, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Gilbert and Mary Ann Dahmen. Garbe and Jerilyn Meyer Dahmen were married on Jan. 15, 1981, at St. John’s Catholic …

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On Saturday October 26, 2019, Adeline F. Strzok (nee Surwillo) celebrated her final day in this life at the age of 92. She comforted those close to her assuring them she “led a good life.” Adeline lived her life in the same way she encouraged others — “to take one day at a time and enjoy.” W…

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Waunakee/Arlington – Anita Marie Grinde, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. She was born on Nov. 5, 1937, in Portage, WI, the daughter of Edgar and Kristiana "Jennie" (Scharf) Bender of Arlington, WI. She graduated from Poynette High School in 1955 and was united in marriage to…

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WAUNAKEE—Merry L. Wissink, age 75, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 21, 2019, with her husband at her side after a seven-year battle with a rare degenerative neurological dementia in the frontal lobe of her brain. She was born on Sept. 28, 1944, in Sheldon, IA., the daughter of James C…

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Cora Mae (Eakin) Parks, age 90, of Waunakee went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 25, 2019, surrounded by family at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, WI. She was born on June 2, 1929, in Portage, WI, the daughter of Annie Forbush. Cora attended Cottage School in Portage, WI. She was…

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WAUNAKEE – Orlaine Ruth “Cookie” Pichette, age 88, passed peacefully on Sept. 11, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on Oct. 21, 1930, in Oconto Falls, WI, the daughter of Wilbur and Esther (Anderson) Paulson, and grew up in Gillett, WI. Cookie met her husband, Joseph “Joe…

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WAUNAKEE – Orlaine Ruth “Cookie” Pichette, age 88, passed peacefully on Sept. 11, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on Oct. 21, 1930, in Oconto Falls, WI, the daughter of Wilbur and Esther (Anderson) Paulson, and grew up in Gillett, WI. Cookie met her husband, Joseph “Joe…

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Harold (Harry) G. Fischer, age 93, of Waunakee, Wisconsin passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.

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Waunakee –– Marcy Greiber, 83, loving wife of Charles, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, on their 61st wedding anniversary. She was born on March 17, 1936, to Theresa and Anton Kalscheur in Waunakee. Marcy met her husband at Turner Hall and they were married on Aug. 26, 1958. …

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Helen Louise Pfeifer of Meqon passed away Aug. 14, 2019, at the age of 98 years. She was born Feb. 9, 1921, to Gottlob and Bertha Armbrust. Beloved wife of the late Dr. William Murray Pfeifer for 43 years. Mother of the late Gretchen Lucchesi, Katherine (the late Jesse) McCombe, the late Rev…

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MIDDLETON — Susan Phyllis Urban, 71, of Middleton, Wis., died at home on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born March 12, 1948, in Watertown, the first child of Joseph and Sally (Linke) Urban. Susan grew up in Monroe, attending St. Victor Elementary School and graduatin…

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Mildred “Millie” Paustian, age 89, of Waunakee/ Wausau was born on May 14, 1932, in Wausau, WI, to her mother Mrs. Elizabeth Shipman. She was blessed when at the age of 3, her mother married William E. Blaschka, and he became her forever father.

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Waunakee, WI – George W. Strick, age 79, of Waunakee, WI, formally of Edgerton, passed away Tuesday at home with his family by his side. He was born Aug. 23, 1939 in Kimberly, WI, the son of the late Wilbert and Edna (LaBerge) Strick. George married Debra Kay (Burke) on Feb. 24, 1984.

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John “Jack” Kessenich, 83, of Shellsburg died Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy following a long illness. There will be no services. Teahen Funeral Home and Cremation is assisting the family.

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Waunakee/ Westport: Donald Anthony Schoepp passed away peacefully Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg at the age of 84.

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A life lived with passion came to a quiet close when John Richard Ripp died on April 2, 2019, in his home by the waters of the Caloosahatchee that he loved in North Fort Myers, Florida.

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Doris Mary Fischer (Roessler), of West St. Paul, Minnesota, died on Monday, May 27, 2019, at her home. She was 95. Doris was born on March 29, 1924 in Waunakee, Wisconsin, to Alfred and Rose Roessler. Doris joined the Sisters of St. Agnes at the age of 15. Doris received a bachelor’s degree …

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MIDDLETON-James W. “Jim” Weber, age 67, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at REX’S INNKEEPER, 301 N Century Ave, Waunakee, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Casual clothes are suggested. Please share this Celebration with friends and fami…

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MIDDLETON-James W. "Jim" Weber, age 67, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at REX’S INNKEEPER, 301 N Century Ave, Waunakee, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Casual clothes are suggested. Please share this Celebration with friends and fami…

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Sandra J. Thompson, 77, of Waunakee, died unexpectedly on April 13, 2019, surrounded by family. She was born March 19, 1942, in Milwaukee, WI, the second of six children of Edward and Miriam (Happe) Miller. Her childhood was filled with school, family activities, church, music, Girl Scouts, …

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MIDDLETON-James W. “Jim” Weber, age 67, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at REX’S INNKEEPER, 301 N Century Ave, Waunakee, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Casual clothes are suggested. Please share this Celebration with friends and fami…

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Bernadyne Gatz, age 93 of Waunakee, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She was born July 30, 1925, in Waushara County, WI.

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WAUNAKEE-Thomas “Tom” Lee Furan, age 52, of Waunakee, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. He was born on Aug. 23, 1966, in La Crosse, WI the son of Duane Furan and Mary Lou Furan. Tom graduated from Onalaska High School in 1985 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of …

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James ”Jim” Jukes, 86. of Waunakee died on Wednesday. Feb. 13, 2019. Jim is survived by his wife of 65 years, Phyllis; a daughter, Beth; sons Eric and Jeff (Arline), five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a brother Richard Jukes. Per Jim’s request private family services were held.

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Audrey M. Kuehn (Adler), age 76, of Waunakee, WI, passed away peacefully on March, 3, 2019, at Sienna Crest Assisted Living in Waunakee surrounded by family.

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Joseph Henry Koltes, age 86 of Waunakee, passed away on March 2, 2019, after a brief illness. Joe was born on Jan. 16, 1933 to Harry and Lillian (Oncken) Koltes. He grew up on Grant Street in Waunakee with his older sister, Mary (Schaenzer), and younger brother, James. Joe graduated from Wau…

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JoAnne (Brooks) Calabresa, age 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 from complications of liver disease. She was born on Feb. 4, 1949, in Wisconsin Rapids to Raymond and Mary Lou (Voss) Brooks, the oldest of five children.

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David W. Schmitt, age 55, died unexpectedly, after a short illness, in Olympia WA, on Feb. 15, 2019. He graduated from Waunakee High School, served in the U.S. Army, and had lived in Washington for many years. He is survived by his parents, Bob and Carol Schmitt, of Crystal MN, sisters Deb, …

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WAUNAKEE — Gerald R. “Jerry” Jacobson, age 60, passed away in the loving arms of his wife and family on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Agrace Hospice Care, after a hard-fought and courageous battle with Glioblastoma. He was born on August 2, 1958, at Fairchild Air Force base in Spokane, Washing…

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WAUNAKEE-Marlaine Therese Cruz, RN, our beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on February 5, 2019. Marlaine was an amazing mother, awesome and proud grandmother, caring nurse, and tireless Chicago Bear’s fan who always had her door open for family and friends. Sh…

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Savannah/Madison 3/6/1928 – 1/12/19: William E. “Bill” von Rutenberg passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah Georgia on Jan. 12 after a brief illness. He was just a few weeks shy of his 91st birthday. He is survived by his wife, Jane von Rutenberg, her son Jim Godron, and daughter Lin…

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MIDDLETON/ MADISON-Richard “Dick” Statz, age 60, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at his home in Verona surrounded by his family. He was born on April 23, 1958, to Robert and Henrietta (Statz) Statz in Madison, Wisconsin. He graduated from Lodi High School in 1976, and went on to attend…

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James E. Cisewski, 84, of The Villages, Florida, passed away on Jan. 18, 2019, after health complications. Born Oct. 13, 1934, in Stevens point, Wisconsin, James attended high school there, graduated 1951. James served in the U.S. Air Force 1953-1957. Graduated Milwaukee Tech. School. Joined…

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Mrs. Charlotte Bernadette (Meier) Dorn known by her family as Charlie, born on Sept. 16, 1936, in Ashton, Wisconsin, to the late Rose and Leo Meier, passed away at age 82 on Jan.uary 15, 2019 in Waunakee, Wisconsin surrounded by her loving family.

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Waunakee/Westport – Troy M. Hellenbrand, age 56, passed away on Jan. 2, 2019, in his home with his family by his side after a battle with cancer. Troy was born on Aug. 16, 1962 in Madison to Thomas J. Hellenbrand and Sharon (Wipperfurth) Griesbach. Troy received an accounting degree from Mar…