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/ 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…

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MADISON — Glenn C. Heyn, 94, a longtime resident of Madison, died on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. He was surrounded by his loving family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren on Saturday to celebrate Christmas.

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ARLINGTON– Charles R. Ashmore, 91, of Arlington, passed through the gates to his eternal home on Tuesday Dec. 11, 2018. He had a wonderful last day, attending a senior citizen Mass and party at his home parish with family and friends.

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DeForest — Raymond “Ray” J. Ruegsegger, 77, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at Columbia Health Care Center, Wyocena, one day short of his 57 year wedding anniversary. Born June 4, 1941 in Madison, WI, to Ernest and Mary (Farr) Ruegsegger. At age 12, Ray went to live and work with the Warr…

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Waunakee — William (Bill) John Fleiner, age 86, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on Nov. 26, 2018, joining the love of his life, Judy, for eternity.

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Madison - Phyllis C. Brinkley formerly of Waunakee, 92 passed away on Nov. 20, 2018. She was the daughter of Florence Jarvis Crosby and Reynale Richardson Crosby of Madison. She grew up in Madison, attended Wisconsin High School, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in …

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Born June 16, 1947 in Greencastle, Indiana to Dr. Maurice and Ann Louise Kivett. He was raised in Clinton, Indiana and graduated from Clinton High School in 1965. Upon graduation he attended both Indiana University and Indiana State University.

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Patricia Mae Fencl, age 88, of Deforest, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 with her dog “Baby” at her side. Patricia was born in Billingham, Wa. on Aug. 31, 1930. Survived by four daughters, Vicki (James) Kopp, Linda Sheldon, Debbie Fencl and Penny (David) Butkus, as …

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Patricia Mae Fencl, age 88, of Deforest, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 with her dog "Baby" at her side. Patricia was born in Billingham, Wa. on Aug. 31, 1930. Survived by four daughters, Vicki (James) Kopp, Linda Sheldon, Debbie Fencl and Penny (David) Butkus, as …

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Dennis Alan Ruskin, a resident of Waunakee, passed away on Oct. 26, 2018 surrounded by his family at the age of 71. He was born on June 28, 1947, in Madison and was the son of the late Julius and Shirley (Whaley) Ruskin.

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LODI — Dalton D. Ziegler, age 24, was taken from his loved ones unexpectedly on Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018. He was born Dec. 30, 1993, in Madison, Wisconsin, to the parents of Christopher and Karen (Gehri) Ziegler. Dalton graduated from Waunakee High School in 2012. Although Dalton had many caree…

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WAUNAKEE/MIDDLETON–Joyce Elaine (Frye/Meyer) Schumann, age 82, passed away at Agrace HospiceCare on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Joyce was born on Feb. 17, 1936, to James and Hazel (Walton) Frye. After her mother’s illness, at age 3, she entered Martin Lutheran Orphanage in Stoughton, Wis. At 1…

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Laura C Endres age 89 of Waunakee/Dane passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, after a long illness. Laura was born in Roxbury on June 24, 1929, to Andrew and Claudia (Ganser) Schwartz. She married Harold J. Endres on May 4, 1948, in Roxbury. Laura and Harold raised 14 children. Laura enjoy…

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Robert John Schleck, “Bob”, 72, of Koloa passed away on Oct. 15, 2018. Born Aug. 8, 1946 in Baraboo, Wisconsin, he graduated from Waunakee High School and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Bob moved to Kauai in 1969 and began working for Miss Mabel Wilcox in 1971. He helped her establ…

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WAUNAKEE / FOND DU LAC—Sister Mary Jane Wipperfurth, CSA, formerly Sister Anthony, died peacefully Oct. 10, 2018, at Nazareth Court and Center, Fond du Lac. Mary Jane was born to Anton Wipperfurth and Christine Spahn Wipperfurth on Aug. 30, 1927, in Waunakee. She was one of six children, thr…

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Christine Jagodinsky Burgardt, age 48, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Sugar Land, Texas. She was born on May 25, 1970, in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Helen E. Sommer, 95, formerly of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Madison, Wisconsin, on her 74th wedding anniversary. The family will greet friends from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Marion. Funeral Service will follow…

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WAUNAKEE — Sylvia Maria Nelson, age 92, of Waunakee, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at Casa de Oakes in Reedsburg. She was born on May 9, 1926, in Entau, Germany, the daughter of Xavier and Maria (Fischer) Scheubeck. Sylvia married Leonard Nelson in September of 1948.

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Verena R. Handfelt, 103, who resided with her niece, Mary Jo Pauls of Waunakee, Wisconsin, formerly of Menominee, Illinois, passed away on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at The Villa at Middleton Village, Middleton, Wisconsin.

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WAUNAKEE/WAUSAU – Lorraine Walker, 90, died Monday morning, Aug. 27, 2018, surrounded by her family at her home in Waunakee. She was born May 9, 1928, in Summit Lake, Wisconsin, to the late John and Mae Eaton. Lorraine was united in marriage to Fred Walker on July 3, 1951, at St. Therese Cat…

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WAUNAKEE – Douglas (Doug) Edward Diemer, 51, of Waunakee, passed away peacefully on Aug. 25, 2018. at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, with his beloved daughter Klaire at his side. Doug was born on Oct. 13, 1966, to Eugene (Bert) and Helen Diemer from Ottawa, OH.

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Waunakee – Imogene (Jeannie) K. Wiles, age 92, passed away on Aug. 9, 2018, at Agrace Hospice. Imogene was born on Nov. 26, 1925, in Cogswell, North Dakota, to Dorothy and Roy Carpenter. Imogene married Oscar Junior Wiles on Sept. 26, 1946.

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Merida, Venezuela/Waunakee — Thomas Ripp died as peacefully as he lived on Aug. 6, 2018, surrounded by his Trappist brethren at their Andean mountain retreat, Monasterio Trapense-Nuestra Senora de Los Andes. “Tommy” was born Dec. 28, 1927, the fourth of 13 children of Christ Ripp and Irene R…

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WAUNAKEE- Oliver Jax Crosby was born Aug. 7, 2018, to the loving parents of Joshua and Allie (Weigman) Crosby, of Waunakee, WI. Although he spent the shortest time on this Earth, he came in and left as the most beautiful and perfect creation of God. All he knew was love, and he too gave love…

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Madison: Robert H. Kessenich, age 94, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born Jan. 19, 1924, the son of Joseph and Catherine (Kurth) Kessenich on the family farm near Waunakee.

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Lillian C. Acker, age 92, of Waunakee/Ashton, died on Sunday Aug 5, 2018, at the Waunakee Manor Health Care Center. She was born on Sept 7, 1925, to Aloysius and Monica (Schwab) Endres. She married Edmund Acker and he preceded her in death in 2005. Lillian and Edmund farmed all of their life…

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WAUNAKEE-Eileen Amelia Gundlach, age 89, of Waunakee, passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. She was born on July 13, 1929, the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Waffenschmidt) Goodell, on the Waffenschmidt farm in the Badger Ordinance, where she grew up surrounded by extended family. Eileen grad…