Services are pending at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Cassville.
Mary P. Cuchna, age 86, of Bloomington, died Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster, WI.
Mary was born January 28, 1929, to Al and Leila (Hampton) Neises. She graduated from Bloomington High School. In 1964, she married Arnold ''Coke'' Cuchna and they farmed in Millville Township for many years.
Surviving are a daughter, Sheila (Kurt) Hampton, of Bloomington; a son, Rich (Maria) Cuchna, of Manchester, MD; and six grandchildren: Jillian and Kyle Hampton, Francesca and Nicholas Cuchna, Jennifer O'Rourke, and Joshua Jackley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Coke, in September 2014; her son, Jeff Jackley, in 2003; her parents, Leila, in 1967 and Al, in 1985; her sister, Betty Gessner, in 1982; and her brothers, James Neises, in 1977; Joseph Neises, in 1979; and Fritz Neises, in 1996.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2015 (Saturday after Thanksgiving), at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington, with Fr. John Meinholz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is assisting the family.
John A. Kremer, Jr., age 91, of Cassville, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. He was born on April 8, 1924, in Crawford County, WI, the son of John A. and Susan (Sprank) Kremer. On June 5, 1946, John was united in marriage to Dolores Gengler at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster. After their marriage, the couple farmed and later hauled milk. In 1965, the family moved into Cassville where John was employed with Metcalfe-Kuenster Funeral Home. He also did carpentry work until they purchased the Anker Inn. John was the best bartender in town. He was a member of the 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. John enjoyed laughter and being with his loving wife and family and friends.
Survivors include his loving wife, Dolores Kremer; their sons: Gordon (Susan) Kremer; Joe (Sue) Kremer; grandchildren: Kristy (Shawn) Stoney and Jodi (Nick) Cooper; great-grandchildren: Jacob and Ryan Stoney and Abi Jo Cooper.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by five loving sisters and his cat, Boots.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 13, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father John Meinholz, Father Richard Leffler, and Father John Norder officiating. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Cassville. Family and friends may call on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is assisting the family.
Lucille �Lucy� Petersen, age 91, formerly of Lancaster, died in the St. Croix Health Center on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, in New Richmond, WI.
Lucille was born February 26, 1924, in Lancaster, to Dwight Henry and Catherine C. (Kraneburg) Fitzgerald. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1942. Lucille was preceded in death by husband George Ernest Petersen on May 13, 1992, whom she married September 18, 1942, in Dubuque, IA. They farmed successfully in the Lancaster area. In later years George chose to become an independent carpenter, while Lucille became a bookkeeper for the Bailey Oil Company in Lancaster. In early 2000, Lucille moved to New Richmond, WI to be close to family members.
Lucille is survived by her daughter, Patricia Alta (Petersen) Jonas (Thomas) and Shirley Ann (Petersen) Cronick (Joseph M.); Grandchildren: George W. Jonas (Mary) of Chicago, IL and Victor P. Jonas (Michelle) of Cottage Grove, MN, Joseph P. Cronick of Madison, WI , and Susannah R. Cronick of New Richmond, WI.; Great grandchildren Sophia, Henry, Madeline, and Cooper.
A memorial service will be held at the Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Dodge Cemetery where George is buried. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lucille�s life. A charitable fund has been established in Lucille Petersen�s name for the Fund to Benefit the St. Croix Health Center at 1445 N 4th Street, New Richmond WI 54017, addressed to Lisa Leahy, Director of Social Services.
Sharlene M. Haas, age 78, of Potosi, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison. She was born on March 31, 1937, in Waterloo, IA, the daughter of Clarence and Hilda (Ziemer) Ryan. Sharlene graduated Waterloo High School and furthered her education at nursing school in Dubuque, IA. She was employed at Mercy Medical Center for several years. On February 27, 1960, Sharlene was united in marriage to Joseph Haas at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dubuque, IA. After raising her family, she went back to work as a nurse's aide at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, retiring in 1999. Sharlene was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Tennyson and enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and gardening. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children: Dan, Ken, Larry (Penny), Robert (Bridget), Randy (Sandra) Haas; Maureen (Harry) Shaben; Laurie Eisele; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Marti Ryan and Sarah (George) Pemsl; a brother-in-law, Jim (Mary) Haas; a close friend, Don Morsehead.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two granddaughters: Blaire and Jamie Haas; and a brother, Jim Ryan.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call on Monday, November 23, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi is serving the family.
Esther Kathryn Breuer, age 97, of Glen Haven, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 22, 1918, the daughter of Frank and Clementine (Herbers) Bohnenkamp. Esther attended St. Mary�s Catholic School in Bloomington, graduating 8th grade, and came home to work on the family farm. She also spent her time cleaning homes and assisting families when new bundles of joy arrived.
Esther met and married Ambrose Kirschbaum on July 12, 1944. To this union four boys were born. They were married until Ambrose�s passing on June 1, 1955. She was later united in marriage to Alphonse Breuer on April 27, 1957 at St. Mary�s Church in Glen Haven. They lived on what became the family farm in Glen Haven and added three more boys to the family. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1993. Esther enjoyed quilting, gardening, word puzzles and in later years visiting the meal site in Cassville. She was very proud of keeping a pristine home and was still cleaning, cooking, and doing laundry in the farmhouse until she moved to Lancaster in May of 2015. Her greatest joy was raising her family and watching it continue to grow as the years passed.
She is survived by seven sons: Phil (Pat); Ron (Sue); Gene; Stan (Beth) Kirschbaum; Joe (Cindi); Ken; and Ed (Mary) Breuer; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law: Doris Bohnenkamp, Dorothy Breuer, Annie Wagner, Agatha Breuer and Sister Solano Breuer; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and her husbands, Ambrose Kirschbaum and Alphonse Breuer, Esther was preceded in death her brothers: Alfred (Leona), Vulmar, John and two infant brothers, Raymond and Joseph Bohnenkamp; sisters: Alice (Lawrence) Felder; Irene (Albert) Osterhaus; brothers-in-law: Leo (Laura); Leonard; Roland (Agnes) Breuer; Tony Wagner; and Ray (Pauline) Crubel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 30, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Glen Haven with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial will be in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven Township. Family and friends may call on Sunday, November 29, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Glen Haven where a 12:45 p.m. parish rosary will be held. Friends may also call on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is assisting the family.
Jeanette M. Reiser, age 92, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Lancaster. Jeanette was born December 15, 1922, the daughter of Matt and Anna (Hochhausen) Rauch in Glen Haven. She attended St. Mary's School in Glen Haven. On November 18, 1941, she married Norbert Reiser. Together they farmed until 1984 when they moved to Bloomington. He preceded her in death on November 26, 1998. Jeanette was a devoted member of Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington and its Altar Society, St. Jane Francis Study Club and Catholic Daughters. Jeanette enjoyed spending many hours quilting, playing cards and watching the Green Bay Packer and University of Wisconsin Badgers.
Jeanette is survived by her daughters: Virginia Errthum, Boscobel; Rose (Ted) Amman, Cross Plains; her son: Jim Reiser (Lyle Austin), Clay City, KY; 10 grandchildren: Larry (Susan Prosser), Alan, Eric (Janel), Art (Tamra), Mike (Jackie) and Sara Errthum; Matt (Adrienne), Mike (Amy), John (Megan) Amman and Teresa (Jay) Reilly; 12 great-grandchildren; her brothers: Gerald and Ed (Kay) Rauch; sisters-in-law: Virginia, Helen, Arlene and Margaret Rauch; many nieces and nephews.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her sister, Irene Menne and brothers: Vincent, James, Francis, Richard, Edmund and Joseph Rauch.
Services will be held on Monday, December 7, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend John Meinholz officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bloomington. Family and friends may call on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of flowers and plants, the family asks that you make a donation to the St. Mary's School in Bloomington or West Grant Rescue Squad. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Marcella L. "Sally" Adrian, age 97, of Cassville, died Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster. She was born on May 29, 1918, in Cassville, the daughter of Frank and Clara (Schauff) Fishnick. On April 15, 1939, Sally was united in marriage to Carl Adrian. After their marriage, the couple farmed together for 41 years. Then after Carl's death, she moved to Cassville.
Sally lived a life of service, completely dedicated to her family, St. Charles parish, and the Cassville community. She spent her younger years working on the farm, especially in the garden and kitchen with her canning, cooking and baking. After she moved off the farm, Sally's service to others continued. She cared for numerous elderly in the community, cooking and cleaning for them so they could continue to stay in their own homes. She volunteered her time at the Cassville meal site for more than 28 years. Sally's door was always open, especially to her grandchildren, who spent time at her home. We all remember many conversations around Sally's table, complete with cookies and milk. Spending time with her family was always a top priority. Even as her health was failing, Sally's smile never faded. She loved and cared for all deeply. Sally will be missed dearly, but her strong work ethic, generosity, and love for others has been instilled in and inspires her children, grandchildren, and all who knew her well.
Sally is survived by her children: Bonnie (Bob) Chapman, Glen Haven; Marlene (Dick) Esser, Owen (Judy) Adrian, all of Cassville; a daughter-in-law, Linda Adrian, Platteville; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Cory, Beverly and Dorothy Fishnick.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; a son, Michael Adrian; her brothers: Vincent, Herb, Roland, and Paul Fishnick; sisters: Agnes (Victor) Irish and Pauline (John) Tobin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville, with Fr. John Meinholz, Fr. William Seipp and Fr. Bart Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Settlement Cemetery, Cassville. Family and friends may call on Friday, December 4, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville where a 3:45 p.m. parish scripture service will be held. Friends may also call on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is assisting the family with arrangements.
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