Dorothy B. Breuer, age 101 passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster. She was born July 15, 1915 the daughter of Matthias and Frances (Meyer) Zenz. On September 14, 1937, she was united into marriage to Leonard J. Breuer. Together they farmed on the Breuer Family Farm in Bloomington Township. Dorothy was a devoted member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Glen Haven and its Altar Society. She enjoyed trips to Ma's Bakery, her gardening, flowers, quilting and especially a Brandy Old Fashioned made right. Dorothy dearly loved her family and keeping up with their activities.
Surviving are her children; Norma Jean Prew, Barbara (Mark) Martin, Virginia (John) Klema, Maureen (Harold "Buzz") Osterhaus, David (Barb), Dale (Denise), and Mike (Barbara) Breuer, 32 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, two sisters-in-law, Anne Wagner and Agatha Breuer.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Leonard, a son-in-law Richard Prew, a sister Letha (Reaford) Reuter, brothers, Robert (Emaline), Anthony "Tony" (Florence), and Wilfred Zenz, brothers-in-law, Anthony "Tony" Wagner and Fred Breuer.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington, with Father John Meinholz and Father Sam Martin officiating. Burial will be in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven Township. Family and friends may call on Sunday, January 22, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., where a 12:45 p.m. parish rosary will be prayed. Friends may also call on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Catholic School in Bloomington. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Bloomington is serving the family.
Patricia Mary McCartney, age 85, of Baraboo, formerly of Tennyson, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 22, 1931, in Tennyson, the daughter of Edward and Ina (Reed) Stohlmeyer. Patricia spent the last forty-four years with the love of her life, Richard Slater. She dearly loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Patricia also enjoyed many hours of reading, putting puzzles together, playing cards, bingo, and embroidery.
Survivors include the love of her life, Richard Slater, Baraboo; daughters: Shirley Kilby (Donald), Richland Center; Carol (Bernie) Disch, Dickeyville; Linda Kitto, Baraboo; Jeanette Kotte, Muscoda; Mary McCartney (Bill), Baraboo; step-children: Laura Paukstat, Sun Prairie; Shirley (Jeremy) Parks, Baraboo; Roger Slater, Baraboo; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosemary Cahill, Dubuque, IA; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her daughter, Judith Kitto; son, Paul Fetzek; grandson, Kip Allen Kitto, Jr.; son-in-law, Kip Allen Kitto, Sr.; her sisters: Charlotte (Norman) Jotham; Catherine (John) Arling; Delores (Bernard) Vosberg; a brother-in-law, Eugene Cahill.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson. Family and friends may call on Sunday, January 15, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory, 1234 S. Madison, Lancaster and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.
Delores C. Hampton, age 84 of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster. She was born December 3, 1932, the daughter of Arthur and Laura (Kelly) Burgraff. Delores graduated from Lancaster High School in 1950. On September 22, 1953, Delores was united into marriage to Norman "Jiggs" Hampton at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville. She was a homemaker and raised her seven children. Delores also provided care for many of the area children. She was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church. Delores enjoyed traveling, going to the casino and any activity that involved her family. She loved attending any sports activity that her children and grandchildren participated in, especially football and wrestling. As Delores became a resident at Atrium Post Acute Care, she appreciated the staff and their compassion.
Surviving are her children: Mike (Jean), Dennis (Carol), Robert "Buck" (Jackie) Hampton, all of Lancaster, Becky (Douglas) Schildgen, Waterloo, IA, Laurie Hampton of Holmen, Sandy (Gary) Schildgen of Lancaster, and Tami (Bryan) Quinn of Dodgeville, 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, a sister, Marita Seitz of Prairie du Chien, many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Delores was preceded in death by her husband Norman "Jiggs," a granddaughter, Stephanie Schildgen, a sister, Marcella "Sally" (Robert) Leibfried, two brothers: Norbert (Dorothy "Dot") and Arnold (Delores) Burgraff, a brother-in-law, Frank Seitz.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Reverend John Sasse officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date at St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends may call on Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church where a 2:45 p.m. parish rosary will be prayed. Friends may also call on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Delores C. Hampton Memorial Fund has been established. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is serving the family.
Joseph R. Stoeffler, age 61, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017, at UW Hospitals, Madison. He was born on January 22, 1955, the son of Raymond and Arlene (Laufenberg) Stoeffler. Joe graduated from West Grant High School in 1973 and furthered his education at Western Wisconsin Technical College in La Crosse. He was united in marriage on April 8, 1978, to Rita A. Kamrath at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tomah. Joe owned and operated Joe's Repair in Mount Hope. He was also employed at various automotive and car dealerships. Joe worked for Huebsch, Swenson & Son, Pink Automotive, Les Mack Chevrolet, and Braudt Automotive. He served as mayor of Mount Hope for over 20 years and was a dedicated member of the Mount Hope Volunteer Fire Department and served as the Fire Chief and Secretary. He was also a member of St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church. Joe enjoyed camping, auto racing, and snowmobiling. He dearly loved his family and keeping up with their activities.
Survivors include his daughters: Andrea (Matt) Mezera and Kim (fianc� Matt Van Rixel) Stoeffler; four grandchildren: Cody, Mason, Madison, and Clay Mezera; his siblings: Bill (Sharon); Patricia (Terry) Winkers; Linda (Harry "Junior") Miller; Jim (Pat); Mary Hendrickson; David Stoeffler; his mother-in-law: Beatta Kamrath and her family; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rita in 2007; his father-in-law, Harry Kamrath; and his brother-in-law, Tony Hendrickson.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church in Mount Hope with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial will be in St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Bloomington, where a 3:45 p.m. parish rosary will be prayed. Friends may also call on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Joseph R. Stoeffler Memorial Fund has been established.
Marie C. Olson, age 80, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at her home. She was born on July 9, 1936, the daughter of Ernest and Hazel (Weimer) Schildgen. Marie graduated from Lancaster High School in 1953. On August 29, 1953, she was united in marriage to Larry L. Drew at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster. Marie was employed at the Richgels Insurance Agency, Olson Refrigeration, and later, at Pioneer Motors. Larry preceded her in death in 1998. On May 24, 2000, Marie married Robert C. "Bob" Olson, Sr. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster. She was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church. In retirement, Marie enjoyed her winters with Bob in Florida. She also enjoyed playing cards and keeping up with her family and their activities.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Olson; her children: Diane (John) Heinrichs; David (Deb), Dennis (Sandy), Dean (Cheryl) Drew; Denise (Kevin) Wiest; Donita (Chad) Evans; and Debra (Chuck) Lange; the Olson family: Robert (Sherree) Olson, Jr.; Terry (Susan) Olson; Diane (John) Drew; Kevin (Cathy), Kelly (Joanne), and Jeff Olson; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister: Sally (Joe) Langkamp; a brother, Gerald Schildgen; many nieces and nephews.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Larry; a son-in-law, James Dean; brother, Joseph (Druscilla "Fuzzy") Schildgen; a daughter-in-law, LouAnn Olson; brother-in-law, Elmer Fenzau; sister-in-law, Florence Schildgen.
Funeral services will be Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St., Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Reverend John Sasse officiating. Burial will be in St. Clement Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Friday, January 6, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the church and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m., until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Marie C. Olson Memorial Fund has been established. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is serving the family.
Catherine E. Schindler, age 92, of Lancaster, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. Catherine, nicknamed Catty, was born July 30, 1924, in South Lancaster, daughter of Celestine "Cel" and Catherine "Rena" (Ertz) Pink.
She attended St Clement Grade School, which her father had helped establish, and she graduated from Lancaster High School in 1942. She earned her Registered Nurse License from Dubuque�s Mercy School of Nursing in 1945, graduated as the president of her class and continued to meet regularly with several of her classmates throughout her life.
Catherine married Donald Schindler on October 21, 1946, at St. Clement Church. Their wedding reception was held on the Pink family farm. As Donny and Catty began their family, she worked the night shift at Lancaster Memorial Hospital, getting home in time to get the kids off to school before going to bed, then fixing them supper before going back to work that night. She continued her career at Grant Community Clinic for over 40 years, starting with Dr. Carey in the days of home deliveries and ending as Dr. Hillary's nurse at the clinic, retiring in 1986.
Catherine, a life-long member of St. Clement Church, actively participated in the parish by contributing to the fall festival, decorating the church at Christmas time, and making dozens of Baptismal bibs. She also visited classes at St Clement School to share her love of quilting and her knowledge of the history of Grant County. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Council of Catholic Women, American Legion Auxiliary, and the V.F.W. Auxiliary of which she was president for 19 years and for which she sold poppies annually and was a flag bearer at the Memorial Day Service.
Upon retiring, Catty became a member of the St. Clement Quilters, and from then on they met at her home twice a week for the next 29 years. Catherine also volunteered at the Lancaster Care Center, playing bingo and singing with the residents. She especially enjoyed the Pink Picnic family reunions held every other year. Friends were very important to Catherine and she nurtured these friendships throughout her entire life. She looked forward to her Tuesday lunch bunch, and she lived for the twice weekly gathering of the quilters.
Catherine was completely dedicated to her six children and their families: John (Cindy), Jim, Mary (David) Peterson, Cheri (Steve) Blythe, Jackie (the late Darrell) Edge, David, ten grandchildren plus 14 great-grandchildren. She is survived by Joe (Shirley) Pink, Mary Lou (John D) Walker, Mickey (Tom) Thill, and sisters-in-law Kay Pink, Dolores Schindler, and Shirley Schwantes.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald, son-in-law, Darrell Edge, granddaughter Kelly Edge, her brothers: Stan (Carol) Pink, Norb (Shirley) Pink, and Mark Pink.
She loved to read, play Scrabble and play cards. Above all else she loved to sew, making quilts, table toppers, sock monkeys, Christmas stockings from old neckties, little fabric wallets, and aprons.
She was fond of reminding her kids on many occasions, "What will be, will be," and when they were confronted with something difficult, she would say, �Just offer it up to Jesus.� At the end of each prayer before meals she always said, �All for Jesus.� She often started her days during the last few years by asking, "What's on the agenda for today?"
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Reverend John Sasse and Msgr. Tom Baxter officiating. Burial will be in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends may call on Monday, January 9, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the church where a 1:45 p.m. parish rosary will be prayed. Friends may also call on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Catherine E. Schindler Memorial Fund has been established. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is serving the family.
Gerald William Mayne, age 86, of Beetown, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 17, 1930, in Burton, the son of Orlo and Lillian (Allbee) Mayne. Gerald entered the United States Marine Corps. in 1952 and served his country for two years stationed in Japan. He met and married Iona E. "Sis" Duncan on November 15, 1954. After their marriage, the couple farmed in Beetown and raised six children. Gerald enjoyed traveling, bowling, playing cards, camping, hunting and fishing. He dearly loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Iona; their six children: Marty (Julie) Mayne, McGregor, IA; Melinda (Bruce) Taylor, Mineral Point; Patricia (Tom) Carroll, Lancaster; Ricky (Sue) Mayne, Bloomington; Ronny (Lisa) Mayne, Wisconsin Rapids; Debbie (Walt) Taylor, Lancaster; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one on the way; one brother: Burnell (Grace) Mayne, Beetown; sisters-in-law: Leone Mayne, Cassville; Shirley Duncan, Lancaster; a brother-in-law, Denny (Lillian "Bid") Duncan, Beetown; other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Jeff and Elsie Duncan; his siblings: Darlene Mayne, Cecil Mayne and Sylvan Mayne; his brother-in-law, Norman Duncan.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory, 1234 S Madison Street, in Lancaster, with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Burns Cemetery, Beetown. Family and friends may call on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.