Kathleen L. McKillip, age
86, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, at
Orchard Manor Nursing Home. She was born on
February 1, 1928, in Iowa, the daughter of Alphonse and
Catherine (Cleary) Schwendinger. Kathleen was
employed at Oscar Meyer in Dubuque. On
February 21, 1950, she was united in marriage to John McKillip
in Prairie du Chien. After their marriage,
the couple farmed in Crawford County.
Kathleen enjoyed going to garage sales, gambling, and playing
cards. She especially enjoyed spending time
with her family. Kathleen was a member of St.
Charles Catholic Church.
Survivors include her children:
Patricia (Karl) Johnson, Alaska; Linda (Harley) Clark,
Boscobel; Sharon, Texas; Diane (Darrel) Wood, Florida; Mike
(Sheila) McKillip, Potosi; Paul (Mary Hankemeier) McKillip,
Louisiana; Kathryn McKillip, Boscobel; eleven grandchildren:
Christine, Joseph, John, Adam, Matthew, Zachary, Steven,
Brooke, Andrew, Connor, and Delany; great-grandchildren; her
brothers and sisters: Virginia McGovern,
Missouri; Donald Schwendinger, Seneca; Rosemary (Roy) Wydert,
Winthrop, IA; John (Jean) Schwendinger, Dubuque, IA; James
Schwendinger, Cuba City; other relatives and many friends.
In addition to her parents, Kathleen was
preceded in death by her husband in 1995; her brothers and
sister: Robert Schwendinger, Anthony
Schwendinger and Marjorie Sauegling; and a grandson, Donovan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic
Church in Cassville with Father John Meinholz officiating.
Burial will be in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m.
until time of services at the church. Martin
Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is serving the
Osterhaus, 85, of
Bloomington, WI went home to our Lord on April 11, 2014.
He was born March 16, 1929 to Joseph and Rose (Wegmann)
is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Phyllis (Vopelak);
son Daniel (Linda) Osterhaus of Bloomington; daughter Kathleen
(John) Slipek of Abbotsford; daughter Victoria (Jeffrey) Crubel
of Bloomington; son James Osterhaus of Alburqueque, NM; and
daughter Mary Jane Osterhaus (David Abbott) of Wisconsin Rapids.
Roger took great joy in all his grandchildren:
RJ Osterhaus, Danny Jo (Osterhaus) Dill, Matthew
Osterhaus, Dominic Osterhaus, Isaac Slipek, Benjamin Slipek,
Noelle Slipek, Stephanie (Crubel) Zeeh, Molly (Crubel) Winkers,
Kirby Crubel, Clinton Crubel, Libby Rose Strub, Emma Strub and
Hannah Strub. Welcoming him in heaven his
granddaughter Danielle Osterhaus. He is also
survived by his 8 great-grandchildren who loved their “Papa
surviving are brothers Paul (Charlene) Osterhaus, Carl (Linda)
Osterhaus, Donald (Mary) Osterhaus and Joseph (Leona) Osterhaus
and brother-in-law William Christianson. Roger
was preceded in death by his parents, beloved sister Myrtle
Christianson, and by an infant brother.
Roger had a long career in farm implement sales and service.
He was co-owner and operator of Farmers Implement Company
of Bloomington. Though his career was in the
implement dealership, his true love, besides his family, was
farming. He continued to enjoy farming after
his retirement until a couple of years ago.
He was a member of the Board of Directors for Peoples State Bank
for over 25 years. Roger was also a member of
the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years.
Roger will always be remembered by his family for his example of
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014, at St.
Mary's Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. John Meinholz
officiating. Burial will follow at
Bloomington Cemetery. Private visitation will
be held for family only. All are
welcome to gather before the funeral service in church at 10:30
for the praying of the rosary. Martin Funeral
Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is assisting the
Chester L. Haas, age 95,
of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the
Lancaster Care Center, Lancaster. Chester was
born on June 29, 1918, the first child of Henry and Edna (Cardey)
Haas. When Chester was one year old, his
parents moved to the farm they purchased east of Cassville.
This farm was to be his home for the rest of his life.
He attended Elwell School and graduated from Cassville
High School in 1936.
Chester was a World War II Army Veteran and
a charter member of the Cassville VFW. After
returning from the service, he farmed with his father and
brother, Marvin, on the family farm. In 1950,
they were the state winner of the Wisconsin Grassland Farming
Contest. He continued to farm with his
brother after the death of their father in 1952.
Chester was a very avid reader, being
particularly interested in United States and World History and
all phases of nature. He also enjoyed
reminiscing with friends and relatives about the old days.
Chester is survived by his brother, Marvin,
Cassville; sisters: Betty (Bill) Clauer and
Sharon (Jim) Weisbenner, both of Lancaster; and several nieces
He was preceded in death by his parents and
his sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Jerry Bussan.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m.
on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Martin Funeral Home in
Cassville, with Rev. Pamela Strakeljahn officiating.
Burial will be in Seventh Day Adventist
Cassville. Friends may call one hour prior to the
service Saturday at the funeral home.
Bessie A. Wopat
Bessie A. Wopat, age 94, of
Hillsboro, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the
Tomah Care Center, Tomah. She was born on
August 2, 1919, at the family farm in Greenwood Township,
Vernon, County, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Snorek) Hooker.
Bessie was united in marriage to Ernest Wopat in November
of 1945 and together they lived their entire lives in Hillsboro.
She first worked as a nanny for the Hart Family and as an
operator for the Hillsboro Telephone Company before becoming a
cook for the Hillsboro School District for many, many years,
until her retirement. Bessie loved to garden
and raise flowers.
Survivors include three siblings, Elgin
Hooker, Edward “Bud” (Bonnie) Hooker; and Marie Hooker, all of
Hillsboro; numerous nieces and nephews and a special friend,
In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by her husband Ernest, on November 2, 1991;
three brothers: Billie in infancy, Marvin and Donald; three
sisters-in-law: Marie Garner, Agnes Shaker, and Sylvia Kouba; a
nephew, Larry Hooker.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, April
19, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Hillsboro with Reverend Conrad Prell officiating.
Burial will be in the Czech National Cemetery, rural
Yuba. Family and friends may call on Saturday
from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.
In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are requested in
her name to the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster
is serving the family.