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Stacy Walker

Maryland Heights, Missouri - Stacy Joy Walker, age 42, formerly from Cassville, WI, died Monday, June 20, 2016, from complications after surgery.  Daughter of Thomas C. Walker (deceased) and Roberta P. Walker, sister to Thomas C. Walker, Jr, Daniel D. Walker (Holly) and Philip J. Walker. 

Born and raised in Cassville, WI, she attended the Cassville Elementary Grade School, Cassville High School Class of 1992, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, and Minnesota State University - Mankato, MN, majoring in Special Ed and Theatre Arts.

High School activities included sports (volley ball), Chorus and Band (flute), 7th and 8th Grade plays and numerous High School musicals. She was the first student in the school to participate all four years in the Forensics Speech program, earning one silver and three gold awards at the State Finals.

She moved to St. Louis after college and began her career with the Special School District of St. Louis County, and worked at the Ross Elementary and Northeast Middle Schools.  She was very active with the Middle School plays, Show Choir and musicals as the Technical Director, and chaperoned many trips to Disney World and 6 Flags Over Mid America.  She also volunteered with the Special Olympics events, and local marathons.  She nannyed for numerous St Louis families, and also did Tot Care at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church for many, many years.

Some of her favorite activities included returning to Cassville to help out with the High School musicals, attending any and all theatre productions, spoiling her godson Logan Walker, spending 4th of July weekends at the cabin in Wisconsin, and wearing her flip-fops, even in the winter!  As a transplant to St Louis, she became an avid Cardinals fan, but always remained true to her Green Bay Packers roots!

She was preceded in death by her father Thomas C. Walker, her maternal grandparents Margaret and DeLoy Petersen, and her paternal grandparents Lois and Chris Walker. She is survived by her mother, Roberta, her brothers Tommy, Dan and Philip, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service for Stacy will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, July 1, 2016, at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville.  Family and friends may call on Friday from 9:00 AM until time of services at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, a Stacy Walker Memorial Fund has been established.

Ralph Noble

Ralph L. Noble, age 84, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  He was born on August 20, 1931, in Lancaster, the son of George E. and Gertrude B.  (Dobson) Noble.  Ralph graduated from Lancaster High School in 1949.  He traveled to Seattle for a short time where he met the love of his life.  On April 19, 1952, Ralph was united in marriage to Wilma Dalton in Independence, MO.  After their marriage, the couple farmed the family farm.  Ralph enjoyed playing cards, watching football, politics and going to the sale barn.  He dearly loved spending time with his family and keeping up with their activities.  Ralph served as a North Lancaster Township Chairman for 21 years and served on the Grant County Board for 20 years.

Survivors include his loving wife, Wilma, Lancaster; their children:  David (Dixie) Noble, Lancaster; Jackie (David) Becwar, Prairie du Chien; Peggy (Herman) Maier, Stitzer; Daniel (Deb) Noble, Prairie du Chien; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a sister, Carol (Larry) Jeidy, Fennimore; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by a daughter, Bev Schmidt; a grandson, Justin David Noble; nine brothers and one sister.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Youth & Ag Building, Grant County Fairgrounds.  Burial will be at a later date.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is serving the family.


Kathy J. Speth

Kathy J. Speth, age 69, of Belmont, Wisconsin passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Friday, June 10, 2016, after a courageous 10 month battle with cancer.  She was born on December 22, 1946 in Platteville, Wisconsin to Burdette and Carol (Weittenhiller) Dobson.  Throughout her life, Kathy had a passion for caring for others, especially the elderly.  This lifelong commitment began at the age of 16 when she was a healthcare aid at the Platteville Hospital.  She continued with this passion while attending college where she earned a degree as a registered nurse.  Morrison, Illinois was her home for 25 years while married to her first husband Harold Wickler, and where she was a caring mother to her two children, Deanne and Philip.  While in Morrison, she continued her nursing career at the Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison Community Hospital, Whiteside County Jail, Dixon Correctional Center and the East Moline Correctional Center

Kathy loved attending her children's local sporting events and spending time with and caring for friends in need.  She spent the last 20 years in Belmont, Wisconsin where she met her husband, Bart Speth.  They have been happily married since 2005.  While in Belmont, Kathy cherished her time as a R.N. at nursing homes, and after retirement, caring for her father, mother and elderly friends in the community.  She loved to help others and made many dear friendships throughout her life.   Kathy treasured spending time with her grandchildren when they visited and also enjoyed attending their soccer, softball and baseball games.  She was an avid fan of the Badgers, Packers and Brewers, rarely missing a game on TV.  Kathy had a fond love of animals.  She had many cherished pets in her lifetime, including dogs, cats, rabbits and their bird Charlie.  She was a member of the Whig United Methodist Church in Platteville, Wisconsin

Survivors include her husband, Bart; her mother, Carol Dobson of Platteville, WI; a daughter, Deanne (Chris) Everson of Lake Mills, WI; a son, Philip (Michele) Wickler of Cincinnati, OH; four grandchildren, Kaci and Luke Everson and Nicholas and Natalie Wickler; a brother, Marc Dobson of Green Bay, WI; and her sister-in-law, Amy Speth of Hazel Green, WI. 

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Stacy Lynn Wickler; and her father, Burdette Dobson.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville, with Pastor Mary Ann Floerke officiating.   Private Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville.  Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.


Jason V. Kelly

Jason V. Kelly, age 41, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016. He was born December 29, 1974, the son of Thomas and Marlene (Reuter) Kelly. Jason graduated from Potosi High School in 1992. He was employed at Flexsteel in Dubuque, and most recently at Dyersville Die Cast in Dyersville, IA. Jason enjoyed golfing, grilling out, and hockey games. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys and University of Wisconsin Badgers football fan. Jason dearly loved his children and keeping up with their activities.

Surviving is his father, Thomas Kelly; his mother, Marlene (Rick) Allen; a son Elijah Kelly; two daughters, Taylor Vergiornt, and Haley Kelly and her mother Stephanie Kelly; grandfather, Vernon Kelly; sisters, Megan (Charles) Kinyon, Bobbi (Mike) Brown, and Betty Allen; an uncle Allen Kelly, an aunt Diane (Keith Weber) Kelly, nieces, nephews, and many members of the Reuter, Allen, and Wedig families.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Delores Kelly and Gerald (Geraldine) Reuter.

In keeping with Jason's wishes, a private family funeral and burial will be held at Van Buren Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Potosi. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Jason V. Kelly memorial fund has been established.


 

Robert H. Patterson Jr.

Robert H. "Jerry" Patterson, age 86, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque, IA. He was born on March 28, 1930 in Barrington, IL, the son of Robert H. and Ethel Mae (Liles) Patterson Sr. Jerry graduated from Barrington High School, and later attended Illinois Institute of Technology. He earned his Bachelor of Science, and obtained his Master's Degree in Information Systems. On June 15, 1951 Jerry was united in marriage to Muriel Osbon. He enlisted in the National Guard and was called to duty with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and stationed in Germany. Upon his return, Jerry began his career with the Indiana Rating Bureau. He was later employed with Western Electric located in Cicero and Montgomery, Illinois. Jerry played in the Naperville city band, and sang in many church choirs. He was an old house enthusiast, member of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Lancaster Congregational Church, and Schreiner Memorial Library Board. Jerry enjoyed genealogy, and reading James Patterson books.

Surviving is his loving wife, Muriel; his daughter, Mary List; grandchildren, Ian (Michelle) and Sara Patterson, Audrey List; and great grandchildren, Victoria, Katie, Isabelle, Alexander and Angus James "AJ" Patterson.

Jerry was preceded in death by his son, Michael; a son in law, John J. List; and a sister, Marilyn (John) Buell.

Funeral services with military honors accorded by Richard Burns American Legion Post No. 109, William Pollock VFW Post No. 2344, and DAV No. 40, will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Lancaster Congregational Church, with Rev. Mark Dieter officiating. Private family burial will be in Windridge Memorial Park Cemetery in Cary, IL. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Schwartz Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lancaster is assisting the family. In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be directed to Schreiner Memorial Library 113 West Elm Street, Lancaster, WI 53813.  


 

Ruby E. Marcue

Ruby E. Marcue, age 77, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  She was born on October 14, 1938, in Lancaster, the daughter of William Jess and Ruby Bernice (Webster) Whitham.  Ruby graduated from Bloomington High School in 1957.  On February 4, 1960, she was united in marriage to Cletus Marcue and the Congregational Church in Platteville.  After their marriage, Ruby raised their five children.  She was employed at Grant Regional Health Center, formerly known as Lancaster Memorial, as a dietician in 1977 until her retirement in 2004.  Ruby enjoyed baking, cooking, puzzles, crafts and preparing for family holiday celebrations.  She dearly loved spending time with her family and keeping up with their activities. 

Survivors include her children:  Joey Marcue, Lancaster; Darla Waldron, Madison; Ronald (Jamie) Marcue, Lancaster; Cheryl (Tim Beyer) Marcue, Mt. Horeb; Vicki (Alan Hore) Marcue, Lancaster; nine grandchildren:  Alyssa Waldron, Amber (Dustin) Meisel, Breanna Waldron, Ella, Heidi, and Bailey Marcue, Drew and Hillary Richardson, and Victoria Hore; three great-grandchildren:  Ruby and Kylee Meisel and Quinton Duve; two sisters:  Shirley Johnson, Beaver Dam; Carol Witzig, Platteville; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Cletus on June 10, 1990.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating.  Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Carol Nabbefeld

Carol Jane Nabbefeld, age 91, of Platteville, WI passed away peacefully with her children Craig and Karen at her side, on Monday, June 6, 2016, at Ingleside Manor, Mount Horeb.  Carol was born on July 12, 1924 in Madison, WI, the daughter of Vivian Arthur and Lorraine Drury.

Carol had many jobs during her lifetime from working at the family department store, The Nobby Shoppe, to her final successful profession as a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Wisconsin Medical Library in Madison.

After her retirement, she moved back to Platteville to be near her family members there.  She especially wanted to be close to her deeply beloved sister, Helen.

Survivors include her sister, Helen Heiser Napp; her daughter, Karen Wells Laszewski; her son, Craig J Nabbefeld; and nine grandchildren & fourteen great-grandchildren.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Barbara A Martens; and her brother, Dean Drury. Her first husband, S. Sgt. Harry O. Wells, Jr was KIA in WWII and her second husband, William G. Nabbefeld, Jr passed away many years ago.

Following Carol's explicit instructions, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date in the Calvary Cemetery in Platteville. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Platteville is assisting the family.

In lieu of plants or flowers, a Carol J Nabbefeld Memorial Fund has been established.

                                                 Mother, this is not good-by.

                                           We will all be there with you in the sky.

                                                              Bye and Bye.



Arthur Erickson

Arthur C. "Art" Erickson, age 94 of North Andover, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his residence. He was born November 22, 1921 in Besmer, Michigan the son of August and Helbie (Turpinen) Erickson.  Art graduated from Ironwood High School, Ironwood Michigan. He enlisted in the United States Army during WW II, stationed overseas in London. He was a member of the Office of Strategic Services during his tour of duty. Art was united into marriage to Maxine F. Cumerford in 1947. He was employed with Dairyland Power Cooperative. Art was a radio technician responsible for maintenance and repair for the carrier system and line vehicles throughout the tri-state area. He enjoyed music and playing the guitar.

Surviving is his children Martin (Sharon), Curtis (Lois) Erickson and Evelyn Priem, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Maxine and a son in law Stuart Priem.

Graveside services with military honors provided by the Mumm Welsch American Legion Post #352 and VFW Post #7080 of Cassville, will be held on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Gockel Cemetery, rural Glen Haven. Martin Funeral Home in Cassville is serving the family.


 

Graydon G. Hall

Graydon G. Hall, age 74, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.  He was born on May 4, 1942, in Ellenboro Township, the son of Guerdon and Gila (Marcue) Hall.  Graydon worked for Ellenboro Township as the patrolman from 1977 until 1999.  On August 26, 1978, he was united in marriage to the love of his life Patricia Erickson at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster.  Graydon enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with family and friends.  He always had a great story to share and will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; his siblings:  Cleobelle (John) Friedrich, Ellenboro; Cleone (Donald) Ames, Potosi; Edward (Karen) Hall, Rockville; Glennice (Mervin) Spease, Platteville; Kevin (Bernie) Hall, Platteville; his in-laws:  Gary Erickson, Muscoda; Tom Erickson, Tacoma, WA; Connie (Steve) Reinsbach, Lancaster; Julie (Kevin) Atkinson, Cuba City; many nieces and nephews.

Graydon was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster with Bill Manthe officiating.  Private family burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. 


 

Betty L. Hall

Betty L. (Schramm) Hall, age 79, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster. She was born January 7, 1937 the daughter of Walter and Ila (Clauer) Schramm. Betty attended Lancaster High School and graduated from Southwest Technical College. She was employed and the Lancaster Care Center and Orchard Manor Nursing Home. Betty also operated the Anchor Inn and Don's Antique and Junque in Fennimore.  She worked hard and raised eight children. Betty enjoyed wallpapering and refinishing furniture.

Surviving are her sons; Howard, Mike, Brian (Gail) and Mark Hall, siblings; Donna Irish, Charles (Nancy) Schramm, Ruth Pluemer, Walter "Bronc" (Lennie) Schramm Jr., Karen Eck, Douglas (Pat), Gregory (Carol), Tim (Theresa) Schramm, and Kim (Leonard) Jerrett, 16 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her children, David, Julie, Daniel, Ronald, her brother in laws; Keith Irish, Virgil Eck, and James Pluemer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster, with Fr. Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial will be in the British Hollow Cemetery, rural Potosi.  Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.

In lieu of plants and flowers, a Betty L. Hall memorial fund has been established.


 

Patricia A. Collins

Patricia A. "Pat" Collins, age 78, of Bagley, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Fennimore with her loving family by her side.  She was born March 14, 1938, in Livingston, the daughter of Peter and Elsie (Radtke) Whitish.  Pat graduated from Livingston High School.  On February 24, 1962, she was united in marriage to Larry W. Collins at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fennimore.  After their marriage, Pat helped Larry on the farm and raised her family.  In 1981, they moved to Bagley and she was employed at Bloomington Meats until her retirement in April 2013.   Pat enjoyed crocheting, reading, spending time with her grandchildren and keeping up with their activities.

Survivors include her children:  Peter Collins; Rochester, MN; Paul Collins, Bloomington; Mary Ann Collins, Lancaster; Linda (Rod) Redman, Prairie du Chien; nine grandchildren: Mathew (Erica), Kristin, Evan, and Drew Collins; Samantha and Jordan (fiance Rachel Reuter) Redman; Tyler and Janyl Kozelka and Tristen Kautman; a brother, Jim (Laurie) Whitish, Fennimore; a brother-in-law, Dennis (Dawne) Collins, Mt Ida; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Larry; a brother, Joe Whitish; sisters:  Mary (Max) Dersch and Margaret Wilhelm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Burial will be in St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery, Mt. Hope.  A Celebration of Life will be on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the church basement with a 4:45 p.m. parish rosary.  Friends may also call on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services in the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Patricia A. Collins Memorial Fund has been established.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is assisting the family.


James Krogman

James John "Jim" Krogman, age 94 of Cassville, passed away on Friday May 20, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, at the home of his daughter Laurie (Jim) Koopman. He was born on March 4, 1922 in Bloomington Township, the eldest son of Herman and Julia (Trumm) Krogman. Jim graduated from St. Mary's Grade School in Bloomington, and from Bloomington High School. On September 21, 1942 Jim enlisted in the United States Army to serve his country during World War II. His foreign tour of duty took him to Casablanca and Algiers in North Africa, as well as the invasions at Salerno and Anzio in Italy, and the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne. On November 17, 1951 he was united into marriage to Mary Margaret Hampton at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington. Jim considered this union to be the wisest decision of his life. They made their home in Bloomington, and were members of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He enjoyed his 63 year career in banking. Jim worked for 23 years at Bloomington State Bank. In 1970 Jim and Mary moved to Cassville, where Jim worked for 40 years at Badger State Bank. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Banking, and served on various state and county banking committees. Jim was a member of the Abraham Hickok Wetmore American Legion Post #148 in Bloomington, as was his father before him, as Herman had served in the United States Army during World War I. He was also a member of the Mumm Welsh American Legion Post #352, VFW Post #7080 and St Charles Catholic Church in Cassville. Family was Jim's greatest pride and joy.

Jim dearly loved his wife Mary, and during their 53 years of marriage, they were blessed with four daughters: Laurie (Jim) Koopman, Julie (Steve) Uppena, Amy (Louie) Okey, and Janet (Dan) Jansen; 13 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren. Jim is also survived by his three brothers; Paul (Nelda), Tom (Evie), and Fr. Phil Krogman, a sister in law Jean Krogman, nieces, nephews, and members of the Hampton family.

In addition to his parents Herman and Julia, Jim was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary, his brother Ernest "Ernie" and his sister Norma (Carl) Andrews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville, with Fr. John Meinholz, Fr. Phil Krogman and Fr. William Seipp officiating.  Burial with military honors will be held in St. Charles Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville, where a 3:45p.m. scripture service will be prayed. Family and friends may also call on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at St. Charles Catholic Church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a James J. Krogman memorial fund has been established.


 

Jacoba Kritzinger

Jacoba Kritzinger, age 56, of Lancaster, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at her home under the care of Home Health United Hospice.  Jacoba was born on January 20, 1960 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the daughter of Daniel & Aletta (Olivier) Kritzinger.

Jacoba attended Joubertina High School and graduated from Charlie Cribb College in Port Elizabeth with her Midwife RN.  She married Jan Pierre Lourens in 1983. In 2000 the family moved to the United States and finally settled in Lancaster.  She divorced in 2007. 

Jacoba worked tirelessly to provide for her children and continued a life of sacrifice until her death.

Jacoba is survived by her children, Su-Alette (Gereld) Moore, Juanna (Cole Miller) Lourens, and Jaun-Pierre Lourens; three grandsons, Brady James Moore, Cooper Alan Moore, and Declan Thomas Miller; a sister, Margaretha (Hennie) Zwiegers; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is assisting the family.


Mary Brandemuehl

Mary I. Brandemuehl, age 94, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center, in Dubuque, IA, surrounded by her family.  She was born on January 26, 1922, the daughter of Herbert and Fern (Miles) Schwantes.  Mary graduated from Lancaster High School in 1940.  She married James C. Brandemuehl on March 10, 1941, in Clinton, IA.  Together they farmed all of their lives.  In 1950, they purchased a farm in Liberty Township that became the Brandemuehl family farm.  Mary was a member of the Grant County Cattlemen and Cowbells, West Grant Saddle Club, Rebecca Lodge, Lancaster United Methodist Church, and Grant County Pork Producers.  She dedicated more than fifty years as a Grant County 4-H leader and member of the Livestock Facility Trust.  Jim and Mary were founding members of the Wisconsin High School Rodeo Association and were members of the Southwest Wisconsin Regional High School Rodeo.  She also assisted Liberty Township during election season.  Mary was a proud steward of the land and was a great matriarch of her farm.  Mary's daily routine of caring for her livestock was her happy time. 

Survivors include her children: Larry (Jean); John (Linda) Brandemuehl; Cathy (Steve) McPhail; Sue (Jeff) Funk; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Linda Saunders; a sister, Carol Graney; a brother, Alan (Dolores) Schwantes; many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, James; son, David; a daughter-in-law, Sandra; a great-grandson, Bradley Millin; two brothers: Miles and Norman (Erma) Schwantes; a brother-in-law, Rex Graney.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church with Pastor Jean Schmitt officiating.  Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.   Family and friends may call on Sunday, May 22, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the church and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Mary I. Brandemuehl memorial fund has been established.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is assisting the family.

 


 

Colleen Anderson

Colleen M. Anderson, age 66, of Wisconsin Rapids, formerly of Patch Grove, Wisconsin passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids. She was born on December 23, 1949, in Boscobel, the daughter of Leo and Dorothy (Stadele) Lester. Colleen attended West Grant High School. She furthered her education at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore and obtained a degree in Marketing. Colleen was employed at Wellington Place at Biron, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. On September 22, 1984, she was united in marriage to David Anderson at Wyalusing State Park, Bagley, Wisconsin. After their marriage, Colleen enjoyed traveling and was an avid quilter.

Survivors include her loving husband, David; three children: Lisa Pitzer, Boscobel, WI; Bryan Breuer, Denver, CO; Lacey Anderson, Englewood, CO. Three stepchildren: Kevin Anderson, Drumore, PA; Kirk Anderson, Conifer, CO; Kory Anderson, Portage, WI. Colleen also had seventeen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings include: Michael, Middleton, WI; John, Farina, IL; Greg, Charlotte, NC; Donavon, Gays Mills, WI; Joe, Seligman, MO; Kenny, Boscobel, WI; Richard Boscobel, WI; Brendon, Mt. Hope, WI. Four sisters: Trudi Finney, Prairie du Chien, WI; Janice Kirshbaum, Mt.Hope, WI; Theresa Kieler, West Burlington, IA; Anna Marie Lester, Madison, WI.

In addition to her father and mother, Colleen was preceded in death by a son, Eric Breuer and a sister, Susan Schmelling.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington.  Private family graveside services will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Patch Grove Cemetery, Patch Grove with Pastor Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Family and friends may call on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 1:00 until time of services at the Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington.


 

 

Ann Ryznar

Ann Louise Murray-Ryznar, age 55 of Cassville, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016, surrounded by her loving family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Grant Regional Health Center, in Lancaster. She was born December 6, 1960 in Istanbul, Turkey, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Lund) Jacobsen. In her youth, Ann Louise was raised in Turkey, Spain, Swaziland, Kenya, France, and stateside in Kansas. She continued her education at Lawrence College, in Appleton, Wisconsin. This led to a teaching position in Chicago for many years. In graduate school, Ann Louise met her first husband, John Murray. He preceded her in death in 2004.  Ann Louise was employed as an art teacher at Wyalusing Academy in Prairie du Chien.  She was the Special Education Teacher in the Cassville School District. On August 26, 2006 Ann Louise was united into marriage to Thomas E. Ryznar.  She enjoyed the outdoors and all the activities it provided, which included horseback riding, and caring for any kind of animal.  She had a very artistic side that included ceramics, jewelry making, and calligraphy.

Surviving is her loving husband, Tom; her sons, Sean and Nicholas Murray; parents, Edward and Mary Jacobsen; mother in law, Ann Ryznar; sisters, Lisa (Jeff) Rockwood and Greta Strobel; 3 nephews Steven Rockwood, Jesse and Jake Strobel, John Murray's daughter Colleen, as well and many dear friends and colleagues from Chicago and Cassville.

Ann was preceded in death by her first husband John Murray, her father in law John Ryznar Jr., and a brother in law, Joseph Strobel.

A Methodist Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until time of services at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville.  The Martin Funeral Home in Cassville is assisting the family. In lieu of plants and flowers, an Ann Louise Murray - Ryznar memorial fund has been established for her sons, Sean and Nicholas Murray.


 

Kathleen M. Koeller

Kathleen M. Koeller, age 85, of Potosi, passed away on Monday, May 09, 2016, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on February 16, 1931, the daughter of Raymond and Dorothy (Schollmeyer) Nihles.  On November 16, 1949, Kathleen was united in marriage to Gerald C. Koeller at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster.  Together, they operated the family farm just outside of Potosi for more than 50 years.  Kathleen's passion in life was being a wife and mother, a true matriarch.  She was a loving caregiver to her family, realizing their successes were her successes.  No one ever left the house without hearing the phrase, ''come back again'' trailing them out the door as she always had a ''not-so-secret stash'' of ice cream treats waiting for them to return.  In this life Kathleen was a lot to a lot of people.   She was a daughter, older sister, devoted wife, giving mother, loving grandmother, friend and a life-long neighbor.  She will be missed, but her legacy lives on in the many lives she has touched.

Survivors include her loving husband, Gerald; their eleven children:  James Koeller; JoAnn (Bill) Williams; Donna Outlaw; Barbara Weber; Vicki Laugesen; Janet (John) Reding; Marcia (Doug) Kephart; Rita (Mike) Wehinger; John Koeller; Danny (Jill) Koeller; Karen Koeller; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and Baby Reding on the way; her siblings: Judy (Stanley) Henry; Merlyn (Mary) Nihles; sister-in-law: Delores Nihles; nieces, nephews, and many members of the Koeller family.

In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her brothers: Vernon (Gwen) Nihles and Robert Nihles; sons-in-law:  Jerome Weber; Dennis Laugesen; and Ronald Outlaw; three nephews:  Steven, Randy, and Terry Nihles; a niece, Sharon Nihles.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi.  Family and friends may call on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the church and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Kathleen M. Koeller Memorial Fund has been established.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi is assisting the family.

 

 


 

Ralph Roy Krepfle

Ralph Roy Krepfle, 90, of Weatherly, PA passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Heritage Hills, Weatherly, PA.

Widower of Alma A (Kerkenbush) Krepfle, ''his one and only'', who passed away on February 15, 2015, after nearly 67 years of marriage and raising 8 children in Potosi, WI.  Ralph is survived by Sons:   Keith Krepfle (fiancee Michelle Darcey) Drums, PA; Michael Krepfle Madison, WI and Robert (Stacy) Krepfle Lakeville, MN.  Daughters: Kay (Roger) Leitzen Milaca, MN; Ann (Dr. Terry) Boyle Potosi, WI; Patricia (Brad) Reuter Potosi, WI and Pamela (Tim) Burling Verona, WI.  Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive him.

Ralph worked as a financial planner for IDS and was awarded top representative for several years.  He worked at John Deere, Inc., Dubuque, IA.  Ralph also managed for 25 years at Keehner Farm Implement, Potosi, WI.  He said it was satisfying to help the hardworking local farmers stay productive.  He then worked for Pioneer Motors, Inc., Lancaster, WI. When living in Potosi, Ralph was active at St. Thomas Catholic Church as an usher, cemetery committee, Parish Council and numerous other committees.  He was also active on various positions with the Village of Potosi Board.  He took pride in his Church and community services.   In his youth, Ralph played Major League baseball with the Chicago Cub's affiliate.  He pitched semi-pro fast pitch for many years.  He also officiated and umpired more games than can be counted.  Ralph very much enjoyed golfing at Lancaster Country Club and many other courses country wide with family and various friends.  Ralph supported his children in their sports from amateur to the professional levels. 

Born April 30, 1925, in Elkport, IA, son of the late Joseph and Pearl (Harbaugh) Krepfle.   Predeceased by his brother, Richard Krepfle, a sister, Mary Alice Krepfle, a son, Raymond in 2013 and step-grandson, Matthew Boyle.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Tennyson, WI on Friday, June 10, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Richard Leffler officiating.  Interment will be in St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery, Tennyson, WI.  Family and friends may call on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Arrangements entrusted to the Martin Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Potosi.


 

 

 

 

 

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