Miscellaneous Kenosha County, Wisconsin Obituaries

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Marcine "Marcie" Bruns
Marcine "Marcie" Bruns, 55, of Pleasant Prairie, died Saturday (Feb. 26, 2000) at Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center.
Born on Jan. 14, 1945, in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude W. (Nelson) Mihigan.
She attended Chicago schools, graduating from Amundson High School.
On Dec. 31, 1983, she married Robert Bruns in Chicago. He died on Feb. 9, 1998.
She came to Kenosha in 1993. She owned and operated Lean-to Saloon in Kenosha and Marcie's Tavern in Chicago before retiring.
Surviving are three sons, Andrew J. Belda of Kenosha, Glenn M. Belda of Newport, Tenn., and Matthew A. Belda of Newport, Tenn.; a daughter, Kathryn A. Belda of Kenosha; a brother, Leroy Mihigan of Park Ridge, Ill.; and a sister, Jeanne Chesny of Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Piasecki-Althaus-Thulin Funeral Home, 3720 39th Ave., is in charge of the arrangements.

Donna Wolf Steigerwaldt
Donna Wolf Steigerwaldt, 71, chairman and chief executive officer of Jockey International Inc., died Friday (Dec. 8, 2000) in Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Ill.
A graduate of New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., she earned a bachelor's degree in language with a minor in music from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
After her graduation from college, she worked as an office manager and founded the Chicago Chapter of Executive Women International.
She joined Jockey in April 1978 as vice chairman of the board. Her father, Harry H. Wolf Sr., previously held that position in the family-owned business. In November of that year, she was elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
She received an honorary degree, doctor of humane letters, from Colorado College in September 1987. In May 1989, she was presented with the first Carthage Flame, the highest honor awarded by Carthage College in Kenosha. She later served as chairman of the board from 1992 to 1997.
In October 1989, she was given the Helmuth Schaefer Memorial Award by the Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha for her service and dedication to the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra.
June 9, 1991, was proclaimed "Donna Wolf Steigerwaldt Day" by the mayor of Kenosha in recognition of her numerous contributions to various organizations benefiting Kenosha residents.
In November 1992, she was recognized by Rotary International for her support of the Rotary Foundation.
She received the "Gateway to Excellence" Award in February 1997 for her support of the New College Foundation Inc., where she was a "Diamond Gem" benefactor.
She was a founding trustee of the Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital Century Foundation and was honored for her support of the Century Club. She donated a Cardiac Waiting Lounge to the Sarasota Memorial Hospital in 1995.
In 1992, she commissioned and donated a children's water fountain to Kenosha. She also built a similar fountain at Island Park in Sarasota in 1997.
Over the past 15 years, she served on various boards, including the Sarasota Opera Association Inc., Sarasota Memorial Hospital Century Foundation Inc., New College Foundation Inc., Florida West Coast Symphony Inc., Asolo Performing Arts Center Inc., Mote Marine Laboratory, Concerned Citizens Drug and Alcohol Coalition, Advisory Board of Southeast Wisconsin Council Boy Scouts of America, First National Bank of Kenosha, Kenosha Memorial Hospital and the Kenosha Achievement Center.
Surviving are her husband, William; two daughters, Debra Steigerwaldt Waller and Linda Dragonette; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Wolf Bogue.
Donnellan Funeral Home, Skokie, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Sheridan
Margaret Sheridan, 83, of Kenosha, died Thursday (Feb.15, 2001) at Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center.
Further obituary information from Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home, 3720 39th Ave., will be published in Saturday's paper.

Hunter Scott Quinones
Hunter Scott Quinones, 1, of Kenosha, died Saturday (Feb. 17, 2001) at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa.
Born Feb. 6, 2000, in Kenosha, he was the son of LaMont Travis and Antonia Margarita Quinones.
Surviving are his parents; his maternal grandmother, Enedelia Hernandez; maternal great-grandmother, Antonia Hernandez; and paternal grandmother, Laverne Harris of Kenosha.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Natividad Hernandez Sr.
Proko Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Terry De Vries
Terry De Vries, 77, Pleasant Prairie, died Friday, (Feb. 16, 2001) in Bradenton, Fla.
Born in Lake Geneva, he lived in Pleasant Prairie until moving to Manatee County, Fla., after his retirement.
He worked as a supervisor at Great Lakes Naval Station, Waukegan, Ill., for 26 years.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of American Legion Post 21, Kenosha.
Survivors include two sisters, Martha Morris of Waukegan and Cora Manthei of Pleasant Prairie.
Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Victoria K. Hall
Victoria K. Hall, 91, of Kenosha, died Tuesday (Feb. 20, 2001) at Ruth Hospice, Milwaukee.
Born Jan. 9, 1910, in Mercer County, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Bert and Mae (Varner) Robinson. She attended schools in Missouri, moving to Kenosha in 1924 from Powersville, Mo.
On Sept. 8, 1927, she married Ward E. Hall at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church. He died Oct. 21, 1978.
For 14 years, she was employed as a sales clerk at Montgomery Wards. She also worked as a waitress at Britels and most recently was employed at the Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm.
She was a 50-year member of Eastern Star Chapter 285, the White Shrine Messiah Lodge 19, and a former 4-H leader for the Brighton Bombers. Her hobbies included gardening, traveling and playing cards.
Survivors include seven sisters, Mary Snyder of Geneseo, Ill., Martha O'Neil and Naomi Feely, both of Byron, Ill., Grace Yandre of Kenosha, Emma Dods and Roberta Scott of Pea Ridge, Ark., and Juanita Tilton of Rogers, Ark.; and two granddaughters.
Preceding her in death were her husband; her parents; a son, Donald Hall; a grandson, Mark Hall; four brothers;one sister; and four siblings in infancy.
Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home, 3720 39th Ave., is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen M. Rodgers
Ellen M. Rodgers, 72, formerly of Kenosha, died Friday (April 20, 2001) at Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Born Feb. 23, 1929, in Ladysmith, she was the daughter of the late Tracy and Martha (Elger) Cummings. She moved to Kenosha at a young age, attended local public schools and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1947.
On Feb. 28, 1959, in Waukegan, Ill, she married Bert E. Rodgers.
She was employed at J.I. Case for 16 years, retiring in 1983. In 1989 she and her husband moved to Cadiz, Ky.
She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cadiz and had been a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Kenosha for many years. She was a member of United Auto Workers Local 180.
She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband; four sons, Edward (Sue) F. Ide III of Wheatland, Tracy D. (Cheryle) Ide of Kenosha, Ed (Kathy) Stuffle of Bloomington, Ind., and Michael P. (Debra) Rodgers of Kenosha; four daughters, Ellen M. (Ronald) Witechowsky of Novi, Mich., Colette L. (Danny) Rush of Kenosha, Margaret M. (Roger) Gename of Kenosha and Beth C. (Michael) Oettel of Paddock Lake; one brother, Donovan O. Cummings of Stockton, Calif.; one sister, Beverly A. (Ellsworth) Musselman of Kenosha; 24 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Sheldon Cummings, and a great-grandson, Eddie Ide V.
Bruch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Macaluso
Mary Macaluso, 86, of Kenosha, died Friday (Oct. 5, 2001) at St. Joseph's Home for the Aged.
She was born on Sept. 14, 1915, to the late Joseph and Giovanna (Mastrogiovanni) Macaluso in Milwaukee. She was educated in Milwaukee schools.
A homemaker all her life, she enjoyed sewing and crafting. She lived at St. Joseph's Home for 21 years and was also a receptionist there for several years. She worked at Carmelite Boys Home in Hammond, Ind., for many years.
She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
A sister, Margarite Macaluso of Jefferson, Wis., survives.
Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home is serving the family.

Robert Joseph LeMay
Robert Joseph LeMay, 83, formerly of Kenosha, late of Cherokee Village, Ark., died there Saturday (Feb. 26, 2000) at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health Systems.
Born Feb. 26, 1917, in Kenosha, he was the son of Mose and Mary (Mortier) LeMay.
On Jan. 25, 1941, he married Dorothy M. Kelberger.
He was a supervisor at Simmons Company.
His memberships included the Elks and Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association.
Surviving are his wife of Cherokee Village and a brother Paul of Kenosha.
A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
Tri-County Funeral Services, Cherokee Village, is in charge of the arrangements.

Leona G. Rausch
Leona G. Rausch, 86, of Kenosha died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2000) at her son Gary's home.
Born in Kenosha on Aug. 11, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Gertrude (Wyatt) Watkins. She was educated in the schools of Kenosha.
In 1932, she married Leo Herman Rausch in Waukegan, Ill. He preceded her in death in 1951.
She worked as a secretary at Simmons Corp., American Motors Corporation, and most recently at American Brass for 17 years, retiring in 1979.
She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and attended First Assembly of God. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, fishing, card games, bingo, baseball and music. She was a Cubs fan.
Surviving are two sons, Gary L. (Denise) and Douglas K. (Rita), both of Kenosha, two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a stepfather, Louis Cook Sr.; one son at birth; one daughter, Donna in infancy; one brother, Claude Watkins; a half brother, Louis Cook Jr.; three sisters, Ramona Urban, Vera Penza, Vena Blodgett; and one half sister, Gladys Allen.
Proko Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ross H. Talbert
Ross H. Talbert, 47, Trevor, died Wednesday (Feb. 14, 2001) at Memorial Hospital, Burlington.
Born Feb. 16, 1953, in Shell Lake, he was the son of Donald and Valeria Bronkema Talbert. He lived in the Trevor area his entire life.
On Sept. 28, 1996, he married Jamie Egem at Calvary Congregational United Church of Christ in Twin Lakes.
A former employee of McHenry Electric, for the past five years he was an operator/mechanic for the Silgan Container Company in Woodstock, Ill.
He belonged to Anchor Baptist Church of Twin Lakes.
Survivors include his wife, his father of Trevor; two sons, Bryan (Kelly) of Kenosha and Justin of Trevor; two stepsons, Derek Turner of Madison and Dean Johnson of Trevor; one stepdaughter, Lisa (Scott) Culber of Madison.
He is also survived by three sisters, Debra Larsen and Tina Lang, both of Trevor and Sherri Talbert of Antioch, Ill; two brothers, Donald (Karen) Talbert of Spring Lake Park, Minn., and Walter of Kenosha; and one grandson, Kyle Adkins. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Homes, Twin Lakes, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Henderson
Kenneth "Ed" Henderson, 73, of Kenosha, died Saturday, (Feb. 17, 2001) at Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center.
Born Oct. 24, 1927, in Crawford County, he was the son of the late John Burton and Margaret (Phalin) Henderson. He attended schools in Rising Sun and moved to Kenosha in 1958.
On Aug. 22, 1959, he married Doris Jane Severson in Onalaska. She died Jan. 4, 1998.
He was employed at American Motors Corp. for many years, retiring in 1986.
A member of United Auto Workers Local 72, he was a former member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
He enjoyed spending time with his friends at McDonald's.
Survivors include two sons, Ricky (Patti) Henderson of Racine, and Raymond (Jennifer) Henderson of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Lori (Richard) Kluver and Mary (Bob) Kluver, both of Kenosha; three brothers, Harold Henderson of Bremerton, Wash., Bernard Henderson of Onalaska, Francis Henderson of Brainard, Minn.; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Proko Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty D. Kennedy
Betty Darlene Kennedy, 75, of Kenosha, died Monday (Feb. 19, 2001) at Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center.
Born Dec. 9, 1925, in Osceola, Iowa, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Effie (Roberts) Miller. She attended schools in Libertyville, Ill.
On March 20, 1948, she married Donald James Kennedy in Libertyville.
She moved to Kenosha in 1988 from Renten, Wash.
A secretary, she was employed at Great Lakes, Fort Sheridan and Sergeant Majors Academy for 35 years.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Relief Society of the Church. Her hobbies included sewing.
Surviving are her husband; three sons, Daniel Lloyd (Cynthia) Kennedy, Chandler, Ariz., James Kenneth (Jeanne) Kennedy, Round Lake, Ill., and Patrick Donald (Donna) Kennedy, Mesa, Ariz.; one daughter, Terry Joy (Gary) Grace of Kenosha; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Barbara Hollab in 1963 and Alice Virginia Miller.
Kenosha Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Kurt M. Kretschmer
Kurt M. Kretschmer, 34, of Kenosha, died Thursday, (Feb. 28, 2001) at his home.
Born Aug. 27, 1966 in Burlington, he was the son of William and Maxine (Kelsey) Krets-chmer.
He spent his early life in Burlington and attended schools there. He worked at Modern Builders as a concrete laborer.
Survivors include his parents, five brothers, Dan (Denise) Kretschmer of Galena, Ill., John (Victoria) Kretschmer of Burlington, Mark (Jeanette) Kretschmer of Union Grove, Gregory (Kathleen) Kretschmer of Kansasville and Brian Kretschmer of Yakima, Wash., and three sisters, Denise (Ted) Naber of Fort Atkinson, Billie Jo Kretschmer of Kenosha and Lisa Kretschmer, Milwaukee.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary, his grandparents, William and Florence Kretschmer and Ronnie and Alene Benke.
Schutte-Daniels Funeral Home, Burlington, is in charge of arrangements.

Julia M. Redini
Julia M. Redini, 84, of Itasca, Ill., died Saturday (Nov. 24, 2001) at Alden Valley Ridge Nursing Home in Bloomingdale, Ill.
Born Sept. 11, 1917 in South Range, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Flora (Bernardi) Barsi. She moved to Kenosha when she was four years old. She attended schools in Kenosha, and was second in her class when she graduated from Kenosha High School.
On Feb. 15, 1941, she married Henry Redini at Holy Rosary Church. He died Aug. 19, 1998.
She worked for the Kenosha News in the classified department, and as the private secretary to the newspaper's then owner Ralph Kingsley.
She was founder of the Leslie Lewis Gadget Band, which was together for 42 years, and served as president of the Lewis Elementary School PTO.
She is survived by one daughter, Carole (Leonard) Nicholus, one sister, Eleanor (Clifford) Staves and two grandchildren.
Services were held in Franklin Park, Ill.

Alzora Rosalie Vandenberg
Alzora Rosalie Vandenberg, 76, formerly of Kenosha, later of St. Cloud, Fla., died there at her home on Saturday (Feb. 26, 2000).
Born in Kenosha on Oct. 7, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Ella (Birkholz) Woodward.
On Oct. 25, 1948, she married Neil Vandenberg. After he retired from American Motors, they moved to St. Cloud.
She enjoyed world travel with her husband, including China, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Argentina, and Hong Kong. This past September they celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary with a cruise to Alaska with their daughter.
Surviving are her husband of St. Cloud; two sons, Robert of Benicia, Calif., and Rick of St. Cloud; two daughters, Carol of Kenosha and Karen Cuozzo of Redmond, Wash.; two brothers, Chet and Gerald Woodward of California; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Morris and Wayne Woodward, preceded her in death.
Sisk Funeral Home, St. Cloud, is in charge of the arrangements.

Myrtle E. Kneipper
Myrtle E. Kneipper, 86, died Thursday morning (Sept. 28, 2000) at Kenosha Care Center.
Born on July 26, 1914, in Pleasant Prairie to the late Elmer and Isabelle (Stahl) Stanley, she received her education at St. Thomas Catholic School and graduated from Kenosha High School.
On Aug. 21, 1937, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, she married Edwin Kneipper. He died in July of 1997.
Most of her life she was a homemaker. Early in her life, she worked at the former Kenosha County Relief Department and Nash/Kelvinator Company for several years. She also was employed in the office at Massey Harris in Racine leaving in 1952.
She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and Christian Mothers of the Church.
Surviving are a son, Jeffrey M. of Somers; a daughter, Marjorie VanPatten of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Mathias Stanley of Somerfield, Fla.; a sister, Albertina Puhr of Huntsville, Ala.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Myrtle was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Stanley Jr.
Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home is serving the family.

Harry F. Mayer Jr.
Harry F. Mayer Jr., 73, of Bristol died Friday (Feb. 25, 2000) in Ormond Beach, Fla., at his daughter's residence.
Born May 20, 1926, in Kenosha, he was the son of the late Harry F. and Marguerite (Schulte) Mayer. He attended St. Mark's Grade School and graduated from Bradford High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wyoming-Laramie, graduating in 1951 with a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy.
He served in the United States Army Air Force as a flight navigator.
On Oct. 25, 1952, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, he married Irene M. "Ivy" Varnis.
In 1952 he joined his father as a pharmacist at Mayer Drug Store in downtown Kenosha, which was established by his father in 1914. He retired in 1991.
He was a member of Kenosha Chamber of Commerce; Downtown Kenosha Association; Downtown Rotary Club; SPEBSQSA, singing in the chorus and a barbershop quartet for many years; Wisconsin Pharmaceutical Association, Kenosha Pharmacy Association, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, serving as Kenosha Floatilla Commander, St. Catherines Hospital Auxiliary, Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, Phi Delta Chi Fraternity, American Legion, St. Peter's Church Choir, St. Benedicts Abbey Choir. After retiring in 1991 from Mayer Drug, he volunteered many hours at St. Catherine's Hospital and St. Benedicts Abbey. He enjoyed boating at his lake home and visiting his family in Florida and Middleton. He also spent every March following the St. Louis Cardinals in spring training camp.
Surviving are his wife of Bristol; two daughters, Mary Sue Mayer-Solberg of Middleton; Beth Ann Motzel of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by one sister Mary Sue, who died at 4 years of age.
Proko Funeral is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence "Larry" Joseph Bonnette
Clarence "Larry" Joseph Bonnette, 82, formerly of Kenosha, late a resident of Sunbridge Health Center of LaGrange, Ill., died Sunday (May 14, 2000).
He was born Oct. 28, 1916, in Webster, Mass. He came to Kenosha in the late 50's and moved to LaGrange last year.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
A pilot, he enjoyed flying and worked as the manager for the Wautoma Airport. He also worked as a salesman for Beltone and other companies.
He was a member of the Masons.
Surviving are his son Steve of Hinsdale, Ill.; four daughters, Barbara Graff of Oregon, Wis., Pam Dixon of the Rhinelander area, Charlene Schultz of Worchester, Mass., and Candace Sorensen of Rhinelander; a sister, Gladys Fournier of Thompson, Conn.; and seven grandchildren.
Hallowell & James Funeral Home, Countryside, Ill., is in charge of the arrangements.
This obituary is being republished to provide additional information from the family.

Pasquale DeCicco
Pasquale DeCicco, 74, a resident of Saxony Manor, died May 26, 2000, at Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center.
Born Aug. 28, 1925, in Montaltouffga, Italy, he was the son of the late Eugene and Carmella DeCicco. He attended school in Italy.
He came to Kenosha from Chicago in 1991.
He worked on the assembly line at M&M Mars Candy Company in Chicago.
His wife Anna (Tenuta) preceded him in death on Aug. 27, 1988.
Kenosha Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Frederick L. Hopf
Frederick L. Hopf, 93, died Sunday (Feb. 27, 2000).
Born in Kenosha on Nov. 21, 1906, he was the son of the late Frederick and Christina (Schutz) Hopf. A life-long resident of Kenosha, he attended Kenosha schools and graduated from Kenosha High School.
He married Genieve Sabin, who preceded him in death in 1951. In November 1957, he married Jessie Savaglio.
In 1933 he was the first office employee at Dynamatic Corporation. In November 1971, he retired after being general manager from 1949 to 1971.
He was past chairman and member of the Police and Fire Commission, past president and member of the Kenosha Country Club Board, past president and board member of Kenosha Hospital for 32 years, and past president and board member of Kenosha Manufacturers. He was a member of the board of the First National Bank, Young Radiator, Kenosha Youth Foundation, Red Cross, Frost Company, Goodfellows, United Fund, Bradford Alumni, Sr. Golf of Wisconsin, Historical Society, Taxpayer's, Children's Social Services, Masonic Lodge 47, Shrine, Scottish Rite, Tripoli Temple, and Consistory. He was a member of Elks Propeller Club, 35 and 306 Clubs. He was a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church.
He is survived by he wife, Jessie; a son Ralph of Beaver Dam; a daughter, Corinne Lines of Minneapolis; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Hariett in infancy, Bessie Wegman and Evelyn Pias.
Proko Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Paul A. Gibbs
Paul A. Gibbs, 27, Kenosha, died Monday (May 15, 2000).
Born Nov. 29, 1972, in Kenosha, he was the son of Richard P. Gibbs and Jane Mikolyzk Gibbs Greene.
A lifelong resident of Kenosha, he attended local schools and graduated from Bradford High School. He attended Gateway Technical College for two years.
He owned and operated Gold Mine Lounge. Prior to that he worked at Jockey International Distribution Center.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed spending time on his property in New Lisbon.
Surviving are his mother and stepfather, James Greene; and two sisters, Lynn DiCello and Michelle Fisher, both of Kenosha; and his grandmother, Charlotte Mikolyzk.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard P. Gibbs on June 21, 1993.
Kenosha Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.


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