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Gist Jr., Marshal E. 
Dec. 9, 1965 - Oct. 26, 2001 
EDGERTON--Marshal E. Gist, Jr., age 35, died on Fri., Oct. 26, 2001, as a result of injuries in an automobile accident. He was born on Dec. 9, 1965 in Harvard, IL, the son of Marshal E. and Sharon Sherman Cook Sr. Marshal Jr. was employed by Wynn's Roofing.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Sharon (Bert Weeks) Cook of Janesville; a sister, Diane Sherman of Oshkosh, WI; 2 nieces, Amber and Ashley Sherman; a nephew, Terry Sherman Jr.; maternal grandmother, Doris Sherman; aunts; uncles and friends. He was predeceased by his father; paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 31, 2001 in DALEY-MURPHY-WISCH & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI with Rev. Richard Adair officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Grenawalt, Kenneth O. 
March 28, 1937 - Oct. 25, 2001 
EVANSVILLE--Kenneth O. Grenawalt, age 64, died on Thurs., Oct. 25, 2001, at Skaalen Nursing Home in Stoughton. He was born in Orfordville on March 28, 1937, the son of Orville and Bernice (Clark) Grenawalt. He married Loisann Loretta Johnson on Aug. 25, 1962 in Monroe. She died on April 16, 1998. Kenneth was a 1956 graduate of Evansville High School, a member of the US Naval Reserve, and a longtime resident of Evansville. He was employed by the City of Evansville for 37 years, a member of the volunteer fire department, and the Brooklyn Sportsman's Club. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are a daughter, Michelle (Roger) Ehle of Stoughton; 2 sons, Gregory (Constance) of Brodhead, Eugene of Janesville; 2 grandchildren, Aaron Hallmark of Stoughton, Magnolia Grenawalt of Brodhead; a stepmother, Bernice Grenawalt of Janesville; 2 brothers, James (Nancy) Grenawalt of Minocqua and Eugene (Jan) Grenawalt of Evansville; several nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Mon., Oct. 29, 2001 at the Magnolia Advent Christian Church, 14726 West County Road A, Evansville, with Pastor Nathan Dean officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Evansville. Friends may call at the NEWCOMER-SILVERTHORN FUNERAL HOME, Orfordville, from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening.

Hamre, Mary (Stanke) 
Jan 7, 1924 - Oct. 16, 2001 
JANESVILLE--Mary (Stanke) Hamre, age 77, known as "Aunt Mary" to many, died peacefully on Tues., Oct. 16, 2001. She lived in her own apartment with her cat, Calico, while being lovingly cared for by family and staff at The Huntington Assisted Living community for the past two years. She died with her daughter, son-in-law and grandson present at the Cedar View Health Center, where she had been taken care of since Oct. 4, 2001. Mary was born on Jan. 7, 1924, the daughter of Gustave Stanke and Mary (Franz) Stanke, immigrants from Danzig, Germany. Born in Harvard, IL, she was the first in the family born in the United States. After age five, when her father died, she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Charles Erdmann, and moved to Janesville with them in 1934. She married Wilmer G. Hamre in 1943 in Janesville; he died in 1978.
Mary will be remembered most for her life-long efforts to help others by making herself available to the family, friends and organizations with her compassionate listening and good deeds. Prior to graduating from Janesville High School in 1942, she was active in student council, marching band, basketball, volleyball and many community service projects to help those in need and aid war efforts. She was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church since the age of 10; she was involved in the Mission Society, teaching Sunday school, starting and leading Junior Lutherans, and serving on many committees and boards. Mary was a member and served as the president of the P.T.A. during her daughter's years at Washington Elementary School. In her Janesville community, Mary will be remembered most for her work at ECHO. She served as the organization's first coordinator, leading and organizing volunteers while assisting those in need with food, clothing and compassionate listening until she was 74 years old.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Dr. Sue Hamre-Nietupski and her son-in-law, Dr. John Nietupski, both of Iowa City, IA; her grandson, "the sunshine of (her) life", Christopher John Hamre Nietupski, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; her "Sis" and friend for life, Lois Biggerstaff of Janesvile; a sister-in-law, Delores Stanke Garves of Janesville; many nieces and nephews; and all those who knew her as their "second mom" or "aunt". She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; step-father; brothers: Edward, Herman and Louis Stanke; sisters, Magdelena "Helen" Brooks of Janesville, Wanda Stanke of Germany; and all of her brothers and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services will be held on Fri., Oct. 19, 2001, at 1:30 at ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, 302 N. Parker Dr., Janesville, with the Rev. Judi Huseth officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 until 7 p.m. at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville. Burial will be held at Milton Lawns Cemetery, Janesville. Memorials may be made in Mary's name to the church or ECHO of Janesville.

Hills, Elaine J. 
June 9, 1924 - Oct. 29, 2001 
JANESVILLE--Elaine J. Hills, age 77, of 1601 N. Randall Ave., died Mon., Oct. 29, 2001 at home. She was born June 9, 1924 in Beloit, the daughter of Charles L. and Nellie A. (Carr) Coakley. She graduated from Beloit High School in 1943, and was a resident there until moving to Janesville 17 years ago. She was employed by Freeman Shoe Co., Normas' Beauty Shop in Beloit, and Parker Pen in Janesville, retiring in 1979. Elaine enjoyed crocheting, and needlepoint, and loved her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her 3 children: Joanne Ivy, Daniel Hills, and Pamela (Debbie Hunt) Hills all of Beloit; 3 grandchildren: Victoria Fudge, Andrew and Melissa Ivy; 3 great grandchildren; and a close friend, Brenda Lewis of Janesville. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and a sister. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 1, 2001 at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Kay Welsch officiating. Interment will be in Rockton Cemetery, Rockton, IL. Friends may call on Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Schneider Funeral Home.

Jacobson, Yvonne R. "Bonnie" 
March 4, 1923 - Oct. 23, 2001 
JANESVILLE--Yvonne R. "Bonnie" Jacobson, age 78, formerly of 1601 N. Randall Ave., Apt. 61, died Tues., Oct. 23, 2001 at Mercy Hospital. Yvonne was born on March 4, 1923 in Monroe, WI to Willliam and Gladys (White) Fields. She married Stanley Jacobson on Dec. 13, 1948; he died Feb. 7, 1983. She was formerly employed as a bookkeeper at Case Feed and Seed Company. Yvonne was a member of First Lutheran Church.
Survivors include 3 children: Christine (Ronald Rast) Genz, Dennis (Jean) Jacobson, both of Janesville and Yvonne (Wayne) Daniel of Rockport, TX; 7 grandchildren: Shawn and Melissa Genz, Jennifer (John) Geske, Shelly and Kristy Jacobson, Brian (Patti) Erdman, Lori (Steve) DeAmico; 10 great grandchildren: Donovan, Katie, Michael, Brittany, Kyla, Brian Jr., Chase, Michael, Jacob, Dalton; a brother, Richard Fields; 3 sisters: Evelyn Olson, Maxine Ferguson, Dorothy Sanders; many nieces and nephews and special friends, Maudie and Elmer Rasmussen and Thelma Larson. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Danny, her parents, 4 sisters and 3 brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Mon., Oct. 29, 2001, at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH with Rev. James Melvin officiating. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd. on Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m.

God saw her getting tired,
and a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around her
and whispered come along with me.
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer
and saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly
we could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hardworking hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

Jansen, Charles A. 
Sept. 29, 1922 - Oct. 21, 2001 
JANESVILLE--Charles A. Jansen, age 79, died at his home on Sun. night, Oct. 21, 2001. Charles was born in Chicago, IL on Sept. 29, 1922, the son of Charles and Bertha (Zeirk) Jansen. He graduated from Kelvyn Park High School, Chicago. Charles served in the U.S. Army Battery C 497th AAA Battalion from Jan. 1943 until Jan. 1946 and was stationed in the Pacific Theater. He married Marion Wardahl on June 8, 1951 in Chicago. Charles was employed by Active Electric Supply for many years. A Janesville resident since 1990, he was a member of Moose Lodge #197.
Survivors include his wife, Marion; 2 daughters, Sandra (Edward) Binkley of Harwood Heights, IL and Karen Kennah of Janesville; 2 grandchildren, Heather (Terry) Short and Christopher (Tina) Binkley. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a brother, William.
Visitation will be held on Sat., Oct. 27, 2001, from 3 until 6 p.m. at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville. A service will be conducted by Rev. Michelle Timm of First Lutheran Church, Janesville at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Johnson, Beverly Lorraine 
Oct. 1, 1927 - Oct. 23, 2001 
LAND O'LAKES, WI--Beverly Lorraine Johnson, age 74, died peacefully at home with her family on Oct. 23, 2001 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Oct. 1, 1927 in Lone Rock, WI, the daughter of Pearl and Martha Preston. She married Gerald Johnson on June 29, 1946 in Stoughton. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Beverly retired from General Motors in 1987. She loved to do crossword puzzles, play bingo and knit.
She is survived by her 3 children: Sue (Jack) Barnes of Fort Atkinson, Jon (Linda) Johnson of Land O'Lakes and Mary Jo (Mark) Sievert of Janesville; 7 grandchildren: Christopher Olsen, Sarah Olsen, Jenny Mades, Chad Johnson, Brett Johnson, Kari Jo Sievert and Kirby Sievert. She also included Heather Metoyer, Andy Barnes, Mary Beth Olsen and Laura Olsen as part of her extended family of grandchildren. She is also survived by her very special friend and companion, Robert Vingers.
Visitation will be from 3 until 4:30 on Sunday, October 28, 2001, at MT. CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH, with a memorial service immediately following. A private burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery at 9 a.m. on Mon., Oct. 29, 2001. Memorials may be sent to Dr. Kate Lakeland Hospice c/o Howard Young Health Center in Woodruff, WI.

Jones, Donna J. (Stearns) 
Sept. 5, 1935 - Oct. 28, 2001 
JANESVILLE--Donna J. (Stearns) Jones, age 66, of 1414 Gartland Ave., died Sun., Oct. 28, 2001, at her home. She was born in Brodhead, on Sept. 5, 1935, the daughter of Richard and Ellen (Daley) Stearns. Donna married Robert W. Jones on April 14, 1956, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Janesville. She retired in 1995 from SSI Technologies. She was a member of St. William Catholic Church, and was an avid bowler. Donna was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; 6 children: Rick (Linda) Jones of Janesville, Gary (Julie) Jones of Albany, Jeff (Phyllis) Jones of Footville, Matt Jones, Bobbi Jo (Tim) O'Leary and Pam (Jeff) Shoemaker all of Janesville; 10 grandchildren: Melissa, Felicia, Amanda, Joseph, Crystal, Brianne, Angel, Erin, Stacy and Alex; a great grandson, Michael David; a brother, Fran Stearns of Pardeeville; 5 sisters: Mary Wolters of Brodhead, Margaret Chamberlain, Betty Clark and Pat Brodie all of Janesville, Kathleen Parks of Milwaukee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers: Bob, Tom and Joe Stearns; and 2 sisters, Jean Briggs and JoAnn Terry.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wed., Oct. 31, 2001, in St. William Catholic Church with Fr. Del Klink officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

In life we loved you dearly. In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you, you are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same;
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

Kaplan, Joan L. 
Dec. 29, 1932 - Oct. 20, 2001 
JANESVILLE-- Joan L. Kaplan, age 68, of 1742 S. Crosby, died Sat., Oct. 20, 2001 at her home. She was born on Dec. 29, 1932, in Deerfield, WI, the daughter of Otto and Stella (Jacobson) Behm Sr. Joan moved from the Cambridge and Fort Atkinson area to Janesville in 1954. She married Stanley A. Kaplan Sr. on Nov. 12, 1955, at St. William Catholic Church, Janesville. Joan has been employed several places over the years, including the cafeteria at G.M., Huff shade, Borg Amphenol, Prent, Gilman (Giddings & Lewis), and Panoramic. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church; she enjoyed Bingo, going to the casino, knitting, sewing and playing cards (especially solitaire). Joan also was a full time mother, who dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Stanley Sr., 5 children: Shelly (Carl) Perry, Stan Jr. Kaplan, Steve (Karla) Kaplan, Jerry Kaplan Sr., and June (Glen Perry Sr.) Kaplan all of Janesville; many grandchildren: Allan Kaplan and Shirley Hurley both of Janesville, William, Amanda and Anton all of Ft. Atkinson- and their mother Carol Mack; Mike White and Kaylee Kaplan both of Janesville, Amber and Jerry Jr. Kaplan both of Janesville - and their mother Brenda Wallace; James Kaplan and Glen Perry Jr. both of Janesville; 5 great grandchildren, a brother, Otto (Gretchen) Behm of Watertown; a sister Dorothy O'Leary of Janesville; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Cassandra Kaplan; 2 brothers, Fredrick "Bud" Behm; a half brother, Olive Hanson; 3 sisters: Florence (Charlie) Schroeder and Lois Behm in childhood; a half sister, Virggie Karbowski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wed., Oct. 24, 2001 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Fr. Daryl Furlong officiating. Burial will be in Lake Ripley Cemetery, Cambridge, WI. Friends may call on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME, with a Scripture service at 5:30 p.m. A Special Thank You to June Kaplan and Jeff with HospiceCare, Inc. for Love and Support.

Kennedy, Daniel Bruce 
Jan. 9, 1947 - Nov. 5, 2001 
JANESVILLE-- Daniel Bruce Kennedy, age 54, of Janesville, formerly of Schofield, died Mon., Nov. 5, 2001, at HospiceCare in Madison after a long struggle with a spinal injury. Daniel was born on Jan. 9, 1947 in Schofield, WI the son of Vernon and Nellie (Sparehawk) Kennedy. He was a 1966 graduate of D.C. Everest High School. Daniel and Rebecca (Roebuck) were married May 1969. He was a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church. He was a "small town struggling insurance man" that started and ran The Kennedy Group, a successful insurance and marketing company. Danision forged the path that is followed today in Association Marketing and Insurance Administration. Dan was instrumental in starting the Janesville Paramedic Program. Dan was a wonderful Father, Husband and Grandfather who loved life and his family. He always said that his injury "built character" and defined him as a man. He always lit up a room with his presence, wore a smile on his face and kept laughter in his heart.
Dan will be dearly missed by his family: wife, Rebecca; and father, Vernon Kennedy both of Janesville; 3 sons: Shawn (Lorraine) Kennedy of McFarland, Shannon (Bekki) Kennedy of Madison and Christopher Kennedy of Janesville; 2 grandchildren, Cooper F. Kennedy and Rebecca A. J. Kennedy; a sister Joyce Kennedy of Chino Hills, CA; 2 brothers, John Kennedy of Laurel, MD and Pat Kennedy of Wichita Falls, TX; a brother-in-law, Forrest Roebuck of Augusta, GA; his mother-in-law, Elinore Roebuck of Wausau; many nieces and nephews and a neighborhood of very supportive friends. His mother, Nellie Kennedy preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 9, 2001 in St. Markutheran Church, Janesville with Rev. Reuben Rubs Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Cemetery, Wausau. Friends may call on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Schneider Funeral Home, Janesville. Memorials may be made to the Syringomyelia (spinal injury) Foundation. 

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rain fall softly on your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

Kooistra, Arlene L. & John 
WOODSTOCK, IL--Arlene L. Kooistra, age 85, and John Kooistra, age 89, died in their home on Tues., Oct. 16, 2001. John followed Arlene in death by 15 minutes. Arlene was born on June 19, 1916, in Woodstock, IL, the daughter of Tillie Aslakson-Pederson and Sigvart Nelson. John was born on April 3, 1912, in Woodstock, IL, the son of Bertha Advocate and Joseph Kooistra. They were married on March 9, 1937 in Woodstock, IL. Arlene was a homemaker and affiliated with First United Methodist Church, Harvard, IL. She was a member of Methodist Women of Hebron Methodist Church; volunteered for the American Red Cross and for Harvard Hospital Auxiliary; member of the Alden Neighborhood Club. She was a member of Harvard Hospital Auxiliary Card Club and enjoyed traveling. John was a lifelong dairy farmer in the Zenda, Greenwood, Hebron and Woodstock area. He was affiliated with First United Methodist Church, Harvard, IL and was a member of the Regional Lung Association Board; board member and vice-president of McHenry Co. Farm Bureau; Alden Township Trustee; former member of Alden-Hebron Grange and Alden-Hebron Schooll Board; board member of McHenry Co. Conservation District and Soil Conservation Family of the Year - 1974; Milk Days Farm Family of the Year - 1974. He loved farming, enjoyed traveling, reading, writing, drawing and keeping a travel diary.
Arlene & John are survived by their 6 children: Anita (Howard) Ryan of Delavan, WI, Karen (Kenneth) Kolls of Alden, Marilyn Gibson of Janesville, Kathleen (David) Benoy of Naperville, John A. (Kay) Kooistra of Tucson, AZ, Joel Kooistra of Woodstock; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-granddaughters. She is preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers: Nels, Chester and Raymond Nelson; 3 sisters: Agnes Wilson, Thelma Yates and Myrtle Schrage. He is survived by 2 brothers, Jack Kooistra of Roscoe, IL and Henry Kooistra of Fontana, WI. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Arlene L. on Oct. 16, 2001; a sister, Nellie Henning and a brother, Joseph Kooistra.
Funeral services will be held on Sun., Oct. 21, 2001, at 3 p.m., at FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1100 N. Division, Harvard, IL with the Revs. Stephen and Kathye Aram co-officiating. Burial will be at Linn-Hebron Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials will be at First United Methodist Church of Harvard or Hospice of N.E. Illinois.

Kwasinski, Joan Mary 
Nov. 2, 1940 - Nov. 1, 2001 
ELKHORN--Joan Mary Kwasinski, age 60, a longtime resident of the Lakeland Health Care Center, died Thurs., Nov. 1, 2001 at the Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn. Joan was born Nov. 2, 1940 in Chicago, the daughter of Raymond and Henrietta Kwasinski. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Elkhorn.
She is survived by a mother, Henrietta; a brother, William Kwasinski, both of Elkhorn.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Mon., Nov. 5, 2001 at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Elkhorn, with the Rev. Michael Benham officiating. Visitation will be just prior to the service. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Elkhorn. Memorials may be made to the Lakeland Health Care center, Elkhorn. The Betts Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Lecher, Jeraldine "Jeri" G. 
Aug. 25, 1923 - Oct. 27, 2001 
JANESVILLE--Jearaldine "Jeri" G. Lecher, age 78, of 1720 W. Court St., passed away Sat., Oct. 27, 2001, at Mercy Hospital. She was born in Fort Pierre, SD, on Aug. 25, 1923, the daughter of Bernard and Louise (Huebner) Pike and was a 1941 graduate of Pierre High School. Jearaldine married Marvin F. Lecher on Oct. 11, 1947, in Duluth, MN. She and Marv moved to Janesville in 1975 from Coronado, CA, and founded Frostie Freeze on West Court St.
She is survived by her loving husband, Marv; 4 children: Vicki Jae (Frank) Rauscher of Plano, TX, Londa (Col. Don) Gemeinhardt of Stuttgart, Germany, Danny and Kip Lecher both of Janesville; 5 grandchildren: Chad, Garit and Brianne Gemeinhardt, Blake and Grant Rauscher; a brother, Donald Pike of Bradenton, FL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Ryan Gemeinhardt; and by a brother, Russell Pike.
Private graveside services will be held on Wed., Oct 31, 2001, in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Primghar, IA. Friends may call at the SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Leverence, Edward Albert 
May 20, 1907 - Oct. 29, 2001 
JANESVILLE--Edward Albert Leverence, age 94, formerly of 1418 Clover Lane, died Monday Oct. 29, 2001 at Pioneer Court in Beloit, WI. He was born May 20, 1907 in Nekoosa, WI. the son of William and Mary (Schiefelbein) Leverence. He married Emily Havlicek on September 20, 1930 in Janesville, she passed away Aug. 8, 1997. Edward owned and operated Leverence Fuel and Coal Co., retiring in 1971. He was a member of St. William Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by several cousins and was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Funeral Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at the SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME, with Fr. Del Klink officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. 

Manz, Clarence Raymond 
Feb. 8, 1923 - Nov. 1, 2001 
JANESVILLE--Clarence Raymond Manz, age 78, of 1121 Putnam Ave., loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, died Thurs., Nov. 1, 2001, at Encore Senior Villa. He was born in Janesville on Feb. 8, 1923, the son of Arthur and Elizabeth (Meyer) Manz and has been a Janesville area resident for most of his life. Ray served in the US Army during WWII in the European Theater. He married Gloria J. Kelm on June 21, 1947, in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Janesville. Ray was employed as a Foreman at Parker Pen until his retirement in the early 1980's. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, VFW Post 1621 and Loyal Order of Moose #197.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria; 4 children: Sandra (Terry) Butler of Ft. Wayne, IN, Dennis Manz, Debra Manz and Susan (Tom) Pohlman all of Janesville; 7 grandchildren: Todd, Brett, Kari (Robert), Jessica, Nicholas, Ashley and Courtney; a great granddaughter, Victoria Roemke; and a sister, Esther Mercier of Clearwater, FL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; 8 brothers: Charlie, Mel, Wayne, Robert, Garth, Percy, James and Earl; and by 2 sisters, Iva and Margaret.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Mon., Nov. 5, 2001, in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, with Rev. Dale R. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family with arrangements.

Maxon, Dorothy M. 
June 2, 1912 - Nov. 5, 2001 
JANESVILLE-- Dorothy M. Maxon, age 89, of 502 St. Lawrence Ave., died Mon., Nov. 5, 2001, at St. Elizabeth's Nursing Home. She was born in Stevens Point, WI, on June 2, 1912, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Schaffner) Breitenstein. Dorothy was employed as a Registered Nurse in Chicago and has been a Janesville resident for the past 25 years.
She is survived by her brother, Jack (Madge) Breitenstein of Redlands, CA; several nieces; nephews; great nieces and great nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wed., Nov. 7, 2001, in St. Elizabeth's Chapel with Fr. Tim Gericke officiating. Burial will be in St. Steven's Cemetery, Stevens Point. Friends may call at the chapel at St. Elizabeth's on Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. until the hour of Mass. Memorials in Dorothy's name can be made to St. Elizabeth's Home. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mixon, Helen M. 
Sept. 6, 1941 - Nov. 3, 2001 
BELOIT--Helen M. Mixon, age 60, of 2512 Tucker Dr., went to join her family and friends with the Lord on Sat., Nov. 3, 2001. Helen was born Sept. 6, 1941, to Clifford E. and Eunice Coutts Baptist. She moved with her family to Mission, KS and grew up there. The family returned to Beloit in 1958, and Helen graduated from Beloit Memorial High School with the class of 1959. Helen married Ronald Mixon Sr. on Oct. 13, 1973, and together they raised seven children and were foster parents to 34 babies awaiting adoption. Helen was formerly employed by Warner Electric and later by Caravilla Nursing Home, retiring in 1980. While a member of First Baptist Church, she served as president of American Baptist Women and was a member of the B.Y.K.O.T.A. class. She later joined Central Christian Church and was a member of the Thursday Travelers T.L.C. group, which was very supportive during her battle with cancer. She was a Beloit Memorial Hospital volunteer and an avid camper, a proud grandmother, and loved a good rummage sale.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald; her 8 children: Michael (Robin) Fiedler of Antioch, IL, Ronald Jr. (Tamara) Mixon, Scott Fiedler, Kim (Brad) Dazey, all of Beloit, Thomas Mixon of LaCrosse, WI, Martha (William) Orndorff, Peggy (Patrick) Kinkade of Beloit, and Steven (Camie) Fiedler of Crystal Lake, IL; 23 grandchildren; a sister, Elayne (Glen) Steindorf of Kokomo, IN; several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Kathy (Steve) Mentele of Janesville. She was predeceased by her parents; grandchildren, Rachel Orndorff and Ryan Fiedler; 3 sisters: Barbara Schaeffer, Margaret Nider, and Sue Penechar; and 3 infant children.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wed., Nov. 7, at CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Beloit, with Pastor David Meding officiating. Burial will be in East lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. at DALEY-MURPHY-WISCH & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit. Memorials may be given in her name to Catholic Social Services.

Moore, Dick W. 
Aug. 29, 1922 - Oct. 18, 2001 
DELAVAN--Dick W. Moore, age 79, of 353 Tyrrell Ct., died Thurs., Oct. 18, 2001, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee. He was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Parsons, KS, the son of Everett and Faye Moore. He married Elaine O'Connor in 1945 in Kansas. He was employed as an office supply salesman for Boise Casacade in Chicago before his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II, also serving as military photographer.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine of Delavan; a daughter, Nancy (Keith) Shallcross of Delavan; a son, Ronald (Pam) Moore of New Port Richey, FL; 5 grandchildren: Allan (Jennifer) Moore of New Port Richey, Kris (Allison) Moore of Lutz, FL, Jason (Teresa) Shallcross of Delavan, Danielle Shallcross of Hawaii, and Marc Shallcross of Delavan; a great-grandson, Tyler Moore of New Port Richey; also nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Terry; and a sister, June.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3, 2001, at UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST - CONGREGATIONAL, Delavan, with Rev. Laura McLeod officiating. Monroe Funeral Home, Delavan, is assisting the family.

Mulrooney, Harriet I. 
Aug. 2, 1902 - Oct. 18, 2001 
STOUGHTON--Harriet I. Mulrooney, age 99, died at Nazareth House, Stoughton, WI on Oct. 18, 2001, where she had been a resident for the past 5 years. She was born on Irish Ridge in Prairie du Chien, WI on Aug. 2, 1902, the daughter of Lucy (Wenigor) and Thomas McGrath. She was a 1921 graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Prairie du Chien. On June 13, 1923, she married Clifford Mulrooney at St. Gabriel's in Prairie du Chien; he preceded in death in 1986. They lived in Bloomington, WI until 1943 when they moved to Madison, where they resided at 1833 Rowley Ave. Harriet worked for many years at Wisconsin General Hospital as a licensed practical nurse. She was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Madison.
She is survived by 7 children: John (Glee) of Prairie du Chien, Stanley (Gertrude) of Janesville, Mary Jean (Richard) Erler of Arlington Hts., IL, Patricia Brader of Madison, Robert (Judy) of San Luis Obisno, CA, Elizabeth Jane (Roger) Watson of Las Vegas, NV and Jane Mulrooney of Flagstaff, AZ. Also surviving is a sister, Lucy Burk of Springfield, IL and sisters-in-law, Alice McGrath, Bea McGrath and Mary McGrath, all of Prairie du Chien; 2 brothers, Richard (Catherine) McGrath of Madison, William (Edith) of St. Petersburg, FL. Additional survivors include 26 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were 2 sisters, Mary and Margaret; 7 brothers: Joe, Tom, John, Charles, Eugene, James and Robert, who were killed in World War II.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Mon., Oct. 22, 2001, at BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH in Madison, with visitation at the church from 9:30 until 11 a.m., prior to the service. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. in Bloomington, WI on Monday, the 22nd, at approximately 3:30 p.m. The Hansen Funeral Home of Janesville is in charge of arrangements.


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