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Nass, Donald Merlyn 
July 12, 1923 - Oct. 21, 2001
MESA, AZ--Donald Merlyn Nass, age 78, of 245 N. 56th St., Apt. 204, Mesa, AZ, formerly of Clinton, WI, died Sat., Oct. 21, 2001, in Mesa. He was born July 12, 1923, in Sharon, WI, the son of Aksel and Alma Herstad Nass. Don married Waunita Carr on Dec. 10, 1949, in Sharon. Don co-owned and operated Tiffany Feed and Supply in Tiffany, WI with his brother, Richardt, then later owned and operated Don Nass Trucking, Inc. in Clinton, WI for 25 years before retiring to Mesa, AZ in 1988.
Survivors include his wife, Waunita; 2 sons, Larry (Jean) Nass of Phoenix, AZ, and Scott (Catherine) Nass of Clinton, WI; 6 grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Edith) Nass of Mesa, AZ; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Richardt Nass and Martin Nass; and a sister, Marie Peterson.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m., Fri., Oct. 26, 2001, at DALEY-MURPHY-WISCH & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sat., Oct. 27, 2001, in FONTANA BIBLE CHURCH on the corner of Third and Douglas Streets in Fontana, WI, with Rev. Wayne Rohde officiating. Burial will be in Brick Church Cemetery, Walworth, WI.

Nelson, Flora Ann 
Oct. 10, 1924 - Oct. 28, 2001 
EDGERTON--Flora Ann Nelson, age 77, died Sun., Oct. 28, 2001, at Skaalen Sunset Home in Stoughton. She was born on Oct. 10, 1924 in Wisconsin, the daughter of James and Nora (Romack) Peavy. She married Norman Nelson on Nov. 24, 1948; he preceded her in death in May, 1977. Flora was a member of United Methodist Church and worked for many years at Nunn Busch Shoe Factory and at Dana Corp.
She is survived by a sister, Lilly Mae Davenport of Portage; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 4 brothers and a sister.
Funeral services will be held on Thurs., Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. at BRUNI-NYGAARD-WARD FUNERAL HOME, Edgerton, with Rev. Tom Countryman of United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at East Koshkonong Cemetery. Friends may call on Wed., Oct. 31, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Nuenthel, Gerhard F. 
Feb. 8, 1931 - Nov. 1, 2001 
EDGERTON--Gerhard F. Nuenthel, age 70, of 86 County Trunk Highway N, died Thurs., Nov. 1, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born Feb. 8, 1931 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Otto and Alice (Stock) Nuenthel. He graduated from Boy's Tech High School in Milwaukee and enlisted in the Army in 1949. Gerhard was stationed at Ft. Head, MD, where he trained as a design engineer until he was honorably discharged in 1952. On Nov. 11, 1950, at Fort Head, he married the former Claire Geiger, who was also in the service. They moved to Milwaukee in 1952, and then to the Edgerton area in 1967. He was an active member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Janesville. Their dream was to buy a house in the woods, but they couldn't find one; so they bought a house surrounded by cornfields and he planted the woods around them! Gerhard went to work for Gilman Engineering for a while, then for Kenematic Tool and Die, then back to Gilman, retiring in 1992. He was an active member of the Rock Valley Chapter of the Badger Chordhawks (a barbershop chorus group) and he also enjoyed bowling, gardening and camping.
He is survived by his wife, Claire; 4 children: Geraldine Stapleton of Jefferson, Rudy (Sue) Nuenthel of Paris, TN, Linda (Tom) Hiegel of Ft. Wayne, IN and Eric (Cheryl) Nuenthel of Edgerton; 7 grandchildren. He is further survived by a brother, Hinze Nuenthel of Utah; many nieces; nephews and other relatives. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Ernst Nuenthel.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m, Sat., Nov. 3, 2001 at MT. CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH, with the Rev. Thomas Colgrove officiating. Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be made in Gerhard's name to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. The Whitcomb-Lynch-Overton Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Otto, John Henry 
April 30, 1934 - Oct. 30, 2001 
JANESVILLE--John Henry Otto, age 67, died at his home Tues., Oct. 30, 2001. John was born in Chicago, IL on April 30, 1934, the son of Albert and Alberta Otto. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954 aboard the USS Columbus. John was employed as a heating and air conditioning technician for many years, retiring in 2000. He was active in Janesville Boys Baseball for 25 years having been a coach, manager, a board member and league president. John was married to Norma Decker in Aug., 1994.
Surviving are his wife, Norma; 2 children, Christine (Dennis) Bullock of Elkhorn, John Otto II of Janesville; 5 grandchildren: Dan, Angela, Anthony, Bradley, John III; a sister, Elise (Edward) Millard, Clearwater, FL; 5 brothers: Albert (Emily) Otto of New Bern, NC, Robert (Marge) Otto of Phoenix, AZ, Norman (Jenny) Otto of Altus, OK, Dave (Kate) Otto of Chicago, IL, Dominic Fucone of Winneconne, WI; nieces; nephews; great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Fri., Nov. 2, 2001 at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., with the Rev. David Ramel of ST. PAUL'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Kienow-Hilt VFW Post #1621. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 until 7 p.m. at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME.

Peters, Keith J. 
Aug. 22, 1916 - Nov. 6, 2001 
DARIEN--Keith J. Peters, age 85, passed away on Tues., Nov. 6, 2001 at Rush Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. He was born Aug. 22, 1916 in Darien, the son of Ralph and Edna (Johnson) Peters. He was a graduate of Darien High School and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He married Blanche Bradley Sept. 28, 1940 in Walworth. Following graduation from the University he was employed as a salesman by Swift and Company in Freeport, IL. He moved to the Walworth area in 1948 where he was a longtime dairy farmer. In the 1970's he managed fertilizer plants for Midland Corporation in Elkhorn and Osceola, WI. In 1971 he donated a kidney to his oldest son Larry. After retiring, he resided in Darien spending winters in McAllen, TX. He was a member of the First Brick Baptist Church of Walworth for over 50 years. A lifelong Wisconsin Badger fan holding season tickets for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Blanche of Darien; 4 sons: Larry (Donna) of West Palm Beach, FL, Bradley (Donna) of Belvidere, IL, Alan (Susan) of Chappell, NE, David (Eliza) of Crofton, MD; 6 grandsons; 2 granddaughters; 1 great-grandson; 1 niece. He was preceded by his parents; 1 sister, Virginia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 10, 2001 at the FIRST BRICK BAPTIST CHURCH in Walworth Township with the Revs. Dennis Shufelt and William Kermott officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m., Friday, November 9, 2001 at TOYNTON'S WALWORTH FUNERAL HOME. The family requests memorials to Myelodysplastic Center at Rush Cancer Institute.

Quaerna, Oscar J. "Bo" 
April 30, 1940 - Oct. 15, 2001 
JANESVILLE--Oscar J. "Bo" Quaerna, age 61, 1314 Purvis Ave., Janesville, died at University Hospital, Madison on Mon., Oct. 15, 2001. "Bo" was born on April 30, 1940, the son of Edward and Frances (Hess) Quaerna. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1957 to 1960. He married Sharon Riley in 1960 and later was married to Jackie Carhart on Aug. 3, 1974. He was employed by General Motors for 30 years and also operated Quaerna's Tavern for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Jackie Quaerna; 9 children: Carrie (Aaron) Nottingham of Janesville, Jerold (Ann) Quaerna of Lake Geneva, Joseph (Amy) Quaerna, Cottage Grove, Michael Quaerna, Vicki (Terry) Michael, Linda (Keith) Cantwell, Terri (Brian) Lambert, Brian Carhart, Patty (William) Carhart, all of Janesville; 20 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; his mother, Frances "Toddy" Quaerna of Janesville; 4 brothers: Arnold Quaerna of Baltimore, MD, Edward (Connie) Quaerna, James Quaerna, Daniel (Anne) Quaerna, all of Janesville; 3 sisters: Jeanne (James) Morrison, Kathleen (James) Flynn, both of Janesville, Carole (Scott) Hatfield of Walworth; numerous nieces and nephews. "Bo" was preceded in death by his father, Edward Quaerna and a brother, Donald.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thurs., Oct. 18, 2001, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville with Fr. Del Klink of St. William Catholic Church officiating. Entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum with military rites by Kienow-Hilt VFW Post 1621. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME.

Randolph, Wilma Molissa 
Dec. 30, 1911 - Oct. 19, 2001 
JANESVILLE--Wilma Molissa Randolph, age 89, died peacefully at 1 p.m., Fri., Oct. 19, 2001 of congenital heart failure. Her deterioration from dementia of the Alzheimer's type became apparent in the early 1990s, and she became a resident of Rock Haven Nursing home on Nov. 10, 1998 after having been at Woven Hearts a few years before that. Her former residence was at 624 N. Oakhill Avenue. She was born on Dec. 30, 1911, in Bradford, TN, the daughter of Dennis Verton Hedgecock and Mary Hunter Hedgecock. Her husband was Fred Randolph, who was employed for many years by the City of Janesville as a very well-liked bus driver. Wilma's young life and schooling was in Bradford, TN and attended Humes H.S. there. She moved to Janesville and attended the old Janesville H.S. (now the Armory). She lacked one semester of graduating. She became active with the Salvation Army here and played the trumpet with the corps. She married Fred Randolph on Jan. 8, 1934, in Rockford, IL.
Her employment with the Parker Pen Company began in 1945 when it was located on Court St, later at Arrow Park. She retired in 1976 having worked in the shipping department for many years. After her retirement, she began studies at BlackHawk Technical College receiving her GED in 1978 at the age of 67. She loved children and became a "nannie" for several years. Gardening and southern cooking were her hobbies, being excellent in both.
She is survived by her only child, Freda Treder, well-known for her inspirational programs in the area; grandsons: Clark (Carole) Treder of Basalt, CO, Bruce (Jennifer) Treder of Athens, WI and Todd Treder, an employee at Sentry Food Store who resides at his home in Janesville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, who died on April 7, 1975; her parents; 3 brothers: Hunter ("Red"), Robert and Hollis; beloved son-in-law, Lewis Wayne Treder on (7-30-90); a much loved grandson, Mitch Treder (on 11-30-96).
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Sat., Oct. 27, 2001, at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, with the Rev. James Harkness officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or the Salvation Army. The family is being assisted by Henke-Clarson Funeral Home, Janesville.

Richter, Nigel 
Aug. 12, 1955 - Oct. 31, 2001 
EDGERTON--Nigel Richter, age 46, passed away on Wed., Oct. 31, 2001, in Trinidad, CO. He was born on Aug. 12, 1955 in Elmhurst, IL, the son of Patricia (Charles) and Walter Richter. Nigel married Kim Halpin in Fox Lake, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Kim of Edgerton; 4 children: Hayley, Nigel, Kelley and Karley; his parents, Patricia (Paul) Carlon of Deerfield, IL and Walter Richter of Vero Beach, FL; twin sister, Diane (Ray) Manthorpe of N. Miami Beach, FL; 4 brothers: Paul (Diane) of Trinidad, CO, Kurt of Waukegan, IL, Craig (Ellen) of Eugene, OR, and Karl (Carol) Carlon of Beach Pk, IL. He is preceded in death by a stepbrother, Craig Bogin; a stepsister, Darlene Bogin.
Funeral services will be held on Sat., Nov. 10, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the FULTON CHURCH with Pastor Larry MacKenzie officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the FULTON CHURCH. The Albrecht Funeral Home, Edgerton, is assisting the family. The family requests in lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to a Bank One Savings Fund being set up for the Richter children's higher education. Checks should be made out to Sally Conway (sister of Nigel) and designated to Richter Children's Ed. Fund.

Ritchie, C. Alene (Fisher) 
June 29, 1912 - Oct. 22, 2001 
JANESVILLE--Alene Ritchie, age 89, of 1700 S. River Road, passed away on Oct. 22, 2001 at Mercy Manor. Alene was born on June 29, 1912, in Des Moines, IA, the daughter of Clyde and Ina (Coon) Fisher. She married John Frederick "Fred" Ritchie on June 30, 1933, in Waterloo, IA. They moved to Wisconsin in 1943, first to Milton, then to Janesville. Alene worked for Milton College in the admissions office until her retirement in 1974. She was a member of the Janesville Women's Club for many years. Alene also enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. Her husband predeceased her on Nov. 28, 1996.
Alene is survived by 2 sons, Jack (Gail) of Washington, MI, Mitchell of Sacramento, CA; 3 grandchildren: Randal (Nisha), Erik (Raquel) and Star Ritchie; 2 great-granddaughters, Asha and Meena; a sister, Mary (William) Astor of Greene, IA; a sister-in-law, Mable von Falkenstein of Milton, WI; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Alene was preceded in death by her husband, parents, stepfather and 2 brothers.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Sat., Oct. 27, 2001, at the CEDAR CREST CHAPEL, 1700 S. River Road, Janesville, with Rev. Glenn Skatrud officiating. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Society. Albrecht Funeral Home, Milton, is assisting the family.

Schmidt, Florence E. 
Jan. 27, 1924 - Nov. 1, 2001 
JANESVILLE--Florence E. Schmidt, age 77, of 930 N. Washington St., died Thurs., Nov. 1, 2001 at Mercy Hospital. She was born on Jan. 27, 1924 in Richland Center, the daughter of Delbert and Alma (Hardy) Burrington. She has been a Janesville resident since 1951, moving here from Kankakee, IL. Florence married Earl E. Schmidt on Sept. 3, 1940 in Dubuque, IA, he preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1984. She was employed by Gibbs Manufacturing for 24 years, where she worked on the Apollo 11 project. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Women of the Moose, and R.S.V.P. at Riverview Heights. Florence enjoyed crocheting, craft projects, and was a world traveler.
She is survived by her 4 children: Carolyn (Paul) Rebman, and Carol (David) Schenk, both of Janesville, Earl R. Schmidt of Oregon, WI, David Schmidt of Germantown, WI; 11 grandchildren: Vicki Purdy, Joe Rebman, Linda (Kevin) Logue, Andy (Kathie) Rebman, Jim (Kelli) Rebman, Cynthia (Michael) Cusick, Christine (Allan) Stubbendick, Connie (Steve Casper) Corcoran, Timothy (Kimberly DePorter) Corcoran, David (Amy Hamilton) Schenk, II, and Wendi Schenk; 16 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; 4 brothers: Alfred Burrington, Paul (Mary) Burrington, both of Stoughton, Theron (Veda) Burrington of LaCresent, MN, and Delbert (Jean) Burrington of Dousman, WI,; a sister, Eva (Kenneth) Fleck of Robinson, IL; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Earl; a brother, Ernest; and a sister Esther Burrington.
Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 5, 2001 at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Dale Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Schneider Funeral Home. For on-line obituary and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses on staff at Mercy Hospital.

Sewell, Margaret "Margie" (Swetland) 
July 27, 1963 - Oct. 24, 2001 
BELOIT--Margaret "Margie" Swetland Sewell, age 38, died on Wed., Oct. 24, 2001. She was born on July 27, 1963 in Beloit, the daughter of Robert and Patricia Hawes Swetland. Margie graduated from Beloit Memorial High School with the class of 1981. She received her two year degree in food service from Blackhawk Technical College.
Margie is survived by 3 children: Jessica, Ashley and Adam Sewell, all of Wisconsin; a brother, Steve Swetland of Florida; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including special friends, Martha Smith and Christine Strack. She was predeceased by her parents; and a brother, Michael Swetland.
Friends may visit on Sat., Oct. 27, 2001 from 10 until 11 a.m., at ST. THOMAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 822 E. Grand Avenue, Beloit, WI. There will be a 11 a.m. Mass held with Fr. Thomas Doheny officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Thabor Cemetery, Beloit, WI. Memorials to the family would be appreciated. Arrangements are being handled by Hansen Funeral Home, 424 Prospect St., Beloit, WI.

Stauffacher, Madeline "Madie" J. 
Aug. 16, 1913 - Nov. 3, 2001 
MONROE--Madeline "Madie" J. Stauffacher, age 88, died Sat., Nov. 3, 2001 at the Monroe Manor Nursing Home. Madie was born Aug. 16, 1913 in Freeport, IL, the daughter of Michael and Goldie (Sachtjen) Rigney. She graduated from Freeport High School and married Marvin W. Stauffacher on May 10, 1941 in Monroe. Madie and her husband owned Marv's Bar in Browntown for 20 years before operating the Coryell Nursery of Browntown from 1966 until 1982.
Madie was a member of St. Victor Catholic Church, Monroe, and was active in the American Cancer Society. Madie was a life long republican and in 1985 was named as the Queen Mother of Wisconsin Republican Politics. She attended 5 G.O.P. National conventions, 35 state conventions, and was a past president of Republican Women, which she helped reactivate in Green County. Madie also was a member of the state G.O.P. Executive Committee from 1964-1968, Wisconsin Assembly candidate in 1966, chairman of the Kantro-Knight March of Dimes fund raiser for 10 years, and a member of Monroe V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary to Cecil Jones Post #2312.
Survivors include 3 children: Barbara (Kenneth) Viken of Footville, Michael (Danielle) Stauffacher of Beloit, Marsha (Rodney Kittle) Mash of Middleton; 9 grandchildren; a brother, Tom Rigney of Madison. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin on Oct. 18, 1982; 3 sisters: Mary Arnold, Pauline Rigney and Joan Stephenson; a brother, Bill Rigney.
Funeral services will be held on Wed., Nov. 7, 2001 at 11 a.m., at the NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Monroe, with Msgr. Thomas Campion, Chaplain of Monroe Clinic Hospital, officiating. Interment will be held in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe. Visitations were held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 until 8 p.m. and will be on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund will be established in Madie's name.

Stevenson, Brian R. 
May 5, 1969 - Oct. 19, 2001 
OTTAWA--Brian R. Stevenson, age 32, died on Fri., Oct. 19, 2001 in a work related accident at work in Naperville, IL. He was born on May 5, 1969 at West Allis, WI, the son of Gerald Richard and Joyce Marie (Salzman) Stevenson Sr. He married Anna Johanson of Norberg, Sweden on Dec. 18, 1999 at Las Vegas, NV. They had been Illinois residents for the past 18 months, moving from Indianford, WI. He was a graduate from underwater welding school in New Jersey. He had been employed by MRW, Inc. of Naperville, IL as a welder. Sergeant First Class Stevenson had been a member of the U.S. Army National Guard since Sept. 29, 1987, joining at Racine. He had served in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm and was a volunteer for recent active duty. He taught at Fort McCoy as a Paladin Instructor.
Survivors include his wife, Anna; proud father of 2 daughters, Keisha Marie and Casey Ann, both at home; his parents, Gerald R. Stevenson Sr. of Milwaukee, Joyce (David) Heussner of Fort Atkinson, WI; 3 brothers: Gerald R. Jr. of Fort Atkinson, Chris and Timothy of Milton; 2 sisters, Michelle Ann Klug of Sullivan, Renee Stevenson of Johnson Creek; stepgrandmother, Antoinette Heussner of Lake Mills; 6 stepbrothers and sisters: Kevin (Stacy) Heussner of Fort Atkinson, Naomi Lancour of Whitewater, Holly (Jeff) Revels of Oshkosh, Malinda Heussner of Milwaukee, Illana (Tom) Brunner of Janesville, Jason Heussner of Madison; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Military graveside services will be held on Wed., Oct. 24, 2001, at noon, at the NEW BERLIN CENTER Cemetery, New Berlin, WI. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Dunlap Memorial Home in Fort Atkinson.

Stokstad, Amy 
March 2, 1916 - Nov. 3, 2001 
STOUGHTON--Amy Stokstad, age 85, passed away on Sat. morning, Nov. 3, 2001 at the Memorial Hospital in Edgerton. She was born on March 2, 1916 in Fort Atkinson, the daughter of the late William and Lydia (Graf) Truax. Amy was a 1933 graduate of Edgerton Senior High. She attended the Columbia School of Nursing and the Milwaukee State Teachers College. Amy married Harvey Stokstad on Jan. 1, 1945 in Dubuque, IA. Together with her nephew Eldon Johnson and wife Nira, they co-founded the Coachman's Inn and Golf Course in Stoughton. They also farmed in Albion Township for many years, wintering in Arizona for the last twenty-five. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and an associate member of Central Lutheran Church in Arizona City, AZ.
She is survived by 3 daughters: Laura Stokstad of Stoughton, Christine (Gerald) Johnson of Janesville, Shelia Johnson (Kevin McGinn) of Madison; a son, Eric (Margery) Stokstad of Stoughton; 12 grandchildren: Casey, Joel, Clint, Lydia, Travis, Amber, William, Kaitlin, Thaddeus, Ingrid, Christian and Isabel; 5 great-grandchildren: Corryn, Lauren, Ashlyn, Alexander and Nicholas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey on March 17, 1990; a sister, Laura in 1931; and a son, William in 1953.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tues., Nov. 6, 2001 at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH in Stoughton. Rev. Bill Lehman will officiate, and burial and will be in Wheeler Prairie Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Coachman's Resort in Stoughton. The family will greet guests on Monday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home in Stoughton.

Strandlie, Richard D. "Dick" 
Jan. 25, 1937 - Oct. 31, 2001 
CLEARWATER, FL--Richard D. "Dick" Strandlie, age 64, passed away at home, Oct. 31, 2001 under the care of Hospice. He was born in Janesville, the son of Leif and Mildred (Heise) Strandlie. He graduated from Janesville High School in 1957. He married Jean Thompson April 23, 1960 at Faith Lutheran Church. They moved to Clearwater, FL in 1967, where he was employed at Bob Lee's Garage, Paul Howard's Body Shop, and Gary Bower's Drywall. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #191, Beloit, WI.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jean; a daughter, Julie (Jerome Lemens); a nine month old granddaughter, Carolyn Strandlie Lemens of Alexandria, VA; his father, Leif Strandlie, a brother, Dennis, both of Janesville; his mother-in-law, Mavis Thompson of Janesville; a sister-in-law, Janis (Ray) Bradley of Randolph, WI; a brother-in-law, Clair (Christine) Thompson of Whitewater; uncles and aunts, Charles (Rosemary) Heise of Spring Hill, FL, Stanley (Ruth) Heise of New Port Richey, FL, Carroll Everson of Lubbock, TX, Marilyn (Sherman) Heise, Ruth (George) Heise of Janesville; nieces; nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother in Aug. 2001.

Van Acker, James J. 
May 17, 1931 - Oct. 23, 2001 
JANESVILLE--James J. Van Acker, age 70, of 5141 N. Harmony Town Hall Rd., died on Tues., Oct. 23, 2001 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. He was born on May 17, 1931 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of James and Manie (Schoefer) Van Acker. He married Mathilda Matelski. He lived in Janesville for the past 32 years, coming from Milwaukee. He served 22 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant, and then retiring after 20 years of government service. He worked as an inspector for fuel/control GS 11 at Woodward Governor. He loved airplanes, hunting, spending time with his family, and he loved being in the outdoors. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Milton.
He is survived by his wife, Mathilda of Janesville; 4 sons: Paul (Vicky) of Belvidere, IL, James of Ft. Atkinson, Quin (Cindi) and Curt (Cindy), both of Milton; 3 daughters: Donna Van Acker of Milton, Teresa (Loren) Deaton, and Diane (Orrin) Nelson, both of Janesville; 19 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Donald (Jean) of Whitewater, WI and Richard (Julie) of Canyon City, CO; a sister, Dorothy Van Acker of Lannon, WI. He was preceded in death by a son, John Van Acker in 1974; his father in 1991; and mother in 1987.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Fri., Oct. 26, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, Milton, with Msgr. Jim Uppena officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary Cemetery, Milton. Friends may call Thursday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at the ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME, Milton, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A visitation will also be held from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the church.

Parents give you two things in life
Roots and wings - Dad take my wings
and fly... I'll miss you. Teresa
Devoted husband, caring father, who will be greatly missed.

Viney, Marcella F. 
Aug. 12, 1917 - Oct. 23, 2001 
JANESVILLE--Marcella F. Viney, age 84, of 422 W. Holmes St., passed away unexpectedly Tues. morning, Oct. 23, 2001 at her home. She was born Aug. 12, 1917 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late John and Hattie (Nagel) Mueller. She married John Keating in 1933, and he preceded her in death in 1960. She later married George Viney in 1965 and he preceded her in death in 1975. She had been employed as a cashier/bookkeeper for the City of Chicago Board of Education, working at Tilden High School until moving to Janesville. She then worked as a clerk at the Park Avenue Grocery until her retirement. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She also was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary of the Kienow-Hilt Post 1621.
Marcella is survived by 2 children, John Keating, Jr. of Chicago, IL and Patricia (Tom) Daly of Berwyn, IL; 2 stepdaughters, JoAnn Schmitz of Janesville and Jean (Paul) Meicher of Bloomfield Hills, MI; a sister, Bernice (Joe) Nolan of Chicago, IL; a stepsister, Loretta Mayer of Schaumburg, IL; 3 grandchildren; 7 stepgrandchildren; many great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Ida Gannon and Ruth Mahoney; a granddaughter, Susan M. Galbrecht; and by a son-in-law, William Schmitz.
A memorial mass in celebration of Marcella's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 30, 2001, at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Fr. Daryl Furlong officiating. Private interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL at a later date. Friends may call on Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. until the time of mass at 1:00 at ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH. The Whitcomb-Lynch-Overton Funeral Home is assisting her family with arrangements.

Vogel, Mabel H. 
April 27, 1918 - Oct. 28, 2001 
MILTON--Mabel H. Vogel, age 83, passed away early Sun., Oct. 28, 2001, at Memorial Community Hospital in Edgerton. She was born on April 27, 1918, the daughter of Esther Kraus. She graduated from Janesville High School. She married Ira C. Vogel on Oct. 22, 1938; Ike predeceased her on Sept. 24, 1988, just weeks shy of their 50th wedding anniversary. Together they farmed their Otter Creek dairy farm, where Mabel remained living until her recent hip surgery. She was a member of the Otter Creek Community Club. While farming and raising their children, she was also employed at Helgeson Harvestore from 1957 to 1967. She later earned her nurses' aid certification and worked many years in Long Term Care at Edgerton Hospital. Mabel's huge vegetable garden was her passion, and she took great pride in canning and preserving the harvest. She enjoyed several hobbies, and her dozens of crocheted afghans are loved by many area friends and relatives. Her cherished deer hunters have enjoyed her fabulous cooking and homemade bread for years.
She is survived by her 4 children: Jackie (Stan) Judd, Jr. of Pine Island, FL: Sandy (Dave) Wenham of Fort Myers, FL, Charlie (Kathy) Vogel and Vicki Vogel of Milton; 4 grandchildren: Gretchen (Jeff) Cottrell of Cape Coral, FL, Stanley Judd III of Bradenton, FL, Michael Vogel of Milwaukee, and Susan (Jon) Leonard of Downers Grove, IL; 2 great-grandsons, Trevor and Devin Cottrell; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother; her husband; a sister, Betty Garlock.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Glenn Skatrud at 11 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 2, 2001, with visitation on Thursday evening, from 5 until 7 p.m, both at ALBRECHT'S FUNERAL HOME, Milton. Burial will be at Otter Creek Cemetery. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established.

My wishes
To my children:
Be not sorrowful that I am gone and my earthly life is done.
Be not said I passed away. For in you, my children, I live each day.
There is a little of me in all of you. In each new one I live anew.
So you see, I'll never be really gone. As long as there are children to carry on.
I've had my share of love, sorrow and strife. I have lived a full and fruitful life.
So do not mourn, and do not weep. For I have earned this peaceful sleep.
Mother. My love to all...Mabel H. Vogel

Webb, K. Harriette 
May 27, 1920 - Oct. 31, 2001 
ALBANY--K. Harriette Webb, age 81, died Wed., Oct. 31, 2001 at her residence. She was born May 27, 1920, the daughter of Lee and Bernice (Scott) Phillips in Albany. She was married Oct. 31, 1938 to Roy ``Boots'' Webb, Jr. in Maquoketa, IA. Harriette worked at Albany Mfg. from 1954 to 1966. When the company moved from Albany to Janesville and changed its name to Gibbs Mfg., she worked from 1966 to 1976. Harriette also worked at Swiss Colony for five years until her retirement in 1985.
She is survived by her 3 children: Art P. Webb of Monroe, Cheryl Halcom of Salt Lake City, Tom (Denise) Webb of Albany; 5 grandchildren; 2 stepgrandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy "Boots"; a daughter-in-law, Patricia.
Funeral services will be on Mon., Nov. 5, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at the BIFULK FUNERAL HOME in Albany. Burial will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends can call from 6 until 8 p.m. on November 4 at the funeral home.

Wegmuller, Louise E. 
Feb. 28, 1914 - Oct. 25, 2001 
MILTON--Louise E. Wegmuller, age 87, died on Oct. 25, 2001 at Mercy Hospital. She was born on Feb. 28, 1914, in Stadtoldendorf, Germany, the daughter of Alfred and Louise (Garbe) Villars. She came to America with her parents.
Surviving is a son, Jim (Linda) Wegmuller of Milton.
According to Louise's wishes, there will be no services held. Burial will be in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. The Albrecht Funeral Home assisted the family.

Williams, Jan R. 
Jan. 24, 1956 - Oct. 23, 2001 
BRODHEAD--Jan R. Williams, age 45, of W1244 Town Center Rd., passed away unexpectedly, Tues., Oct. 23, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Madison. She was born on Jan. 24, 1956 in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Floyd and Elizabeth (Shrier) Malcook. She married Jeff W. Williams on Sept. 23, 1978 in Brodhead. Jan graduated from Brodhead High School in 1974 and had worked at Sentry Food Store, the Brodhead Veterinary Clinic and was most recently employed by Danco FS of Brodhead. She was also active on the family farm. Jan enjoyed bowling and gardening, but her primary love was family.
She is survived by her husband, Jeff of Brodhead; 2 daughters, Ashley and Danyelle, both at home; parents, Floyd (Bill) and Elizabeth (Betty) Malcook, Brodhead; a brother, Larry (Mary) Malcook, Brodhead; 3 sisters: Ruthie (Galen) Roshiesen, Barb (Rick) Clark, Marj (Corky) Broughton, all of Brodhead; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Fri., Oct. 26, 2001, at the NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Brodhead, with Rev. Dan Herman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial fund will be established.

Williams, Joseph Leslie 
Aug. 22, 1908 - Oct. 26, 2001 
JANESVILLE/MILTON--Joseph L. Williams, age 93, of 730 McEwan Lane, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at Encore Senior Villa, where he had been a resident since August 2001. He was born in Apple River, IL, on Aug. 22, 1908, the son of Joseph and Nell (Foley) Williams. Joe left his hometown of Apple River in 1926 at the age of 17 to work at General Motors. He married Marian Woodstock on Sept. 2, 1933, in Apple River, IL. Joe enlisted in the U.S. Navy (Seabee Construction Battalion) from 1943 to 1945 and was proud that he served his country during World War II. After returning from the service, he was self-employed as a truck driver for Northland Conveyor. In 1955, Joe and his wife started Williams Bus Service, transporting children to Janesville and Milton schools, and also drove a truck for Janesville Sand and Gravel. He was building inspector for the Town of Janesville for more than 32 years, retiring in 1997, at the age of 88. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Milton, American Legion Post 298 of Apple River, IL, Teamster Local 579 and Southwestern Wisconsin Building Inspector's Association. Joe enjoyed many things in life, including working, going to auctions and flea markets collecting a little bit of everything, visiting with friends, and spending time with family; best of all, playing with his special great-grandson. Joe was a loving husband, dad, grandpa and friend and will be greatly missed.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Marian; a daughter, Vicki (Ray) Heritage; 2 granddaughters, Amy (Kenneth) Garber and Heather Heritage; and a very special great-grandson, Derek Lee Garber, all of Janesville. He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Glenn; and 2 sisters, Claribel Rieff and Mae McHatton.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Milton, with Msgr. James Uppena officiating. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, WI 53546 and also on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial, with full military rites by Kienow-Hilt VFW Post #1621, will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Tuesday.

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

Wilson, Roscoe Allen 
July 1, 1907 - Nov. 3, 2001 
DELAVAN--Roscoe Allen Wilson, age 94, of 4313 Co. Hwy O North, died Sat. evening on Nov. 3, 2001 at Willowfield Nursing Home. Roscoe was born on July 1, 1907 in LaSalle, IL, the son of Harvey H. Wilson and Emma Murfin. Roscoe married Lois Miles on Feb. 23, 1935 in LaFayette Twsp., WI. Lois predeceased him May 20, 1997. Roscoe was a dairy farmer in the Delavan area all his working life. He was an avid gardener and a friend of the UCC-Congregational church.
He is survived by 2 sons, Alan of Mundelein, IL, Ron (Betty) Wilson of Delavan; a daughter, Helen (Don) Schmaling of Delavan; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Edith Rohloff and Emily Bell, both of Elkhorn. He was predeceased by his wife, Lois; a son, Harvey; 3 sisters: Lila, Pearl and Laura; a daughter-in-law, Diane.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wed., Nov. 7, 2001 at the UCC-CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH with the Rev. Laura McLeod officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday at the Betzer Funeral Home from 5 until 8 p.m. Memorials to the church are suggested.


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