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Foss, Senora M.
April 1, 1910 - July 6, 2002
JANESVILLE-- Senora M. Foss, age 92, a resident of Rock Haven, died there on Sat., July 6, 2002. She was born on April 1, 1910, in Warsaw, MN, the daughter of Charles and Ella (Dalbotten) Charlson. She was a graduate of U-Minnesota and was a sales correspondent for Parker Pen Ltd. from 1948 to 1962, and taught at the Chippewa Falls and Fort Atkinson Public Schools from 1964 to 1971.
She is survived by her son, Richard Foss of Janesville; 2 grandsons, Mark Foss of Denver, CO and Mike Kraus of Janesville; and a brother-in-law, William (Myrtle) Oestreich of Janesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers: Clarence, Obert and Sigmund; and a sister, Alma Oestreich.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tues., July 9, 2002, at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME, Janesville, with Rev. Dale Halverson of Faith Lutheran officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Ford, Lorraine B.
February 19, 1945 - July 17, 2002
BELOIT--Lorraine B. Ford, age 57, of 545 Public Ave. Beloit, died Wed., July 17, 2002 at her home. She was born on Feb. 19, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of James and Henrietta (Gregory) Benbow. Lorraine lived in Chicago until moving to Janesville in 1995, and most recently in Beloit this last year.
She is survived by 3 children: Laura (Jasen) Dewey of Janesville, Henrietta Ford of Fitchburg, MA, and Christine (Cornelius) Coleman of Beloit; 11 grandchildren: Phillip, Clinton, Phylicia, Malcolm, Calvin, Matthew, Aisha, Lakethia, Ellanisha, Christopher, and Jazmine; a brother, Charles (Kathy) Benbow of Berwin, IL; and 3 sisters: Henrietta McQuade of Janesville, Georgene Scavone of Berwin,IL, and Nancy (Frank) Zdenovec of Laughlin, NV; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and 2 devoted friends, Shelly Williams and Rev. Paullette Farrar, both of Beloit. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard in infancy; a granddaughter, Aalyiah, at birth; 3 brothers: Joe, Ernest, and Kenny Benbow; and 2 sisters, Joan Lee and Marie Eckel.
A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sat., July 20, 2002, at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Paullette Farrar of Faith Mission C M E Church officiating. Inurnment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. For on-line obituary and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
"Lorraine cherished the love and joy of her family and friends."

Freeman, LaVerne Paul
June 22, 1916 - July 13, 2002
JANESVILLE--LaVerne P. Freeman, age 86, a former longtime Janesville area resident, passed away Sat., July 13, 2002, at Ft. Atkinson Memorial Hospital. He was born June 22, 1916, in Grant County, WI, the son of the late Oscar and Lena (Olson) Freeman. On June 22, 1939, he married the former Lucille Walk in Clinton, WI; she preceded him in death on March 25, 1987. He had farmed for several years in the Clinton area and then worked as a self-employed carpenter until his retirement. He and his wife were members of the Good Sam Club and loved traveling south in their motor home! He was a past member of Faith Lutheran Church, Janesville.
LaVerne is survived by his brother, Donald (Beatrice) Freeman; many nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wed., July 17, 2002, at FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2116 Mineral Point Ave., Janesville, with Rev. Dick Inglett officiating. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the church. The WHITCOMB-LYNCH-OVERTON FUNERAL HOME, Janesville, is assisting his family with arrangements.

Gackstatter, Robert E. "Bob"
March 1, 1930 - July 17, 2002
JANESVILLE--Robert E. "Bob" Gackstatter, age 72, a longtime Janesville resident, died Wed., July 17, 2002, at his son's home, with his family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 1, 1930, in Janesville, the son of Edward and Beulah (Graves) Gackstatter. On Oct. 16, 1947, he married the former Elaine R. Gilbertson in Dubuque, IA; she died March 21, 1990. Bob attended Janesville schools and worked at GMAD for 32 years, retiring in 1982. He is a member of UAW Local 95 and the Loyal Order of Moose. He enjoyed camping at Dodgeville and Yellowstone parks. He looked forward to spending time in the fresh air. Along with his 3 sons, he bought and refurbished older cars.
He is survived by his 3 sons: Danny Gackstatter and Dale (Ann) Gackstatter, both of Janesville, and Kim (Rhonda) Gackstatter of Littlerock, CA; his mother, Beulah Gackstatter of Janesville; 8 grandchildren: Robby, Katie, and David of Janesville, Valerie of Littlerock, CA, Danny of Rockford, IL, Cassie, Danielle, and Frankie, all of California; 4 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Darwin "Jack" (Millie) Gackstatter and Roger (Nancy) Gackstatter, both of Janesville. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Elaine; infant son, Robert Alan; and granddaughter, Brenda.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tues., July 23, 2002, at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Janesville, with Rev. Judi Huseth officiating. Private interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be made in Bob's name to HospiceCare, Inc., 3001 E. Memorial Dr., Janesville, WI 53545. The family is being assisted by the WHITCOMB- LYNCH-OVERTON FUNERAL HOME, Janesville.

Gorniak, Josephine M.
August 24, 1919 - July 30, 2002
FORT ATKINSON, WI--Josephine M. Gorniak, age 82, passed away Tues., July 30, 2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1919, in Wynegem-Antwerpt, Belgium, the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Nys) VanHooydonk. On Sept. 8, 1945, Josephine married Justine A. Gorniak, Sr. in Belgium. Josephine was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ft. Atkinson, WI.
Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Justine A. Gorniak, Sr. of Ft. Atkinson; sons: Guido (Cathy) Gorniak of Hanover Park, IL, Justine A. (Eileen B.) Gorniak, Jr. of Janesville, WI, Richard Gorniak of Ft. Atkinson, WI, Alan H. (Marion H.) Gorniak of Whitewater, WI, Michael (Catrina) Gorniak of New Auburn, WI, Christopher B. (Sheryl) Gorniak of Milton, WI, and Dominic A. (Barbara J.) Gorniak of Ft. Atkinson, WI; a daughter, Marietta Gorniak of Milton, WI; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Elizabeth Alice and Marietta Teresa of Antwerpt, Belgium.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 3, 2002, at ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Ft. Atkinson, with Father Thomas Coyle officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Atkinson. Friends may call on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. at NITARDY FUNERAL HOME, Ft. Atkinson, with the Parish Rosary at 6 p.m.

Graap, Marjorie E.
September 7, 1914 - July 4, 2002
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI--Marjorie E. Graap, age 87, of Prairie du Chien, WI, died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 7, 1914, in Sparta, WI, daughter of Hubert and Dollie (Harris) Marx. She married Carl Graap on Feb. 24, 1934, in Caledonia, MN; he preceded her in death Aug. 29, 1986. She worked at the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store for 40 years. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Royal Neighbors, the Eagles Club Auxiliary, and the Parish Council of Catholic Women.
She is survived by 4 sons: Allyn of Manassas, VA, Donald (Norma) of San Diego, CA, David (Lee) of Janesville, WI, and Dennis (Kay) of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Helen Krachey of Tomah, WI; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Sylvester Marx; and 2 sisters, Dorothy Swegle and Marian Marx.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at ST. GABRIELS CATHOLIC CHURCH, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien, WI. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the GARRITY FUNERAL HOME, Prairie du Chien, WI, where there will be a wake scripture at 7:30 p.m.

Griep, Katherine L.
September 4, 1909 - July 18, 2002
JANESVILLE/MILTON--Katherine L. Griep, age 92, a former longtime Milton resident, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 18, 2002, at Rock Haven, where she had resided the past 3 years. She was born Sept. 4, 1909, in Janesville, the daughter of the late John B. and Katherine C. (Lee) Kauffman. She attended school in Janesville, and was a graduate of Janesville High School. She then went to St. Mary's School of Nursing in Milwaukee, WI, and graduated as a registered nurse. She returned to Janesville, and worked for over 40 years at Mercy Hospital until her retirement. She married Edward J. Griep in Sept., 1933; he preceded her in death on March 5, 1993. Katherine was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Milton, and was an active volunteer for church activities. She was a member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis. Most of all, her family was the joy of her life!
She is survived by her 3 children: Edward L. (Judy) Griep of Destin, FL, Robert J. (Delores) Griep of Janesville, and Rose (David) Bartz of Three Forks, MT; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Basil Kauffman, Don Kauffman, Robert Kauffman, and James Kauffman; and 4 sisters: Marion Wietlspach, Eleanor Dewey, Jean Schachtschneider, and Ellen Tropp.
Funeral services with a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Mon., July 22, 2002, at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 837 Parkview Dr., Milton, with her nephew, Fr. Niles Kauffman, and Msgr. James Uppena concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church. The WHITCOMB-LYNCH-OVERTON FUNERAL HOME of Janesville is assisting her family with arrangements.

Hanna, James
Aug. 8, 1926 - July 6, 2002
DELAVAN--James Hanna, age 75, of W7955 E19 Creek Rd., died Sat., July 6, 2002, at Stone Ridge Care Center, Delavan. He was born Aug. 8, 1926, in Long Island, NY, the son of Charles and Bella (Neil) Hanna. He was employed as a bartender for 30 years. He was a member of Fellowship of Christian Believers in Williams Bay.
He is survived by his niece, Margurette Hill of Lancaster, PA.
Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Tues., July 9, 2002, in Spring Grove Cemetery, Delavan. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fellowship of Christian Believers in Williams Bay, with Rev. Ed Bartz officiating. MONROE FUNERAL HOME, Delavan, is assisting the family.

Gilbert R. "Gib" Hanson
"Leader of the Band"
July 29, 1911 - July 11, 2002
JANESVILLE-- Gilbert R. "Gib" Hanson, age 90, of 2415 Mt. Zion Ave., passed beyond our present sight to live forevermore in God's Eternal Light on Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Mercy Hospital. He was born on July 29, 1911, in Blanchardville, WI, the son of Hjalmer and Rose (Watkins) Hanson. Gib married Violet M. Kotwitz on Jan. 18, 1941, in Dubuque, IA. She preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 1984. He was a baker for over 45 years for Pregont's, Cunningham's and later for Woodman's Food Market. Gib was a man of many talents and had played guitar with the group, "Rhythm Masters."
He is survived by his 7 children: Gil Hanson, Gar (Candy Keating) Hanson, Lance (Liz) Hanson, Rochelle (Mel) Walker, LaVonne Streuly, Marilyn (Terry) Dutcher and Annette (Joe) Hyams, all of Janesville; 16 grandchildren; 34 great granchildren; 2 sisters, Hazel (Bob) Gould of Darlington and Darlene (Dick) Messner of Janesville; and a brother, Alton (Lil) Arneson of Janesville. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Val; a son-in-law, Dean; great-grandchildren, Austin and Autumn; 2 brothers, Sherm Arneson and Victor "Pete" Hanson; and a sister, Lila Buehl.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Mon., July 15, 2002, in ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH with Rev. Brian Rossow officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME on Sunday from 1 until 3 p.m. For on-line obituary and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
Dad, you were a loving father and grandfather. A gentle, kind and unassuming man with a deep inner wisdom. You had a mischievous sense of humor which endeared you to all. Your deep spiritual faith gave you the courage to endure many hardships. Your guiding light will shine forever.

Harris, Beryle Dale
March 20, 1920 - July 26, 2002
JANESVILLE/CORNELIUS, NC--Beryle Dale Harris, age 82, of Janesville and formerly of Cornelius, NC, died Fri., July 26, 2002, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. He was born on March 20, 1920, in Rockford, IL. He was the son of Fred and Aylee Harris. He married Marion Bjork on Oct. 14, 1945, in Wisconsin Dells. Dale, as he liked to be called, worked at JATCO for 32 years, retiring in 1982. Dale led a full and active life until the day the Lord called him home. He was a Golden Gloves boxer in his youth. He loved to fish and golf and became a tournament pool player after moving to North Carolina in 1996. Dale and Marion returned to Janesville in December of 2001. He was a beloved husband and a kind and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. His sense of humor, the twinkle in his eyes and his endearing smile will be remembered and missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Marion; 6 children: Jack (Karen) Harris of Janesville, Bonnie Smith of Charlotte, NC, Cynthia Harris of Janesville, Dave (Carol) Maxwell of Shelton, WA, Gary (Mickie) Harris of Kent, WA, and Jerry (Deloras) Harris of Maple Valley, WA; 6 grandchildren: Michael (Marnie) Harris of Janesville, Scott (Tiffany) Smith of Charlotte, NC, Marcus (Cassi) Smith of Charlotte, NC, David Smith of Charlotte, NC, Anna Lisa Smith of Charlotte, NC, and Jeff (Lani) Harris of Sumner, WA; 5 great-grandchildren: Jens, Ian and Cole Harris of Janesville, Graham and Grace Smith of Charlotte, NC; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers; and a grandson, Bruton Cameron Smith.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tues., July 30, 2002, at WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, Janesville, WI, with Rev. Bob Logan officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME and on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at Westside Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Westside Baptist Church.

Holtz, Helen M.
August 31, 1915 - July 17, 2002
ELKHORN, WI--Helen M. Holtz, age 86, of Hazel Ridge Rd., Elkhorn, died Wed., July 17, 2002, at the Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn. She was born Aug. 31, 1915, in Algonquin, IL, the daughter of Charles and Minnie Dammyer. She married William A. Holtz May 22, 1938, in Algonquin; he preceded her in death June 29, 1998. Helen was a member of the Elkhorn First Evangelical Lutheran Church and a former member of the Walworth County Farm Bureau & Walworth County Holstein Association.
She is survived by a son, William C. Holtz of Elkhorn. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Edwin and Charles; a sister, Irma; and her parents.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Sat., July 20, 2002, at the FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Elkhorn, with Rev. Kurt Grunewald officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. at BETTS FUNERAL HOME, Elkhorn, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be in the McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock, IL. Memorials may be made to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church or V.N.A. Hospice.

Isbell, Louise
January 3, 1924 - July 22, 2002
WHITEWATER--Louise Isbell, age 78, passed away at Menomonee Falls Community Hospital Mon., July 22, 2002. She was born Jan. 3, 1924, in Elberfeldt, Germany, the daughter of Johann and Emmy Butgereit. They moved to the United States in 1929, settling in St. Charles, IL. She was united in marriage to Lester Isbell May 11, 1946, in St. Charles, IL. They moved to Whitewater in 1947, where they managed the Red Hen Inn for 14 years. She also worked at Whitewater Electronics as a supervisor, retiring to spend her time caring for her aging parents. Louise was a very active member of First English Lutheran Church, serving as a volunteer at the Thrift Shoppe for over 28 years, as the church historian for the past 16 years, and in many other church organizations.
She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl (Jay) Ostlie of Littleton, CO; a son, Michael (Marilyn) Isbell of Pewaukee, WI; 3 grandchildren: Christopher, Jennifer, and Erin Valentine; a brother, Carl (Carol) Butgereit of Cherubusco, IN; nieces, nephews, sisters, and brothers-in-law, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband in 1991 and her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Fri., July 26, 2002, at FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 401 W. Main St., Whitewater. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church. Memorials may be made to the church. SKINDINGSRUDE FUNERAL HOME of Whitewater is assisting the family.

Jahnke, Eva Mae
January 3, 1906 - July 13, 2002
FT. ATKINSON--Eva Mae Jahnke, age 96, died July 13, 2002, at Skaalen Home. She was born on Jan. 3, 1906, in Milton, the daughter of Bert and Alice (Lyke) Guernsey. Mae graduated from Milton Union High School in 1924. She attended Rock County Rural Normal School in Janesville and received a B.S. in Education from Whitewater State Teachers College in 1933. She married Herbert August Jahnke on Aug. 13, 1940; he preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1972. She was a teacher for 29 years, teaching in Dane, Rock, and Jefferson Counties. She retired from East Elementary School, Jefferson, in 1971. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ft. Atkinson, the St. Paul's Ladies Aid, Over 60 Club, Birthday Club, and the Homemakers' Auxiliary. She was a charter member and officer of both the local AARP and Jefferson County Retired Teacher's Association, and belonged to the State and National Education Associations. For many years she was a member of and worked as a volunteer for the Health Care Auxiliary, Daily Bread, and the Fort Atkinson Senior Center.
Surviving are a son, Richard (friend, Kathy Lewinski) Jahnke of Madison; sisters-in-law, Fern Jahnke of Ft. Atkinson and Bernadette Guernsey of Edgerton; a brother-in-law, Gus Klatt of Ft. Atkinson; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her sisters, Pearl Jones and Arlene Klatt; and her brothers, Harley and Stuart.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wed., July 17, 2002, at NITARDY FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, Ft. Atkinson, with Rev. Paul Scharrer officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Johnson, Anna Elsie Cowell
December 29, 1900 - July 30, 2002
DELAVAN, WI--Anna Elsie Cowell Johnson, age 91, longtime Delavan resident and currently of Westchester, PA, died at her son's home in Westchester Tues., July 30, 2002. Anna left Delavan about a year ago to live with her son after her husband Ralph died. Anna was born Dec. 29, 1900, in Woodglen, NJ, the daughter of Frederick Cowell and Flossie Park. Anna married Ralph B. Johnson Aug. 11, 1934, in Darien, WI; Ralph died Oct. 2, 2001. Anna was a homemaker, raising two fine sons. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Delavan.
Anna is survived by 2 sons, Ralph "Bud" (Gayla) Johnson of Westchester, PA and Roberet (Jo Anne) Johnson of Florida; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sat., Aug. 3, 2002, at the BETZER FUNERAL HOME, Delavan, with Rev. Llewellyn Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services. Memorials to First Baptist Church of Delavan are appreciated. BETZER FUNERAL HOME is serving the Johnson family.

Johnson, Gladys D.
August 30, 1913 - July 17, 2002
WILLIAMS BAY, WI--Gladys D. Johnson, age 88, passed away Wed., July 17, 2002, at Williams Bay Care Center. She was born Aug. 30, 1913, in Chicago, the daughter of Charles and Dagmar Nelson. She married David Sam Johnson Oct. 19, 1935, in Chicago; he preceded her in death in 1978. Gladys worked at the Continental Bank in Chicago for 5 years before she and her husband moved to Williams Bay; she then worked for the State Bank of Elkhorn for 22 years, and at the Williams Bay Public Library for 14 years. She was a charter member of Williams Bay Lutheran Church, a Sunday School teacher, a member of the church choir, and member and past president of the WELC for 25 years. Gladys was charter member and past president of the Williams Bay Lioness Club, RSVP volunteer, volunteer at Lakeland Pre-School, and was a Girl Scout leader.
She is survived by 3 daughters: Jo-Ann (Wayne) Polinske of Surprise, AZ, Linda (Thomas) Ferris of Shell Lake, WI, and Jennifer (Richard) Arndt of Austin, TX; 6 grandchildren: Charles Tehan, Christine Wright, Karin Livingston, Paul, Sarah Elizabeth and Peter Arndt; 3 great-grandchildren: Christian, Victoria and Luke Wright; a niece, Donna (Ronald) Carlson Rak of Orland Park, IL; a brother-in-law, Karl Erik (Elsie) Johansson of Sweden; other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, and a sister, Edith Carlson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sat., July 27, 2002, at WILLIAMS BAY LUTHERAN CHURCH, with interment at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Friends may call on Friday from 4:30 until 7 p.m. at TOYNTON'S WALWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 328 Kenosha St., Walworth, WI. Memorials may be made to Williams Bay Lutheran Church.

Joyce, Dorothy U.
May 24, 1912 - July 31, 2002
JANESVILLE--Dorothy U. Joyce, age 90, formerly a long-time Janesville resident, died Wednesday morning, July 31, 2002, at Linden Grove Health Care Facility in New Berlin, WI. She was born May 24, 1912, in Janesville, the daughter of Willis and Dora (Henrich) Yeomans. Dorothy married Thomas Patrick Joyce June 3, 1935, at St. Mary's Catholic Church; he died Oct. 24, 1969. Dorothy was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and sang in the choir for many years. Also at St. Mary's, she directed St. Mary's Wall Street Theater and was active in Minstrel Shows.
Survivors include 4 daughters and a son: Judy Joyce of Greenfield, WI, Andy Loveland of Janesville, Jeane (Richard) Bauer of Campbellsport, WI, Col. James (Stephanie) Joyce of Charleston, SC; and Dottie (Tom) Shannon of Broomfield, CO; grandchildren: Debbie (Wayne) Gasek, David (Monica) Hoy, Stephen Hoy, Dan (Diane) Hoy, Katie (Kris) Barth, Thomas P. Joyce, III, Jody (Rob) Jenkins, Patrick Joyce, David Loveland, Jr., Jamie (Jon) Swenson, Matthew (Joy) Loveland, Zachary Loveland, Kelly (David) Sterken, Richard (Mierla) O'Connor, Trevor (Shannon) O'Connor, Lacy Smith, Allyson, Lauren & Sara Joyce, Angela (Tim) Horne, Megan & Kelsey Shannon; many loving great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Kay, Gen & Margaret Joyce, and Edna Joyce; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Dorothy was predeceased by 4 sons: Thomas Jr., John, Christopher, and twin sons, Timothy & Thomas, who died in infancy; son-in-law, David Loveland; daughter-in-law, Vicki (Terwilliger) Joyce; sisters: Georgean Yeomans, Violet Smith, and Hazel Canna; brothers: Roy & Emmett Hovland; sisters-in-law: Mary, Betty and Jane Joyce; and brother-in-law, Phil Joyce.

"Thanks for the Christmas Spirit, millions of cookies, summers
at Delavan Lake, but most of all, Mom, Thanks for the Music."

Kerber, Marcella
August 17, 1925 - July 3, 2002
EDGERTON--Marcella Kerber, age 76, of Edgerton, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at Edgerton Memorial Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 17, 1925, in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of John and Emma (Kappler) Schafer. Marcella married Kenneth Kerber on April 20, 1946, in Chicago, and was a homemaker. She has lived in Edgerton the past 14 years and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Edgerton.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Diane Brand of Edgerton and Joyce Christian of Las Vegas, NV; a sister, Nelvie Forgey of South Dakota; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002, at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, Edgerton, with Pastor Roy Poltrock officiating. Visitation was from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial for her has been established. ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME, Edgerton, assisted the family.

Killian, E. Jane
February 12, 1930 - July 8, 2002
JANESVILLE--E. Jane Killian, age 72, of 1936 N. Washington, died Mon., July 8, 2002, at Mercy Hospital. She was born Feb. 12, 1930, in Rochester, NY. She married Charles Killian in 1946; he died in 1951. She later married Charles Olin in 1957; he died in 1998. Jane was a homemaker her entire life and raised 4 children.
She is survived by her 4 children: Charles "Chas" J. Killian of northern Wisconsin, JoAnn Jackson of Janesville, Linda (Jerry) Corkhill of Irma, WI, and Cindy LaCount of Janesville; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., July 13, 2002, at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH-OVERTON FUNERAL HOME, 15 N. Jackson St., Janesville, with Rev. Reggie Ballard officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Koeneman, Verna B.
October 19, 1911 - July 8, 2002
EVANSVILLE--Verna B. Koeneman, age 90, a many-year resident of Evansville, died Mon., July 8, 2002. She was born Oct. 19, 1911, in Clarno Township, Green County, to Homer and Minnie (Campbell) Anderson. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Evansville.
Verna is survived by 2 sons, Alan (Connie) of Tucson, AZ and James (Arlene) of Wheeler, WI; a sister, Kitty May Whitehead of Monroe; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Edward.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri., July 12, 2002, at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Evansville, with Reverend Paul Forde officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at WARD FUNERAL HOME, Evansville. It is requested that, in lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials be made to the Gideon's International.

Kolberg, Carol A.
August 16, 1931 - August 1, 2002
JANESVILLE--Carol A. Kolberg, age 70, of Richardson St., died Thurs., Aug. 1, 2002, at home. Carol was born Aug. 16, 1931, in Elkhorn, WI, the daughter of Carl and Bercia (Jensen) Jacobs. She married Richard Kolberg Sept. 29, 1956, in St. Jude's Catholic Church, Beloit; Richard died April 21, 1970. Carol was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Janesville, and collected teddy bears, loved to travel, and babysat her nieces.
Survivors include 4 sisters and 2 brothers: Norma (Fred) Weber of Janesville, WI, Phyllis (Philip) Putman of Darien, WI, Richard (Mary) Jacobs of Beaver Dam, WI, Betty (Gordon) Putman of Clinton, WI, Dennis (Joyce) Jacobs of Darien, WI, and Marcia (Alan) Quade of Asheville, NC; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Carol was predeceased by her daughter, Rhonda, on April 19, 1970; and her brother, Robert.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tues., Aug. 6, 2002, at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Fr. Eric Nielsen presiding. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitations will be Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the church and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Brian Hansen of HANSEN FUNERAL HOME is handling the arrangements.

Kravik, Kenneth "Ken" Howard
September 22, 1946 - July 15, 2002
EDGERTON--Kenneth "Ken" Howard Kravik, age 55, passed away Mon., July 15, 2002, at his home. He was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Ft. Atkinson, WI, the son of Howard and Gladys (Vethe) Kravik. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1964. Ken served in the U.S. Army from 1967 until 1968. He worked as an industrial engineer for General Motors in Janesville for 32 years prior to his retirement.
Surviving are his son, Jason (Diana) Kravik of Ft. Mill, SC; his daughter, Nicole (Toby) Krause of Helenville, WI; a grandson, Cody Jason Kravik; his mother, Gladys Kravik of Cambridge, WI; his sister, Sharon Spaanem of Ft. Atkinson, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ken was preceded in death by his father, Howard Kravik.
Funeral services will take place at 8 p.m. on Thurs., July 18, 2002, at NITARDY FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, Cambridge, WI, with Rev. Bill Beyer officiating. Friends may call after 5 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home until the time of the services. Private burial services will be held at East Koshkonong Lutheran Cemetery.

La Bonne, Shirley M.
August 11, 1937 - July 14, 2002
DELAVAN--Shirley Mae La Bonne, age 64, of 2438 South Shore Dr., died Sun., July 14, 2002, at her home. She was born on Aug. 11, 1937, in Palatine, IL, the daughter of Donald and Alma (Toppel) Ritter. She married Daniel La Bonne on Nov. 19, 1955, at St. James Church in Arlington Heights, IL; she has lived in this area since 1964.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel of Delavan; 3 daughters: Lynn La Bonne of Jefferson, Denise Metzger of Elkhorn, and Dawn (fiance Richard Lee) La Bonne of Walworth; a son, Daniel (Carmella) of Lake Geneva; 4 grandchildren: Jonathon and Jerad Fleming, Christopher La Bonne, and Angelina Buffa; a sister, Marie Heinsohn of Elkhorn; a brother, Harold (Karen) Ritter; her mother, Alma of Whitewater; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; a son, Robert; her father-in-law; and her mother-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thurs., July 18, 2002, at MONROE FUNERAL HOME, Delavan, with Rev. Rick Wasmund officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Memory Gardens, Delavan.


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