|Langer, Glen "The Dirt Man"
June 2, 1947 - July 30, 2002
EDGERTON, WI--Glen "The Dirt Man" Langer, age 55, 5015 Pomeroy Rd.,
Edgerton, died Tues., July 30, 2002, at the Veterans Hospital in Madison
after a short illness. He was born June 2, 1947, in Janesville, WI, the
son of Martin and Alta Mae (Eddy) Langer. Glen lived in the Edgerton area
his whole life, graduating from Edgerton High School lin 1965. He was self
employed as a landscaper known as "The Dirt Man". He belonged to the V.F.W.
of Stoughton, WI.
Glen is survived by his 3 children: Scott (Roxanne) Langer of WY; Aaron
Langer of Edgerton, WI, and Dawn Steensen of AZ; 7 grandchildren: Luke,
Jr., Halden, Timothy, Toni Marie, Skylar, Tara and Anthony; his parents,
Martin and Alta Mae Langer of Edgerton, WI; a brother, Ronald Langer of
Edgerton, WI; and 5 sisters: Kathleen (Kenneth) Lang of Edgar, WI, Judith
(Gene) Arneson of Edgerton, WI, Rosemary (Steve) Strahm of OH, Donna (Larry)
Tearman of Albany, WI, and Diane (James) Downing of Edgerton, WI. He was
preceded in death by a brother, James, in 1949; and a sister, Janet, in
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 4, 2002, at the
ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME, Edgerton. Friends may call on Sunday from 5 until
7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Lewis, Marie C.
REEDSBURG, WI--Marie C. Lewis, age 84, died Wed., July 17, 2002, at
the Reedsburg Area Medical Center.
She is survived by her children: Marvin (Helen) Lewis of Milton, Margaret
(Clarence) Koch of Cave City, AR, and Karen Cole of Baraboo; 13 grandchildren;
17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Evelyn (Bill)
Vian of Sparta; a brother-in-law, Lee Nearhoff Sr. of Rockville, MD; a
sister-in-law, Wilda Cornell of Yuba; nieces, nephews, other relatives
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sat., July 20, 2002,
in the UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Reedsburg, with Pastor Scott Walters officiating.
Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Hillsboro. Friends may call
on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church. In lieu
of other expressions of sympathy, memorials of remembrance may be made
to the American Cancer Society or the Reedsburg United Methodist Church.
The FARBER FUNERAL HOME, Reedsburg, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Livick, James R.
February 5, 1927 - July 21, 2002
EDGERTON--James R. Livick, age 75, of 77 State Hwy. 51 N., died Sun.,
July 21, 2002, at his home after a long illness. He was born Feb. 5, 1927,
in Edgerton, WI, the son of Ernest and Lenore (Barness) Livick. He married
Betty Wheeler in March of 1950; she died in 1986. Jim lived his whole life
in the Edgerton area. Jim served his country by serving with the U.S. Marines.
He worked for Gardner Sales as an electrical repairman. He was a member
of the United Methodist Church in Edgerton and the American Legion. He
enjoyed computers, camping, motorcycle riding and Midget races.
Jim is survived by 2 sons, Gary (Becky) and Jeff (Laura), both of Edgerton;
2 daughters, Linda (Randy) Matzke of Grand Marsh, WI, and Becky (Gary)
Hakanen of Marinette, WI; 12 grandchildren: Brandon, Jessica, Nicholas,
Tiffany and Katherine Livick, Jacob Asplund, Steve Matzke, Brenda and Kristi
Kogle, Kyle and Samantha Bosbon and Cody Hakanen; 6 great-grandchildren;
a brother, Robert (LaVerne) of El Mirage, AZ; and a very special companion
for the past 16 years, Ruth West. He was preceded in death by his parents;
and his first wife, Betty.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wed., July 24, 2002, at the
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH with Pastor Tom Countryman officiating. Burial
with full Military Rites will be in the Fassett Cemetery. Friends may call
on Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME, Edgerton.
Lundvall, Timothy Ryan
February 16, 1984 - July 8, 2002
ELKHORN--Timothy Ryan Lundvall, age 18, of Hazel Ridge Road, Elkhorn,
died Mon., July 8, 2002. Tim was born in Downers Grove, IL, on Feb. 16,
1984, the son of Eric and Deborah (Milazzo) Lundvall. Tim was a 2002 graduate
of Elkhorn Area High School. He was active in sports, especially football
and baseball. Tim was employed at Lauderdale Lakes Marina.
Tim is survived by his mother, Deb Mack of Elkhorn; his father, Eric
Lundvall of Appleton, WI; his stepfather, Peter Mack of Elkhorn; a brother,
Jason Lundvall of Gulfport, MS; a sister, Victoria Lundvall of Elkhorn;
and grandparents, Guy and Alyce Lundvall of Davenport, IA.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thurs., July 11, 2002, at
HAASE-DERRICK-LOCKWOOD FUNERAL HOME, 730 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, with
Rev. Charles Sweetman officiating. Burial will be in Hazel Ridge Cemetery,
Elkhorn. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 3 until 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Arrangements completed by HAASE-DERRICK-LOCKWOOD FUNERAL HOMES.
Mauel, Robert E. "EJ"
August 9, 1928 - July 29, 2002
BELOIT, WI--Robert E. "EJ" Mauel, age 73, of Beloit, died Mon., July
29, 2002, in Beloit Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Kenosha,
WI, the son of Orlando M. and Barbara M. Mares Mauel. Robert was a 1947
graduate of Beloit High School. He attended Carthage College, Carthage,
IL, Loras College, Dubuque, IA, and graduated from Milton College, Milton,
WI. He worked at Beloit Corporation, briefly, where he met his beloved
wife, Ann Saunders, whom he married in Beloit on July 11, 1959, in St.
Thomas Catholic Church. He began his teaching career in the early 1960's
at Orfordville High School, where he taught math and political science.
He later established his own business, Bel-Rock Drywall, which two of his
sons, Elliott, Cale, and wife Ruth, now operate. Robert was a great athlete.
He played football, basketball, and baseball at Milton College. He also
played for various Beloit Baseball teams, before signing a minor league
contract with the Washington Senators System. While in college and between,
he traveled extensively, playing baseball and basketball for the old "House
of David" teams which were operated out of Beloit by Beloiter "Dutch" Witte.
While serving in the Air Force Military during the Korean War as a medical
technician, he traveled widely, playing on a championship basketball team
from his home base in Okinawa.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth "Rory"; 4 sons, Elliott (Carrie) Mauel,
Cale (Kathi) Mauel, Andy (Lori) Mauel, and Adam (Holly) Mauel, all of Beloit;
his daughter, Gabrielle Mauel of Beloit; 10 grandchildren: Mallory, Cassie,
Max, Chloe, Morgan, Brody, Mason, Evan, Jessica, and Taylor, all of Beloit;
brothers, Marvin R. Maul of Beloit and William H. (Patricia) Mauel of Oconomowoc,
WI; sisters: Eleanore (Larry) Christopherson of Beloit, Marguerite (Kenneth)
Payleitner of St. Charles, IL, and Virginia (Jerry) Mills of Janesville,
WI. He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Phyllis R. Mauel; and
an infant sister, Maryann Mauel.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Fri., Aug. 2,
2002, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl
officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Thabor Cemetery. Visitation will be
on Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. in the DALEY-MURPHY-WISCH & ASSOCIATES
FUNERAL HOME, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit. Memorials may be given to the
OLA building fund or Beloit Regional Hospice.
Robert was a prayerful, spiritual man, very devoted to his
Catholic faith, his wife, family and grandchildren. He operated
business on the principles of fairness, honesty, and excellence.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. However,
knowing his life and his last days, we feel confident he is now
the arms of his lord and savior, Jesus Christ, who he loved so much.
So long for now, Robert, but not goodbye, for we will see you again.
Maxted, Stuart C.
April 13, 1919 - July 6, 2002
BELOIT--Stuart C. Maxted Jr., age 83, of 1854 Northgate Dr., Beloit,
died Sat., July 6, 2002, in his home. He was born April 13, 1919, in Beloit,
the son of Stuart C. and Ethel T. Tripp Maxted Sr. He married Mary McQuay
on March 14, 1943, in Beloit, and later married Elsie G. Anderson on Sept.
11, 1954, in Beloit. She predeceased him on July 17, 1988. Stuart was a
1938 graduate from Beloit High and a graduate of Beloit Vocational School.
He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. Stuart was employed by Fairbanks
Morse & Co. for 16 years, Warner Electric for 26 years, and National
Pride Equipment Co. for 6 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of First
United Methodist Church, Beloit, where he was an usher and helped with
security. Stuart was also a member of the Warner Electric 25-Year Club,
American Legion Post #209, Orfordville, WI, Morning Star Lodge No. 10 F.
& A.M. where he was a Past Master, Beloit Chapter #9 RAM, Past Priest,
Beloit Council #1 R&SM, Past Thrice Illustrious Master, Beloit Commandery
#6 KT, Past Commander, Evening Star Chapter #77 OES Beloit, Past Patron,
Palestine Shrine #3 WS of J, Beloit, Past Watchman of Sheperds, Faith Court
#9 O of A, Past Royal Patron and Past Grand Royal Patron of the Grand Court
of WI O of A, Wisconsin State White Shrine Association Past President,
Wisconsin Priory #16 K.Y.C.H., Zor Shrine Temple, Madison, WI, and Zor
Shrine Clown Unit.
Survivors include his 3 daughters: Donna (Robert) Gilmour of Wheatland,
WY, Darlene (Richard) Van Meter of Delafield, WI, and Anna Miller of Clinton,
WI; 3 grandchildren: Jeffery Van Meter of Delafield, WI, Nicole of Green
Bay, WI, and Vicki Lucian of Beloit, WI; 4 great-grandchildren; a brother,
Robert (Judy) Maxted of Beloit; a sister-in-law, Lois Maxted of Beloit;
and a very dear friend, Rosalie M. Anderson of Beloit; several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Harold Paul Maxted;
and a niece, DeeAnn.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thurs., July 11, 2002, in the FIRST
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Beloit, with the Rev. Phillip C. Kenas officiating.
Burial will be in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens, South Beloit, IL, with
Military Honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. with
a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. in the DALEY-MURPHY-WISCH & ASSOCIATES
FUNERAL HOME, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, and Thursday from 1:30 until
the time of services in the church.
McDonald, Arthur J.
February 24, 1913 - July 22, 2002
JANESVILLE--Arthur J. McDonald, age 89, of 2621 S. River Rd., died
at his home Monday morning, July 22, 2002. Arthur was born Feb. 24, 1913,
in Milwaukee. He was the adopted son of John and Amelia McDonald and grew
up on a farm in Fairchild, WI. He married Ann Fuczyla June 27, 1943; she
died May 22, 1994. Mr. McDonald was employed for over 30 years as a machinist
and worked at Parker Pen Company, General Motors, and Gibbs Manufacturing.
He retired in 1970 from Amphenol-Borg. Mr. and Mrs. McDonald built and
owned McDonald's Golden Acres in Janesville and he continued to own it
at the time of his death. Arthur was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic
Arthur's family includes Kathy Wuksinich, Nancy, Lee, and Peter Arnold;
Kristin, and Doug and Deegan Kath, all of Janesville; sisters-in-law, Rose
Wade, Julie (Neil) Lucey, and Sister Mary Annelle Fuczyla; many nieces
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 Noon on Thurs., July
25, 2002 at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH with Fr. J. Daryl Furlong officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday
from 5 until 7 p.m. at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd.,
Janesville, and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until Noon at St. Patrick's Church.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Assisted Care Hospice.
A special thank you to these very special caregivers: JoAnne Jensen,
Karly Jensen, Sara Jensen, Linda Mitchell, John Glass III, Peg Palaszeski,
the staff of Mercy Assisted Care Hospice, and Home Health United.
McJoynt, Patricia A. "Pat"
November 21, 1930 - July 7, 2002
JANESVILLE--Patricia A. "Pat" McJoynt, age 71, of 322 Country View
Ct., died Sunday morning, July 7, 2002, at Haven House Hospice. She was
born in Akron, OH on Nov. 21, 1930, daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude
(Schmieg) McJoynt. She graduated from high school and later the University
of Madison, with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1952. Pat was a long-time
member of St. William Catholic Church. Never marrying, she started working
for WCLO-Southern Wisconsin Radio, Inc. in 1952 and retired after 38 years
of loyal service in 1990. She was the Continuity Director at WCLO and also
did radio commercials and the social news. She was an active member of
the Janesville Little Theater, served on the Red Cross Board, was past
president of the Zonta Club, and served on the Salvation Army Advisory
She is survived by a sister, Jo (Tom) Brossard of Mesa, AZ; 2 brothers,
Tom (Jean) McJoynt of Salt Lake City, UT and David (Mary) McJoynt of Bonita
Springs, FL; 14 nieces and nephews she was very fond of: Anna Greenspan,
Richard (Deb) Brossard, Patty (Jeff) Keefer, Irene (Ray) Ewers, Ed (Leah)
Brossard, Maggie (John) DeVoe, Kevin (Amy) McJoynt, Tim (Christy) McJoynt,
Kathy McJoynt, David McJoynt, Mike (Terri) McJoynt, Jane Rijos, Sally McJoynt
and Kelly (Julie) McJoynt; other relatives and many friends. She was predeceased
by her parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wed., July 10,
2002, at ST. WILLIAM CATHOLIC CHURCH, Janesville, with Fr. Del Klink officiating.
Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday morning
from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials may
be made in Pat's name to the Janesville Salvation Army. The WHITCOMB-LYNCH-OVERTON
FUNERAL HOME, Janesville, is assisting the family.
Melvin, Elida C.
December 16, 1910 - July 23, 2002
JANESVILLE-- Elida C. Melvin, age 91, of 1030 N. Walnut St., passed
on to Eternal Life on Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Meadow Park Health Care
Center, Clinton. She was born on Dec. 16, 1910, in Red Mound, the daughter
of Obert and Elsie (Jacobson) Everson. Elida was baptized into God's Kingdom
of Grace in 1911, at Bad Axe Lutheran Church, and made her lifelong vow
of faithfulness to the Lord on July 19, 1925, the day of her Confirmation.
She married Marion P. Melvin on June 2, 1933, in Caledonia, MN; he preceded
her in death on June 5, 1995. Elida taught in a one room school in rural
Vernon County and she also owned grocery stores in LaFarge and Viola with
her husband, "M.P." She was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church since
October 13, 1963 where she taught Sunday School and Confirmation classes.
She enjoyed gardening, time spent with family and friends, and loved her
Boston Terrier, Rocky.
Elida is survived by a daughter, Charlene Krause of Janesville; a son,
Paul Melvin of Evansville; granddaughters, Susan (Tammi Droessler) Krause
of Madison and Lisa (Jay) Schlicher of Kenosha; a sister, Myrtle Worman
of Janesville; a sister-in-law, Vida Adam of LaFarge; many special nieces
and nephews including: Lois Anderson, Ruth Clark, and Charles Melvin; and
2 special friends, Harlan Krause and Linda Lynch. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Marion Melvin; 3 brothers: Lawrence, Earl and Lyle; and
2 sisters, Pearl Norton and Fern Huntington.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2002,
at PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH with Rev. William Finn officiating. Interment
will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call on Thursday from
12:30 p.m. until the hour of service at the church. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME
is assisting the family with arrangements.
"Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise." --Luke 23
Meidl, Judith E.
September 18, 1942 - July 16, 2002
JANESVILLE--Judith E. Meidl, age 59, of 326 S. Locust St., passed away
Tuesday morning, July 16, 2002 at her home, following a long illness. She
was born Sept. 18, 1942, in River Falls, WI, the daughter of the late R.
Douglas and Mildred E. (Sisson) Slatter. Judy moved to Janesville with
her family as a child, and attended school in Janesville. She was a graduate
of Janesville High School, class of 1961. She then attended the College
of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, and graduated with her B.S. in Nursing
in 1965. She received her Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin
School of Nursing, Madison, WI. On June 17, 1967, she married Kenneth H.
Meidl. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves and had attained her
rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She served her country since 1975, and had
been based overseas during Operation Desert Shield. She had just recently
received the Meritorious Service Medal. Judy was a longtime member of St.
Patrick's Catholic Church and had served her parish as a member of the
Social Concerns Commission. She also served as a lay reader and Communion
distributor. She was active with ECHO, and at the time of her passing,
was a member of their Board of Directors, also having served as treasurer.
She was a member of the Herb Society of Rotary Gardens, and very much enjoyed
gardening! Judy was a longtime instructor in the nursing program at Blackhawk
Technical College and was a member of the Blackhawk Technical College Faculty
Association and the American Nurse's Association, as well as the Dairyland
Volks Marching Club.
She is survived by her 3 children: Brent Meidl and Lara (Michael) Smith,
both of Janesville, and Christopher Meidl of LaJoya, TX; her 3 brothers:
John (Irene) Slatter and William (Judith) Slatter, both of Janesville,
and Michael (Linda) Slatter of Beloit; her sister-in-law, Helen Slatter
of Janesville; many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her brother, James Slatter.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., July 20, 2002, at
ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 315 Cherry St., Janesville, with Fr. J.
Daryl Furlong officiating. Inurnment will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Mausoleum. Friends may call for a memorial visitation on Friday evening
from 5 until 8 p.m. at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH-OVERTON FUNERAL HOME, 15 N. Jackson
St., Janesville, or on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass
at the church. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials in her
name may be made to the Judith E. Meidl Memorial Nursing Scholarship, c/o
Blackhawk Technical College Foundation, P.O. Box 5009, Janesville, WI 53547-5009,
to HospiceCare, Inc., 3001 W. Memorial Dr., Janesville, WI 53545, or to
ECHO, Inc., 409 E. Court St., Janesville, WI 53545.
Montgomery, Wilma Lucille
September 18, 1919 - August 2, 2002
JANESVILLE--Wilma Lucille Montgomery, age 82, of 1936 N. Washington
St., died Friday morning, Aug. 2, 2002, at Deerview Meadows. Wilma was
born in Prague, Oklahoma, on Sept. 18, 1919, the daughter of Clarence and
Zela (Licklider) Nipper. She married Wilson Montgomery Aug. 26, 1938, in
Shawnee, OK; he preceded her in death Jan. 4, 2000. Mrs. Montgomery was
formerly employed as a surgical nurse at the Guymon, OK hospital. A Janesville
resident since 1985, she was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her daughter, Margaret Fletcher of Janesville; 2 grandsons,
Neal Fletcher of Janesville and Todd Fletcher of New Orleans, LA; 2 sisters,
Melba Buoy and Mable Uldrich; and a brother, Willie Nipper, all of Prague,
OK. In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by a brother,
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wed., Aug. 7, 2002, at PARKS
BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Prague, OK, with Rev. David Licklider and Rev. Chuck
Utsler officiating. Burial will be in the Prague Cemetery. The family will
meet friends Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Parks Brothers funeral home.
HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME of Janesville is assisting the family.
Normington, Brenda Lee
September 28, 1960 - July 18, 2002
BRODHEAD, WI--Brenda Lea Normington, age 41, passed away Thurs., July
18, 2002, at her home after an extended illness. She was born Sept. 28,
1960, in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Gordon and Colleen (Wolter) Rick.
She married Billy R. Normington on July 7, 1990, in Brodhead. Brenda graduated
from Parker High School, Janesville, in 1979 and had worked at Wal-Mart
of Janesville since its opening. She was a member of the Living Word Tabernacle,
Brodhead, and the Blackhawk Musky Club, Janesville.
She is survived by her husband, Billy of Brodhead; her mother, Colleen
Rick of Janesville; her stepson, Benjamin Normington of Brodhead; 2 brothers,
Todd (Shelly) Rick and Mike (Milissa) Rick, both of Janesville; a sister,
Julie Rick of Janesville; her maternal grandmother, Mary Wolter of Brodhead;
several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by her father, Gordon, Oct. 20, 2001; paternal grandparents; and
her maternal grandfather.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Mon., July 22, 2002, at the
NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Brodhead, with Rev. Mark Pederson officiating. Visitation
will be held on Sunday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials
may be made to Green County Hospice or Living Word Tabernacle Church, Brodhead.
Nunn, Dorothy I.
April 28, 1918 - July 17, 2002
JANESVILLE--Dorothy I. Nunn, age 84, of 102 N. River St., died at Mercy
Hospital on Wednesday morning, July 17, 2002. Dorothy was born in Manchester
Township, Boone County, IL, on April 28, 1918, the daughter of Harry and
Vinnie (Hull) Anderson. A long-time Janesville resident, she was employed
as a clerk by Parish & Bailey Drug Store for 17 years. Dorothy was
married to Clifford A. Nunn on Jan. 29, 1937. She was a member of Asbury
United Methodist Church, Women of the Moose Lodge #477 and was active at
the Janesville Senior Center. She was a member and active volunteer with
the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary for 40 years.
Survivors include her husband, Clifford Nunn of Janesville; 3 children:
Sandra (Tom) Nagler of Rockton, IL, Edward (Gloria) Nunn of Janesville,
and Larry (Marsha) Nunn of Santa Rosa, CA; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Mon., July 22, 2002, at HENKE-CLARSON
FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, with Rev. Ann Spindt officiating.
Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Sunday
from 2 until 4 p.m., with a Women of the Moose service at 3:45 p.m., and
on Monday from 1 until 2 p.m. at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME.
O'Brien, George James
June 17, 1947 - January 28, 2002
LOS ANGELES, CA--George James O'Brien, age 54, died Mon., Jan. 28,
2002 of complications from thyroid cancer. He passed peacefully at home
with his family at his side. George was born and raised in Janesville and
moved to California in 1966 to serve his country as a U.S. Marine at Camp
Pendelton. He then attended UCLA and graduated in 1972 with a degree in
Economics. He began his 30-year career as a financial advisor with Paine
Weber, followed by a happy 27-year tenure with Dean Witter Reynolds, now
Morgan Stanley. George led a full and active life. He enjoyed spending
his time on the golf course, traveling the world, and hosting parties for
family and friends. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and was a regular
behind home plate at Dodger Stadium. He played football and baseball weekly
with friends for many years.
George is survived by his wife, Nina; daughters, Kelly (Conrad) Flores
and Shannon O'Brien; a granddaughter, McKenna Flores of San Diego, CA;
and 2 sisters, Patricia (peter) Frechette of Minneapolis, MN, and Miki
O'Brien of San Diego, CA. He was predeceased by his father and his mother,
Perry and Alicia O'Brien of Janesville. George's endearing smile and twinkling
eyes will be missed by family and friends.
A private family interment was held. Donations may be made to the John
Wayne Cancer Institute, 2200 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404,
November 5, 1913 - July 15, 2002
EVANSVILLE--Normal Odegaard, age 88, died Mon., July 15, 2002, at Stoughton
Hospital. He was born Nov. 5, 1913, in Union Township, the son of Gilbert
and Emma (Brunsell) Odegaard. He married Beth Phelps on June 10, 1939,
in Dubuque, IA. Mr. Odegaard farmed near Evansville for many years. He
was a past member of the Rockford Ski Club and Cooksville Lutheran Church.
He was an avid woodworker.
He is survived by his wife, Beth; 2 sons, Gordon (Diane) Odegaard and
David (Lucie) Odegaard, both of Janesville; 3 daughters: Betty (Philip)
Hamilton and Suzanne (Ron) Zweifel, both of Evansville, and AnnDre (Joe)
Maynard of Milton; 15 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters,
Gerda (Arnold) Thompson and Ethel (Kenneth) Karstedt.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Sat., July 20, 2002, at COOKSVILLE
LUTHERAN CHURCH, Hwy. 59, Cooksville, with Rev. Rodney Nordby officiating.
Burial will follow the luncheon at Maple Hill Cemetery, Evansville. Friends
may call on Saturday after 9 a.m. at the church. Memorials will be given
to ECHO. WARD FUNERAL HOME, Evansville, is assisting the family.
Olson, Ellsworth E. ``Bud''
January 13, 1907--July 25, 2002
JANESVILLE--Ellsworth E. ``Bud'' Olson, age 95, of 508 N. Adams St.,
Janesville, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at Mercy Hospital. Ellsworth
was born Jan. 13, 1907, in Lakeside Township, Cottonwood County, Minn.,
the son of Fred and Minnie (Elverum) Olson. He married Deloris Paulsen,
who preceded him in death in November 1996. Mr. Olson was employed for
many years as office manager for the Madison Credit Bureau. He moved to
Janesville from Madison 15 years ago.
He is survived by nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2002,
at ROSELAWN MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL, Monona, Wis., with visitation at the
chapel on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will follow
in Roselawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are being completed by HENKE-CLARSON
FUNERAL HOME, Janesville.
Olson, Carmen E.
March 4, 1927 - July 21, 2002
JANESVILLE--Carmen E. Olson, age 75, passed away on Sun., July 21,
2002, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare inpatient unit in Madison.
She was born in Milwaukee, WI, on March 4, 1927. Carmen was raised in Black
River Falls and graduated from high school there in 1945. She married Carl
J. Olson on Nov. 1, 1947. In 1955, Carmen graduated from St. Luke's Nursing
School in Duluth, MN. She worked in several hospitals and clinics throughout
her nursing career before retiring in 1992. Carmen was very active in her
community, including the Sons of Norway, various church groups, and volunteering
her nursing services. She will be remembered for her many talents, especially
sewing and doll making.
Carmen is survived by 3 children: Steven C. (Lorna) Olson of Madison,
WI, Leanne (Dale) Gibson of Eau Claire, WI, and Bobbie Long of Milwaukee,
WI; 6 grandchildren: Todd Olson, Sara (Todd) Goetsch, Andy and Anjie Gibson,
and Kelsey and Colin Long; 2 great-grandchildren, Ashlynn and Alexis Goetsch;
4 sisters, Fernanda Cooper, Beverly (Ron) Hanson, Darlene Straube, and
Sonja (Dennis) Pederson; many relatives and friends. She was preceded in
death by her parents; and her husband, Carl.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thurs., July 25, 2002,
at ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6101 University Ave., Madison, with
Rev. David McRoberts officiating. Friends may greet the family on Thursday
from 1 p.m. until time of services at the church. Memorials may be made
to HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711 or to the
UW Comprehensive Cancer Center, UW Hospital-Madison, 600 Highland Ave.,
Madison, WI 53792.
Carmen was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and many
Oren, Donna Mae (Schulz)
July 23, 1932 - July 30, 2002
EDGERTON, WI--Donna Mae (Schulz) Oren, age 70, of 9754 N. County Road
H, passed away July 30, 2002, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Donna was born July 23, 1932, in Edgerton, WI, the daughter of Frank and
Josephine Schulz. She married Robert Sidney Oren on March 12, 1951, in
Brodhead, WI. They had just celebrated 51 wonderful years together. Donna
was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a very special
person, who loved being surrounded by her family and friends. She enjoyed
making wood crafts with her husband, which they sold at many area craft
shows. She loved camping, traveling, tending her flowers, and her faith
in the Lord.
Donna is survived by her children: Sally (Roger) Jackson of Edgerton,
Michael (Patti Jo) Oren of Milwaukee, Peggy (Joel) Appel of Edgerton, Kevin
(Lanette) Oren of Edgerton, Carol (Roger) Mulligan of Janesville, and Daryl
(Shawn) of Janesville; 16 grandchildren; 3 stepgrandchildren; her mother,
Josephine Waggoner of Milton; 3 brothers: Harold Gilkey of Milton, Lee
(Doris) Gilkey of Maple Park, IL, and Stanley Gilkey of Oregon, IL; a sister,
Jean Gilkey of Lake Mills, WI; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,
and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; 2 sons,
Timothy and Danny; and her father, Frank.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 3, 2002, at FULTON
CHURCH, with Pastor Larry MacKenzie officiating. Burial will be in the
Jenson Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
at the church. The ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME, Edgerton, is assisting the family.
Osgood, Esther A.
December 11, 1938 - July 15, 2002
WASHINGTON/EDGERTON, WI--Esther A. Osgood, age 63, longtime resident
of Normandy Park, WA, passed away on Mon., July 15, 2002, in Seattle, WA.
She was born on Dec. 11, 1938, to Mabel and Chesther Murwin in Edgerton,
WI. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and dedicated registered
Esther is survived by her husband of 45 years, Gerald Osgood; her children:
Diane (Michael) Nipert, David (Jeri) Osgood, Alison (Michael Ryan), Amanda
(Joel) Jonientz; her grandchildren: Byron, Alex and Scott Nipert, Jennifer,
Nathan and Nicholas Osgood; a sister, Carol (Charles) Goodmanson; many
loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and
her brother- and sister-in-law, Thomas and Elizabeth Murwin.
A gathering for friends and family will be held at her home on Sun.,
Aug. 18, 2002, from 1 until 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American
Peterson, Jean M.
November 4, 1923 - August 1, 2002
ELKHORN--Jean M. Peterson, age 78, of Elkhorn, WI, died Thurs., Aug.
1, 2002, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center. Jean M. Morter was born on
Nov. 4, 1923, in Madison, WI, to Lawrence and Mabelle Morter. She grew
up in Baraboo, WI. She graduated from Baraboo High School in 1941 and attended
the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On Aug. 7, 1948, she married Willard
J. "Pete" Peterson in Madison. They lived in Madison, Eau Claire, and Beloit
before moving to Elkhorn in 1955. She worked at Marine Bank Southwest,
now known as Bank One, from 1966 to 1985, as a secretary and assistant
cashier. She was a past member of the National Association of Bank Women,
the Elkhorn Women's Club, Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, and financial
secretary of the First United Methodist Church of Elkhorn.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Charles Forster,
and granddaughters, Lindsey and Krista Forster, all of Eau Claire, WI.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Pete, on July
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Mon., Aug. 5, 2002, at the
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Elkhorn, with Pastor Joel Deaner-Rogers
officiating. Burial will be in Hazel Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call Monday
one hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of other expressions
of sympathy, memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
BETTS FUNERAL HOME of Elkhorn is handling the arrangements.
Peterson, Kathryn E.
November 20, 1919 - July 5, 2002
EDGERTON, WI--Kathryn E. Peterson, age 82, of 652 Hwy. 73, Edgerton,
WI, died Friday, July 5, 2002, at home. She was born Nov. 20, 1919, in
Sac County, IA, the daughter of Edwin and Katherine (Brinker) Druivenga.
She married Harold Peterson on Dec. 29, 1950. They farmed in rural Kiron,
IA, until Harold's death in June of 1951. Kathryn owned and operated the
Sunnyside Market in Arthur, IA, from 1952 until l979. While living in Arthur,
Kathryn was an active member of the Arthur Evangelical Free Church, teaching
Sunday School for more than 30 years. Kathryn moved to Edgerton, WI, to
be near her only daughter, Amy Bilhorn, Amy's husband, Dave, and their
children. Her grandchildren treasure the hours and the special memories
of their Grandma Kathryn. While living in Edgerton, Kathryn was an active
member of Fulton Church, Edgerton. Through the church, she taught Sunday
School and volunteered in the AWANA Clubs, where she was most commonly
known to the young children as "Gramma." Additionally, she was a valued
friend within the Fulton Afternoon Women's Fellowship and the Edgerton
Garden Club. Kathryn was well known for her good home cooking and her hospitable
Survivors include her daughter, Amy Bilhorn (Dave); grandchildren:
Jeremy (Anna) Bilhorn of Madison, WI, Joshua Bilhorn of Whitewater, WI,
Andrew Bilhorn of Chicago, IL, Sam Bilhorn of Edgerton, WI, and Katy Bilhorn
of Edgerton, WI; a sister, Helen Hammerstrom of Arthur, IA; and a brother,
Fred Druivenga of Carroll, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Harold; her parents; 3 sisters; and 2 brothers.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2002, at FULTON CHURCH,
Edgerton. Tentative plans for a visitation are from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday,
July 7, 2002, at ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME, Edgerton. A memorial service will
also be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH,
Arthur, IA. Burial will be at Bethel Lutheran Cemetery in Kiron, IA.
Peterson, Lyle B.
October 17, 1914 - July 30, 2002
JANESVILLE--Lyle B. Peterson, age 87, of 1702 S. River Rd., died Tuesday,
July 30, 2002, at Cedar View Health Center. He was born October 17, 1914,
in Iola, WI, the son of Melvin and Mable (Berg) Peterson. He graduated
from Riverside High School in Milwaukee, WI. Lyle married his much beloved
wife Gladys in August of 1939. She died on July 24, 1970. They spent many
happy years in Oklahoma where he worked for Will Ross, Inc. Lyle was also
a well known real estate broker with Rockland Builders/Rockland Realty,
in Janesville, where he worked until retiring in December of 1979.
He is survived by his loving daughter, Nancy (Anthony) Tisci; his 2
precious granddaughters, Carroll J. Sorce and Keri J. Sorce; special brother-in-law,
Tom McLean, and dear sister-in-law, Jean Mahnke; he is also survived by
special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2002,
at the CHAPEL AT CEDAR CREST. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Burial
Park, Oklahoma City, OK. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family.
Nancy wishes to express her appreciation to all at Cedar Crest/Cedar View
for the kind and loving care they have given to her father. Memorials are
preferred, to those who wish to do so, please send your remembrance to
the Cedar Crest Benevolent Fund, Endowment or Chapel Fund, c/o Mrs. Anthony
P. (Nancy) Tisci, 12995 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 141-113, Oro Valley, AZ, 85739.