Miscellaneous Walworth County, Wisconsin Obituaries


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Prickril, Adeline "Linda" Helen (Esterl)
WAUSAU, WI--Adeline "Linda" Prickril, age 83, of 215 Reservoir Ave., Wausau, died Wednesday July 17, 2002, at Community Health Care Wausau Hospital after a brief & courageous battle with cancer. In 1940, she received her B.S. degree in secondary education from UW-Madison. From 1940-1950, Linda taught English and Speech at Stratford, Hurley, Bellwood, IL, and Janesville. She enjoyed attending numerous reunions at Park Falls, Stratford, Janesville, and most recently her 60th UW-Madison event.
Linda is survived by her husband, Louis B. Prickril of Wausau; a son, David R. (Gina) Prickril of Marlton, N.J.; a Daughter, Paula E. (Dr. Jeffrey) Menn of Viroqua, WI; a sister, Teresa Kress of Waukesha; grandchildren: Emily Menn of Madison, Jacob Menn of Madison, Aurora Menn of Wausau, Austin Menn of Viroqua, Maria, Lisa & Brian Prickril of Marlton, N.J., and Kaila & Kelsi Prickril of San Diego,CA. She was preceded in death by a son, Jon C. Prickril, D.D.S.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 pm Sat., July 20, 2002, at the CHURCH OF ST. ANNE, Wausau. Fr. Keith Apfelbeck will officiate. Entombment will be in Memorial Chapel Mausoleum at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wausau. Visitation will be on Friday from 6 until 8 pm at BRAINARD FUNERAL HOME, WAUSAU, and again on Saturday from 12 Noon until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be given in her memory to Comfort Care & Hospice Services, Wausau.

Prielipp, Norma L.
June 16, 1922 - July 23, 2002
JANESVILLE--Norma L. Prielipp, age 80, of 7805 Kidder Rd., died unexpectedly at her home on Tues., July 23, 2002. She was born on June 16, 1922, in Sharon, WI, the daughter of August and Stefania Vollmer. Norma was a graduate of Delavan High School and a 1946 graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse in the Janesville area for over 30 years. Norma married Gordon C. Prielipp on May 15, 1948, in Delavan; he preceded her in death on March 26, 2001. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Milton, Ladies of the Elk, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Assoc. and a volunteer at the Rock County Courthouse. She was an avid cook and gardener.
She is survived by her 3 daughters: Nancy (Ken) Manthei of Janesville, Patricia Hawkins of Anoka, MN, and Connie Prielipp of Iowa City, IA; a son, Dr. Richard (Julie) Prielipp of Winston Salem, NC; 4 grandchildren: Dana (Brent) Antti of Oshkosh, Jason Manthei of Janesville, and Andrew and Stephanie Hawkins of Anoka, MN; and a sister, Ninnette Stefanski of St. Petersburg, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Alfred Vollmer; and a sister, Lola Vollmer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., July 27, 2002, at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, Milton, with Fr. James Kuhn officiating. Entombment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare, Inc. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family. 
We will miss you and will never forget you.

Rasmussen, Alice Mae
November 26, 1922 - July 11, 2002
COLLEGEDALE, TN/MILTON--Alice Mae Rasmussen, age 79, died July 11, 2002, at the home of her son, Bruce Rasmussen, in Collegedale, TN. She was born Nov. 26, 1922, in Tomahawk, WI, the daughter of Jacob and Alice (Olsen) Herwick. She married Sherrill Rasmussen on June 81, 1950. She was a school teacher and taught at the Milton Grade School, East and West, the Seventh Day Adventist School, Milton, and was principal at Johnstown School. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Milton.
Surviving are 3 sons: Keith Rasmussen of Statesville, NC, David (Kelly) Rasmussen of Bowling Brook, IL, and Bruce (Rosalie) Rasmussen of Collegedale, TN; grandchildren: Joanne and Janelle, Kristi, Heidi, and Timothy; a brother, Arnold Herwick of Milltown, WI; and a sister, Violet Thomas of Camp Verde, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a sister, Myrtle Fitzgerald.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wed., July 17, 2002, at the SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 308 Vernal Ave., Milton, with Pastor Wendell Springer and Pastor Pavel Goia officiating. Burial will be in Milton Junction Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME, Hwy. 26, Milton, and on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

Reichard, Donald Lou
July 12, 1931 - July 24, 2002
ORFORDVILLE--Donald Lou Reichard, age 71, of Orfordville, WI, died Wed., July 24, 2002, at Monroe Hospital in Hospice Respite Care. A lifelong resident of Rock County, he was born in Beloit, WI, on Sun., July 12, 1931, the son of Lewis and Dorothy (Short) Reichard. He wedded Beverly Jean Grandeffo March 16, 1957, at Second Congregational Church in Beloit. He was a 1949 graduate of Beloit High School and graduated from Beloit College in 1959 with a B.A. in Government and Economics. A Korean War veteran, he served in the U.S. Air Force from Feb. 1, 1950, to Jan. 6, 1954. Prior to his active military service he was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 128th Infantry regiment, 32nd "Red Arrow" Division of the Wisconsin National Guard in 1949 and 1950.
While attending college he was in business with his father in the Pure Oil Gas Station in Clinton, WI (1956-59). Following his graduation from college he worked for Sundstrand Aviation and J. I. Case of Rockford, IL, and then Chrome Corporation of America in Elgin, IL.
He taught in the Beloit school system for many years, first at Aldrich Junior High School from 1961-67, and at Beloit Memorial High School from 1969-78; he is fondly remembered by many former students as a no-nonsense teacher with a deep love of learning. At the high school he was an assistant track coach for distance runners and head cross-country coach. Don was active in various teacher's organizations: The Board of Directors of the Teachers Credit Union; the Beloit Education Association, in which he served on a number of different committees and was twice elected to the position of President; and he served as the Economic Coordinator on the Wisconsin Council for Economic Education, representing the Beloit Public Schools during the mid-1970s.
For many summers he ran a seasonal retail/wholesale fireworks business with fellow teacher, Larry Heckle, involving everyone in their immediate families; it was a continuation of a business started in the 1940s by his father-in-law, Gasper Grandeffo. Don also sold life and health insurance in Beloit in the late 1960s with Mike Crowley of Provident Mutual, earning the Gold Medallion Award for outstanding sales in 1968.
Don left teaching to become a salesman with Badgerland Harvestore of Edgerton, selling A.O. Smith Harvestore products to many Livestock farmers in the Rock County area. His next employment was with Wisconsin Job Service in job placement, directing the first Dislocated Workers Program in Wisconsin. He continued helping workers in a position at the Placement Office of Blackhawk Technical College.
The last ten years of Don's work career were spent as the Rock County Veteran Service Officer. He said that all his previous work experience seemed to prepare him for this particular job, and he was known as a passionate advocate for veterans' issues. He was very active at all levels and in all aspects of the various CVSO associations. He was a member of the Wisconsin State Association County Veteran Service Commissioners; County Veterans Service Officers Association of Wisconsin, where he served nine years on the Executive Committee, and as President; and Southeast Wisconsin Association of CVSOs, three years as President. Don was appointed to serve on the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation Board in its initial year of operation (1991-92). He served his veterans as an Accredited Representative of the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs, the United States Department of Veteran Affairs and the Vietnam Veterans of America. Don was instrumental in negotiating an increase in the dollar grant to the counties for the Veterans Office in 1997.
Don's involvement with veterans included membership in a number of organizations: American Legion Post 209, VFW Post 1621, associate member of VVA Chapter 236, Military Order of the Cooties #9, life member of the Red Arrow Club of Southern Wisconsin, life member of the Brotherhood Rally of All Veterans Organization, Veterans Education Committee, Inc. of Wisconsin, the Air Force Association, the Korean War Veterans Association, Inc., and the United States Air Force Security Service/Electronic Surveillance Command Alumni Association. He retired from the Veterans Service Office April 4, 1997.
He was an active member of Second Congregational and Gridley Congregational Churches in Beloit, serving as Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent of Sunday School, Deacon, Trustee, and most recently Moderator of Second Congregational until health concerns forced him to step down. In addition to his involvement with the local churches, he also served as Moderator-Elect and Moderator of the Wisconsin Association of Congregational Churches in 1991 and 1992, and was a member of the Executive Committee until 1998.
Always a great lover of history, he was a member of the Beloit Historical Society, Rock County Historical Society, Rock County Genealogical Society, Wisconsin Historical Society, and Friends of Beckman Mill. He was also a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the International Crane Foundation, AARP, and a lifelong Republican, as were his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Don found his greatest pleasure and personal satisfaction in working directly with people and helping them in any way he could. A great lover of books, he accumulated a large library that reflected his many interests. In later years he developed an interest in modeling and craft woodworking, and spent many enjoyable hours in his shop. He and Bev greatly enjoyed traveling, especially to out-of-the-way places and on the back roads of Wisconsin and Illinois.
He will be remembered for the great love he had for his family and friends.
Don is survived by his wife of 45 years, Beverly; 4 sons: Scott (Jean) of Beloit, Martin of Washington, DC, Matthew (Susie) of Mt. Horeb, and Andrew (Karen) of McGregor, IA; and their children, Robert and Marissa; a sister, Marcene (Lee) Seitz of Phoenix, AZ; his mother-in-law, Loraine Grandeffo of Beloit; a brother-in-law, David (Marilyn) Grandeffo; stepgrandchildren, Shannon DeVoe and Rachel Wilfahrt; several nieces; and a nephew. He was predeceased by his parents and his father-in-law.
A Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Sat., Aug. 3, 2002, at SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Beloit, with Rev. Doug Gray and Rob Brink officiating. The family will greet friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. A Celebration of Life in the fellowship hall will immediately follow, with a luncheon being served. Interment will be at Newark Cemetery at a later date. HANSEN FUNERAL HOME, Beloit, is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to Second Congregational Church, 657 Bluff St., Beloit, WI 53511.

Reinke, Lillian M.
August 30, 1914 - July 5, 2002
JANESVILLE--Lillian M. Reinke, age 87, formerly of 2232 Hubbard St., died Friday evening, July 5, 2002, at Our House Assisted Living, where she has lived for the last two years. She was born Aug. 30, 1914, in Stetsonville, WI, the daughter of the late E. Richard and Lilly (Brand) Buchholz. On Aug. 22, 1937, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beloit, WI, she married William A. Reinke, whom she met at the Waverly Beach Ballroom. Lillian and her husband have lived in Janesville for over 60 years. She attended St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church for many years. Lillian graduated from Beloit High School and then went to work for her sister at a laundromat. She was later employed at the former Amplifone Manufacturing Co. in Richmond, WI, retiring in 1976. Her joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, William of Janesville; 4 children: Joan Bellrichard, Robert (Nancy) Reinke, Richard (Carolyn) Reinke, and Donald Reinke, all of Janesville; a brother, Richard (Florence) Buchholz of Beloit, WI; 8 grandchildren: Ginger, Richard II, Geoffrey, Carrie, and Robert II Reinke, Gail Brink, Gary Jr. and Wendy Bellrichard; and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Lillian was predeceased by her sister, Edna Hanson, and a special nephew, Richie Buchholz.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wed., July 10, 2002, at MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL, Janesville, with Rev. Paul Garchow officiating. Burial will follow at Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of the service at MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL. Lillian's family is being assisted by the WHITCOMB-LYNCH-OVERTON FUNERAL HOME.

"A special thanks to all the ladies from Credible Care. Christine, Sandy,
Chris and Joan will be remembered by the family for their warmth and
special loving care, and also all her friends at the Jehovah Witness Hall,
especially Odessa (June). Thank you to all the staff at Our House for
giving her the security that she needed for happiness. A special thanks to
those at Our House who loved her, too! May God bless you all!"

Rogers, Harlan B.
January 18, 1923 - July 10, 2002
JANESVILLE--Harlan B. Rogers, age 79, of 640 Edison Ave., died Wed. morning, July 10, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born Jan. 18, 1923 in LaVelle Township, Sauk County, WI, the son of Bewford Edgar and Meryl McKinley (Jackson) Rogers. Harlan was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, having received the Purple Heart. He married June Grace Rastall Nov. 3, 1951, in Janesville; she died May 18, 1958. Harlan worked at Blackhawk Tech for many years, retiring in 1977. He was a life member of Beloit VFW Post No. 2306 and the Beloit Moose Lodge No. 191.
Survivors include his 2 sons, Kim (Jean) Rogers of Janesville and Roy Rogers of Rockford, IL; 4 grandchildren: Roy, Amanda, Adam & Ross Rogers; a sister, Joyce (Boyd) Severson of Janesville; and a brother, Cleo Rogers of Sturgis, SD. In addition to his parents and wife, Harlan was predeceased by 3 sisters: Rhea Schwartz, Evelyn Jacobs, and Ardis Elaine Rogers, in infancy.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Sat., July 13, 2002, at ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1810 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, with Pastor Ann Spindt officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral at the church. HANSEN FUNERAL HOME, Janesville, is handling arrangements.

Schartel, Barbara Inez
June 17, 1926 - July 6, 2002
EDGERTON--Barbara Inez Schartel, age 76, died Sat., July 6, 2002, at home. She was born June 17, 1926, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Cloyd and Sophina Jenkins. She married James Schartel of Chicago Aug. 18, 1946, in Winamac, IN. Barbara worked at Walmart in Janesville and the Piggly Wiggly in Edgerton.
She is survived her husband, James; by a daughter, Bobby Gruss; 4 grandchildren: Alan and Marc Doty, Samantha Moberley, and Robert Betters; and 5 great-grandchildren: Rachel and Robert Pachowicz, Michelle Moberley, Theadore Doty, and Desiree Betters. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Terry Doty.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. on Thurs., July 11, 2002, at ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOME, Edgerton, with Pastor Carl Seeger officiating. Friends may call on Thursday from 5:30 until the time of services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Urbana, IL.
The family sends a special thank you for all the support we received from Dr. Madan and Pat, Janesville Dialysis Center (Laura), and all Hospice caregivers.

Schiefelbein, Rodney L.
August 26, 1962 - July 25, 2002
JANESVILLE--Rodney L. Schiefelbein, age 39, of 1402 Johnson St., passed away on Thurs., July 25, 2002. He was born on Aug. 26, 1962 in Janesville, the son of Gearld and Audrey (Mathews) Schiefelbein. He attended Parker High School and married Cindy Morris in Janesville in 1978. He was a self employed handyman specializing in auto repair and electrical. Rodney served in the National Guards for over 10 years, and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. He enjoyed working on cars and deer hunting.
He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Mae (Mike) Brophy of Ft. Atkinson; a grandson, Jakob Brophy; his father, Gearld Schiefelbein of Janesville; his sister, Belinda (Richard) Peck of Janesville; his brother, Ronald Schiefelbein of Janesville; his grandmother, Martha Mathews of Janesville; 3 nephews: Ronnie Schiefelbein, Dallas Garza, and Thomas Long, all of Janesville; 2 nieces, Aurora Long and Sylvia Long; 2 special girls, Minuette and Joset, who he raised like his own children; numerous aunts, uncles and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Audrey.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Mon., July 29, 2002 at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Dick Inglett officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. For on-line obituary and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
"Rodney missed his mother dearly and now he has joined her in heaven.
He will be missed by everyone he touched."

Schneider, Darlene "Dee"
April 4, 1935 - July 3, 2002
JANESVILLE--Darlene "Dee" Schneider, age 67, of 3428 Edgewood Dr., died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at her home. She was born in Rice Lake, WI, on April 4, 1935, the daughter of Ernest "Fritz" and Cleora "Kelly" (Robarge) Baumberger. Dee graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1953. She married Neal W. Schneider on April 24, 1954, in Rice Lake and had been a Janesville resident since 1956. Dee was instrumental in the operation of Schneider Funeral Home and was active in her church and the Janesville Community. Dee was an avid Wisconsin Badger Basketball Fan, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Catholic Woman's Club.
She is survived by her husband, Neal; a daughter, Lori Schneider of Bayfield, WI; 3 sons: William (Barb) Schneider, Daniel Schneider and Joseph Schneider, all of Janesville; 3 grandchildren: Neal J. Schneider and Andrew Schneider, both of Janesville, and Tasha Ginner of Milton; a great-grandson, Nicholas Ginner of Milton; her mother, Kelly Baumberger of Rice Lake; and her sister, Dona (Charles) Miller of Sauk Rapids, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and so many special friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Fritz Baumberger; and a brother, Wally Baumberger.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2002, in ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH with Fr. Stephen Umhoefer officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME on Sunday from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the YWCA Community Service Center.
Her family was her life and decorating was her passion.
She was a wonderful wife and mother with a heart of gold.

Schuld, Rose E.
May 14, 1910 - July 28, 2002
HARVARD, IL--Rose E. Schuld, age 92, died at home in Harvard, IL, on Sun., July 28, 2002. Her faith in God had sustained her in a long, courageous battle with leukemia. Rose was born to Charles and Clara Heiden on May 14, 1910, in Lake Geneva, WI. She and Raymond Schuld were married Oct. 10, 1940, and were members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Harvard, all their married lives. They were parents to Joyce (James) Shorma of Wyndmere, ND; David Schuld of Harvard, IL; Clare (Jerome) Ritter of Minneapolis, MN; Beverly Schuld of Fort Collins, CO; and grandfather to Peter Ritter of Minneapolis, MN. She was an operator for Wisconsin Telephone Company in Lake Geneva, WI, for 25 years. Rose and Raymond ran a dairy farm northwest of Harvard where she also raised poultry and a large garden. She continued to preserve food and raise flowers until her late 80's. Although she had to work hard from her youth, she loved life, her family and friends, her pets, her flowers, and the beauty of nature, and never lost her sense of humor or faith.
Her children; her grandson; her sisters, Alice Heiden and Louise Robinson; in-laws, Erik and Esther Lilja and Eleanor Schuld; many nieces and nephews; and many friends mourn her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, on April 1, 2001; as well as a sister, Lillian Koch; 4 brothers: Charles, Harry, Robert, and Herman; and 2 brothers-in-law, Laverne Schuld and Kenneth Robinson.
The visitation will be on Wed., July 31, 2002, at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 504 E. Diggins St., Harvard, IL, from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral services at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Robert C. Kinnear will officiate. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Sharon, WI. Arrangements were completed by SAUNDERS & McFARLIN FUNERAL HOME, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard, IL, (815) 943-5400.

Seles, Louis Frank
March 23, 1912 - July 8, 2002
EAST TROY, WI--Louis Frank Seles, age 90, found peace Mon., July 8, 2002, at the home of his nephew, Craig Robertson. He was born March 23, 1912, to parents Michael Seles and Helen Gaulls, in East Chicago, IN. He attended school at Roosevelt High in East Chicago. On Sept. 15, 1954, he married his bride, the late Thelma Robertson, and resided in Indiana. Louis worked as a boiler maker for Sindain-BP Amoco and has been a resident of East Troy for the last 40 years.
Louis is survived by 4 grandchildren: Robert and John Hughes, Tracy Bonnell, and Kimberly Long; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Maureen Hughes; his wife, Thelma; his parents; brothers; and sisters.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thurs., July 11, 2002, with a visitation from 5 p.m. until the time of service at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, East Troy, with Pastor Phillip Vangen officiating. Inurnment at Hazel Ridge Cemetery in Elkhorn will follow. Memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Little Lambs are appreciated.

Smith, James L.
August 12, 1928 - July 10, 2002
HAYWARD, WI--James L. Smith, age 73, of Hayward, WI, formerly of Sharon, WI, passed away on Wed., July 10, 2002, at Hayward Area Medical Center. He was born Aug. 12, 1928, in Lyons, WI, the son of Herman and Hazel (Styvesant) Smith. He married Joy Miethke on Feb. 5, 1949, in Sharon, WI. James worked as a branch manager for Omar Bakery for many years and worked the last 18 years of his career as a branch manager for Chambers and Owens in Janesville, WI.
He is survived by his wife, Joy Smith of Hayward, WI; a son, James Smith, Jr. of Janesville; and 4 grandchildren: James, Jason, Christopher Smith and Katherine (Rodney) Quillman, all of Janesville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Mon., July 15, 2002, at CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH in Sharon, WI, with the Rev. Mark Dressell officiating. Burial will follow at North Sharon Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 until 8 p.m. at TOYNTON'S WALWORTH FUNERAL HOME, Walworth, WI.

Sorenson, Raymond D.
February 6, 1917 - July 14, 2002
JANESVILLE--Raymond D. Sorenson, age 85, of 1112 W. Burbank Ave., #201, died Sun., July 14, 2002, at his home. He was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Janesville, the son of the late Adolph and Louise (Schultz) Sorenson. He attended school in Janesville before entering the service of his country in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. Ray was employed for many years as a woodworker, working with Ossit Church Furniture, and then with Gibbs Manufacturing Co. until his retirement.
He is survived by his sister, Arlene Stephens of Janesville; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Earl Sorenson, Lloyd Sorenson, Victor Sorenson, and Armond Sorenson; and a sister, Velma Thompson.
At his request, cremation will occur, and no services are planned at this time. Private interment will take place in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. The WHITCOMB-LYNCH-OVERTON FUNERAL HOME, Janesville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Svendsen, Sue Ann
August 11, 1942 - July 27, 2002
SOUTH BELOIT--Sue Ann Svendsen, age 59, 14680 Donnalynn Dr., South Beloit, IL, died Sat., July 27, 2002, in her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 11, 1942, in Beloit, the daughter of Edward and Anna Marie (Olsen) Larsen. She was a 1960 graduate of South Beloit High School. She later received her associates degree from Blackhawk Tech and continued to enrich her life through continuing education courses in many areas. She was employed as an Administrative Director with Bill Doran Co. in Rockford for 21 years, and attended Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Beloit. She was a member of the Northern Illinois Botanical Society, the Sierra Club, and the Human Rights Coalition. She loved the outdoors, travel, and her dear family and friends. Her travels included frequent trips to Door County, WI, and Galena, IL, along with adventures in Oregon, Colorado, and New Mexico.
Survivors include her devoted daughters: Kristine (Robert) Burt of Janesville, Renee (Daniel) Griinke of Beloit, and Lynn Svendsen of Loves Park, IL; 4 grandchildren: Andrew and Kelsey Burt and Hannah and Lucas Griinke; 2 sisters, Betty (Norman) Murray of Beloit and Kay (Russell) Tiritilli of South Beloit; several nieces and nephews, including Gina (Geoff) Rand of Rockton; and great-niece Alyssa, Audra Calderon of Roscoe; great-niece Julia, Matthew Tiritilli of South Beloit and Danny (Linda) Larsen of South Beloit; great-niece and nephew, Stephanie and Christopher; and other relatives and friends, especially Mary Jo Sheehan of Menomonee Falls, WI. She was predeceased by her parents; and 2 brothers, Daniel and Donald Larsen.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wed., July 31, 2002, in OUR SAVIOR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 757 Bluff St., Beloit, with Rev. Mary Froilland officiating. Burial will be in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. in DALEY-MURPHY-WISCH AND ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit.

Tracy, Bradley M.
December 21, 1969 - July 15, 2002
ALBANY, WI/JANESVILLE--Bradley M. Tracy, age 32, of W. 2109 State Road 59, Albany, WI, died Mon., July 15, 2002. Brad was born in Janesville on Dec. 21, 1969, the son of Duane Howard and Cynthia Louise (Cox) Tracy, Sr. He had been employed as a painter in the Madison area.
Survivors include his 3 children: Jason Dorsey of Janesville, Brittney Tracy, and Sumayia Tracy, both of Evansville, WI; his parents, Duane and Cindy Tracy of Albany; 2 brothers, Duane "Bodie" (Deborah) Tracy, Jr. of Orfordville, WI; and Andrew Tracy of Janesville; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Tracy of Ft. Atkinson, WI; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thurs., July 18, 2002, at MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL, Janesville, with Rev. Tom Colgrove officiating. Burial will follow there. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 until 7 pm at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL. Brian Hansen of HANSEN FUNERAL HOME, Janesville, is handling the arrangements.

Truesdill, Sandra M.
July 16, 1940 - July 23, 2002
JANESVILLE--Sandra M. Truesdill, age 62, of 449 N. Oakhill Ave., died Tues., July 23, 2002, at home. She was born on July 16, 1940, in Cassville, WI, the daughter of Frank and Irene (Kirschbaum) Higginbotham. She married David G. "Sparky" Truesdill on July 21, 1961, in Evansville; he preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1996. Sandra had worked as a nurse for Mercy Hospital, Evansville Manor, Cedar Crest, Janesville Medical Center, Rock County Health Care Center, and retired from the Red Cross. Following retirement she was a driving instructor for Rock Valley Drivers School and had also worked for the Rock County Senior Services. She was a member of St. William Catholic Church, Women of the Moose, and the VFW Auxiliary.
Sandra is survived by her 2 children, Cynthia Truesdill and Lori (Lonny) Stewart, both of Janesville; a grandson, Alexander; her parents, Frank and Irene Higginbotham of Evansville; 2 sisters, Deb (Mike) Lewis of Cambridge and Deb (Mark) Mayne of Davenport, IA; a brother, Greg Higginbotham of Orfordville; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, David; and 2 brothers, Terry and Rod Higginbotham.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2002 at ST. WILLIAM CATHOLIC CHURCH with Fr. Del Klink officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME. For on-line obituary and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
"She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother,
sister, and friend. She will be deeply missed by one and all."

Tuttle, Charles M.
August 18, 1921 - July 10, 2002
WHITEWATER, WI--Charles M. Tuttle, age 80, died Wed., July 10, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born in Warren, OH on Aug. 18, 1921, the son of Ausmer B. and Goldie J. (Fosburgh) Tuttle. He married Jean Homstad in Sparta, WI, on June 18, 1946. He was a mason working with brick and stone, was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Whitewater, and a 50-year member of the Bricklayer and Mason Union. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Med Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Jean of Whitewater; 2 sons, Bradford (Beth) Tuttle of Whitewater and Mark Tuttle of Madison; 3 grandchildren: Natalie, Erin and Michael; 2 sisters, Genevieve Hardman of Brookfield, OH and Marjorie Pelton of Fayetteville, PA; and a brother, Ausmer B. (Darlena) Tuttle, Jr. of Warren, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., July 13, 2002, at the CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH in Whitewater with Rev. Donald Stein officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Whitewater. Friends may call on Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the OLSEN FUNERAL HOME in Whitewater and Saturday after 10 a.m. at the church until time of services.

Walenton, Janet L.
January 16, 1939 - July 5, 2002
WHITEWATER--The family of Janet L. Walenton, age 63, is saddened to announce her passing on Fri., July 5, 2002, after an 8-month battle with lung cancer, concluded at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Janet was born Jan. 16, 1939, in Ridgeway, Iowa County, WI, to George and Sophia Litschauer Russell. A graduate of Mazomanie High School, Janet attended UW-Whitewater and was an area resident for 40 years. With her husband, Janet was in a business partnership known as Walenton Electric Service. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Waiting to see her again in heaven are: her beloved husband, Raymond J. Walenton, whom she married on July 12, 1958; her honored children: Rodney Walenton, Ronald and Rebecca Walenton, all of Whitewater, and Robin Walenton of Brodhead, WI; her adored grandchildren: Rachel, Ramsey, Richelle, Riley, Blaine, Blair, and Ryan; her loved sisters: Anna (Milo) Jones of Serona, WI, Jean (Art) Cornelius of Waterville, IA, Marie Carlin (Jim) of DeForest, WI, Pat (Orville) Anderson of Barneveld, WI, and Caroline Fassbender of Sauk City, WI; her loved brothers, David (Carolyn) Russell of Red Oak, TX, Joseph Russell and Roger (Marcia) Russell, both of Mazomanie, WI; many loved nieces and nephews. Loved ones waiting for her in heaven are her parents, George and Sophia Russell; her brothers, George Russell, Jr. and Albert Russell; her sisters, Dorothy Zezulka and Marjorie Webb; and her nephews, Eddie Zezulka, Terry Russell, and Bart Jones.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Sat., July 20, 2002, at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Father Jim Gooden officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Ft. Atkinson. Luncheon will be served at the Father Berry Hall following interment. Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the DUNLAP MEMORIAL HOME, Ft. Atkinson.

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