|Wellnitz, Nicholas L.
October 20, 1950 - July 10, 2002
BELVIDERE, IL/JANESVILLE--Nicholas L. Wellnitz, age 51, died on Wed.,
July 10, 2002, in his home, following a long illness. Nicholas was born
Oct. 20, 1950, in Janesville, the son of Joseph and Charlotte (Hall) Wellnitz.
He graduated from Milton High School in 1968 and from Milton College in
1972, and attended Rock Valley College from 1984-1986, specializing in
Computer Science classes. He lived 24 years in Rockford, IL, having moved
there from Janesville. He married Ayn Masilko in Rockford on March 6, 1981.
Nicholas was employed as Program Analyst by Amcore Bank for 6 years and
was a member of Poplar Grove United Methodist Church and the American Contract
He is survived by his wife, Ayn Masilko of Belvidere; a foster child,
Mark James Wilson of Belvidere; Ayn's children: Carrie Keller of Fresno,
CA and Francis Masilko of Marysville, WA; his parents, Joseph M. Wellnitz
of Milton and Charlotte (Hal) Farnsworth of Salt Lake City, UT; 2 sisters,
Mary (Glen) June of Sarasota, FL and Debra (Abdul) Bourouti of Salt Lake
City, UT; a brother, Randall (Denise) Wellnitz of Janesville; 4 nieces
and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepmother, Geraldine Wellnitz;
maternal and paternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Mon., July 15, 2002, in POPLAR
GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, with the Rev. Dan Schenck, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Milton. Visitation will be from 6
until 8 p.m. Sunday in the BUCK-WHEELER-HYLAND FUNERAL HOME, 218 W. Hurlbut
Ave., Belvidere, IL. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials
to Poplar Grove United Methodist Church are appreciated. Arrangements by
BUCK-WHEELER-HYLAND FUNERAL HOME.
Whitmore, Harlan R.
February 20, 1917 - July 20, 2002
ELKHORN, WI--Harlan R. Whitmore, age 85, of 209 Grant St., Elkhorn,
died Sat., July 20, 2002, at Holton Manor Nursing Home of Elkhorn. He was
born Feb. 20, 1917, in the town of Spring Prairie, WI, the son of Harold
and Luella (Wolfe) Whitmore. He graduated from East Troy High School in
1934. Harlan married Marian Sommer Oct. 9, 1948, in Beloit, WI. Harlan
was a herdsman for over seven years with the Dougan Farm of Beloit, from
1945 until 1952. He then moved and farmed in the East Troy and Elkhorn
area for over 40 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of St. John's
Lutheran Church of Elkhorn.
Harlan is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marian; 2 sons, Bruce (Ruth)
Whitmore of Jefferson, WI and Kenneth Whitmore of Elkhorn, WI; 5 grandchildren:
Timothy and Kimberly Whitmore, Karen (Brent) Clark, Jeffrey and Sally Whitmore;
and 2 sisters, Carol Meister and Ruth Whitmore, both of Lake Geneva, WI.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Merry; and a brother, Easton
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wed., July 24, 2002, at ST.
JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH of Elkhorn with Rev. Gerald Petersen officiating.
Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery of Spring Prairie, WI. Visitation
will be on Tuesday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the HAASE-DERRICK-LOCKWOOD FUNERAL
HOME, 730 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
time of services at the church. Memorials may be made in Harlan's name
to St. John's Lutheran Church. Arrangements were completed by HAASE-DERRICK-LOCKWOOD
Wieck, Marvin L.
August 26, 1919 - July 8, 2002
JANESVILLE--Marvin L. Wieck, age 82, 2707 N. Lexington Dr., died at
his home Monday morning, July 8, 2002. Marvin was born in Beloit on Aug.
26, 1919, the son of John Lee and Hannah (Albright) Wieck. He graduated
from Beloit Memorial High School in 1937. Following graduation, he began
working at Fairbanks-Morse Company and continued working there until entering
the U.S. Army in 1941. He served in Belgium, Germany, and England prior
to being discharged in 1945. Marvin married Marian Clayton on Oct. 20,
1945. Upon discharge from the Army, he returned to Fairbanks-Morse, where
he worked as a cost accountant for a total of 46 years, retiring in 1984.
In 1985, he and Mrs. Wieck moved to Janesville from Beloit. Mr. Wieck was
a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, Marian Wieck of Janesville; a son, David
Lee (Carol) Wieck of Madison, WI, and their children: Shanna, Kristin,
Nicole and Jessica Wieck; a son-in-law, Jim Povlich of Muskego, WI, and
his children, Michelle and Jason Povlich; and a sister, Bernice Watters
of Miami, FL. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christine Povlich;
his parents; 3 sisters; and a brother.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thurs., July 11, 2002, at MT. CALVARY
LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2940 Mineral Point Ave., Janesville, with Pastor Thomas
Colgrove officiating. Interment will be in Eastlawn Cemetery, Beloit. Visitation
will be on Thursday from 10 a.m until the time of services at the church.
Memorials may be made to HospiceCare Incorporated or Mt. Calvary Lutheran
Church. HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, Janesville, is assisting the family.
Wiersma, Marie A.
September 26, 1925 - July 24, 2002
JANESVILLE--Marie A. Wiersma, age 76, of 1614 Myra Ave., died of cancer
Wed., July 24, 2002, at Haven House Hospice. She was born in Columbus,
WI, Sept. 26, 1925, the daughter of Otto and Anna (Schroedel) Ibisch, and
had attended Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA. Marie married Joseph A. Wiersma
Oct. 8, 1948, in Columbus, and has been a Janesville resident since. Joseph
died March 12, 1989. She was employed at Green and McDonald Insurance Co.
for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
and its choir for many years. Marie enjoyed music, playing the piano, and
She is survived by her 4 children: Terry Wiersma of Milton, Steve Wiersma
of Janesville, Michael (Maria) Wiersma of Rockdale, and Joan (Albert) Kilger
of Brownsville, MN; 5 grandchildren: Chad Wiersma of Janesville, Stephanie
(Ken) Balch of Milton, Danelle Wiersma of Stevens Point, and Albert and
Andrew Kilger, both of Brownsville, MN; 2 stepgranchildren, Jeremiah and
Aaron Salter, both of Rockdale; 6 great-grandchildren: Steven, Peyton,
Hunter, Dayne, McKenna, and Morgan; a sister, Esther (William) Wilson of
White Sulphur Springs, WV; and 2 brothers, Herbert (Gladys) Ibisch of West
Allis and Laurence (Esther) Ibisch of Bronx, NY. She was preceded in death
by her parents; her husband, Joseph; and a sister, Doris Ibisch.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Sat., July 27, 2002, at
ST. PAUL'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH with Rev. Paul H. Garchow and Rev.
David P. Ramel officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends
may call on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME and
on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of services at the church. Memorials
may be made to HospiceCare, Inc.
Wolf, William R.
October 13, 1911 - July 9, 2002
WAUKESHA, WI--William R. Wolf, age 90, died Tues., July 9, 2002, in
Beloit Memorial Hospital, Beloit, WI. He was born Oct. 13, 1911, in Waukesha,
the son of Frank and Ann Ellen "Nellie" Roberts Wolf. He graduated from
Waukesha High School and attended Carroll College. Bill married Mildred
"Millie" Niedermeier on June 6, 1936, in Waukesha; she died on Nov. 17,
1993. Bill was a Deputy Sheriff for Waukesha County. In 1955, he became
the first investigating officer and juvenile probation officer for the
Waukesha County Juvenile Court. He was a member of United Church of Christ
in Waukesha, the Waukesha County Sheriff's Association, the Carroll College
Golden Pioneers, Ducks Unlimited, Wetlands for Wildlife, and a 57-year
member of the Waukesha Elks Lodge #400. Bill was a Wisconsin Badger, Green
Bay Packer and Milwaukee Brewers fan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing
cards, and was an avid supporter of the sports programs at Carroll College.
He loved family events and his daily car rides along the Fox River.
Survivors include his daughter, Sharon (Wendell) Paynter of Beloit;
5 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren: Wendy (Paul) Henning of Beloit
and their children, Jason, Jonathan and Jessica, Debra (Jeff) DuCharme
of Clinton, WI and their children, Luke (Kristen), Jeremy and Jena, Kathryn
(Dr. David) Volk of Jefferson, WI and their children, Emily and Maddie,
Matthew (Kathleen) Paynter of Oconomowoc, WI, and Andrew (Poppy) Paynter
of Madison, WI and their children, Bryce and Anna; a sister-in-law, Janet
Niedermeier of Waukesha; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends,
especially Jacob and Katie Sommerlot of Waukesha. He was predeceased by
his parents; 3 brothers, Harold, Robert and David; 2 sisters, Dorothy and
Mary; 2 great-grandchildren, Joshua William Henning and Carrie Lynn DuCharme.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Fri., July 12, 2002, in FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH, 312 Church Street, Clinton, WI, with the Reverend Keith Abramowski
officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services
in the church. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery,
City of Pewaukee, Waukesha County, WI. DALEY-MURPHY- WISCH & ASSOCIATES
FUNERAL HOME, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit, assisted the family with arrangements.
Woodcock, Ernest R.
OCALA, FL/JANESVILLE--Ernest R. Woodcock, age 85, retired chemist of
Parker Pen Corp., died Fri., July 12, 2002, at TimberRidge Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Florida. A native of Essex, England, he moved to
Florida from Janesville, WI in 1994. Mr. Woodcock was a member of the christian
faith and served in the British Forces during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Woodcock of Ocala, FL; his daughter,
Karen Wiet of Chicago, IL; his stepdaughter, Elizabeth Pruss of Atlanta,
GA; his stepsons, John Elliot of Madison, WI, and Steven Elliot of Milton,
WI; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County, FL.
HIERS MEMORIAL CHAPEL of Florida provided information.
Yahnke, Walter C.
April 26, 1909 - July 31, 2002
MILTON--Walter C. Yahnke, age 93, passed away on July 31, 2002, at
Mercy Hospital in Janesville. Walter was born on April 26, 1909, in Milton,
to Paul and Anna (Plantikow) Yahnke, and was a lifelong resident of Milton.
He married Mildred Kidder on June 11, 1938, in Milton. He was employed
by the railroad from 1929 to 1967 and by the Burdick Corp. from 1967 to
1977. Walter was a member of the First Congregational Church of Milton.
Walter had a great love for the outdoors and nature; he was an avid bird
watcher and long-time advocate of the Humane Society. Lifetime interests
included sports, pets, reading, traveling, and gardening. Walter and Mildred
spent much time at their cottage on the Rock River and hosted many family
Walter is survived by 2 brothers-in-law, Donald Boughton of Janesville
and Earl Kidder of Edgerton; 3 sisters-in-law: Louise Kidder of Edgerton,
Marian Boughton and Bernice Punsel, both of Janesville; special friends,
Weichen and Eric Lin of South Barrington, IL, and Beverly Boughton of Edgerton;
9 nieces and nephews: Susan (David) Engeseth, Jane (Robert) Hill, Virginia
(Steve) Hallett, James (Ede) Kidder, Douglas Boughton, Bradley Boughton,
Kenneth (Sue) Kidder Sr., Clark (Linda) Kidder, and Ronald Kidder. Walter
was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, on Sept. 1, 2001; his parents;
3 brothers-in-law: Clair Punsel, Warren Kidder, and Donald Kidder; a sister-in-law,
Nancy Kidder; a nephew, Daniel Boughton; and a great-nephew, Donald Kidder.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 10, 2002, at
the FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH in Milton with Rev. Herbert Saunders officiating.
Friends may call at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of services at
the church. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME, Janesville, is assisting the family
Young, Margie Kaye
February 11, 1931 - July 19, 2002
JANESVILLE--Margie Kaye Young (the former Kaye Kardux), age 71, died
in San Jose, CA, July 19, 2002. She was born Feb. 11, 1931, in Janesville,
the daughter of Jessie and William A. Kardux, longtime Janesville residents.
Kaye graduated from Janesville High School in 1949. She was a member of
the Sigma Kappa Sorority, University of Wisconsin, and graduated from there
in 1953. She was also a member of the American Association of University
Kaye is survived by her husband, Robert; her sons: Brian, David (Cathy),
Kevin (Resa) and son Troy; and grandchildren: Patrick and Jessica Young.
Zimmerman, Evert A. "Zim"
November 2, 1910 - July 4, 2002
JANESVILLE--Evert A. "Zim" Zimmerman, age 91, of Janesville, died Thursday
morning, July 4, 2002, at Rush-Copley Hospital, Aurora, IL. Evert was born
on Nov. 2, 1910 in Augusta, WI, the son of Carl and Amelia (Kraus) Zimmerman.
He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1927. Evert married June Peckham
on June 1, 1940; she preceded him in death in June, 1965. He was a member
of the U.S. Army during World War II and served in England and Norway.
Evert was employed by General Motors from 1928 to 1948. He then went to
work at the Janesville Post Office as a postal clerk in 1948 and remained
there until retiring in 1973. He was a member of Cargill United Methodist
Church and a life-member of Kienow-Hilt V.F.W. Post #1621. Evert enjoyed
golfing, bowling, playing cards with his friends, and tennis.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Carole (Robert) Shaffer of Oswego, IL
and Jo Anne (Raymond Robert) Lucas of Saudi Arabia; 5 grandchildren: Sheri
Shaffer, Brad (Mary) Shaffer, Tammy (Thomas) Bradley, Stacy (Mark) Gorman,
and Angela (Steve) Reed; 8 great-grandchildren: Hanna, Jacob, Bria, Brooke,
Samantha, Sonnie, Sierra, and McKenna; a brother, Carl A. Zimmerman of
Augusta, WI; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Paddock of Osseo, WI. In addition
to his wife, June, Evert was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters,
Irene Paddock and Lucille Zimmerman; and a special friend, Marge Shields.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Mon., July 8, 2002,
at CARGILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2000 Wesley Ave., Janesville, with
Rev. JD McCarty officiating. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park.
Visitation will be on Sunday from 1 until 4 p.m. at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL
HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville.
Berndt, Jennett C.
November 5, 1932 - November 23, 2002
ELKHORN--Jennett C. Berndt, age 70, of Schmidt Rd., died Sat., Nov.
23, 2002, at her residence. She was born Nov. 5, 1932, in De Pere, WI,
the daughter of Raymond and Clara (Meyer) Morgan. Jennett married Edward
L. Berndt on Dec. 30, 1950, in Kenosha, WI; Ed died on July 14, 1998. Jennett
worked for over 25 years at Oaks Mfg. of Elkhorn.
Jennett is survived by 3 children: Edward (Beth) Berndt of Crandon,
WI, Roxanne (Richard) Yakes of Elkhorn, and Philip (Sue) Berndt of Delavan;
a son-in-law, William Lange of Delavan; 8 grandchildren: Kurt (Charlene)
Powell, Jenny (Chris) Toth, Bill Lange, Brian Yakes, Amber (Brian) Retzlaff,
Stephanie, Philip, and Eddie Berndt; 14 stepgreat-grandchildren; 2 sisters,
Gladys (Lorne) Person and Alberta (Larry) Story, both of Exland, WI; 4
brothers: Ray (Dorothy) Morgan of Morraw, GA, Harold (Bee) Morgan of Columbia
City, IN, Donald (Mary) Morgan of Freeport, IL, and Leonard (Marilyn) Morgan
of Summerland Keys, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband,
Edward; and a daughter, Gail Lange.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Tues., Nov. 26, 2002, at HAASE-DERRICK-LOCKWOOD
FUNERAL HOME, 730 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, WI, with Rev. Dr. Wallace
Christen officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from
4 until 6 p.m.
Biederman, Shea Michael
September 21, 1979 - November 24, 2002
ELKHORN/LACROSSE--Shea Michael Biederman, age 23, of N. 10th St., LaCrosse,
WI, formerly of Elkhorn, WI, died Sun., Nov. 24, 2002. Shea was the son
of Perry and Debra (Tepler) Biederman, born on Sept. 21, 1979, in Viroqua,
WI. He was a 1997 graduate of Elkhorn Area High School and attended the
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
He is survived by his parents, Perry Biederman of Elkhorn, WI, and
Debra (William) Woolard of Lake Geneva, WI; a brother, Justin (Melissa)
Biederman of Brookfield, WI; 2 sisters, Amanda and Chelsea Biederman, both
of Elkhorn, WI; and paternal grandparents, Ivan and Doris Biederman of
Sheldon, WI. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Boyd
and Joan Tepler.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sat., Nov. 30, 2002, at the FIRST
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH of Elkhorn, WI, with the Rev. Joel Deaner-Rogers
officiating. Burial will be at Hazel Ridge Cemetery, Elkhorn, WI. Visitation
will be on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the HAASE-DERRICK-LOCKWOOD FUNERAL
HOME, 730 N. Washington St., Elkhorn, WI.
Blumer, Ralph Warren
January 12, 1919 - November 2, 2002
TUCSON, AZ/JANESVILLE--Ralph W. Blumer, age 83, passed away Sat., Nov.
2, 2002, at the House of Hope, Tucson, AZ. He was born on Jan. 12, 1919,
in Kossuth County, IA, the son of the late Paul and Helen Blumer. In November,
1941, Ralph enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was in basic mechanic's
training in Biloxi, MS, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harber. As World
War II continued, he served at various bases in the U.S. with B-17 and
B-24 bomber groups. After the Boeing B-29s were developed, he served in
units that bombed Japanese bases in southeast Asia from bases in India.
Later, he was a part of an advance party of 18 men, flown over the Himalayan
"hump" into China, that helped prepare a base at Chengtu, China. From there,
the B-29s began the final bombardment of Japan itself. He was awarded the
Bronze Star during his service in China, and was promoted to Master Sergeant.
At the war's end, he was stationed on Tinian Island in the Pacific. After
World War II, Ralph worked for Northwest Airlines in St. Paul, MN, then
joined the research laboratories of Mercury Outboard Engines, a part of
Kiekhaefer Corp., in Oshkosh, WI. He was a part of the Kiekhaefer Auto
Racing Team, which competed in the NASCAR racing circuit, and the Pan American
Road Races in Mexico. Ralph was a chief mechanic for his team's cars in
the Pan American Road Races in 1952 and 1953.
Along with his auto racing activities, he helped develop new Mercury
boat engines as an engineering technician. In 1958, he prepared the engine
which powered Hugh Entrop's boat to a World Outboard Speed Record of 107.8
miles per hour on Lake Washington in Seattle, WA. A few years later, Ralph
joined Outboard Marine's research laboratories in Milwaukee, WI, where
he worked through 1969. After moving to Arizona, Ralph was an aircraft
mechanic in Marana, then worked as an engineering technician for Burr-Brown,
and for Boeckler Instruments. He was a shop manager for Boeckler in Tucson
when he retired at the age of 65. He and his wife, Amanda, lived in their
home in the west part of Tucson overlooking the city, until a few months
before Amanda's death on March 5, 2002.
He is survived by his stepdaughter, Delores (Eugene) Albright of Janesville;
their 3 children and 5 grandchildren; 3 brothers: John E. Blumer of Manchester,
IA, Philip K. Blumer of Sierra Vista, AZ, and James A. Blumer of Westminster,
CO; 4 nieces and 7 nephews; and their children. He was preceded in death
by his parents; and by his wife, Amanda (Jensen) Draves Blumer. Their niece,
Cheryl Oathout of Tucson, was a major caregiver in their twilight years.
Amanda's brother, Warren (Vi) Jensen of Beloit, WI, were often traveling
companions and home visitors.
A memorial service and military rites will be conducted at 11 a.m.
on Wed., Dec. 4, 2002, at OAK HILL CEMETERY CHAPEL. Burial will follow
in Oak Hill Cemetery. The WHITCOMB-LYNCH-OVERTON FUNERAL HOME is assisting
the family with local arrangements. Memorials made in his name to the American
Heart Association are appreciated.
Ralph had traveled to all parts of the United States and to 16 foreign
countries. He was especially interested in genealogy and woodworking. Ralph
will be missed by all of his family!
Brummond, William Frederick Carl
February 18, 1912 - November 26, 2002
FORT ATKINSON--William Frederick Carl Brummond, age 90, of Fort Atkinson,
passed away Tues., Nov. 26, 2002, at Fort Atkinson Memorial Health Services.
He was born on Feb. 18, 1912, in Millard, WI, son of William and Anna Brummond.
He attended schools in Rock County. On July 29, 1937, William married Lorraine
Kreger in Delavan, WI. William had a dairy farm in Ft. Atkinson, where
he raised purebred holsteins. He also worked in maintenance for UW-Whitewater.
William and Lorraine owned and operated Brummond's Bar and Grill in Oakland
Center prior to his retirement in 1986. He served as a 4-H leader and enjoyed
playing pool. He loved to hunt and spend time with his grandchildren and
Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Brummond of Fort Atkinson, WI; his
children: Patricia (Thomas) Hunn of Fort Atkinson, WI, Roger (Carol) Brummond
of La Luz, NM, Donna (Bud) Hacht of Fort Atkinson, WI, Connie (Bill) Harris
of Oklahoma City, OK, and William Frederick Carl Brummond Jr. of Milton,
WI; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Werner of
Eagle, WI; and a brother, George Jones of Cambridge, WI. William was preceded
in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Herman and Emil Brummond; and a sister,
A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 30, 2002, at
NITARDY FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, Fort Atkinson, WI, with Rev. Richard Lewis
officiating. Interment will be in Richmond Cemetery, Town of Richmond.
Friends may call on Saturday after 1 p.m. until the service time at the
Busch, Glenn R.
December 14, 1923 - November 15, 2002
BELOIT--Glenn R. Busch, age 78, of Beloit, passed away peacefully on
Fri., Nov. 15, 2002, at the Premier Care Nursing Home, Beloit. He was born
to Albert and Olga (Reinhardt) Busch on Dec. 14, 1923, in Nelson, WI. He
lived in Nelson, where graduated from high school. He was baptized and
confirmed at the Grace Lutheran Church and was married there to Corine
J. Strand of Nelson on Jan. 26, 1946. They farmed in Nelson until 1955,
when they moved to Beloit with their two children, Caryll (Toodie) and
Dennis. Glenn worked at Lock Joint Pipe Co., So. Beloit, IL, (Cretex) for
30 years. Retirement came early for Glenn due to a heart attack on July
7, 1984. He spent many hours deer hunting, fishing, and camping in Wyoming
and Wisconsin. He loved nature and being in the outdoors. He enjoyed spending
time with his family and grandchildren, especially his great-grandchildren.
He will be deeply missed by all. His hobbies were building bird houses
and squirrel feeders, and giving them to family and friends, so they could
also enjoy watching the birds and feeding the squirrels. Glenn was known
and loved by many people. If you knew Glenn you'll always remember his
smile. For over 30 years, Glenn was active in AA (Alcoholics Anonymous),
helping people in need and just being there when needed. He was known by
many as the "Ole Timer". A special thanks goes out to Glenn and Corine's
great neighbors and friends for all of their help and support when needed:
Norman and Dorothy Oldenburg, the Minnicks, Gene Phillips, Howard Cox,
John Shea, Otho Purdy and Cedar Acres Day Care Center of Janesville, and
Premier Care Nursing Home, Beloit.
Survivors include his wife, Corine J. Busch; 2 children, Caryll (Toodie)
Niles of Alma, WI, and Dennis (Joyce) Busch of Nelson, WI; 2 sisters, Bernice
(Lawerence) Schlosser of Nelson, WI, and Ruby Busch of Nelson, WI; 5 grandchildren:
Kimberly Janz of WI Rapids, WI, Tamara (Jeff) Monville of Cape Coral, FL,
Jolene Niles of Nelson, WI, Julie (Richard) Veneman of Beloit, WI, and
Jonathan Busch of Beloit, WI; 7 great-grandchildren: Brittany, Lindsey
and Colton Janz, Brandon Monville, Haley and Michael Veneman, and Javrian
(Niles) Koskela; 3 stepgrandchildren: Becky (Jeff) Papendorf, Frank Cisewski,
and Kris (Micheale) Cisewski; 7 stepgrandchildren: Jeffery, Kyle and Lisa
Papendorf, Frank and Jared Cisewski, and Benjamin and Adam Cisewski; 3
nieces and 4 nephews. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; sister
and brother-in-law, Joyce (Kenneth) Seifert; and brother-in-law, Harold
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wed., Nov. 20, 2002, at the
ROSMAN-UEHLING-KINZER FUNERAL HOME, Beloit. Burial will be on Friday at
the Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, WI.
Disbrow, Robert H.
May 1, 1917 - November 21, 2002
MADISON--Robert H. Disbrow, beloved husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather, passed away in Madison, WI, on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002.
Robert was born to Harold and Lula Disbrow on May 1, 1917 in Wausau, WI.
He married Florence Maaser Nov. 16, 1940 at St. Paul's United Church of
Christ, Wausau. Robert was active in many community organizations throughout
his life, including, a Life Member of the Elk's Lodge, Past President of
the Wausau Area Taxpayers League and he served one term on the Marathon
County Board. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and had been
employed at Curtis Lumber, H.J. Phillips, Allemite Company and General
Motors, where he retired in 1974 as a district manager.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Disbrow of Madison; 4 children:
Thom Disbrow of California, Sue (Frank) Bernardo of Arizona, Rick (Anna
Eberl) Disbrow of Colorado and Nancy Disbrow of Wisconsin. Also surviving
are his four grandchildren: Jennifer Bernardo, Steve Bernardo, Angela (Lance)
Cain and Jaime Disbrow; 2 great-granddaughters, Amanda Wirth and Eleanor
Cain; a step-sister as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was
preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Orville McCormick; 4
brothers; 1 step-brother; 4 sisters; and a half sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at
PETERSON/KRAEMER FUNERAL HOME, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau, WI, with Rev. Donald
Baumann officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau. Visitation
will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the Sixth Street funeral
May 12, 1915 - November 27, 2002
DOWNERS GROVE, IL--Gwendolyn Dorn, nee Baker, age 87, of Downers Grove,
IL, passed away Wed., Nov. 27, 2002. She was born on May 12, 1915, in Evergreen
She was the beloved wife of the late John K. Dorn; loving mother of
John (Wendy) Dorn and Charles Dorn (Kathy Santucci); proud grandmother
of John (Sabrina), Heather (Carl), and Jennifer; loving great-grandmother
of Zachary; and dear sister of Violet Fortune. She is also survived by
her extended family in Wisconsin.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tues., Dec. 3, 2002, at IMMANUEL
LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3rd and Michigan Streets, Elmhurst. Interment will be
in Mt. Vernon Memorial Estates, Lemont. Visitation will be on Monday from
4 until 8 p.m. at the PEDERSON-RYBERG MORTUARY, 435 N. York St., Elmhurst,
and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. In
lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials to the Immanuel Lutheran
Church Building Fund are appreciated. For info call 630-834-1133.
Fellows, Robert G. ``Buzz''
May 23, 1923 - November 15, 2002
EVANSVILLE--Robert G. ``Buzz'' Fellows, age 79, died Friday, Nov. 15,
2002, at Beloit Memorial Hospital. He was born May 23, 1923, in Evansville,
the son of Asa B. and Nan (Morrison) Fellows. He married Betty Lou Simon
on May 10, 1952, and they celebrated 50 years of marriage this past May.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked at Evansville
Power and Light, was a police officer and a welder at Varco-Prudon and
Highway Trailer. Buzz enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography, gardening,
cooking, motorcycles and teasing his granddaughters.
Robert is survived by his wife, Betty; 5 sons: Lew, Bob, Jerry and
Richard, all of Evansville, and Walter ``Wally'' of Madison; 3 daughters:
Terri (Jerry) Anderson of Wausau, Nancy (Bob) Rundle of Evansville and
Carla (Dan) Campbell of Cambridge; 4 granddaughters: Trisha (Walt) Akers
of Sumner, IL, Nancy Lynn Rundle of Evansville and Sarah and Megan Campbell
of Cambridge; 2 great-grandsons, Kristopher and Matthew Akers; 3 nieces;
and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jerome;
and a sister, Miriam Spratler.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at WARD
FUNERAL HOME, Evansville, with Rev. David Fellows officiating. Burial will
follow at Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 4 until
8 p.m. at the funeral home.