Kimberly A. Morse, North Freedom

Kimberly Ann Morse, age 57, of North Freedom, passed away Friday, May 18, 20 18 at home with her family by her side. She was born on April 14, 1961 in Illinois to Nancy L. (Denys) Morse. Survivors include her life partner, Will Taholski; sister-in-law, Linda Morse; 3 nieces, Amanda (Patrick) Tunney, Nicole (Brian) Kukla, Christina (Daniel) Alwin; great nieces, great nephew, and beloved family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Doug Morse; and sister, Cindy Morse.
A celebration of Kim’s life will be held at a later date. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Margaret L. Fisher, Wisconsin Dells

Margaret Louise Fisher, age 70, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI after a short illness. Margaret, daughter of Leonard and Lydia (Schultz) Fisher was born on February 10, 1948 in Albany, WI.
Survivors include her 6 siblings, Janice Strampe, Janesville, Patricia Dahl, Madison, Richard (Jean) Fisher, Prairie du Sac, Linda (Donald) Elroy, Joseph (Joan) Fisher, Baraboo, and Ruth Vadeboncouer, Arizona as well as many nieces, nephews and friends
She was preceded in death by her parents; 4 siblings, Kathryn Kimball, Walter Fisher, Mildred Fisher and Leonard Fisher, Jr. Rest in Peace Margie. We all love you.
Private Service will be head at a later date.

Elsie Green, Baraboo

Elsie Green peacefully entered eternity on April 23, 2018, with family and friends by her side.

Born on March 16, 1927 to Leslie and Ann (Olson) Eckert, Elsie Ione Eckert enjoyed her childhood on the family farm up the hill from Eckert Lake in Grove Lake Township, Minnesota. Elsie recounted many fond memories on the farm with her five older sisters and relatives nearby. Around the age of 8, Elsie moved to Bigfork, MN where she stayed with her sisters and families through her teenage years.

Elsie then moved to International Falls, MN. She worked at Woolworths and through mutual friends met the love of her life, John (Doc) Green. Together they attended Bible Camp in Big Falls and reflected upon those years with joy. John and Elsie were married on July 5, 1952 and moved to AL where John served in the Army before returning back to International Falls. Their son Tim was born two years later, with sons Dan and Dave joining the family in the years following.

Elsie, John, and their sons made their homes in Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana while John finished his doctorate and held research and professorship positions. Each move and transitions were a “next adventure” for the family. They had many adventures in road trips, traveling, camping, exploring, and bonding; with family and with friends. Elsie loved road trips and was always planning the next one. John and Elsie made their last home in Baraboo, WI in 1991 where they enjoyed many years of retired bliss and fun with family and friends.

Elsie was an excellent hostess. She hosted with great joy. She and John delighted in making their home an open, revolving door so that everyone who entered left as family. Helping and encouraging others in life, along with hospitality, were integral parts of who they were as individuals and as a family.

Elsie and John were involved in and dedicated to church through all their years together. They were intentional about spurring on the younger generations and loved having the presence of youth in their home.

Elsie’s pride and joy was her family. She always made sure her family felt loved, valued, and cared for. Family time always included lots of fun, laughter, and rowdy games of Cribbage and Skip-bo. She put up with (and returned) many practical jokes and teasing by her husband, sons and grandchildren, and she loved every minute of it.

Elsie breathed God’s love out to one and all, with a heavenly spunk and zest for life that was with her to the end. Even in her final days with us, she touched the hearts of those caring for her with grace, gratitude, faith, and love.

Elsie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John (Doc) in February 2016, as well as her dear older sisters, their husbands, and her parents.

Elsie leaves behind three sons, Tim and Carolyn, Dan and Sheila, all of Baraboo, and Dave of Cocoa Beach, FL; grandchildren Katie, Allyson, Zach, Amy, Kenyon, Branson, Sarah and Brad Solchenberger and children Baylee, Bristol and baby #3, and Nichole and Ryan Needham and children Weston, Amelia, Cora, Ava and Cooper.
The Green family would like to thank the staff at St. Clare Hospital and Hospice House who cared for Elsie and our entire family during her stay. A special thank you to her dear friend Marilyn Taylor, her church family and friends who supported us, loved us, and stayed by Elsie’s side in her final days.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday June 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM at New Life Community Church located at 1919 Elizabeth St. in Baraboo, WI with luncheon to follow.

Nona Schuebel, Baraboo

Nona Schuebel passed away as gently as she lived at her home in Oak Park Place on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the age of 94 with family by her side. Nona was born on Jan. 18, 1924 in Cadott, Wisconsin to Andrew and Mary Lucas. She married Harold “Hal” Schuebel in August 1946. In 1955 Nona and Harold moved to Baraboo, raised their family and made lifelong friends. In 1974 they moved to St. Paul, MN. When Harold died in 2011, Nona decided to move back to Baraboo to be with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter and husband, Hal.
She is survived by her children, Mary (Jim) Sanford, Tim (Susan) Schuebel, Victoria (Dave) Sass, Sam (Lynn) Schuebel, Tony Schuebel, Ruth (Roger) Kocinski, Kurt Schuebel; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandsons and beloved nieces.
Nona was a gentle soul whose greatest gift was her sense of humor. She always left us laughing.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in St. Paul, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, family would prefer memorials to charities benefitting children. The family wishes to thank residents and staff at Oak Park Place and Agrace Hospice who welcomed her home. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Marie Vogt, Baraboo

Marie Margaret Vogt, age 96 of Baraboo passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 10, 2018 with her family by her side.
She was born the second of ten children to John and Bertha (Beer) Wankerl in Plain on March 31, 1922. She was united in marriage to Alvin Vogt on Aug. 20, 1941 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain, Wisconsin. Marie was known for her cooking and sewing and loved creating crafts with her embroidery skills. She will be remembered for being a loving mother who raised 7 children including 5 daughters and 2 sons. She loved cooking big meals for family get-togethers; additionally she enjoyed canning, and baking. Marie was a devout Catholic and was a committed to her church; she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors include her children, Barbara (John) Schroeder of Sarasota, FL, Dr. Gerald (Sharon) Vogt of Baraboo, Joanne (Gary) Andersen of Ellenton, FL, Colette (John) Bunde of Madison, Mary (Richard) Stauffacher of Verona, Karen Vogt of Baraboo, James Vogt of Hartford, CT; nine grandchildren, David, Stephen, Sara, Vanessa, Valerie, Heidi, Richard, Matthew, Luke; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Delores Sunder, brothers; Joseph (Lucille), Louis, and Tony as well as other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin; siblings, Edmund, Florence, Dorothy, John and Rose.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with her nephew, Father Gary Wankerl officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Chad Edward Duchow, North Freedom

It is with great sadness that the family of Chad Edward Duchow announces his passing on Saturday, May 05, 2018. Chad, loving son of Beverly Larkee, was born on June 16, 1973.

Chad volunteered for 22 years for the North Freedom Fire Department and worked his way up to become a captain. He was an avid hunter, but what brought him the most joy was watching his daughters grow up. In 2003 he took over his grandparent’s carnival and renamed it Mr. Ed’s Magical Midways, LLC in honor of his grandfather. Chad was an avid lover and supporter of the outdoor amusement industry, and his early passing is a tragic loss for the industry as a whole.

Chad will be lovingly remembered by his partner and best friend of 29 years, Lisa, and his two daughters Mariah and Sierra. He will also be dearly remembered by his mother, Beverly. He will be missed greatly by his Labrador retriever, Kaya.

He is survived by his loving partner, Lisa Weiland; mother, Beverly Larkee; two daughters, Mariah and Sierra Weiland-Duchow; mother and father-in-law Darrell (Marilyn) Weiland; two brother/ sister-in-laws, Craig (Mindy) Schuett; Mike (Tracy) Weiland; uncle, Tracy Larkee; along with many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Edward and Irene Larkee.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sauk County Fair Grounds with Pastor Andy Dear officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. and then again on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the fairgrounds. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the Family.

Genevieve “Genny” C. Lange – North Freedom/ Reedsburg

Genevieve “Genny” C. Lange, age 82 of North Freedom/ Reedsburg, died on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Sauk County Healthcare Center. She was born October 9, 1935 to Clifford and Adeline (Kopf) Lange.
She was confirmed at and a life time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Freedom. She was very proud that she worked for the former Industrial Coils in Baraboo for 43 years until her retirement. She enjoyed bowling, her fishing trips to Minocqua, traveling to national state parks and her trips to Florida, Hawaii and Arizona.
Genevieve is survived by her sister, Phyllis (Bill) Pierce of Reedsburg; sister-in-law, Blondine Lange and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Wayne Lange.
Per “Genny’s” wishes a private family graveside service will be held at North Freedom Oak Hill Cemetery. Family would like to thank all the staff at the Sauk County Health Care Center for all the exceptional care that they provided her and her niece, Pam for all the love and care she gave Genny.

Bernita E. Klappstein, Baraboo

Bernita E. Klappstein, age 76 of Baraboo, died on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at St. Clare Hospice House. She was born Sept. 8, 1941, the daughter of Frank and Helen (Zuch) Klemm.
Bernita worked and lived in Baraboo her whole life. She enjoyed the Packers and playing bingo. She will be missed by all.
Bernita is survived by her son, Toby Klappstein; sisters, Juanita Klemm, Ramona (the late Gordon) Jesse; brother, Frank (Donna) Klemm, Jr.; as well as sister-in-law, Beth Klemm.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everett; brothers, Clifford, Donald and Curtis Klemm; sister, Dorothy Pace; sister-in-law, Mary Klemm.
Inurnment will be held at a later date at Rock Hill Cemetery. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Ethel “Tess” Youngen, Baraboo

Ethel “Tess” Youngen, age 99 of Baraboo died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Sauk County Health Care Center with her daughter by her side. Ethel, daughter of Bert and Anna (Bensen) Hancock was born on June 11, 1918 in Aurora, Illinois. After graduating from West High School in Aurora she was employed as a bookkeeper for 30 years. On July 12, 1941 Tess married Carl Joseph Youngen at Holy Angles Church in Aurora, Ill; he preceded her in death in 1991. She was an avid ice skater and swimmer and won several awards for that. She enjoyed volunteering at St. Barnabas in Mazomanie and Dane County Outreach. She loved working in her flower beds throughout her life and caring for her pets and all animals. Weekly she picked up her friends ‘the girls’ to play bingo in Cross Plains. Tess was an awesome, unselfish, caring, devoted, loving and generous mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be missed by her family. She will be remembered for how she lovingly cared for her husband until his death.
Survivors include her daughter, Sally (Rob) Wehler of Baraboo; grandsons, Randy Wehler of Baraboo, Kelly (Dianne) Wehler of Black Earth; great-grandsons, Trevor “Big Guy” Wehler of Baraboo; Jacob Wehler of Black Earth; nephew, Gary (Deni) David of La Jolla, California as well as nieces, and a nephew in Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl; brother, Wally Hancock, sister-in-law, Elizabeth David and brother-in-law, Sam David.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jared Holzhuter officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at church. A luncheon at church will follow. Burial will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Aurora, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter in Tomah. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Sauk County Health Care Center for the loving and compassionate care shown to Tess over the last few weeks. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Wava Jean Vertein, North Freedom

Wava Jean Vertein, 85, of North Freedom passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at St. Clare Meadows. Wava was born on May 29, 1932, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Vera (Frambs) Bender. She married Merrell H. Vertein on June 14, 1952 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Freedom. Wava was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary since 1955. A lifelong member and supporter of the Mid-Continent Railroad Museum in North Freedom. Together with her husband they owned and operated Benders Feed Mill located in North Freedom and Baraboo along with the Vertein Oil Company of North Freedom. She enjoyed playing cards and traveling.
She is survived by her children, Cindy (Jeff) Haertlein of North Freedom, Greg (Dawn) Vertein of Stevens Point; 2 grandchildren, Nicholas Vertein and Brenna Vertein both of Stevens Point. She is further survived by her 2 brothers, James (Sandy) Bender and Keith Bender; an uncle, Roger Frambs; in-laws, Harriet (Ray) Schroeder, Don (Lyla) Vertein; and many other loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merrell; a son, Randall Vertein; and in-laws, Harry and Amanda Vertein.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo at 11 am with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 am until the time of service at church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill in North Freedom.