Lucille E. (Giese, Kleist) Noennig, Baraboo

Lucille E. (Giese, Kleist) Noennig, age 76 of Baraboo passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at University of Wisconsin Hospital surrounded by her family. Lucille, daughter of Walter and Freda (Kelbel) Giese was born December 26, 1940. She was very active person and in her free time Lucille enjoyed working outside in the garden. She had a huge heart, was a great caretaker and for a little person she had a big personality. She very much loved her dog Buddy and spoiled him rotten.  

Survivors include her children, Christine Lewis, Tom Kleist, stepdaughter; Denise Rego; 8 grandchildren; Zachary Lewis, Sarah Lewis, Heather (Nathan) Rod, Tommy Kleist, Jasmine Kleist, Solomon Rego, Aaddeission Rego, Autumn Rego; one great-grandchild Kolton Kazas as well as other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.  

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home with David Hutchens officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Betty Roznos, Baraboo

Betty Roznos, age 84 of Baraboo passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at St. Clare Hospice House. Betty, daughter of Howard and Lucille (Dahlke) Ahrensmeyer was born April 17, 1933 in Baraboo. On Nov. 19, 1953 she was united in marriage to Roger L. Roznos.

Per her wishes no services will be held.

Blake Fowler, Baraboo

Blake Fowler, age 63 of Baraboo passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Blake, son of Raymond and Geraldine Fowler was born Aug. 15, 1954. He was united in marriage to Julie Zeman. Blake owned and operated BEF Enterprises. His greatest joy in life were his two grandchildren, Jazlyn and Jordan.

Survivors include his wife, Julie; sons, Aaron and Dan Burton; and grandchildren, Jazlyn and Jordan. He is further survived by his sisters, Carolyn (Ray) Nilles, Gayle (Tom) Koch; nieces and nephews, Charles (Rhonda), Gina, Timothy, and Nicole as well as many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service to celebrate Blake will be held in the summer. Memorials may be made to the family.

Martin H. Zellmer of Baraboo

Martin Henry Zellmer, age 90 of Baraboo passed away peacefully at St. Clare Hospital on December 10, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born October 2, 1927 in Reedsburg to Julius and Della (Voights) Zellmer. On July 30, 1949 he was married to Colleen M. (Purdy). Martin worked as a construction worker for over 40 years and was currently retired member with the International Labors Union of North America and Local 464 in Wisconsin. After retirement he worked for Baraboo Police Department as a crossing guard for many years and sold sweet corn from his truck on the corner of Connie Road and Lynn Street in West Baraboo.  Martin’s greatest joy in life was his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. Survivors include his wife Colleen, four children Mary (Steven) Conn of Baraboo, Garry of Baraboo, Dennis and Dale Zellmer of Baraboo. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Leroy and daughter Marion Kay.

Per Martin’s request no Funeral  Service will be held. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. until 12:30  p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home. A private family burial will follow at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Lora Lynn Bram, Baraboo

Lora Lynn Bram, age 58 of Baraboo passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at UW Hospital. Lora, daughter of LeRoy and Margaret (Rose) Kraak was born Aug. 18, 1959 in Madison. She graduated from Monona Grove High School, Class of 1977. On June 20, 1987 she was united in marriage to David J. Bram at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monona. Lora attended Madison Business College and received her Paralegal Degree. She proceeded to work for Lawton and Cates in Madison; she then attended University of Wisconsin and on Dec. 22, 1991 obtained a degree in Journalism. Lora furthered her studies by attending the University of Phoenix and received a MBA. Throughout her working career, Lora worked for various departments within the University of Wisconsin including Dept. of Medicine, Oncology, and Surgery for over 35 years. In her free time Lora loved traveling, antique hunting, hiking, camping and having bonfires. She had a love for reading but nothing could compare to her love of family; especially her nieces and nephews.

Survivors include her loving husband of 30 years, David; parents, LeRoy and Margaret Kraak; siblings, Christina Zabel, James Kraak, Kathy (Rick) Vander Sanden; mother-in-law, Sally Thompson; brother and sisters-in-law, Kathy Kristy, Scott, Will (Ali); nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends as well as her special four legged companion, Coco.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Kevin Kraak; and father-in-law, Elmer Bram.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Sauk County Humane Society or Catholic Charities. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Anita Bures, Baraboo

Anita Bures passed away on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo. She was born to Frances and Arden Kitchen on Sept. 7, 1934 in Madison, WI. She married Douglas Martin on Jan. 7, 1951 and her second marriage was to Louis Bures on April 24, 1987. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brother and sister.

She is survived by her eight children, Carolyn (Eugene) Deniger, Kenneth (Denise) Martin, Barbara (Donn) Renning, Annette Johnson, Delores (Roy) Klavitter, Kathy McKelvey, Brian (Peggy) Martin and Sandra (Dave) Gianneschi. She is further survived by 21 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She lived a full life and enjoyed all her family and many friends. Christmas was always a favorite time of year for her and she enjoyed decorating and looking at all the lights and her collection of Santa Claus. Outside of Christmas, she was known for her large collection of ceramic ducks, spread throughout her house and outside. She will be missed.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at Redlin Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Pastor Lisa Newberry officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Home Health United Hospice, Baraboo. Anita’s family would like to give a special thanks to all the Hospice nurses and caregivers for watching over her and providing to her comfort and care.

Gene Edward Reber, Byron, Ill. formerly of Baraboo

Gene Edward Reber, 82, of Byron, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017, after a long illness. Gene was born in rural Byron on December 3, 1934, to Clifford and Ruth (Winterland) Reber. He graduated from Byron Schools in 1952, and then spent time in the Army before marrying Connie King in 1957. After farming with his father, he worked as a truck driver until his retirement. Gene gave back to Byron as a 4-H leader, Mason, Lions Club member, and he served on the Byron School Board. He was a diehard Chicago Cubs fan and finally got to see them win a World Series. He had a love and passion for the circus, volunteering countless hours at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI. He was a devoted father and grandfather. Gene is survived by his three children, Dennis (Suzanne) Reber of Monticello, IN, Douglas (Penny) Reber and Teresa (Bob) Ashelford of Byron; eight grandchildren, Tom Ashelford (Katie Lentz), Denny, Peter, Emily, Jessica and Zach Reber, Tom Baker, Amanda (Nathan)Corzatt; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his partner, Dan Henry, and his sister, Gerry Franklin.
A Celebration of Life is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 30, at the Prairie View Golf Course pavilion in Byron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI.

Ronda K. Jones, Baraboo

Ronda K. Jones of Baraboo passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at St. Clare Hospital at the age of 62. Ronda, daughter of Ronald and Dawn (Hinz) Jones was born Sept. 21, 1955. She graduated from Baraboo Senior High School and furthered her studies at Grand Rapids Bible College, Trinity Christian College and obtained her masters in teaching from UW Whitewater. Ronda started her working career as a Special Education teacher for the Wisconsin Dells High School before moving to Rockford and working for the Rockford Public Schools. While in the Dells she also advised wrestling cheerleaders and girls FCA. Upon her return to the Baraboo area Ronda worked for Jefferson Meadows and St. Clare Hospital. Later in life she was employed by Culvers of Baraboo and Walmart. In her free time she enjoyed knitting, reading, cooking, baking, and antiques. Ronda was an avid Packers and Badgers fan.

Survivors include her mother, Dawn; brother, James (Sara) Jones; sister, Jackie (Bob) Cox; nieces and nephew, Elly, Jenny, Joey, Christina, Samantha; aunt, uncles as well as other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald; beloved Quincy; grandparents; aunt and uncles.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Walnut Hill Bible Church with Pastor Dan Gunderson officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Walnut Hill Cemetery next to her father. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.

William L. Schreiber, Baraboo

William passed away on Sunday, November 19. He was born February 12, 1926, in Baraboo, Wisconsin, the son of William and Iva Fern (Glover) Schreiber.  Bill enjoyed reminding everyone that he was born on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.  He grew up on the farm built by his parents in the Town of Greenfield.

During his senior year of high school, Bill was inducted into the U.S. Navy.  He sailed the Pacific on the LST 334 stopping off in the Marianas, Philippines and  Okinawa; preparing for the invasion of Japan.  While sailing off the coast of Okinawa, the war ended.  Bill was awarded the Bronze Star medal for saving the life of a fellow sailor.  After the war, Bill was awarded his Baraboo High School diploma but returned to the high school to take post-graduate courses in chemistry and advanced math where he met Marian Hanson  He proposed to her on her 18th birthday, April 15, 1947.  He later remarked how impressed he was with her intelligence.  Bill and Marian were married on October 4, 1947 at the Presbyterian Church in Baraboo. On October 4, 2017, Bill and Marian celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a breakfast at Four Star.

Bill became involved in the plastics industries in Baraboo working at Flambeau and Klein Plastics as plant maintenance supervisor.  After retirement, he continued working as a consultant and installed plastics equipment for various companies.  He enjoyed researching fuel cells, ethanol gasoline as well as solar and wind energy.  He installed a solar panel, built a solarium, and burned corn for fuel in his home.  In his later years, Bill was interested in meteorology. 

Following in his father’s footsteps, Bill was active in local government.  He was school clerk for the Glenville State Graded School, served as chairman of the Greenfield Town Board and was a member of the Sauk County Board for many years.  Bill and Marian also assisted with Greenfield elections for many years. 

In addition to his day job, Bill and Marian operated a truck farm raising vegetables for area grocers.  Their farm was well known to strawberry pickers and lovers of asparagus.  Bill was proud of the large garden he grew every year.   

Bill was active in the Riverside 4-H Club.  He was a county 4-H judge of projects related to electricity and science for many years.

The house that Bill and Marian bought in Greenfield in 1953 had no indoor plumbing.  Bill installed plumbing and rebuilt their house over the next 50 years.  In 2016, Bill and Marian moved to Oak Park Place in Baraboo.

After Bill retired,  Marian and Bill enjoyed traveling throughout the United States visiting relatives.  For their 50th wedding anniversary, they toured Hawaii.  Marian’s brother, Jim, was stationed on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor and survived the attack on December 7, 1941.  Marian and Bill visited Ford Island and the naval areas that Bill passed through in 1944-45 during World War II.  

Bill is survived by his wife, Marian; six children:  Susan (Buddy) Gogue, William, Katherine (Tim) Nolden and Robert (Cassie) of Baraboo, James (Lisa) of Albuquerque, NM,; and Patricia Schreiber (Ron Plumer) of Waunakee, WI.  He is survived by 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, his nephew Richard Wilkinson (Katherine), as well as other friends and relatives.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Muriel (Clark) Wilkinson and her daughter, Mary (Fred) Hoffmeister.

Respecting Bill’s wishes, there will be no funeral.

The family would like to thank Oak Park Place as well as Agrace Hospice for all of their love, kindness and support.  In addition, the Four Star Restaurant owners and staff were like family to Bill and Marian every morning for breakfast for many years.  

Memorials made be made in Bill’s name to the Sauk County Historical Society or Agrace Hospice. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Carol A. Nimmow, Baraboo

Carol A. Nimmow, age 82 of Baraboo passed away on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison with family by her side. Carol, daughter of Lester and Mary (Smith) Franklin was born April 27, 1935 in New Bern, North Carolina. On Oct. 14, 1955 she was united in marriage to Donald Nimmow in Norfolk, Virginia. Carol worked as a homemaker, caring for her family. She will be remembered by many community members for passing out candy canes to everyone she could around the Christmas season.

Survivors include her loving husband, Don of Baraboo; daughter, Diane Lucht of Reedsburg; granddaughters, Katherine Lucht of Bettendorf, Iowa and Kristina Lucht of Lake Delton; great-grandson, Carson Persack of Lake Delton as well as her brother, Wayne (Penny) Jennings of Waterloo, Illinois as well as many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Vernon Lucht.

In keeping with Carol’s wishes, no services will be held. Burial was held at Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.