Charles “Charlie” Blystad, Baraboo

Charles “Charlie” David Blystad of Baraboo passed on to join the love of his life, Carol, on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the age of 80. Charlie was born on Sept. 16, 1937 in Necedah, Wisconsin to Arthur and Pheobe (Lecy) Blystad. He was the youngest of six children and although there was an 18 year age span from youngest to oldest he was close to each of his siblings and all of their children and their children’s children. He was their “Uncle Chuck”.

He met the love of his life, Carol, on a New Years Eve blind date and was fairly sure that she would not go on a second. They married Aug. 26, 1967 and celebrated each day of their 49 years 11 months and 11 days. She called him “Chuckie” and he called her “Mama” and “Little Love”. They moved to Baraboo in 1973 with their 2 daughters and lived in the same house ever since.

 Charlie worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison for most of his career, mainly in the Genetics Lab and Biotechnology Departments. He was a laboratory manager working with brilliant scientists researching gene targeting and DNA sequencing. He met people from all walks of life and never went to work without his sense of humor and his cribbage board. He would often quote poetry with one of his bosses, Oliver Smithies, a Nobel prize winning geneticist, who sent Charlie a handwritten thank you note after receiving the prestigious award.

Much of his retirement was spent at home since Charlie was not a fan of traveling. He made an occasional exception but preferred hunting and fishing followed by building a fire in his wood burning stove and watching the Packers or Badgers play on his big tv.
Charlie was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; parents, Arthur and Phoebe Blystad; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eileen “Joyce” and Lloyd Webster, Phyllis “June” and Robert Schulz, Barbara R. and Cal Clark, and Pearl “Elaine” Bender; nieces, Christine Pfeil and Joyce Bender Kannon; nephew, Dennis Clark and sister-in-law, Anne Blystad.

Charlie is survived by his daughters, Laura (Scott) Weiler and Carrie (Michael) Piantoni; grandchildren, Samantha, Zachary and Abigail – his “little sweet plums” who lovingly called him “Grandpa B”; his brother, Arthur “Stu” Blystad; brother-in-law, Erwin “Ben” Bender; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret (Vic Melville) Sellers, Alice (Jack) Gilhart, and Duncan (Emma) Lestina; and his three grand dogs, Sophia, Isbella and Kirby. Charlie is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, close friends, hunting and fishing buddies….

Charlie’s family extends a special thank you to Dr. Marie Thomas for going above and beyond from day one and never gave up, and the entire staff at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison for their patience with this stubborn Norwegian.

 A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Tipton officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in his memory either yourself or through thetreesremember.com established by the U. S. Forest Service and/or donate to his favorite charity, Wounded Warrior Project.

Mildred “Mickey” Clingerman, Baraboo

Mildred “Mickey” M. Clingerman, of Baraboo, died at Sauk Prairie Hospital on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the age of 88.

Mickey is survived by her daughter-in-law, Trish Vandre, granddaughter, Nicole (Jason) Campbell, Grandson, Clinton L. (Katrina) Clingerman, and six great-grandchildren, Alan, Noah, and Victoria Campbell and Elijah, Marcella and Lyla Clingerman. She is further survived by her daughter-in-law, Marsha Sanders; grandsons, Jonathan and Alex Stolte; sister, Winnie Stancyk; brother, Russell Herman and dear friends, Rodney Blum, Linda and Vern Driese, Jim Pritzkow, Angie Vodak and honorary granddaughter, Hannah Decot.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clinton E. Clingerman; and her son, Clinton R. Clingerman. 

Mickey was united in marriage to Clinton E. Clingerman on December 9, 1950 after a nine-month, whirlwind romance that began with a blind double date to see a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL.  The game was rained out so they went to the Chicago Theatre to see Cecil B. DeMille’s “Samson and Delilah” starring Hedy LaMarr and Victor Mature.

Mickey enjoyed traveling the U.S. by RV with her husband their dear sister and brother-in-law, Winnie and Frank Stanczyk.  Clint and Mickey also enjoyed many years of following and dancing to their son’s popular band, “Lightning Ridge”. 

There will be no formal family visitation.

 

Richard “Dick” Schulte, King

Richard “Dick” Schulte age 72 passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the King Veterans Home. He was born on Feb. 2, 1946 in Baraboo to Milton and Catherine (Bollenbeck) Schulte. He was a 1964 graduate of Baraboo High School. He was in the Army from 1965-1968 as a fuel and electrical specialist and served in Korea. He was employed in the auto parts business for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Nascar, Packers and especially motorcycling with friends around the country and Canada.

Survivors include two brothers, Steven (Melody) of Tomahawk and David (Pamela) of Middleton; two sisters, Susan of Hawaii and Pamela (Andrew) Sawall of Menasha; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and ex-wife, Connie.

A prayer service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.

Ervin J. Roth, Reedsburg

Ervin J. Roth, age 80, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Senior Life Center in Reedsburg WI following a long illness.

He leaves behind 6 children and a beloved companion; daughters, Carrie (Kent) Whipp Lake Delton WI , Lori (Gary) Dickerson Sauk City,  Kathy (George) Heath Baraboo,  Sandra (Rick) Peterson Hub City, Shelly (Tim) Robinson Cazenovia and his only son Cory of Baraboo and a beloved companion, Lovina Tisler of Wisconsin Dells, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. His siblings, Mary Breunig, Norbert Roth, Edwin Roth, Werner (Mildred) Roth, Ann Statz, Elmer (Nancy) Roth and Gerald (Scherri) Roth. A special Sister-in-law, Phyllis Roth.  He is further survived by many other relatives and friends including his furry feline, Chico.

Erv was born and raised on the family farm near Roxbury to Alois and Helena (Seiler) Roth on March 14, 1937.  He was the 10th of 13 children. 

After serving in the US Army, he was employed at Sauk City Salvage, Madison Transmissions, Art Breunig and Sons a.k.a. Lycon Inc in Sauk City WI where he retired in 1989.

He was a member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Baraboo, the Knights of Columbus Council 746 and American Legion Post 26 in Baraboo.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Denise Kuhnwald; grandsons, Robert Nall, Dustin and Travis Krueger; great granddaughter, Lailani Rose and a great grandson, Treton Joseph. The mother of his children, Mary “Ginger” Kirchoffner.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers Alois, John, Matthew, Anthony and Florian; brothers-in-law, Victor Breunig and Edmund Statz;  sisters-in-laws Antoinette, Donna and Deanna Roth.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home as well as on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.

Mary E. (McCormick) Stieve, Baraboo

Mary E (McCormick) Stieve was born on February 2, 1933, a daughter to Joseph & Helen (Condon) McCormick, the first baby born in the new hospital.  In 1941 the McCormick family moved to Baraboo to be close to their father’s work. Mary and her siblings all attended St. Joseph Grade School. Mary graduated from St. Joseph’s in 1947 and from Baraboo High School in 1951, she furthered her education at the Sauk County Normal School graduating in 1953.  Mary started her teaching career in a one room school consisting of grades one through eight.

On May 22,1954 Mary was united in marriage at St. Joseph Catholic Church to the love of her life, Roger E. Stieve, son of Fred & Anna Stieve of Baraboo.  This union remained until Roger’s death in December of 2014.

Mary & Roger were blessed with five children.  Roger & Mary lived on the family Farm, when Roger was drafted in the army in 1955, Mary and their young son remained in Baraboo while Mary continued her teaching Career while Roger served his country.  In 1959 with two sons and a daughter, the family moved to their long-time residence on Guppy Street in Baraboo. In 1961 Mary went to work at Industrial Coils and returned to teaching at St. Joseph School in 1968 and remained teaching there for thirty years.  During this time Mary went back to school at UW Platteville and earned her Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Elementary Education.

Mary is survived by her five children, Anthony of Chicago, IL, Teri & Tom Dorner, Tim & Deb Stieve, Kathy & John Statz and Kevin & Tammy Stieve all of Baraboo, Three brothers J. Patrick McCormick of Springfield, IL, Bill & Jan McCormick of Racine, WI, Jim & Carol McCormick of Ames, IA and one sister, Teri McCormick of Madison, WI, many nieces and nephews, fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Mary was extremely proud of her Irish heritage and in the fall of 1998 Mary travelled with her sister to Ireland.  In March of 2001 Mary was name the Irish Rose of the South Central Shamrock Club.

In retirement Mary became involved in the St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary serving as President for three terms and thirteen years as membership Chair, was a member of the Daughters of Isabella where she served as Regent for three terms, was in charge of funeral dinners at St. Josephs for several years and served as the Secretary for the Retired Teachers and South Central Shamrock Club.  

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Roger; her parents; her in-laws; her sister-in-law, Monica, a niece and nephew.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The Daughters of Isabella will pray the rosary on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4 p.m. at church in honor of Mary.

In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to the St. Joseph’s Annual Fund, Endowment Fund or the St. Clare Cardiac unit. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mary wanted to make sure that she said “thank you” to her children for the several years of care that they provided her and to Father Jay Poster.

The Family members wanted to thank Dr. Danny Sessler for the many years of care provided to Mom and a special thank you to the staff at Meadow Lane and St. Clare Meadow Rehab for all they did for Mom during her stay.

Jeffrey Baker Stout, Baraboo

Jeffrey Baker Stout, of Baraboo, passed away at his home on Friday, March 9, 2018 due to stage 4 colon cancer. He was born December 10, 1961 to Ralph and Margie Stout of Mountain City, TN.  He attended Johnson County High School in Mountain City, TN and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a BS in Engineering Technology. He also graduated from Cardinal Strich University with a master in Business Administration. Jeff’s work history included; W.R. Grace & Co, Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina, Crosby Manufacturing in Crosby, MN and Lear Corporation in Fremont, Ohio. Flambeau Plastics Inc., as a Product Development Engineering, Automotive Program Business Manager, General Manager, Plasticos Flambeau, Saltillo Coahuila Mexico, Vice President of Engineering in Baraboo, WI, and most recently Vice President of North American Operations in Baraboo, WI since 2010.

Jeff was a member of Emanuel Methodist Church and past master and member of the Baraboo Masonic Lodge. Jeff truly loved watching his boys compete in sports and music programs. He loved to cook and bake and was always pursing the perfect Southern Barbeque, recreating his mother’s pie recipes, water color painting, and reading, and known for being meticulous and detail oriented, which could be good or bad based on which side you were on. Jeff loved and respected his work associates in all the various Flambeau Manufacturing plants and offices.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Laurie (Berendes) Stout; and his loving sons, Alexander Baker Stout and Joseph Allen Stout. Jeff is further survived by his mother, Margie Stout of Mountain City, TN; 1 brother, Howard (Wanda) Stout of Mountain City, TN; 3 sisters, Mary Beth (Pat) Slatery of West Palm Beach, FL, Linda (Bob) Nelson, Tampa, FL, Carole (Bill) Shore of Mountain City, TN: 2 sister-in-laws, Carol Berendes of Baraboo, Mary (Fred) Sole of Spring Green, WI; 1 brother-in-law Steve (Terri) Berendes of Prescott, AZ, and many loving nieces , nephews, cousin and friends.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law Irven and Margaret Berendes of Baraboo, WI, and this year Jeff lost his father, Ralph Stout.

 Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Emanuel United Methodist Church with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Redlin Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Baraboo High School Athletics or Music Department. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

 

Nancy Mae Molizon, Baraboo

Nancy Mae Molizon, age 79 of Baraboo passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 with her family by her side. Nancy, daughter of Albert and MaryAlice (Hintz) Trost was born Oct. 12, 1938. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School in Greenwood, WI. At the age of 18, Nancy moved to Chicago where she raised her family. She was a member of Teamsters Local 710 in Chicago for over 40 years; until her retirement when she moved back to Wisconsin and spent time traveling. She was an avid sports fan, her favorite teams being the Chicago Bears and Chicago White Sox.  Nancy had a big family with many friends, a big heart and was always willing to help anyone. Her grandchildren meant the world to her; she was very involved in every aspect of their lives and took great pride in all of their accomplishments.

She is survived by her children, Ronald (Vicky) Obszarny, Denise (Mark) Alford, Michelle (Dave) Gale, Renee Molizon, Darlene (Joseph LaBrier) Molizon; grandchildren, Veronica, Ronny II, Nico, Bobby, Gina, David, Kenny, Danielle, Kayla; great-grandchildren, Ronny III, Mathew, Graysen, Tyler and Dominic. She is further survived by her siblings, Mary Lou Cauley, Albert D. “Butch” (Lyndi) Trost, Jr., Beverly Quandt as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Leonard “Lenny” Obszarny; infant grandson, Matthew Obszarny; and sister, Jean Steen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Redlin Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and at church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of mass.

 

James L. Maller, Golden, Colorado

James Leighton Maller:

Nov. 24, 1946 – Jan. 18, 2018

Private services will be held.

https://giving.cu.edu/fund/james-l-maller-phd-memorial-fund

In lieu of flowers, please make a gift to support the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Please send your gift in memory of James L. Maller, PhD to: University of Colorado Foundation, PO Box 17126, Denver CO 80217. On the memo line of the check, please note James’ name and make it payable to the CU Foundation. Gifts may also be made online at www.giving.cu.edu/JamesMaller with indication that it is a memorial gift to the James L. Maller, PhD Memorial Fund (0223922).

Neil Jensen, Merrimac

Neil Jensen, age 85, of Merrimac passed away on February 16, 2018. Neil was born in Dell Prairie, Adams County on February 29, 1932 the son of Clarence and Thalia Jensen.  He was proud of the fact that he was a Leap Year Baby.   He was a 1950 graduate of Baraboo High School.  On November 22, 1952 he married Joanne Parks.

Neil was a farmer and carpenter.  Neil and Joanne lived and farmed in Caledonia Township on the Heritage Hills Farm for 60 years and he was still helping rake hay at the age of 85. He was proud of the fact that he kept his thistles cut and his fences mended. He worked many other jobs in his life, including working 7 years for the Columbia County Highway Dept. Neil represented Caledonia on the Merrimac Fire Commission for 50 years starting in 1964 when the district formed.  He was its first treasurer and did that for 33 years.  He loved to play euchre and was a great joke and storyteller.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Joanne of Portage; children, Steve (Sharon) of Circle Pines MN, Debra of Sheboygan, Chris (Sue) of Merrimac. Grandchildren, Ryan (Holly) of Merrimac and Rachel (John) Severson of Portage.  Siblings, Hazel Mulryan of Portage, Dorothy (Don) Ziemke of Baraboo, Gordon (June) of Baraboo, Marian Gasner of Baraboo, Linda (Mike) Kuwitzky of Muskego, Sue (Louis) Comte of Sanford ME, John (Alice) of Baraboo and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by infant brother Richard and brother-in-law John Mulryan.

There will be no services per Neil’s wishes.  The family suggests that memorials be made to the Merrimac Volunteer Fire Department or your own local volunteer fire department.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Heritage House of Portage for their care these last 5 months and the staff at the Home Health Hospice House in Baraboo.

 

Earl Kimball Wichern, Baraboo

Earl Kimball Wichern passed away Feb. 14, 2018 at the age of 96. He was born in Baraboo on Sept. 20, 1921 to Carl and Nettie Wichern who farmed near Baraboo.

Earl was a 1939 graduate of Baraboo High School. One of his first challenges and successes upon graduating was to ride his bicycle to New York City for the 1939 World’s Fair with two classmates. He later published a book telling of their adventures called “Life in the Slow Track”.

In 1948 he married Myrtle Mae Tucker and continued farming with his parents until their respective deaths in 1963 and 1979. Earl and Myrtle continued to keep the farm operation until 1991. He had one sister, Ethel Mae Wichern who died in 1964.

Earl and Myrtle were blessed with twin daughters, Linda Kay and Sandra Lee with only Sandra surviving. 

He and Myrtle celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 1998 and Myrtle passed in March of that year.

Besides the farm management, Earl would frequently comment how he was continuing his education by engaging in many other phases of business such as real estate, hardware and sporting goods, co-owing Birch Haven Ski Hill, employment with the US Dept. of Agriculture and sales and management with a Minnesota silo company. He retired in 1990 as president of a silo company in Boscobel, WI.

Earl was a past member of the Baraboo Lions Club and a bass singer in several different Barbershop Quartets. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in past years and also the Baraboo Masonic Lodge. Following his retirement he volunteered for many years at the hospital and various nursing homes.

Earl met Doris Pollard while volunteering together at St. Clare Meadows and they married in Sept. of 1999. Earl joined St. Joseph Catholic Church at that time. Earl and Sandi gained a new family with that marriage. Earl and Doris celebrated their 18th Anniversary just one day before Doris passed away on Spt. 21, 2017.

Earl leaves behind his daughter Sandi Wichern and other relatives and friends as well as Doris’s children Jim (Judy) Pollard, Mary (Tom) Perz and Tom (Lila) Pollard and their children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be sadly missed by all.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Meadow Ridge Assisted Living, St. Clare Hospital and Dr. Stuart Hannah.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Baraboo or the First United Methodist Church of Baraboo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.