Cheryl (Sanders) Waite, Baraboo

Cheryl (Sanders) Waite, age 50, of Baraboo died suddenly on Sunday, October 28, 2012.  Cheryl was born on March 19, 1962 to Elzie and Antonina (Russo) Sanders in Detroit, Michigan. She married Donald Waite on July 4, 2009.

Cheryl worked at Marinette Marine as a purchasing supervisor. She enjoyed classic cars, and even restored her own car. She loved to travel, and was always willing to try new things.

Cheryl is survived by her husband, Don “Dan” of Baraboo; mother, Antonina of Hoschton, GA; siblings, Thomas (Judy) Sanders of Grand Rapids, MI, Pamela (Mark) McQuaid of Suwanee, GA; and many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Thurs., Nov. 1, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.

Elaine D. Radel, Baraboo

Elaine D. Radel of Baraboo passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at St Clare Meadows. Elaine was born on July 12,1924 to Roy and Martha (Martin) Taylor in Hillsboro, Wisconsin. She was united in marriage to Frederick Radel on August  8, 1949 in Sidney, Montana.

Elaine was a very giving person who thoroughly enjoyed cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

She is survived by her three children James (Mary) Radel of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Sharon Zuch of Baraboo, and Sandra (Gary) Koberstein of Baraboo; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Marilyn Taylor of Baraboo; nephews, nieces; other family and friends.

Preceding Elaine in death are her parents, Roy and Martha, her husband Frederick,  two brothers Donald and Duane; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank-you to her “extended family”, the CNAs and staff at St. Clare Meadows for their loving care and support as well as the staff of Redlin Funeral Home.

David Burdick, Baraboo

David Earl Burdick, age 63 of Baraboo, was reunited with his wife Mona Burdick and taken into the Kingdom of the Lord on Monday, October 22, 2012. Dave was born on December 15, 1948 in Indiana to Edgar and Laferne (Wentland) Burdick. He met his beautiful wife in Baraboo and was married for over 37 years.

Dave was a brave Army Veteran serving a tour in Vietnam from 1968-69. He was a roofing foreman for 20 years prior to the 20 years he spent working for the city of Baraboo; where he retired in 2011. His heaven on earth was sitting next to a warm campfire and fly fishing in the back drop of any lake in Wisconsin. He cared and loved for his family, in Baraboo, for most of his adult life. He was known as a quiet man that loved his family very much and worked extremely hard to help give them a great life. He did not have to speak about loyalty or hard work because he showed it by how he lived every day.  When some people would have given up, he loved and cherished his wife during her 4 year battle with cancer. Although he loved his daughter, son, and granddaughter very much, he found great happiness and contentment in the arms of his wife and God.

Dave continues to look over his children, Jim and Jenny (significant other Andrew); granddaughter, his “Butterfly” Jadyn ; sisters, Darlene and Valerie; Brothers, Kelly and Augy; and many other friends and family.

Dave will always be a man we can look up to.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5 P.M.  at Redlin Funeral Home.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 4 P.M. until the time of service at the funeral home. Military Rites will be conducted at 5 P.M. by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard.

Louis Di Domenico, Baraboo

Louis A. Di Domenico, age 63, of Baraboo, formerly of Wisconsin Dells,  died on October 24, 2012 at St. Clare Hospice House. Louis was born on April 9, 1949 in Chicago, IL to Frank and Angeline (Ahlsen) Di Domenico.

He had been employed as a Black Jack Dealer for Ho-Chunk Casino.

He is survived by his mother, Angeline Di Domenico; two children,  Frank and Amanda Di Domenico; one granddaughter, Lillianna; one grandson, Dominic; a brother, Tony Di Domenico; and many neices; nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. in Baraboo. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at the Funeral Home.

Cole Felmlee, Baraboo

Cole Felmlee, Baraboo

Cole Felmlee, age 85 of Baraboo, passed away on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

Cole, the son of the late Raymond and Helen (Cole) Felmlee, was born on Dec. 26, 1926 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was proud to be a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II as a Pharmacist’s Mate. On Oct. 7, 1950, Cole was united in marriage to Martha “Jane” Nordin.  She preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 1995. Cole taught Chemistry and Math at Baraboo Senior High School for 36 years. He had been known as “Captain” Cole as he had operated the “Steamboat” that toured Devil’s Lake. Cole had also been employed at Soil Test, transported prisoners for the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, and taught Chemistry at the UW Baraboo/Sauk County Center. He was very active in his community and was a member of  Baraboo American Legion Post 26, Circus Fans, the Masonic Lodge, the Golden K, the Baraboo Theatre Guild, and the Retired Teachers Association. He was a Past Exalted Ruler and Life Member of Baraboo Elks Lodge #688. Cole had served as Secretary and a youth bowling instructor for the Baraboo Bowling Association and was inducted into their Hall of Fame. He thoroughly enjoyed antique gun collecting, coin collecting, and being a volunteer with Circus World Wagon Tours.

He is survived by his daughters, Diane H. (Scott S.) Felmlee-Gartner and Deborah J. (Michael E.) Steinhorst; five grandchildren, Michelle D. and Jeanette M. Felmlee-Gartner, Brenda L. (Paul) Nitardy, and Gary M. (Fiance, Courtney Bietz) Steinhorst; three great-grandchildren, Cody A. and Ashley C. Nitardy and Taylor S. Steinhorst; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Cole was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Felmlee.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo with Reverend Lisa Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery where a Masonic Service will be held and military rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave in Baraboo; and at the church on Friday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services. An Elks Memorial Service will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Veterans Care Trust Fund.

James Timothy Kinsella

James T. Kinsella, age 51, of Baraboo, formerly of Wilmette, IL., died at home on Thursday, October 18, 2012 with his soul mate & best-friend Jean and his puppy Sheba by his side.

James, beloved son of Geraldine H. and the late John R. Kinsella was born April 30, 1961. Loving brother of Karen (Tim) Koegler and Kathy (Kevin) Moss; loving companion of Jean Bonham; loving uncle to Mike, Kristin, Matt, Megan, Maureen and Kara. In addition, Jim leaves behind other family and many treasured friends.

Memorial/prayer service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Baraboo. Interment private at a later date.

Donald W. Rogers, Baraboo

Donald W. Rogers, Baraboo

Donald W. Rogers of Baraboo, died on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at St. Clare Hospice House with his family by his side at the age of 96. Donald, son of Philip Corbin and Julia (Mueller) Rogers was born May 30, 1916 in Honey Creek Township. On Jan. 27, 1940 he was united in marriage to Lorraine E. Born. He was employed by Northwestern Railroad Car Corp. and Badger Ordnance. Donald was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and ginseng hunting.

He is survived by his children, Don (Jean) Rogers of Baraboo, Donna Bambrough of Baraboo; sister, Darlene Seymour of Baraboo; brother-in-law, Martin Gurgel of Baraboo; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Julia Rogers; wife, Lorraine; daughter, Judy Kacynski; sons-in-law, Bill Kacynski and Richard Bambrough; brother, Merton Rogers; sisters, Ellen Zick and Janette Gurgel; brothers-in-law, Eddy Zick and Ned Seymour; sister-in-law, Edna Rogers; granddaughters Connie Bambrough and Teresa Kacynski as well as grandson-in-law, Michael Showers.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Thomas Fricke officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or School. The family would like to thank Pastor Fricke, Schroeder and Vomhof for all their visits. They would also like to thank the Baraboo Ambulance crews, St. Clare Hospital, St. Clare Meadows, Greenbriar Assisted Living, St. Judes Hospice, St. Clare Hospice House and Dr. Trotter for all their wonderful care. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Stanley Swanson, Waupun

Stanley Swanson, 75, of Waupun passed away on Monday, October 8th, 2012 at his home.  Stanley was born November 10, 1936 to Clarence and Della (nee Jorg) Swanson. He married Dona Fish on December 25, 1979 at the Swanson Motel.

Stanley owned and operated Swanson’s Motel, with his wife, for over 30 years. He enjoyed watching T.V. and pulling pranks. He was a long time member of the Elk’s Club.

Stanley is survived by his dear wife, Dona; a son Stanley Jr.; 4 step-children, Rocky, Aquila, and Sam Wenz, Naomi (Terry) Cook; 8 step-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Robert Swanson.

A Funeral Service for Stanley will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. (noon) at the Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Bauman officiating. Visitation will be Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10 A.M. at the funeral home, until time of services. Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Irene Fitzgerald, Baraboo

Irene Fitzgerald (nee Mayme Irene McQueen) left the bounds of this earth on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, to be with her heavenly Father and all of those family members and friends who were waiting for her.

She was born April 9, 1924 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, and lived out her childhood on Websters Prairie, having been raised by her older brothers and a sister after her mother passed away when Irene was 14.

She married Robert Edward Fitzgerald on Sept. 5, 1941, at the First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo. Their very happy union was blessed with three children: Priscilla Fitzgerald, Dennis Michael “Mike” (Laura), and James “Jim” (Suzanne).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob”; parents, Bertram and Ellen Ann McQueen; in-laws, Edward Charles and Priscilla Fitzgerald; brothers, Delbert, Duane, Donald and their spouses; brother, Robert; sisters Doris (George) Rowe and Marion Davies; and Priscilla’s significant other, Luis Gallo.

She leaves behind her grieving but very thankful family, Priscilla, Mike and Laura, Jim and Sue; grandchildren, James Michael (Kim) Fitzgerald, Stefanie (Jason) Teske, Michael Angelo (Elaine) Fitzgerald, and Robert James (Teresa) Fitzgerald. In addition, she has taken leave of her adored great-grandchildren, Emmaline, Patrick, Sophia, Delaney, Kayla, Gabriel, and Devin Fitzgerald and Lilia and Beckett Teske; and many friends.

A Memorial Service for Irene will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo with Pastor Lisa Taylor officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Donna Faye Helms, Baraboo

Donna Faye Helms, Baraboo

Donna Faye Helms, 71, of Baraboo, died peacefully on October 5, 2012, with her children at her side.

She was the fourth of eight children born to Perry and Marcella Ramsey on July 13, 1941 in Baraboo.

She worked numerous jobs over the course of her life including Badger Ordinance, Eagle Signal, Country Kitchen, The Log Cabin and Ho-Chunk Casino.

Life was not always easy for Donna. Sometimes money was tight so she would sacrifice to make ends meet. 30 years ago she was instrumental in helping her sister, Pat, deal with end-of-life issues related to ALS. Later that same year, Donna would lose her husband of 21 years in a car crash. But Donna persevered. She worked two jobs to provide for her children and prepare for her retirement. Her relentless effort was an inspiration to those around her. But as busy as she was, she always made time for her family and friends. She was a friend and a mentor to many.

Donna’s home was plagued by several floods over the last 15 years. Each time she overcame the devastation and loss to rebuild her home and beautiful flower gardens. Her faith and friendship sustained her through those difficult times. Donna’s family and friends repaid her kindness by helping Donna when she was in need.

Donna had many interests throughout her life. When her children were small, she tended to a very large garden and canned vegetables to sustain them through the long Wisconsin winters. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, making several items for her family and friends. She also enjoyed a variety of crafts including woodworking and painting. Each holiday Donna always seemed to have a special craft project planned for her children and later her grandchildren.

Family was the most important thing in her life. Donna would decorate her house to celebrate each and every birthday and holiday. Summertime was prime time for cookouts, potlucks and garage sales with the family. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. When the grandchildren would come “trick or treating” at her home, Donna would always greet them by wearing her own Halloween costume.

Donna enjoyed cheering for the Packers and the Badger football teams and always dressed up for the games whether she was watching on TV or watching the game in person. She loved to watch the hummingbirds and butterflies flutter outside her windows.

She was united in married to Duane Helms on May 13, 1961. Their marriage was blessed with 3 children: Dori Helms of Baraboo, Dana (Bob) Burns of Sun Prairie and Darin (Miriam) Helms of Baraboo.

She is survived by her children and three grandchildren, Beth Helms of Springfield, MO, Alyssa Helms of Baraboo and Hallie Helms of Baraboo. She is further survived by a brother, Eugene “Zeke” (Charlotte) Ramsey of Baraboo; sisters, Connie (John) Fisher of Milton, Sharon Rego of Baraboo, Sandy Rudolph of Baraboo, Bonnie (Jim) Gallus of Merrimac and Brenda (Dave) Emery of North Freedom; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Perry and Marcella Ramsey of Baraboo, her husband Duane Helms of Baraboo, and a sister Patricia (Bernie) Monroe of Baraboo.

Donna was a member of the New Life Community Advent Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo with Pastor Jesse Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services, at the funeral home.