Eugene K. McGonigle, Baraboo

Eugene “Gene/Geno/Irish” K. McGonigle, 80, joined his wife in heaven under the care of St. Clare Hospital on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. He went peacefully in the lovely arms of his family.

Gene, born May 26, 1932 in South Dakota, was the son to Leo and Mary (McCormick) McGonigle. He married Myra (Mickey) McMahon on Sept. 15, 1953.
Gene was very proud to be a part of the United States Army from 1950-1952, serving his country in Germany. During his time in the Army, he won the Golden Gloves Boxing Award. After serving his country, he and Mickey started their own family here in Baraboo. Gene worked for Holiday Wholesale for the majority of his life. The thing he loved the most about his job, were the people he worked for and with. His co-workers and his customers on route were like a second family to Gene, as he created several new friendships over the years. He was an active member of the Trinity Episcopal Church.

He is survived by sons, Robert McGonigle, David (Pam) McGonigle, both of Baraboo. He was a proud grandfather to six; Brittany, Kristin and Kayla, all of Baraboo, Danielle of San Diego, Calif., Joseph of Phoenix, Ariz., and Trevor of Beaver Dam. He is further survived by a brother-in-law, Wayne McMahon of Kansas City, MO, several nieces and nephews and many wonderful lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mickey of 59 years; brother, John “Bob”, sisters, Mary and Dorothy; and children, Ruth (at birth), Gary and Daniel.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Baraboo with Father Scott Seefeldt officiating. Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at Redlin Funeral Home of Baraboo, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Thursday. Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated to be used at a later date.

A special thank you to the medical staff that cared for Gene and his close friends and family who were always there for support. An extra special thank you to Father Scott Seefeldt for his care and support for the McGonigle family over the years.

Cole Ostman, Baraboo

Cole Ostman passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at the age of 21. Cole, son of Merlin and Jean (Proudian) Ostman was born on June 10, 1991 in Baraboo. He was united in marriage to Shana Schmidtke on Sept. 10, 2010. Cole had an tremendous love for his family.

He is survived by, his wife, Shana Ostman; his parents, Merlin and Jean Ostman; siblings, Emberlie Ostman, Clarissa (Chad) Scidmore and Ryker Ostman; grandparents, Melvin (Carol) Ostman, and Thomas (Joyce) Proudian; other family, Andrew Schneider; as well as many aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Maveric in 2012 and his aunt, Debbie Proudian.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. in Baraboo. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

 

 

 

Bonnie Jean Bowen, West Baraboo

Bonnie Jean Bowen of West Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at home with her family by her side. Bonnie, daughter of Albert and Ruby (Rathman) Pierce was born Nov. 14, 1945. She spent over 35 loving years with Mitch Bowen. Bonnie was very involved with her family, especially her grandchildren. In her free time she loved to cook and be social.

Survivors include her husband, Mitchell of West Baraboo; children, Misty (Thomas) Bowen of West Baraboo, Matthew Bowen of West Baraboo, Mark Bowen of Pardeeville; grandchildren, Montana Schuler and Emily Quamme; brothers, Bill (Allison) Pierce of Elgin, Ill., Dick (Patricia) Pierce of Woodruff, Dennis (Shannon) Pierce of Hot Springs, South Dakota, Donald (Lois) Pierce of Reedsburg; sisters, Peggy (Chuck) Pietrantonie of Oxford, Pamela Johnson of Oxford, Jewel Pennington of Marinett; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Kenneth and Lucille Bowen; sister-in-law, Joanie Grosinski; brothers-in-law, Bill Borkenhagen, Fred Grosinski and Kim Johnson.

Memorial Services will be held on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

Arlene P. Smith, Baraboo

Arlene P. Smith passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo at the age of 92.

Arlene, the daughter of the late Albert and Carrie (Leifer) Putz, was born on July 22, 1920 in North Freedom. She was united in marriage to Joseph Smith who preceded her in death in 1985.  Arlene had been employed as a secretary at the Baraboo National Bank for 29 years.

She had been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Baraboo. She enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Baraboo Country Club for many years.

Arlene is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Les) Nelson of  Baraboo;      two grandchildren, Pete (Julie) Hewitt of Platteville and Joe (Jamie) Hewitt of Torrance, CA; a great-grandson, Landon Hewitt also of Torrance; two step-grandchildren, Warren (Darla) Nelson of DeSoto, MO and          Leslie Packard of Tucson, AZ; several step-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Joseph, Arlene was preceded in death by her sister, Thelma Okern.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2012 at the Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Donna Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Walnut Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, and on Tuesday, from 1 p.m. until the time of services.  Memorials may be given to a charity of your choice.

Arlene was a loving mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all.

Ardice K. Cady, Baraboo

Ardice K. (Tooley) Cady, age 86, passed away at her home on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 in Baraboo. Ardice was born on January 17, 1927 in the town of Troy in Sauk County with her twin sister Audrey, to Lee and Nellie Tooley.

She grew up on the family farm near Blackhawk and was always known as “one of the Tooley twins” because no one could tell them apart.

She graduated from Prairie du Sac High School in 1944 and went to work at Oscar Meyer in Madison. This is where she met Alton (Bud) Cady and they were married on June 28, 1947 at the family farm near Blackhawk. They were blessed with three children, one son, Kendall (Carla) Cady; and twin daughters, Carilyn Hoppe (deceased) and Marilyn (Keith) Nechvatal.

Ardice worked at the Hammock Factory and drove school bus, but her most important job was raising her children and being instrumental in starting and operating the family business, the Double K-D Ranch Campground. For the last 48 years, the regular campers were considered her extended family.

There was nothing she couldn’t do as long as it involved being outside. She spent many years as a leader in 4-H and Cub Scouts, and any activity her children and grandchildren were involved with. She was also a member of Emanuel United Methodist Church in Baraboo.

She is survived by her husband, Bud of 65 years; son, Kendall (Carla) Cady; daughter, Marilyn (Keith) Nechvatal. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Matt (Amber) Hoppe, Brittany (Bob) Hopper, Jessica (Chad) Holiday, Lainie Nechvatal, Kyle Cady, foster grandchild, Nick Allen; great-grandchildren, Justin, Cady, Maggie, Molly, Cassidy, Cennedy; step-great-grandchildren, Kyla and Grayson; as well as sister-in-law, Marciel Tooley; brother-in-law Ty Sandmire, and numerous nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lee and Nellie Tooley; her brother, Lowell Tooley; her twin sister, Audrey Sandmire; and her daughter, Carilyn Hoppe.

Funeral Services will be held Sat., Feb. 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Emanuel United Methodist Church in Baraboo with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. The visitation will be held Fri., Feb. 15, 2013 from 4p.m.-7p.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. Baraboo and on Sat., Feb. 16, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at church. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo. In lieu flowers, memorials may be made to Southwest Family Care Alliance (840 Lincoln Ave. Baraboo, WI 53913), as they provided loving care; or to a charity of your choice in Ardice’s name.

The family would like to thank Dr. Damos and caregivers Becky, Sally, and Carmen, and Shawn Froh of Southwest Family Care Alliance for their loving care and kind heart in her last few months.  

 

 

Darleen Joyce Blaser, Baraboo

Darleen Joyce Blaser, age 78 of Baraboo, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

Darleen, the daughter of the late Marvin and Pearl (Schara) Loomis, was born on December 12, 1934.  She had been employed her entire working life in Wisconsin Dells by the Van Wie family.  Darleen enjoyed spending time at HoChunk Casino and loved spending time with all of her grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons; her sister; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives that will all miss her dearly.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Frank, Darleen was preceded in death by her brothers, Evan and Gary; her son, Jay Owen; and a special niece, Jackie.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. in Baraboo.  Visitation will be on Friday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services, at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells.

Ruth Hodge, Baraboo

Ruth (Keding) Hodge, age 88, of Baraboo went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 4, 2013 at St. Clare Hospital. Ruth was born on April 26, 1924 to Arthur and Adriana (Van de Wege) Keding . She married Earl Hodge on June 14, 1941 in Wisconsin Rapids.

Ruth was a member of the Emanuel United Methodist Church of Baraboo. She worked on the family farm and on wells with her husband and son.

Ruth is survived by her children, Earl Hodge, Jr. and Gail (Larry) Cuff; grandchildren, Jason (Crystal) Cuff, Jeremy Cuff, Betty Miller, and Natalia Showman-Hodge; great-grandchildren, Haelee Miller, Westbrook, Adrian, Reese, and Landon Cuff, and Alexia Wendt; sister-in-law, Mary Keding; brother, Jim (Betty) Keding. She is further survived by many nieces; nephew; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Earl in 1998; brothers, Lawrence, Eugene, Earl, and Bobby Keding; sisters, Alice Sleper and Happy Schmidtke; and sisters-in-law, Grace and Margaret Keding.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Feb. 9, 2013 at the Emanuel United Methodist Church with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be held on Fri., Feb. 8, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home and at the church on Sat. from 10 a.m. until time of services. Burial will follow at the Webster Prairie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.