Boyd D. Cuff, Baraboo

Boyd Duane Cuff, 82, of Baraboo, loving husband, father, grandfather, and wonderful friend of many went to his heavenly home on Friday, April 26, 2013. Boyd was born on March 2, 1931, the son of the late Duane and Marion Cuff.

Boyd was a graduate of Portage High School, class of 1950. In 1953 he married Marilyn DeBeck at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield. They were blessed with two children, Cynthia K. Cornwell of Fort Wayne, IN and Daniel B. (Denise) Cuff of Brodhead. Boyd was highly respected in the dairy industry as a research and development director. He worked in Portage, Sauk City, Whitewater, and Louisville, KY until his retirement. He was proud of his accomplishments in developing cultured food products.

Boyd was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Baraboo. He was also a member of Golden Kiwanis. He taught Sunday School and confirmation. He was instrumental in establishing a Lutheran Church in Sauk City. He enjoyed living in the country; fishing, farming, dancing, gardening, and traveling to Belgium, Europe, Bahamas, and Hawaii. Boyd was an avid sports fan, he especially enjoyed  going to Packer and Brewer games and supporting Matt Kenseth and NASCAR. Most of all he loved spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His life touched many people.

Boyd is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn of Baraboo; one daughter, Cynthia K. Cornwell of Fort Wayne, IN; one son, Daniel B. (Denise) Cuff of Brodhead; three grandchildren, Jason Cuff of Janesville, Alex Cornwell of Fort Wayne, IN, and Jordan Cornwell of Oregon. He is further survived by his brother, Lyle (Beverly) Cuff of Madison; sister-in-law, Dorothy (the late Harley) Krey of Spring Green; and many wonderful nieces, nephews, close relatives of Belgium, Europe, and dear friends, Q.P. and Belva Hess and Dorothy (the late Al) Zamzow.

Boyd was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Maxine McDonald; and sister-in-law, Edna Hanson.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 624 East St., Baraboo. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church media fund, endowment fund, or flower guild. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

We love you so much! We will always treasure the values that you taught us. We will always hold you in our hearts and will never forget you! Thank you for being a special part of our lives. Now God has you in His keeping.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to St. Clare Hospital, Dr. Trotter and the staff from Dean Clinic for their expertise. Special thanks to Home Health United Hospice, especially Lori Spencer, R.N. for her loving care of Boyd. You will be remembered always.

Catherine G. Schulte, Baraboo

Catherine “Kay” G. Schulte, age 87, of Baraboo passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center surrounded by her family and friends. Catherine, daughter of Philip and Josephine (Zander) Bollenbeck was born April 22, 1925 in Pine Bluff. She was united in marriage to Milton Schulte; he preceded her in death in Nov. of 1967. Kay was a Girl Scout leader, a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and a member of Daughters of Isabella. In her free time, Kay enjoyed participating in her card club and watching sports. She was in a bowling league for 20 years and a golf league for 10 years. At supper time she enjoyed her daily Brandy Manhattan.

Survivors include her children, Richard Schulte of King, Steve (Melody) Schulte of Tomahawk, Sue Schulte of Hawaii, David (Pam) Schulte of Middleton, Pam (Andy) Sawall of Menasha; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Virginia Bollenbeck of Killeen, Texas; as well as nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Milton; brothers, Frank, Victor and Edward Bollenbeck; sisters, Lorraine Geraths, Florence Kelter and Bernadette Arneson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the very Reverend Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home and at the church on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. The Daughters of Isabella will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

 

 

Frances J. Kelly, Baraboo

Frances ‘Fran’ Kelly (Klipstein) age 94 passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the St. Clare Meadows Care Center of Baraboo. Her stay there was made comfortable with the aide of a wonderful, caring staff and the friendship of a loving room-mate, Sharon Hillmer of Baraboo.

Fran was born on February 26, 1919 to John and Ella (Schulte) Klipstein in Loganville, Wisconsin. Her family moved to Des Plaines when Fran was a small child and her father built a beautiful Sears home for the family there. At that time Des Plaines was little more than a lot of prairie, but her father had his Victory Garden full of fresh vegetables while her mother had a plot of land for her love of flowers and all growing things.

Fran was first married to Nicholas Callas and had two children by him: Nicholas Callas Jr. and Sherry. Fran was a professional roller skater and met Nick at a roller rink and eventually they had the wedding on skates at a rink in Chicago.

She later met her second husband Wilbert ‘Bud’ Kelly on the dance floor at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. They were quite a dazzling couple on the dance floor and they were married in Ohio but resided in Des Plaines. They had a daughter Pamela D. Kelly while Bud pursued a career in the film business. They also had their own line of cosmetics and a salon in Des Plaines.

Then circumstances caused a move back to Wisconsin to Baraboo in 1979. Fran was an extensive collector of antiques and was able to realize her dream of opening “Frantiques Showplace” where she gave tours to show her collection to visitors and locals alike.

She and Bud also opened a bed-and-breakfast in their large Victorian home which they ran for several years.

Fran became a figurehead in several groups in Baraboo. She was president for several years of Church Women United – a non-denominational group. She also started and was president of a Homemakers Extension group through the University Extension Program.

She was very involved in the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization and acted as president of that group also. She helped organize the luncheons held after Memorial Day services and was a figurehead for the women’s branch of the DAV. The leadership skills she had developed in Illinois served her well and benefited these several Baraboo organizations.

She also gave many talks and presentations to different groups on antiques from her vast collection. She would bring all sorts of interesting items to these talks so people could experience a “living history” of what she was talking about. She was also Queen Mother of a group of women called the Red Hatters – a social group that met for fun and support of each other.

Her love of antiques became a hallmark of her time in Baraboo since she enjoyed entertaining people in her home – always serving them on the fine china she had on the table. Bed and breakfast guests were also treated to her unique entertaining style.

When she was in Illinois she did counseling at Lutheran General Hospital and after moving to Baraboo, she continued counseling out of her home on a more private level. Many people sought her out for her insights and advice. She also taught Bible class for several years and believed that everyone had a place in this world. Her favorite lifelong mantra was “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” – and she truly lived her life with that as a guide.

She is survived by her children, Nick Kelly of Baraboo, Sherry (Bob) Benn of Goodlettsville, Tennessee and Pamela Kelly of Des Plaines, IL; grandchildren, Jeff Benn and Kimberly Benn; one great-grandchild, Chris Benn; brothers Raleigh (Bea) Klipstein of Des Plaines, IL and Walter (Norma) Klipstein of Chicago IL; sister Beatrice (Ivan) Klipstein and nieces; nephews and other relatives and dear friends. Also an extended family; Amy and Sophia Lilliebridge of Des Plaines.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Kelly and her parents.

Fran was a powerful, moving force in the Baraboo community and her energy and imaginative way of living will be greatly missed.

A memorial service is being planned for June 8 at the Redlin Funeral Home.

Wayne Dale Mueller

Wayne D. Mueller, Baraboo

Wayne Dale Mueller, age 70, of Baraboo, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his family. Wayne was born on October 2, 1942 to Otto and Leona (Schara) Mueller in the town of Sumpter. He was united in marriage to Donna M. Cowles on June 12, 1965 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo.

 

Wayne was a graduate of Baraboo High School. He was a dedicated dairy and beef farmer throughout his life. He also worked as a brick layer for many years. He was a long time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Baraboo. He was also a lifetime member of the Elks Club. Wayne was an avid Wisconsin sports fan, he also had a love for NASCAR, traveling, the outdoors, playing cards, and most of all family time.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Donna; two sons, Michael Mueller of Fond du Lac and Marc (Andrea) Mueller of Baraboo; four grandchildren, Alexandra, Meghan, Maxwell, and Luke. He is further survived by two brothers, James (Yolanda) Mueller of Texarkana, AR, Allan (Mary) Mueller of Lake Delton; four sisters, Beldona (Warren) White of Lake Delton, Elaine Larsen of Elkhorn, and Janice (Wayne) Steinhorst of Oregon, and Betty Crum of Wisconsin Dells; as well as many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Philip and Lorena Cowles; daughter-in-law, Nichol Mueller; brothers-in-law, Robert Hirsch, Thomas Larsen, and Richard Cowles.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. April 17, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Baraboo with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. Baraboo. Continued visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Burial will follow service in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Home Health United Hospice Care, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, or the charity of your choice.

Wayne’s strong faith carried him through many difficulties he faced throughout his lifetime. His courage, determination, and love of life were an inspiration to us all. He was our hero.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Sessler, Home Health United Hospice, nurse Lori, Pastor Karen, and family and friends for their wonderful care.

Virginia Irene Kietzke

Virginia Irene Kietzke, age 94, of Baraboo passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. Virginia was born on May 16, 1918 in Waupaca to Harley and Hazel Van Patten. She was united in marriage to Hilmer Kietzke on June 9, 1945.They resided on their farm in Sumpter until 1985 when they moved to Baraboo.

Virginia was a graduate of the Manitowoc Lincoln High School, she also furthered her education with a year of study at the Northwest Bible Institute, in Seattle. She was a long time member of the Church of the Nazarene in Baraboo, where she served as treasurer and in the missions department. She was an artist at heart and used her gift in sewing, calligraphy, painting, twilling, paper embossing, and many other art forms. She was known to many as the “Butterfly Lady” as she raised monarchs from eggs, and shared the story and pictures with many school children in the Baraboo area.

Virginia is survived by her children, Lorene Slaney, Annalee (Patrick) Gleash, and Jean Kietzke all of Baraboo; grandchildren, Michelle Johnson of Reedsburg, Jodi Stein of LaCrosse, Kenneth Gleash of Reedsburg, Robert Slaney of Wonewoc, Matthew Gleash of Reedsburg, Angela Gleash of Baraboo, and Nathan Gassen of Reedsburg; sister, Leah (Fred) Bernhardt of Racine. She is further survived by 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter expected in June; as well as many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded by her husband, Hilmer; son-in-law, Robert Slaney; sisters, Roberta (Horace) Huebner and Shirley Bridges; and a grandson, Anthony Gleash.

Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Baraboo with Pastor Jonathon Tipton and Pastor Bruce Cradle officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Baraboo. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in the Otter Creek Cemetery in Sumpter. The Redlin Funeral Home of Baraboo is assisting the family.

The family would like to express a special “Thank You’ to Dr. Eric Hamburg, the staff at St. Clare Meadows Care Center, as well as all of the caretakers that allowed Virginia to stay at home as long as possible.

Ricky Smith, Madison

Ricky Lee Smith, age 56, of Madison, formerly of Baraboo died on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at UW Hospital. Ricky, son of August and Mary (Ketchum) Smith was born Oct. 12, 1956 in Columbus. At the age of 17, Ricky enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged after many years of service to his country. He worked for over 30 years at Flambeau as a press operator and most recently worked at Kip Corporation in Madison.

He is survived by his mother, Mary (Warren) Bidwell; brother, Bruce Smith; niece, Melissa Cronn; nephew, Almanzo Cronn; great-nephew, Xavier Cronn as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, August; sister, Yvonne Smith-Cronn and his brother, Scott Smith.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jonathan Tipton officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. at the church. Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Richard “Dick” Ramsey, Baraboo

Richard “Dick” Ramsey, age 78, of Baraboo passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Dick, son of Richard W. and Geneva (Powell) Ramsey was born Aug. 3, 1934 in Baraboo. On June 29, 1963 he was united in marriage to Donna Bolgrien in Portage. Dick worked as a mold polisher for Del Tool for many years until his retirement. He was a member of Emanuel United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Baraboo Elks Lodge where he was active in their bowling leagues. Dick loved John Deere tractors. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking, tending to his gardens and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He also kept busy by helping his family with various chores.

Survivors include, his wife, Donna of Baraboo; three sons, Garth Henriksen of Rio, Steven (Richard Manthe) Ramsey of Baraboo, Kevin (Janelle) Ramsey of Baraboo; eight grandchildren, Justin, Tyler, Amelia, Sydney, Jack, Hayden, Molly and Lucy; brother, William (Margery) Ramsey of Baraboo; sister, Penny (Archie) Brylla of Lake Delton; brother-in-law, Jim Bolgrien as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Debbie VanHoosen, brothers-in-law, Wallace and Wayne Bolgrien.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Emanuel United Methodist Church with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Burial will follow the services at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Marcella “Sally” Spaulding, Baraboo

On April 4, 2013 Marcella “Sally” Spaulding was called to glory to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 88. On Dec. 4, 1924 Marcella Vernell Holtz was born to William and Amanda (Behnke) Holtz in Ableman (formerly Rock Springs), Wisconsin. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran in Ableman. Sally graduated from Reedsburg High School. On Sept. 26, 1945, she married Raymond Burnett Spaulding, they lived in Rock Springs, Baraboo and Menomonee Falls. They returned to Baraboo in 1975, and became faithful members of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Ray died Nov. 12, 2009 after several years of illness and loving care from his devoted wife.

Sally had been an active member of St. John’s Ladies Aid always helping in the kitchen and anywhere she was needed. She always remembered family and friends with getting cards for every occasion. Ray and Sal traveled around the USA including two trips to Alaska. She loved getting and giving hugs, “A gift anyone can give.” A kind and thoughtful lady. the residents of Bethesda Lutheran Communities held a special place in her heart.

She was loved and will be missed until we see her again. She is survived by her daughter, Jean Spaulding of Apple Valley, MN; brother LeRoy “Butch” Holtz of Wisconsin Dells; sister-in-law and good friend, Esther Holtz of Rock Springs; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lorraine Geyman-Klingenmeyer; brothers, Willis and Evan Holtz.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Carl Schroeder officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Visitation will be held on Monday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services, at the church.

Many thanks to Dr. Eric Hamburg and the staff at Meadow Ridge Assisted Living for their care and compassion. Thanks also to Dick and Hilde Geyman and Sheri and Dan Mingo for their love and support. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Rueben Carl Garrels, Baraboo

Rueben Carl Garrels, age 88, of Baraboo passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Rueben, son of Henry and Agda (Lindstrum) was born in Marshfield on Aug. 14, 1924. He was a graduate of Baraboo High School. After school he went on to be an auto mechanic and in is free time he enjoyed raising stray kitties.

Rueben is survived by cousins, Mary Garrels and Doreen Kliefkin both of Pittsville; special friends, Reginald (Mardell) Briggs, Thomas (Doris) Dunbar, and Deb Stainback.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Heledine and an uncle, Albion Lindstrum.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Dunbar officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Margaret (Margie) A. Haase, Portage/Endeavor

Margaret (Margie) A. Haase, age 70, of Endeavor passed away in the loving arms of family on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Select Specialty Hospital in Madison, after a long hospital stay due to a complexity of illnesses.  Margie was born on February 5, 1943 in Chicago, IL to William and Margaret (Rosmis) Haase.

Margie settled down in Cleveland, TX raising her 6 children and 3 step children while helping to run the family business – a towing company and radiator shop.  In 1988, she and her daughter moved to Wisconsin to be near her mother and brother.  Margie worked for many years at K-Mart in Portage where seeing her in a Santa hat at Christmas time and elbows deep in dirt in the garden shop was a welcome sight for customers.  She also worked at Pierce’s and Dollar Tree in Portage and ultimately retired in 2012, from her career in retail as a Cosmetic Beauty Advisor at Walgreen’s in Portage; when her illness finally slowed her down.

Margie enjoyed celebrating every holiday to the fullest, cooking, gardening, planting flowers, bird watching and watching the wildlife around her country home.  She couldn’t get enough of seeing photos of her grandchildren and great grandchildren as they grew up from afar back in Texas.  She loved to send them gifts and cards just to let them know she thought of them often.  When she was at home, her 2 dogs, Runtz and Ooshee, were never far from her side.  She also loved traveling to Bayfield, WI where she spent time during her childhood at her parents’ resort.

Margie is survived by her children, Sherri Ford (Brian Schaaf), Bill Kimberly (Christina Jeffcoat), Jay (Kim) Kimberly, Eddie (Cindy) Kimberly, Roger Kimberly and Michael (Shiela) Kelly; she is further survived by her nephews, Randy, Pat and Dennis; and niece; Bobbi, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her mother;  father;  brother, John; and sister, Audrey.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, April 5,2013 at 3 p.m. at  St. John’s Lutheran Church in Portage with Pastor Alan Boeck officiating.  Visitation will be held at 2:00 p.m. until time of service at the church.  Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 850 Armstrong St., Portage, WI 53901. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family; redlinfuneralhome.com.