Josephine Manix, Baraboo

Josephine ‘Jo’ L. Manix, age 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 27, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 28, 1921 in Clintonville to Courtney and Ethel Sherman.

Jo was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and was devoted to her family. She was loved by everyone she met; she always had a smile on her face and joy in her heart. In her later years, she became an accomplished artist winning many awards and accolades for her art. Jo was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Baraboo.

Jo is survived by her sons, Daniel (Belinda) Manix of Navarre Beach, FL, Barry (Pam) Manix of Baraboo; grandchildren, Damien (Shree) Manix, Sean ( Jen) Manix, Cory Manix, and Angie and Jeremy Hullett; great-grandchildren, Chase, Devan, Meghan, and Brody; as well as many other close family members, Laura and Phillip Papierz, June and Tony Streveler, and Nichole, Derek, and Logan Zoellner, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Mathew D. Manix; her son, Michael S. Manix; and her grandson, Cavan Daniel Manix.

Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Baraboo with Father Scott Seefeldt officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 1 p.m. until the time of service, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church of Baraboo. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Harvey Domes, Wisconsin Dells

Harvey H. Domes, age 97, of Wisconsin Dells passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the Golden Living Nursing Home in Wisconsin Dells. Harvey was born on February 23, 1916 to Henry and Adeline Domes in Kenosha. He married Inez Bethke in Iowa. Together they shared 70 years of marriage, until Inez’s passing.

Harvey spent most of his working life working as a licensing tech for Kenosha Transport Company. He ws a member of Baraboo Kingdom Hall. His favorite past time was fishing.

Harvey is survived by a son-in-law, Carroll Sharpe; two grandchildren, Karen (Rogr) Clark and Jeffrey ( Lolita) Sharpe; 8 great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Inez; son, Spencer; daughters, Cheryl and an infant daughter, Carol Sue; brother, Marvin Domes; sisters, Mable Weidman, Lillian Gotsche; great-granddaughter, Gyna Rae Clark.

Private Burial was held at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Kingdom Hall in Baraboo. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Marjorie Vomhof, West Baraboo

Marjorie Ann ‘Marge’ Vomhof, age 80, of West Baraboo died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, she went to heaven on Friday, June 21, 2013 after a brief illness. Marge was born on Dec. 20, 1932 to Kenneth and Della (Pohlman) Cantwell in Keystone, IA. In 1950 she graduated from Keystone High School. On June 6, 1956 she married Ervine Vomhof at St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. Marge was a housewife in the Lutheran parsonage in Alma City (rural Janesville), Rock Springs, and Watertown. She thoroughly enjoyed accompanying her husband as he filled Pastoral vacancies in Virginia Beach, VA, Fayettville, NC, and Alexandria, LA. She and her family moved to West Baraboo in 1994.

She is survived by her husband, Pastor Ervine Vomhof; and two sons, Jerold (Deborah) Vomhof, of Watertown and David (Kristin) Vomhof of De Forest; five grandchildren, Nathan, Mitchell, Brett, Mikaela, and Samuel. She is also survived by four sisters, Jean Tecklenberg, Shirley (Lyle) Miller, Patty (Terry) Cranston, and Ellen (Don) Stevens; brother-in-law, Roger (Marjory) Vomhof; as well as many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers-in-law, Duane Tecklenberg and Arnold Vomhof.

A Christian Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastor Thomas Fricke officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo, continued visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time of service, at the church. Burial will follow the service in Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

 

Patricia “Pat” Dinges, Merrimac

Patricia “Pat” (Green) Dinges, age 55, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at her home. Pat was born on February 19, 1958 to Edward and Shelby (Reeser) Green in Rockford, IL. She married Robert Dinges on September 15, 1978 at the Orangeville United Methodist Church in Orangeville, Il.

Pat spent her working career at the Springs Window Fashion, Pleasantview Nursing Home, as a CNA, and she did daycare for many kids. Pat especially enjoyed taking care of her grandkids. She also enjoyed boating and fishing.

Pat is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Tambrey (Andrew Hying) Dinges, Bobby Dinges, and Tracie (Travis Brecka) Dinges; grandchildren, Titan and Drake Andrus; sister, Bev (Wayne) Maavich and Andi Green; special friends, the Price’s, and Jess; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Memorial Service will be held at her home on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 1-4 p.m. Memorials may be made to the family. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

William Albert Lehman Jr., Merrimac

William Albert Lehman, Jr., age 100, of Merrimac passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Heartland Country Village Nursing Home in Black Earth. William, son of William and Meta (Rump) Lehman was born on Feb. 13, 1913 in Baraboo. On May 11, 1946 he was united in marriage to Cora Ellen George at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo; she preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 2006. William worked for over 38 years for the Chicago Northwest Railroad, and received the 60year merit award with Brotherhood of maintenance of way employees. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in the Pacific during WWII. He was a lifetime member VFW Post 2336 in Baraboo. He was also a member of Merrimac Immanuel Lutheran Church. In his free time, William enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards, picking out hickory nuts and making latch hooked rugs.

He is survived by his children, Elaine (Roger) Lamberty of Ft. Lupton, Colorado, Jean (Frederick) Evert of Merrimac; 7 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Cora Potterville of Racine; as well as nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cora; brothers, Carl, Fred, August, Lester and Alfred; sisters, Anna, Helen, Amelia, Viola and Marie; as well as his granddaughter, Tammy Lamberty.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Merrimac Immanuel Lutheran Church in Merrimac with Pastor Mary Pharmer officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave., Baraboo. Continued visitation will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 12 (noon) until time of service at the church. Burial will follow service in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Merrimac. Military rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard.

WILLIAM ANDREW PETERSEN, BARABOO

William Andrew Petersen, age 79 of Baraboo, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013 at St. Clare Hospice House. William, son of Soren and Anna (Lilholt) Petersen was born on Aug. 23, 1933 in Chicago. On Feb. 27, 1971 he was united in marriage to Margaret Preston.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Baraboo; children, Christine Spencer of Kenosha and James Petersen of Baraboo; as well as two grandchildren, Jacob and Emma Spencer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Petersen; and sisters, Christine Benedict and Ronnie Beukema.

Per William’s wishes, no services will be held. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Bruce Carlton Lindgren, Spooner

Bruce Carlton Lindgren, 80, formerly from Hayward and Baraboo, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013, at home.

Bruce was born May 13, 1933, in Baraboo, the son of Roy and Martha (Newman) Lindgren. He graduated from Baraboo Senior High School and enlisted in the Air Force in December 1953. He served four years as a radar operator at the Naval Air Station in Hutchinson, Kan., and at the radar site in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada.

He married his high school sweetheart, Pat Nietz, on May 15, 1954. They were blessed with three children, Bruce John of Rice Lake, Brian (Roxanne) of Barnes, and Tamara (Ken) Asplund of Rice Lake.

Bruce worked for McGann Furniture installing tile and carpet and then for Olin at the Badger Army Ammunition Plant in Baraboo as a security officer. In 1976, he and Pat purchased Birch Wood Resort on Lost Land Lake near Hayward. They sold that in 1986 and moved to Upper Twin Lake on the Tigercat Flowage. In March of this year, they sold their lake home and moved to Spooner. During the years at the resort he was very active as a member and officer of Musky Country Snowmobile Club, Sno-Mads and Lost Land, Teal and Ghost Lake Resort Association. He was a member of Hayward Lakes Resort Association and Trinity Lutheran Church.

Bruce loved living in Wisconsin and loved the Northwoods. His favorite place on Earth was a cabin he and his brother and five friends built with their own hands starting in 1953. What seemed like an impossible dream is now enjoyed by the second and third generations. Only two of the founders remain.

He lived to hunt, fish and snowmobile. He worked as a fishing guide for several years and led snowmobile rides for more than 30 years. He took pride in his woodworking and made furniture and items to sell, going to craft shows in Wisconsin and Minnesota for more than 20 years. In more recent years, he spent his time reading Western books, watching Western movies and being with family.

Diagnosed with leukemia in 2003, he had chemotherapy frequently the past two years. A fall at home, due to his weakened condition, resulted in his death.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, three children, five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, a nephew, a niece and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and only brother, Larry.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at Redlin Funeral Home, Baraboo, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in the family plot in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo. Military rites will be accorded by Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are directed to the Bruce Lindgren Memorial Fund to help preserve Woodtick Lodge, his favorite place on Earth. Gifts may be made to the family or The Bruce Lindgren Memorial Fund c/o Bank of the West, P.O. Box 408, Spooner, WI 54801-0308

Elaine Haag, Madison

Elaine (Crahen) Haag, age 73 of Madison, formerly of Baraboo, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the UW Hospital in Madison. Elaine was born on August 12, 1939 in Freedom Township, Sauk County to the late Francis and Catherine Crahen. She was united in marriage to Francis Haag on January 20, 1962 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Baraboo.

Elaine was a highly skilled seamstress and had taught sewing classes for many years. She will be remembered for her artistic abilities with stained glass and painting.

She is survived by her husband, Fran of Madison; three children, Debra (Robert) Machotka of Madison, Michael (Michelle) Haag of Seeley/Duluth, and Patrick (Heather) Haag of Grand Cayman; her grandchildren, Malcolm Haag, Ceera and Mason Machotka, Luke and Joshua Haag, her sister, Marge Sutter; her brother, John (Margaret) Crahen; and her sister-in-law, Sharon Crahen. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by her daughter, Beth; her brother, Dennis Crahen; and her sister, Marion Crahen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Baraboo with Elaine’s cousin, Monsignor Charles Schluter, and Father Jay Poster co-officiating. A rosary will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, followed by visitation from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. in Baraboo; and on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass, at the church. Memorials may be made to Carbone Cancer Center of UW Hospital, Madison.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Anne Traynor and all the nurses and staff at UW Hospital for their care and compassion.

“Letting Go    No more crying…  No more tears…   I’ve lost myself through all my fears.   When God is with me,  He’ll let me know.  When God is with me, I’ll let Mom go.”  Michael Regalado

 

Frances Kelly, Baraboo

Frances “Fran” Kelly (Klipstein), age 94, passed away recently on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the St. Clare Meadows Care Center of Baraboo.

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

Now we are planning to welcome those who will want to honor her memory, to a Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Redlin Funeral home in Baraboo.  There will be an opportunity for visitation starting at 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.

Daniel “Dan” Licht, North Freedom

Daniel “Dan” Licht, age 61 of North Freedom passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013 while working in the field. Dan, son of Marvin H. and Ruth (Shimniok) Licht was born April 26, 1952 in Baraboo. On May 26, 1973 he was united in marriage to Judy Vielhuber at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo. Dan’s passion was farming. He thought every farmer was an environmentalist or he shouldn’t be in the business. Dan was a beekeeper for 50 years. In addition to beekeeping, Dan was a crop farmer for many years and most recently was an orchardist. He could fix anything. He was a good, decent, caring man who lived what he believed. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandpa. Dan was a great teacher. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo for over 50 years. Dan was a member of Sauk-Columbia Honey Producers where he held the office of President for many years. He always made time to help or visit friends and family. Dan will be missed by everyone.

He is survived by, his wife, Judy of North Freedom; son, Andrew Licht of North Freedom; daughter, Kari (Michael) Dineen of Milwaukee; grandson, Aiden Dineen of Milwaukee; mother, Ruth Licht of North Freedom; sisters, Shirley (James) Roecker of Reedsburg, Linda (Ron) Green of Winneconne; brother-in-law, Richard (Dianne) Vielhuber of Mazomaine; sister-in-law, Linda Vielhuber of LaCrosse; in-laws, Anthony (Ersel) Vielhuber of Rock Springs; as well as nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin H.  Licht and brother, Marvin D. Licht.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Carl Schroeder officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church are appreciated.