Joanne Schellenberger, Baraboo

Joanne Schellenberger, 67, passed away on July 28, 2013, with her family by her side.

Joanne was born in Milwaukee to Henry and Irene Thiede. Joanne was united in marriage to Gene R. Schellenberger on June 18, 1966. They were blessed with two children, Michael (Andrea) Schellenberger and their daughter Emily of Reedsburg, and Tracy (Todd) Buelow and their daughter Jordan of Baraboo. Joanne is also survived by her step mother, Patricia Thiede, and her two brothers, Hank (Carey) Thiede of East Troy and James (Jean) Thiede of Muskego and many other dear relatives.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Irene.

Joanne impacted many people through her work in the healthcare field for 30+ years. Joanne was an avid golfer and she enjoyed spending her weekends at their camper with family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, canning vegetables from their garden, baking and cooking meals for her family on holidays. She loved spending time with her two granddaughters.

Joanne’s family would like to thank the Dean Specialty Clinic Staff and Home Health United Hospice caregivers for all their assistance during her long and courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Freedom with Pastor Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the church. The  Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Our Family Chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one the Chain will link again.

Gerald “Jerry” Harrison, Wisconsin Dells

Gerald “Jerry” Harrison passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Our House in Wisconsin Dells at the age of 88. Gerald, son of Marshall and Mildred (Carr) Harrison was born on August 9, 1924. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Harman of North Freedom.

Survivors include his children, Dennis (April), Larry (Twilia) and Lloyd (Terri) Harrison; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his son, Marshall Harrison; daughter, Debbie Harrison Slinker; brothers, Royce and Marden Harrison; sister, Carol Cook and his former wife, Evelyn.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Walnut Hill Cemetery with Pastor Jonathan Tipton officiating. The Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo is assisting the family.

Daniel Jordan, Baraboo

Daniel Jordan formerly Daniel Osmer, age 42, passed away on Monday morning, July 22, 2013, while held in the loving arms of his wife. Dan was born on May 21, 1971 in Virginia Beach, VA to Mariann Schulken, of Charleston, SC, and later adopted by Stephanny Strachan, of Baraboo. He was united in marriage to Ranie Ellynne (Breen) Jordan on Dec. 31 2005, and later sealed in Eternal marriage in the Colombia, SC Temple on Feb. 7, 2009.

Through the years, Dan worked doing a variety of interesting things, including supporting his family delivering pizza, but his greatest love was for CNC machining. With his engineer mind, Dan was continuously thinking of ways to help others improve how things were done- from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Always ready to help another, he selflessly thought of others before himself- even at the end of life. If asked what his most prized possession was, he would’ve emphatically exclaimed that it was his large family and many friends. He loved his family and friends dearly! Dan loved more, lived more, and served more, in 42 short years, than many have ever in an entire lifetime. His Faith is what kept him strong and it was what positively influenced anyone who knew him. He is deeply loved and will be sorely missed by many.

Dan is survived by his wife, Ranie; and his precious children, Austin Daniel, Abigayle Elise, and Annabelle Faith Jordan. He is further survived by many dear relatives and amazing friends.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, David Matthew Jordan; as well as other dear-to-the-heart family members and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 813 Iroquois Circle, Baraboo.



Ann Whorral, Baraboo

Ann Maletic Whorral, 98, ofBaraboo,WI, formerly ofBaden,PA, passed into eternal life peacefully onJuly 23, 2013.

Ann, or “Honey, or Aunt Honey” as she was affectionately known to most, was born onNovember 28, 1914, inAmbridge,PA.  Her parents were John and Agnes (Zaharia) Maletic.    She was united in marriage to George W. Whorral, Jr. onFebruary 11, 1937.  They were blessed with three children, Eric,Fort Washington,PA; GeorgeIII,Silver   Spring,MD; and Johann Whorral Mortimer, Baraboo, WI.

Ann graduated fromAmbridgeHigh Schoolin 1933, where she played basketball forPrincetonin the first Yale-Princeton girl’s basketball game in 1931.  Ann began her work career for F.W. Woolworth; then the AmBee Dress Shop; and then J.C. Penney Company, where she retired with over 25 years of faithful service.  After retiring, Ann was a dedicated volunteer with the Ambridge Meals on Wheels program; and was a senior volunteer at theHighlandElementary School.  Ann was a regular at the many Bingo gatherings in Ambridge.  In August 2002, after 88 years of living in the Baden/Ambridge area, Ann moved toBaraboo,WIto live near her daughter and son-in law.  There she became active in the localSeniorCitizenCenter’s Bingo games; Tuesday’s Quilting Guild making quilts for disabled veterans and orphaned children; and organized the Wednesday bingo game in her senior apartment complex.

Ann is survived by and will be deeply missed by her children, Eric (Louise), George (Carol), Johann (Ed) Mortimer; grandchildren, Gregory, Christopher (Phyllis), Denise (Kenny) Oseneek, George (Jennifer), Matthew; step-grandchildren, Dale (Cindy) Mortimer, Lone Rock, Loree Rajchel, Madison;  great-grandchildren, Michael, Sydney, Justin, Jessica, Tommy, Zachary, Leah, Katelyn, Megan; step-great-grandchildren, Adam, Alex, and Rebecca; and many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends in Baraboo and the Baden/Ambridge, PA area.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Agnes Maletic; her loving husband of 44 years, George W. Whorral, Jr.; sisters, Mary Zahner, and Catherine Hendzel, Eva Conti; brothers, John Maletic, Frank Maletic; and her beautiful granddaughter, Lisa LoBasso-Whorral.

Friends will be received at the John Syka Funeral Home,833 Kennedy Drive,Ambridge, Pa. from6-8 p.m.onFriday, July 26, 2013.  Services will be held onSaturday, July 27, 2013, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church,405 Frederick Street,Sewickley, PA. at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Noll officiating.  Burial will follow inAlleghenyCountyMemorial   Park,1600   Duncan Avenue, Allison Park, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or an organization of your choice.

John Gibbons

John Edward Gibbons, 84, of Cuba City,Wisconsin, formerly of Dubuque, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2013, at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City with family by his side.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City with Rev. David Flanagan officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites accorded.  Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City where the parish wake service will be at 3:45 p.m.

John was born on October 20, 1928, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Velma “Sally” (Roeder) and Edward Gibbons and graduated from Dubuque Senior High in 1947.  He was united in marriage to Adeline S. Knox on August 9, 1951, at St. Rose of Lima Church in Cuba City where he was a member until his death.  John was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army in Korea from 1951 to 1953.  He was employed by A. Y. McDonald’s in Dubuque for two years, and then by the Dubuque Packing House for 33 years until he was forced to retire due to a heart condition in 1989.  John had been a member of the Meat Packers Local Union #150 for most of those years.  He built their home in Cuba City where they have resided since 1960.  John was a “jack of all trades” and thoroughly enjoyed helping his kids and grandkids with their various projects.  John was a terrific gardener, specializing in hybrid irises and his fruit trees.  He was a great cook and baker and spoiled his family with his spritz cookies, “fruit sausage”, homemade candies, sauerkraut, and “black chicken”.  John also enjoyed reading, doing leather work, electronics, making wine, and working with or tearing apart his computers.  He was a good neighbor and was always willing to drive them to appointments, take care of their snow blowing, or try his hand at fixing most anything.

He is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Addie Gibbons, of Cuba City; eight children, Joyce Gibbons of Machesney Park, IL, Sandy (Gary) Redlin, of Baraboo, Jerry (Sheila) Gibbons, of Darlington, Pat (Ron) Rod, of Richmond, TX, Pete (Kim) Gibbons, of Clinton, IL, Kathy (Daryl) Kubitz, of Cuba City, Grace Gallagher, of Apple River, IL, and Ron (Betsy) Gibbons, of Altoona, IA; 17 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Joe (Carol) Knox and Jim (Carol) Knox, both of Cuba City; a special niece, Jane (Charly) Runde, of Springfield, OR; a godchild, Mike Shaffer; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Velma “Sally”, his brother, Raymond “Bud” Gibbons; a grandson, Benjamin Gibbons; a son-in-law, Chuck Gallagher; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and a goddaughter Debbie (Miller) Galloway.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church. 

John was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.  “What will we do without you?”

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Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Suttley

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Kaszuba) Suttley, age 76, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 at her home with her family by her side. Betty was born  on November 4, 1936 to Bruno and Evelyn (Kerstowski) Kaszuba in Milwaukee. She was united in marriage to George Suttley on February 16, 1956 in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on August 28, 2003.

Betty worked for Hensil Tying in Milwaukee for 10 years. She was a homemaker all her life, and a great caregiver as she cared for her family. She greatly enjoyed puzzles and cooking.

Betty is survived by her children, Scott Suttley, Kim Popple, Pamela (Ronald) Feldman, and Dawn (Mark) Hansen all of Baraboo; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters Rose Vinskus of Florida and Sally Kaszuba of Milwaukee. She is further survived by many nieces; nephews; other  relatives; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; son, Daniel Warnix; sisters, Patricia and Mildred; and brothers, Jerome and Robert.

A Memorial Graveside Service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Baraboo with Father Jay Poster officiating.  The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Nola J. Koepp, Baraboo

Nola Jeanne Koepp, age 85, lifelong resident of  Baraboo passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the St. Clare Meadows in Baraboo. Nola was born on October 21, 1927 to Albert and Hattie Koepp in Baraboo.

Nola graduated from the Baraboo High School in 1945. She worked for Wisconsin Bell Telephone Company for 30 years. She then continued her working career at St. Mary’s Ringling Convent for 20 years, where she was a Dietary Aide for the Franciscan Sisters of Mary. She greatly enjoyed gardening, walking, fishing, cooking and baking. Nola was very well known for her baking and people would make special requests for her desserts. Nola was a very devoted daughter and a caring friend. She will be remembered for her gentle smile and her great sense of humor.

Nola was preceded in death her parents; brother, Richard of Chicago; and sisters, Helen and Arvilla of Baraboo.

A Graveside Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Georgiann L. Pinney, Merrimac

Georgiann L. Pinney, age 84 of Merrimac, died on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at her home with family by her side. She was united in marriage to Earl Pinney and he preceded her in death in January of 2000. Georgiann was self employed as a private home registered nurse for many years.

She is survived by her son, Mark Pinney of Merrimac as well as other relatives and friends.

A memorial gathering will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Merrimac Park on Highway 78.

Robert “Bob” Joseph Fichter, Lake Delton

Robert “Bob” Joseph Fichter, 89, passed away on Friday July 12, 2013 surrounded by his family at his home in Lake Delton.

He was born on May 6,1924 in Chicago, Illinois as the only surviving son to Joseph Fichter and Bertha (Stevenson) Fichter.

Bob was always athletic and played football for Leo High School in Chicago. He attended Michigan State University and enlisted in the Navy Air Force.  Bob served his country, in the Pacific, during WWII.  Upon completion of his service in the Navy, Bob married Mary Jean Ardery of Pittsburgh. The couple started their sixty-three year marriage in Baraboo, where they raised their family of seven children. Upon moving to Baraboo they became lifelong members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish.

When Bob settled in Baraboo, he also established Fichter Oil. After the close of Fichter Oil in 1960, he began his career as a salesman, which he did until his retirement. Even in his retirement years, Bob’s work ethic carried him on to bartending jobs at Noah’s Ark, The Great Wolf Lodge, and Moose Jaw Pizza where he worked until April 2013. Bob never met a stranger and took great joy in meeting new people and telling a great story.

Bob was an active member of his community. He served as the St. Joseph’s football coach, a member of the American Legion, a proud participant of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a Grand Knight and a Deputy Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus, a Town Supervisor for the Town of Delton, and was even known to play Santa Claus for the local children. He was a lifelong bowler whose commitment to the game earned him a spot in the Baraboo Bowling Association Hall of Fame.

Bob will be sorely and desperately missed by his adoring family including wife Mary Jean Fichter, children; Colleen Fichter-McCowan and her ex-husband Tony McCowan , Steve Fichter, Mike and Teri (Ebert)Fichter, Jim Fichter, Rob and Patti ( O’Meara) Fichter, Mary Fichter, and Lisa Fichter, and grandchildren; Mandy McCowan, Emily Fichter, Margaret Fichter, Abby Fichter, Katie Fichter, Stephen Patrick Fichter, Billy Fichter, Riley Fichter and Devin Fichter, great grandson; Wesley Fichter-Mergen and nieces and nephews; Dave Haxby and Paula Polizzi, Hollis Haxby, and Heather (Michael) Zielinski, grand-nephew Jospeh Haxby and his beloved dog, Clancy.

The family would like to give special thanks to those who provided health care and support; Dr. Randy Krszjzaniek, his nurse Barb Castle, Hospice nurse Lori Spencer, nurses’ aid Stacy Schlender, friend, Carrie Lane and all of the staff involved in Bob’s care with United Health Care Hospice. A special thanks also goes out the crew at Moosejaw Pizza for their unwavering friendship and support for Bob throughout his career.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Very Reverend Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home as well as on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the church. A Knights of Columbus rosary will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Military Rites will be conducted at the church following the mass by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. Private family burial will be held at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s School Endowment Fund, St. Vincent de Paul or Home Health United Hospice.

Margaret F. Wagner, Baraboo

Margaret F. ”Marge” Wagner, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 6, 2013.  Marge was born on June 15, 1926 in rural Lake Delton to Harold and Florence Burkman. Marge graduated from Baraboo High School in 1944 and then worked at Badger Army Ammunitions Plant.

Marge married Raymond Wagner on September 18, 1948 in Baraboo.  Ray and Marge owned and operated the Borden’s Milk Distributorship in the Baraboo area.  They retired in 1979 to Cottonwood, Arizona with Wisconsin summers spent at Lake Redstone. Ray and Marge enjoyed traveling; their destinations included Mexico, Canada, Israel, Sweden, England, and many States. Marge was an active member of Emanuel United Methodist Church of Baraboo, The Gideon Auxiliary, Emanuel Fellowship and The Gals of ’44.

Marge is survived by her three children and their families:  Tom & Cathy and their son Victor of Nashville, TN; Dan & Mary of Baraboo and their children, Nathan (Anna) of Mundelein, IL, Michael (Katie) of Highlands Ranch CO, Emily (fiancé Easton Dreher) of Wisconsin Dells, David (Jenny) of Minneapolis, MN, Johanna (fiancé Joshua Wilkosz) of Baraboo and Brian of Baraboo; and Cindy and Tim Tewalt and their children Peter and Elizabeth of Eau Claire, WI.  She is also survived by five great-grandchildren: Kate, Matthew, Lia, Tessa and Charlie. Marge is further survived by 2 sisters,  Doris Metcalf of Kenosha and Shirley Splinter of LaCrosse; and many nieces and nephews.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Marion Erickson and Nancy Nonemaker and by her husband, Ray on November 30, 2000.

Marge’s great love was for her family, all of whom shall miss her dearly. Marge’s endless hospitality will be missed by her many faithful friends.  All who knew her have been deeply blessed by the beautiful and caring woman she was. Throughout all of life, Marge’s Spirit yielded to the Lord and now it is He who has taken her home to be in His perfect care.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Emanuel United Methodist Church in Baraboo with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Avenue in Baraboo. Continued visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 10 a.m. until the time of service, at the church. Interment will take place following the service in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo. Memorials may be made to Emanuel United Methodist Church in Baraboo or Gideon’s International.