Joyce T. Ryan, Chula Vista, CA formerly of Baraboo

Joyce T. Ryan, age 93 of Chula Vista, California, formerly of Baraboo, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in California. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells.

Joyce Thelma Marler was born in Plankinton, South Dakota where she lived with her parents, three brothers, and two sisters. She graduated from Plankinton High School in 1939 and migrated to Chicago where she worked for Spiegel. In the early 40’s she migrated to California.

In 1943 she married George Streeck.  In 1944 Val was born and 11 months later George Jr. came along. George Sr. was killed in the Philippines in April of 1945 and Joyce moved back to South Dakota. In 1947 she married Arthur Hagedorn and in 1949 a son, William, was born. In 1950, the family relocated to Lake City, Minnesota where they lived for 7 years. Art was transferred to Wisconsin in 1957. Joyce lost Art to a kidney disease in 1961 and was widowed again. She met and married John Ryan in 1962 and the family increased by five stepchildren. Joyce gave birth to Kimberly in 1963. After John’s retirement, they moved to California in 1974.

Joyce continued to work in a school cafeteria for the Santa Cruz school district until she retired and moved to the Salton Sea area where they thoroughly enjoyed their lives. Some years later, John became ill and they moved to Chula Vista to be closer to family and doctors. When John passed, Joyce moved into the Salvation Army Silvercrest Apartments and became very active in the Salvation Army community. As her eyesight failed, she attended the School for the Blind and learned many different life skills that she used to cope with her blindness.

Through all of her hardships, she still continued to maintain a positive and life-loving attitude. Joyce passes her sense of humor, love of life, positive attitude, loving heart, beautiful soul, and love of family on to her 4 children, 5 stepchildren, 20 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great-grandchildren.

Joyce was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends.

Dawn M. Pierce, Las Vegas, NV

Dawn M. Pierce, age 42, of Las Vegas, NV, died there unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. She was born in Baraboo, WI on March 6, 1971 to Ron and Nancy Pierce.

She attended and graduated Baraboo Senior High School in 1989. She was active on the high school varsity tennis team and in the French program. After high school, she went on to attend Lawrence University in Appleton, WI from where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French. She then moved to Los Angeles, CA to attend UCLA’s graduate program in French. She worked at Baskin Robbins for many years in Los Angeles before moving to her home in Las Vegas.

She is survived by her father, Ronald Pierce of La Valle, WI, her sister Michelle (Peter) Ruprecht, her nephew Collin Ruprecht, and her niece and goddaughter Anna Ruprecht, all of Superior, CO.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy (Mudrak) Pierce.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Father Garrett Kau officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Burial will follow the service at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Dawn was a wonderful sister, aunt, and daughter. She will be missed.

Philip J. Collins, Baraboo

Philip James Collins, age 74, of Baraboo died Sunday, August 25, 2013 at the St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. Phil was born on December 25, 1938 to Albert and Elizabeth (Faulk) Collins in Baraboo.

Phil proudly served in the U.S. Army for over two years, he was honorably discharged in Nov. of 1957. For many years, Phil worked for his brother at the Clark Station in Baraboo. While living in Texas he worked as a janitor.

Phil is survived by his siblings, Orville (Margaret) Collins, Arlene Boyd, Duane (Donna) Collins and Dean and Gary Collins; sister-in-law, Irma Collins as well as many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gerald; and half-brothers, Richard, Audrey, and Lawrence.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo with Pastor Bill Haskins and Pastor Derick Bacon co-officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Arlene Marquardt, Baraboo

Arlene Marquardt, age 94 of Baraboo died on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Arlene, daughter of William and Anna (Bohnsack) Miller was born Feb. 27, 1919 in Sauk City. She was united in marriage to LaVern Marquardt; he preceded her in death in 2007. She was employed by Northern Engineering for 35 years until her retirement. In her free time, Arlene enjoyed cooking, crafting, reading and visiting friends and neighbors.

She is survived by, her daughter, Carla (Charles) Krohn of Reedsburg, son, James (Shirley) Marquardt of Baraboo; grandchildren, Michael (Shawna) Marquardt of Baraboo, Kevin Krohn of Reedsburg and Jody (Kevin) Dunse of Reedsburg; she is further survived by six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mary Marquardt of Fond du Lac as well as other relatives and friends.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, LaVern; brothers, Art, Melvin and Raymond; sisters, Mildred and twin sister, Irene.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. in Baraboo with Lay Speaker George Burgess officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Arlene’s name to St. Clare Meadows Care Center.

Robert G. Lindenau, Baraboo

Robert ‘Bob’ G. Lindenau, age 86, died on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Oak Park Place in Baraboo. Bob was born on April 23, 1927 to Frederick and Myrtle (Sorensen) Lindenau in Chicago, Ill. He was united in marriage to Marion Carlson on September 8, 1951 in at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chicago.

Bob proudly served in the Navy on a sub chaser in Juneau, Alaska at the end of WWII. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He worked for Wisconsin Power and Light from 1951 until 1992, where he began as an engineer and finished his career in management. He was a longtime member of both the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs. Bob was an exceptional woodworker, an avid fisherman and golfer, and loved to travel. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandsons.

Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marion; his children, Karen (James) Evenson of Baraboo, Scott (Susan) Lindenau of Aspen, CO, and Steven Lindenau of Foothill Ranch, CA; and four grandsons, Erik and Nicholas Lindenau of CA, and Boris, and Rem Lindenau of CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, William Lindenau.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2013 at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave., Baraboo.

The family would like to extend a special ‘Thank You’ to the staff at Oak Park Place Assisted Living Facility in Baraboo, and the St. Jude’s Hospice Services.



Daunene Gwen Shaw Jelinek, Baraboo

Daunene Gwen Shaw Jelinek, age 93, of Baraboo,  passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013 at St. Clare Meadows Recovery Center. Daunene was born on February 27, 1920 to Martin and Jessie (Johnson) Weirich in the farmhouse across from Man Mound Park. She graduated from Baraboo High School in 1937 and from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Madison in  1941. She married Jesse W. Shaw, M.D. in Norman, Oklahoma on Dec. 27, 1941. After he returned from WWII, they moved to several locations in Illinois before settling in Manitowoc, Wisconsin in 1951. Jesse was a member of the Manitowoc Clinic.  Jesse and Dawn were active in the community Jesse died in August, 1964. Dawn bought, remodeled, and moved into the Man Mound School House in 1968.  On June 30, 1968 Dawn married Frank Jelinek in Baraboo at the Advent Christian Church. She moved to Berwyn, Illinois until both of them retired and then they made the school house their primary residence. Frank died in November, 1985.

Dawn loved to be outdoors. She shared her garden produce with everyone she knew. She was a nurse and cared for many family members when needed.  She enjoyed traveling. Her letters to family members will be missed. Her family and friends knew that she was praying for them. She was a member of New Life Community Advent Christian Church. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren looked forward to spending time with her, because she always gave them her full attention and love. Each day gave her an opportunity to do at least one good deed for someone else.

She leaves behind a daughter, Susan (John) Meyer of Oshkosh, a son, David (Janice) Shaw of Baraboo, and a daughter, Sara Bleeker of Osage, Iowa.  She has a brother, Ralph (Carolyn) Weirich of Baraboo and a step son, Frank Jelinek, Jr.  She leaves 14 grandchildren, more than 25 great grandchildren and many more who called her, “Grandma”. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Elizabeth Harrison Seymour and Racheal Martin.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. at New Life Community Advent Christian Church with Pastor Jesse Stevens officiating. Family will greet visitors on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Interment will  follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may given to New Life Community Advent Christian Church in Baraboo, or to the Sauk County Historical Society to be used toward the Man Mound Park Fund. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Warren Dennis Capener, Wisconsin Dells

Warren Dennis Capener, 68, loving husband of Lynn (Burris) Malone Capener, left this earth after a courageous battle with cancer and peacefully entered his eternal home to reunite with loved ones on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.  Dennis, as he was fondly known, was born on March 24, 1945, the youngest of five children born to Lloyd Bass Capener and Viola (Watkins) Capener.

Dennis went to Lyons School in West Baraboo and graduated from Baraboo High School in 1963. He served in the U. S. Navy from July 1, 1965 to June 30, 1969 aboard the U.S.S. Forrestal.  A 33-year employee of Libby’s/Seneca Foods in Baraboo, Dennis had recently retired in February of 2011 and was able to become more fully engaged in the art of scroll saw wood cuts, his favorite hobby. He displayed and sold his beautiful Christmas ornaments and handcrafted puzzles at various craft fairs in the area.  An avid horseshoe player, Dennis played on two leagues for several years and was always a top pitcher.

Dennis married Lynn (Burris) Malone on September 23, 1988.  Upon their marriage, Dennis stepped into the role of second dad to Erin and Lisa.  They had renewed their vows on August 3, 2013 to celebrate their upcoming 25th wedding anniversary.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Lynn Capener; and will be fondly remembered by, Rebecca (Michael) Rundio, Valerie (Scott Halweg) Genna, and Jennifer Capener, Erin Wagner and Lisa (Todd) Munson Holerud; his six grandsons; and two granddaughters; his sister, Virginia Robinson (Tom Leahy); brother Norman (Mary) Capener; brother-in-law, Larry Volz (Mary White); and many family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Harold Capener; sister, Arlene Volz; sister-in-law, Margaret Capener; and brother-in-law, Ray Robinson.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12 (noon) on Friday, August 16, 2013  at the New Life Community Advent Christian Church of Baraboo with Pastor Jesse Stevens officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service, at the church. Inurnment will be take place in the Butterfield Cemetery located on Coon Bluff Rd. with the Baraboo Veteran’s Honor Guard performing full military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the UW Carbone Cancer Center. The Redlin Funeral Home assisting the family.

Shirley M. Liebig, Baraboo

Shirley M. Liebig, of Baraboo, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center at the age of 92. Shirley, daughter of Fora and Chloe (Douglas) DuBois was born on Jan. 12, 1921 in North Freedom. She attended North Freedom grade school and graduated from North Freedom High School. On Dec. 23, 1951 she was united in marriage to Johnny Whitmore. Together they resided in the Milwaukee and Madison areas before his death on May 3, 1978. On April 30, 1979 she was united in marriage to John Liebig in Beaver Dam. Together they lived in Beaver Dam, Pharr, TX and New Braunfels, TX until they moved to Baraboo in 1994. John preceded Shirley in death on Dec. 13, 1998. Shirley worked in the restaurant business in Milwaukee; Golden Guernsey Dairy in 1958 as well as Badger Powder Plant and the telephone company.

Survivors include, her nieces and nephews, Beverly (Arden) Gaffney of Baraboo, Dean (Arlene) Ninneman of Reedsburg, Ellen (Edward) Fry of Baraboo; the Crawford Family, Robert (Eola) Crawford of Rock Springs, Carol (Henry) Vogel of Chetek, James (Sue) Crawford of Tennessee, Gary (Jacki) Crawford of Baraboo; the Liebig Family, Joseph, Tony, Mary, Barb, Cathy and Ann; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; sisters, Lucille Ninneman and Crystal Crawford; brother, Merton DuBois; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.