Eugene ‘Gene’ Mueller, Reedsburg

Eugene “Gene” Lawrence Mueller set out on his journey to meet Jesus in the early morning of Saturday, September 28, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at his home. After a courageous, three and a half year battle with an autoimmune disease and cancer, Gene is now at peace and free of pain.

Born on May 2, 1938 in Carr Valley, WI, Gene was one of thirteen children to Valentine and Irene (Gruber) Mueller.

In high school, Gene met his lifelong sweetheart, Nancy Dahlke. The couple married on July 25, 1959 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and during their 54-year marriage, they raised their family of five daughters in Baraboo.

Gene joined the National Guard but was then drafted into the US Army in 1960 under the Berlin Crisis with the Red-Arrow Division. Upon completing his service with the Army in 1963, Gene established Mueller’s Meat Market in Baraboo and owned and operated the Market until 1989. Then, for ten years, Gene worked for SR Bowden’s Acoustical Ceilings installing ceilings throughout the US, including Alaska. Gene entered retirement by building his family home and becoming a hobby farmer, raising beef, beekeeping, and growing a prosperous garden.

As a true disciple of God, Gene was an active member of the community. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish, a member of the American Legion Post #26, a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, and a rosary maker for family and parishioners. He was also a champion trap shooter, committing himself to the sport for many years and traveling across the US for various competitions.  In addition, doing twelve-step work was tremendously important to him.

Gene will be deeply missed by his family, wife, Nancy; five daughters, Theresa (Don) Volz, Denise (Joel) Miller, Joy (Gerry) Martin, Penny Bowden, Susan (Thomas) Robinson; seven grandchildren, Amanda (Chris) Stanfield, Andrea (John) Noto, Cortney (Adam) Bally, Wesley (Kristin) Bowden, Kyle (Genny Sharp) Robinson, Lissa (AJ) Raebel, and Tate (Courtney Stuber) Robinson; five great-grandchildren, Ariana and Kaden Stanfield, Brooke Bally, McKaylee Yancy (Bowden), and Thomas B. Robinson; four brothers, John (Patricia), Harold, Marvin (Jeanie), Michael (Diane); five sisters, Grace Barden, Mary Jane (Phil) Manthey, Joan (Jerry) Henke, Monica (Daniel) Krejchik, and Catherine (David) Grinde; a brother-in-law, Eber Janzen; a sister-in-law, Joyce Mueller; his beloved dog, Murphy; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Valentine and Irene; his sister, Helen Janzen; his brothers, Paul and David; his brother-in-law, David Barden; and his niece, Jodie Mueller.

A special thank you to St. Jude’s Hospice, St. Mary’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Dr. Sessler/Internal Medicine, and Whispering Spirit, LLC for their care, guidance, and support.

A Catholic Mass will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12 noon at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Larry Bakke officiating. Prior to the service, at 10 a.m., the rosary will begin and visitation will follow from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service, at the church. Military rites will be conducted at the church following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in Gene’s honor.


Jacqlyn L. DaWalt, Baraboo

Jacqlyn ‘Jackie’ Lee DaWalt, age 65, of Baraboo passed away on Thursday, September, 26, 2013 at the St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo after a courageous battle with ALS. Jacqlyn was born on May 19, 1948 to Richard and Kathleen (Vanetten) DaWalt in Madison.

Jackie was a graduate of Oregon High School. She retired from Dean HMO after 21 years of dedicated service.

Jackie was a loving mother and sister and is survived by her children, Andrea (DeLon Davis) Johnson of Baraboo and John (Denise Timmens) Thorstad II of Sun Prairie; five grandchildren, Adrianna, McKenna, Kehler, Jagger, and Madison; she is further survived by her brothers, Jeff (Jeannie) DaWalt of Fitchburg and Nicholas (Suzann) DaWalt of Tomahawk; sisters, Judith Merwin of Pardeeville, Kim DaWalt of Madison, and Kelly (Kenn) Beauchaine of Madison; as well as many other relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Karen White.

Funeral Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave, Baraboo, with DeLon Davis and Aaron Cronk co-officiating the service. Visitation will take place from 1 p.m. until the time of service, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo

Juanita Mae Schutz, Baraboo

Juanita Mae Schutz, age 87 of Baraboo passed away on Friday morning September 20, 2013 at St. Clare Hospice House.  She is survived by her loving family.  Per Juanita’s wishes, there will be no services held.  Redlin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Jessica ‘Jess’ J. Greenwood, Baraboo

Jessica ‘Jess’ J. Greenwood, Baraboo

Jessica ‘Jess’ J. Greenwood, age 30, of Baraboo died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 as the result of a car accident. Jess was born on Nov. 23, 1982 to James Legnar and JoAnn Anderson in Baraboo. She was united in marriage to Tyler Greenwood on Aug. 15, 2009 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo.

Jess was employed as a waitress and bartender at Ho-Chunk, Devil’s Head, and Monk’s in Baraboo; but most recently at Kalahari. Jess considered friends an extended family and always had a smile that could light up a room. She most importantly enjoyed spending time with her kids. Family was always important to her.

Jess is survived by her husband, Tyler Greenwood; children, Dylan Legnar, and Julia and Jacob Greenwood; mother, JoAnn Anderson; father, James Legnar; siblings, Connie (Jeff) Borkenhagen, Sheila Janney, and Kevin and Justin Legnar; as well as other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. Baraboo, with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo.

Benjamin Joseph Brooks, Baraboo

Benjamin Joseph Brooks

Passed away peacefully with beloved family at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at 27 years, where he saved numerous lives by becoming a heroic organ donor. Proud and loving father to Benjamin and caring husband to Kortnee (Becker). Devoted son of Janet and the late Todd. Much-adored brother of Jessica, Elizabeth, Melinda, Elliot, and Isabella. Further survived by affectionate grandparents Reginald and Margaret Brooks and Albert and the late Betty Becker, as well as uncles, aunts, cousins, and extended family. He graduated from Reedsburg Area High School in 2004, where he was actively involved in cross country and track and field. Ben enjoyed helping others by providing food and other community services to the larger Baraboo area. His life passions included spending time with his precious son and other family, gardening, fishing, and working on cars.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5th from 1 pm to 3 pm and the funeral service will proceed at 3 pm at the Walnut Hill Bible Church, Baraboo, WI with Pastor Dave Hutchens officiating. Immediately following it, all are welcome at the burial service at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Dorothy W. Eschenbach, Baraboo

Dorothy W. Eschenbach passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at the St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo. She was born in the township of Excelsior on Sept. 25, 1916. She was married to Lowell Eschenbach Nov. 30, 1939  at St. Paul’s Lutheran church in North Freedom.

She taught school in the surrounding area for 43 years, the last 24 years were at the South School in Baraboo. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauk County Retired Teachers Association and the Retired Teachers Association of Wisconsin.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell; her parents, Geo and Minnie Ahrensmeyer; three brothers, Howard (Lucille), Lyle (Selma), and Ervin Ahrensmeyer;

 Survivors include nieces, nephews, and friends.

 Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Pastor Thomas Fricke of St. John’s Lutheran Church will officiate the service. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Millicent M. Dendor, Baraboo

Millicent M. (Ackerman) Dendor, age 86 of Baraboo, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo.

Millicent, the daughter of the late Frank and Regina (Tiesling) Ackerman, was born on February 15, 1927 in Prairie du Chien.  On April 27, 1946, Millicent was united in marriage to Leonard Dendor in Milwaukee.

She was a true nature lover, including flowers, trees, butterflies and animals.  She also loved to read and tell jokes.  Millicent enjoyed the company of others and liked to help people be who they were meant to be.

She is survived by her children, Charlene (Kenneth) Kujawa, Gregory Dendor, Michelle (Gary) Goebel, Jane (Ronald) Meyer, and Rebecca (Michael) Plautz; seven grandchildren, Joshua Goebel, Steven and William Kujawa, Nathan, Molly Jane, Aaron, and Samuel Plautz; her brother, Paul (Susan) Ackerman; nieces, Sherry, Katie, and Amy; cousins, Mary Ellen (Paul) Siehr and James (Diane) Tiesling; many other relatives and very dear friends.

In addition to her parents, Millicent was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard in 1989 and her brother, Howard.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at One Life Assembly of God in Baraboo with Pastor Jon Arneson officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at the church.  Private burial will take place in Oak Creek at a later date. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Randy Krszjzaniek, Chaplain Karen Schilling, Pastor Jon and Theresa Arneson, and the nursing staff and care givers at St. Clare Meadows Care Center.